Mark your calendars: The Aging Well: the Senior Health & Safety Fair is taking place on Wednesday September 28th from 11am to 6pm at the Benson Centre.

The free event is open to anyone and will showcase the services and programs for seniors and their caregivers. In all, 40 exhibits and 15 workshops focused on aging well will be featured.

 Workshop Schedule

Automotive Room 1:00pm to 1:15pm Opening Ceremony    
Automotive Room 1:15pm to 2:15pm Keynote Speaker James Conklin, PhD Dr. Conklin will talk about Ontario’s approach to providing long-term care to our elderly. He will describe what happened in long-term care homes during the pandemic when family members and friends were barred from entering the homes. He will summarize recent research findings that highlight two specific gaps that undermine the quality of life for people living in long-term care homes. Conklin will conclude with remarks about how we might work together to overcome these gaps.
Automotive Room 2:30pm to 3:30pm Power of Laughter Wendy Singer Laughter is generally understood as a response to humour or to ease our nerves. But why wait for something funny to happen to reap all of the biopsychosocial benefits that laughter brings? Join Laughter Yoga Teacher Wendy Singer as she introduces the act of laughing for no reason at all! In this one-hour workshop, she will reframe laughter from a response to humour to an exercise regime and wellness tool that can be practiced daily. Wendy will gently lead you into laughter through breathing and fun, easy exercises that can be practiced at your own pace and comfort level. Information will be shared about the plethora of benefits that come along with laughter. PS. No yoga mat required, just bring your smile!
Automotive Room 4:00pm to 4:45pm Panel Discussion   Join our expert panel that will discuss the keys to aging well: Mental Health, Health and Wellness, Community and Connection and Independence
Room E 11:30am to 12:00pm Movement for Well-being Co facilitated by François (Centre de Santé Communautaire de l'Estrie ) and Leslie- Anne and Julie (Seaway Valley Community Health Center ) Guidelines associated with physical activity for seniors, and the risks associated with inactivity.
Room E 12:15pm to 12:45pm Heart Health Co facilitated Mireille (Centre de Santé Communautaire de l'Estrie) Laura and Lindsey (Seaway Valley Community Health Center) A review of risks to heart health and lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your risk and improve your health
Room E 2:45pm to 3:15pm Safely Using Technology Co facilitated by Marc Andre Roy( Tri-County Literacy) and Chantal Demers (Moi j'apprends) The objective of this micro-workshop is to provide participants with a better understanding of
the threats associated with online shopping and the measures they can take to protect their
personal data. Participants will also briefly review common social media risks and learn how to
protect their profile. Finally, participants will get tips on how to protect their privacy while
surfing the web.
Room E 3:30pm to 4:00pm Ton cerveau au boulot!  Frédérique Théorêt L'objectif de nos atelieres est de pévenir le viellissement des ainés en maintenant la vitalité de leurs fonctions cognitives.
Room E 4:45pm to 5:15pm Fall Prevention Amanda Decoste Cornwall Community Hospital One in three seniors will experience a fall each year. Most of these falls are occurring in their own homes and 40% of these falls lead to a serious injury like a hip fracture. We can lower the risk of falling by addressing both intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors. Simple changes to the home environment, use of assistive devices, proper footwear, good lighting, avoid doing things in a rush and performing regular physical activity can all play a role in minimizing the risk of falling.
Room E 5:30pm to 6:00pm Staying Healthy with Culinary Nutrition Erin Abraham Let’s dive into the power of Culinary Nutrition and embrace healthy aging. Join us for a fun-filled session where you will learn the importance of a healthy breakfast and why choosing whole, nutrient-dense foods will fuel your body for optimal nutrition support and prevention.
Room F 11:30am to 12:00pm Brain Health Josee Desrochers Leduc Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District Healthy aging is important for everyone, and brain health is an essential tool. This presentation, by Josée Desrochers-Leduc, Education Coordinator with Société Alzheimer Society of Cornwall, and District, encourages you to actively engage in protecting and maintaining your brain. Learn strategies and explore ways to keep your brain healthy and lower your risk of developing dementia.
Room F 12:15pm to 12:45pm Early detection of aging illness Erin Pecknold and Chrystale Atkinson - Cornwall Community Hospital Is this normal aging or something else? What to look for if your older loved one has problems with mental health or memory and where to go next. We will review of the following and then provide information on resources to address those concerns and improve quality of life: age related memory loss, mild cognitive impairment and dementia, delirium, anxiety, signs and symptoms of depression; is it normal grief.
Room F 2:45pm to 3:15pm Safety Management of Medications Suzie Pilon, B.Sc. Phm., CGP, CDE, Partner, Medical Arts Pharmacy Safety management of medication, medication while on vacation and Vaccine updates. Offered in french, questions can be answered in English.
Room F 3:30pm to 4:00pm Wills & Powers of Attorney Clinique juridique Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic Community Legal Worker  
Room F 4:45pm to 5:15pm Retirement Living Option Marvel MacDonald For many seniors and their families who are new to the world of retirement living, wading through the vast array of resident options and care levels can be overwhelming. This workshop discusses the different levels of care, starting with fully independent options such as apartments up to higher levels of care that can include an array of services. Short Stay options will also be discussed
Room F 5:30pm to 6:00pm Lifestyle habits for a healthy brain! Laetitia Poirier and Marianne Vipond Discover simple habits that can contribute to brain health with Laetitia Poirier, registered dietician, and Marianne Vipond, kinesiologist – both healthy lifestyle advisors at Luci. Learn more about recommendations in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity, and intellectual stimulation. Finally, set realistic and motivating goals for this fall!
 List of Participating Exhibitors

Cornwall Transit
Cornwall Fire Services
Cornwall Public Library
Cornwall SDG Human Services Department
Eastern Ontario Stroke Survivor Support Group
Contact North | Contact Nord
Clinique juridique Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic
Seaway Valley Community Health Centre
Le centre moi j'apprends
Centre de santé communautaire de l'Estrie
Seaway Senior Citizens Club #1201
Seaway Valley Theatre Company
Glen Stor Dun Lodge
Maxville Manor
Chartwell Chateau Cornwall
Encore Seniors' Education
Riverdale Terrace Waterfront Retirement Residence
Economic Development / Tourism
Dignity Memorial (Lahaie & Sullivan & M. John Sullivan Funeral Home)
Assist-2-Sell and Buyers Realty
Journey Law
Nurse Next Door Homecare
The Co-operators
Heritage Suites
Riverfront Retirement Centre
Carefor Eastern Counties
In-home Therapeutics
Cornwall Community Hospital
Parisien Manor
Cornwall Curling Centre
MacDonell Family Physiotherapy
Meals on Wheels Cornwall
Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario (ACFO SDG)
Centre Charles-Émile-Claude: CCEC
Maison Baldwin House
Parkinson Canada


Government of Ontario - Ministry of Finance

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Cornwall Police Service

City of Cornwall Recreation

Habitat for Humanity Cornwall & the Counties

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services

Clean Home Professionals

St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre

La Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l’Ontario

This event is made possible by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.



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