Webinars for Seniors
Amica is pleased to support seniors, families and caregivers with our series of webinars for seniors. When COVID-19 impacted our ability to host in-person events and informational sessions, we launched this series of live virtual seminars and invited our online community to join guest speakers sharing their expertise across a wide range of themes. You can access our growing library of webinars here: scroll down to select and watch at your leisure.
Introducing Amica webinars for seniors
Our series of live virtual talks and online learning workshops is designed to empower seniors and their families with answers, tips and information across a variety of topics, including senior health and wellness, better sleep, managing stress, self-care, better aging, caregiving, living with Alzheimer’s, downsizing and more. These online webinars for seniors are presented by nationally recognized experts, generously sharing their experiences and expertise. Follow Amica Senior Lifestyles on Facebook to learn more about upcoming live webinar topics and presenters.
Featured webinars and experts
- When seniors told us that had trouble sleeping during COVID-19, we requested tips for solving sleep problems from Dr. Julie Carrier, a University of Montreal psychology professor and Director of the Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Network. This online video also includes a short presentation on mindfulness and meditation for seniors to help with better sleep.
- Discover advice on preventing isolation and loneliness in our virtual seminar about how the brain changes during stressful times, presented by Dr. Heather Palmer, the renowned expert behind our Memory Care programs (please see below).
- Improve your brain and memory with solutions from brain health expert Dr. Heather Palmer, including tips for seniors to improve how you think, feel and function (please see below).
How seniors can combat isolation
What does it really mean to be mindful? Being fully present, being aware in each moment, and living in the “here and now” are all aspects of mindfulness. Please join Amica Senior Lifestyles for an informative seminar hosted by Stephanie Kersta and Carolyn Platter founders of Hoame, North America’s largest modern meditation studio, and Katrina Mulholland, Amica’s Senior Director of People Development.
Reconnecting during the pandemic
Even during a pandemic, it’s possible to find meaningful human connections. In fact, it’s more important than ever. Join us for an engaging virtual seminar hosted by Registered Social Worker Dana St Jean and Amica’s Ashley Sumler and learn some valuable tools for maintaining connections during a stressful time.
What you need to know about the covid vaccine
Please join us for an informative seminar hosted by Dr. Vivien Brown, assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Brown will share her knowledge and expertise about the efficacy and tolerability of the new COVD-19 vaccines. Following Dr. Brown’s discussion, Andrea Prashad, Amica’s Vice President of Resident Experience, will discuss how the release of this vaccine will be administered throughout Amica’s residences to our residents and team members, and what senior living will be like post-vaccine.
Music for the Soul
Amica Senior Lifestyles is pleased to host Chelsea Mackinnon, an education and research manager at a music-based health arts organization, for an engaging live webinar about the powerful benefits of music. Chelsea will discuss how our brains react to music, and how music can actually help during times of stress.
Ashley Sumler, Amica’s Manager of Life Enrichment, will then explore the ways in which music can help with cognitive aging, and how Amica residents use music to maintain meaningful connections with their past and with their loved ones.
Learn about internet safety from top experts
Amica Senior Lifestyles, in partnership with Best Buy, our official technology partner, is pleased to invite you to our expert-led seminar called "Safe Surfing: How to Enjoy the Internet while Staying Safe”.
Expert-led webinar on Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Join us for an informative live webinar called “Grey Matters: Interventions & Support for Individuals with Dementia”. Dr. Vivian Brown, Canadian physician and international speaker, will share advancements in memory care treatment, including new medication and clinical trials. Dr. Heather Palmer, Amica’s Cognitive Well-Being Advisor.
What is Your Plan? A Virtual Amica Event
Unsure of how to start the difficult conversation around future care plans and how you would like them managed? We can help. Join experts Erin Bury of Willful, Nathan Kupusa of Solutions for Aging, and Andrea Prashad, Amica’s VP of Resident Experience, for an in-depth discussion on the importance of Power of Attorney documents, tips for drafting a will, and the role that each document plays, especially when moving into a retirement residence.
Virtual Safe Socializing event
Downsizing and small space tips
Get tips on what to bring to make the most small space living and learn about the thoughtful design at Amica from our VP of Design Claudia Salgado. Plus, get advice on how to begin downsizing in your own home from Terry L. Brown, President and CEO of Relocate Stress Free.
Overcoming adversity with an Olympian
Join us for a talk about overcoming adversity by Jesse Lumsden, Canadian Olympian and former CFL player. Plus, find out how Amica has handled the hurdles and changes associated with the pandemic from Andrea Prashad, Amica’s VP of Resident Experience.
Improve your memory and well-being
Looking for tips on how to enhance your memory, increase your ability to manage daily tasks and boost feelings of well-being? Watch this webinar for seniors by Dr. Heather Palmer, Amica’s National Director of Cognitive Well-Being and an internationally recognized dementia expert.
Brain changes during challenging times
Learn how times of stress and uncertainty, such as the global pandemic, can affect how our brains are functioning. This webinar for seniors is presented by Dr. Heather Palmer, Amica’s National Director of Cognitive Well-Being.
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