Healthy Living for Older Adults: The Importance of Measuring your Fitness
Strength, power, balance, and endurance are all components of your overall physical fitness. As we age, these components remain essential to our overall well-being; however, many are lessened. Standardized benchmarks are vital to acknowledging where one is at for one’s chronological age. During this webinar, physical fitness benchmarks will be discussed, some may be challenging to attain, some not; however, striving to reach and maintain the benchmarks as long as possible can help you mitigate physical barriers to healthy aging and add life to your years by thriving, not merely surviving.
Pickleball: So many reasons to give it a try!
Presented by D. Sandra Webber
Pickleball is said to be the fastest-growing sport in North America. According to a recent survey, the number of participants in Canada has tripled in the past two years. While it has traditionally attracted older adults, many younger adults are now taking up the game. We will discuss what makes this sport so appealing during this webinar and the physiological demands and health benefits associated with playing singles and doubles.
Dr. Sandra Webber is leading this webinar. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on measuring physical activity, ambulation and sedentary behaviour in older adults and people with chronic diseases. She frequently uses technology (pedometers, accelerometers, smartwatches, GPS devices) to provide objective measures of activity in everyday life. You will often find Sandra on a pickleball court when she’s not working.
Zest for life: eating well for health and vitality
Presented by Laura Creek Newman, RD
This 60-minute presentation focus on tools and important strategies to keep eating well for active and vibrant lives. Getting good nutrition can present different challenges for older adults, in this webinar we talk about navigating affordability, diet needs for health management, and generally having a plan to make meeting our nutrient needs an easier part of life. In addition, we talk about how important factors like mental health, social eating, and access are just as important to good nutrition as the foods on the plate. The presentation includes a 15-minute Q & A covering participants questions.
Facilitator: Laura Creek Newman, RD is a dietitian at the Wellness Institute. In her 12 years of practice she has worked with adults of all ages and life stages, and has focused on nutrition counselling for chronic disease management and improved relationship with food. She takes a compassionate and evidence-based approach to every client relationship, and believes that there are many ways to nourish a body. She provides a wellbeing-focused and weight-inclusive style, and aims to root her work and recommendations in socially just practices. She believes that good nutrition is a human right and that each person deserves the support to eat in a way that engages their bodies, minds, and spirits.
Good Sleep: A Key Piece of Your Healthy Lifestyle
Presented by: Dr. Diana E. McMillan, RN, PhD
Do you have trouble getting enough sleep or good quality sleep? Dr. McMillan, RN, PhD discusses the science behind why and how we sleep and the important relationship between sleep and exercise. Building on this foundation, she will offer some simple and effective sleep health strategies to help you get the sleep you need to feel and be your best.
Dr. Diana McMillan is a Registered Nurse and Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba as well as the Clinical Chair, Research for the Health Sciences Center. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science and Honours in Psychology at Queen’s University, a Master of Nursing Science at the University of Manitoba, her Doctorate in Nursing Science at the University of Washington (Seattle), in sleep and pain, and was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Mayo Clinic studying sleep in patients with advanced cancer.
Dr. McMillan has an active research program in clinical nursing and multidisciplinary research spanning from patient engagement and education to nursing and interdisciplinary interventions to decrease delirium in the ICU, to sleep health and circadian rhythmicity in population health and in athletes. She has over 50 publications in journals and textbooks, has presented locally, nationally and internationally on the topic of sleep, and is frequently interviewed on CBC, CTV and CJOB.
Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow
Presented by: Laura Creek Newman, RD
Join our dietitian Laura Creek Newman to explore this year’s theme: ingredients for a healthier tomorrow. We’ll expand our view of good nutrition, talk about the pillars of nutritional health, and how we fit into the big picture of health for ourselves and the planet. We host a nutrition Q&A session where you can get your questions answered by the RD, and go forward feeling more confident in your nutrition.
Matters of the Heart 2022
‘Matters of the Heart’ as Wellness hosts guest speakers from the University of Manitoba’s Cardiac Sciences Program to discuss:
E-cigarettes and the Heart with Dr. Hilary Bews and Dr. Phyllis Sin
Menopause and Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Liane Arcinas and Dr. Christopher Nolan
Sex and Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Sandeep Krishnan, Dr. Kirsten Marshall, Dr. Evan Wiens
Mental Health: Strengthening Your response to Stress
Join Kamara Tayo-Jones MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker and Therapist from the Wellness Institute to learn how to strengthen your response to stress, focusing on your mental wellbeing.
• Describe mental health vs mental illness
• Recognize the causes and symptoms of mental stress
• Identify different sources of support.
• Learn strategies that can help you make changes to improve your life.
Communities, Parks and People – How to Live Older, Healthier and Happier Lives: Brought to You by Active Aging in Manitoba
Learn the health benefits of connecting with nature, the importance of environmental stewardship and sustainable mobility in this pre-recorded webinar. Discover green spaces close to home along with activities that you can do safely.
Facilitator: Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa MBA PhDhc 8 80 Cities Founder & Chair World Urban Parks Ambassador Our Third Act Founder & Advocate
Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID-19 Webinar Series #4 – Physical Activity
Join Michael Hlady, Wellness Consultant at the Wellness Institute for the fourth and final webinar as part of our Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID-19 Webinar Series on physical activity.
This webinar looks at the importance of physical activity and how to get started!
This series is supported by a grant from Healthy Together Now, a community-led, regionally coordinated and government-supported, grassroots program to help prevent chronic disease in Manitoba.
Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID-19 Webinar Series – Living Better
Join Amy Yonda, Professional Home Economist and facilitator of the Living Better program for the third of our four part series Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID-19 Webinar Series – Living Better. Learn nutrition information to enhance your well-being and mental health.
Living Better is a Winnipeg Regional Health Authority community program designed to bring awareness about general nutrition and physical activity to those with mental health concerns.
This webinar will take a closer look at Canada’s food guide and the link between diet and mental health in a fun and interactive way.
Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID 19 Webinar Series – Strengthening Your Response to Stress
Join Kamara Tayo-Jones, MSW,RSW, Social Worker at the Wellness Institute for the second of our four part series Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID-19 Webinar Series – Strengthening your Mental Health.
Stress is inevitable. Tough times can be made easier by building stress-management skills. Chronic stress has an impact on both your mental and physical health. This webinar will look at healthy coping skills as well as stress management and how this can minimize the impact on your health and lifestyle.
This series is supported by a grant from Healthy Together Now, a community-led, regionally coordinated and government supported, grassroots program to help prevent chronic disease in Manitoba.
Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID-19 Webinar Series – Sleep
A good night’s rest is important to your body and mind, just like exercise and nutrition. Sometimes sleep can be disrupted or you have a difficult time falling asleep or staying asleep. Illness and stress can also influence the quality of sleep.
Join Kamara Tayo-Jones, MSW,RSW, Social Worker at the Wellness Institute for the first of our four part series Tackling the Pillars of Health: COVID-19 Webinar Series; and learn about the different ways to get that good night’s rest and improve your health.
Red River Co-Op Wellness Workshop
Feeling lonely? Bored with being bored? Feeling unhealthy eating the same old stuff? Give yourself the present of health and wellness!
Kamara Tayo-Jones, MSW, RSW presents ideas on how to shake off the blues and to deal with loneliness and boredom.
Join Laura Creek Newman, RD talks nutrition tips and runs a live food demonstration on how to make a simple, healthy recipe.
Protect Yourself – Getting the Flu Shot, More Important Now Than Ever
Presented together with Active Aging in Manitoba (A.A.I.M.). Join Sonal Purohit, Pharmacist, for a conversation about the flu, addressing the importance of getting the flu shot, doing what you can to protect yourself as we enter flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Osteoarthritis: Exercise for Self Management
Join our WI experts, Dorotea Cassels, BMR PT & Wes Pomarensky, BA Kin, CSEP-CEP, FMS II in our webinar, Osteoarthritis: Exercise for Self-Management. You’ll learn about osteoarthritis; the symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, along with exercises that can help you better manage your pain and prolong the life of your joints.
Click here for more information on the Good Life with Arthritis (GLA:D) Program at The Wellness Institute.