July 6th. - Karen Van Ooteghem: Balance - How Important it is to our Health & What We Can Do About It
Presentation: Karen will discuss how integral balance (and mobility) are to our daily life and share some current work in the field related to assessing, maintaining, and re-training balance. She will also provide recommendations for keeping balance ‘top of mind’ with respect to overall health.
Karen Van Ooteghem completed her graduate training in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo. She currently holds a Research Appointment in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and has been a Scientist with the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) since 2018. The goal of Karen’s research is to advance methods and tools for assessing health outside of clinics and doctor’s offices. She has specific interest in helping older adults maintain their capacity for safe, independent mobility through the course of aging and disease. Her work is rooted in understanding how the brain controls balance and gait (walking) and using this information to optimize assessment and training. She has studied older adults on the continuum from severe disability (e.g., advanced dementia, severe Parkinson’s disease) to exceptional cognitive aging.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
July 20th. 2023 Paul Obermeyer, RN: Inpatient Programs Offered at Homewood
Presentation: Rates of mental health and addiction have soared since the pandemic. Please join us as Paul describes the various mental health, addiction and trauma programs available through Homewood Health, a jewel in our own backyard.
Paul is a Registered Nurse with 29 years experience in mental health and addiction. He began his career as a frontline nurse in emergency psychiatry and has held various roles including manager and director. Given his years of experience in the organization, he was recruited as a Treatment Consultant on the National Sales Team where he divides his time assisting organizations and clinicians navigating the various programs and a concierge 'admitting department' for a private, concurrent treatment program called The Residence at Homewood.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
Karen Van Ooteghem
Paul Obermeyer, RN
Meetings for August
August 3rd. Gabriel Allahdua: Justice for Migrant Workers August 17th. Chuck McKinnon: The Life of an Airline Pilot August 31st. Kevin Jones: Health and Safety Issues
Activities & Events
July 22nd. "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" St. Jacobs County Playhouse See activities desk for more details
September 22nd. "Race Night" An Evening of Racing and a Patio Party - Elora Raceway See activities desk for more details
July 13th. And July 27th.
Coffee/Breakfast RCMC Live Coffee Morning
9:30 am The Boathouse 116 GORDON ST.
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