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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).

Life After Stroke with Bret “The Hitman” Hart

In honour of World Stroke Day on October 29, we invite you to discover life after a stroke through the lens of former professional wrestler and Canadian Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Join us virtually as Bret shares his journey, from the stroke he experienced in 2002 to his eventual inspiring recovery, and his role in helping March of Dimes Canada in its mission to help people survive and thrive after a stroke.

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Former professional wrestler and Canadian Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart

Dignity & Dementia: Memory Loss at Any Age

Join us virtually to experience life with dementia through the lens of Mary Beth Wighton, international author and dementia advocate. Wighton is the author of Dignity & Dementia: Carpe Diem, a book published as written from the time of her dementia diagnosis at the age of 46 to offer a first-hand perspective on the joys and challenges of life and love while living with dementia.

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Food For Thought: Healthy Diet, Healthy Minds

It’s no secret that regular exercise and a healthy diet are the keys to physical well-being, but did you know that diet also plays an important role in mental well-being? Join Nicole Scheidl, owner and creator of Fit Minds, and Katrina Anciado, registered dietician, for an interactive virtual seminar all about brain health. Discover the best foods to eat to keep your brain strong and healthy. Then Gary McBlain, Amica’s National Director of Culinary Services, will lead an engaging chef demonstration using brain health super foods.

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Healthy food for brain health flatlay including salmon, avacados, grapefruit, brussel sprouts and more

Planning Forward: How to Make Your Savings Last

It’s no secret that the cost of housing and healthcare can increase drastically as you age. So how can you make your retirement savings last? Join us for an engaging virtual seminar hosted by financial advisor Nathan T. Kupusa to get expert advice on how not to run out of money in retirement. Then, Amy Holland, Vice President, Sales at Amica, will share some tips for talking to your loved ones about senior living options.
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Passion (Re)Ignited: Sex & Aging

Discussing love and sex in the context of aging has become taboo, but it shouldn’t be. Join us virtually to learn how sexual health for seniors can contribute to life enrichment and fulfillment. We are pleased to host Maureen McGrath, registered nurse with a clinical practice in sexual health, to lead our seminar. Then, Starlene MacDonald-Ifill, Amica’s Program Manager, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, will discuss communication strategies for uncomfortable topics related to ageism.

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Homeopathy & Active Living

Please join us for a virtual seminar hosted by certified homeopathic practitioner Marilyn Freedman to learn how taking a holistic approach and using natural remedies can help stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Then, a Life Enrichment Coordinator at Amica will demonstrate some exercises that can be done at home to help alleviate joint pain.

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Pelvic floor strength & bladder health

Did you know that physiotherapy has been proven to alleviate, and even cure, symptoms relating to pelvic floor strength and bladder health? Please join physiotherapist Galia Carranco Herrera for a virtual seminar about pelvic floor strength and bladder health as they relate to overall wellness. Then, Jennifer Olson, our Regional Director of Wellness, will discuss Amica’s approach to providing the best quality of care and life for our residents.

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Supporting seniors with dementia post-COVID

As we begin to look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead, it’s important to remember that transitioning to a “new normal” will be a very different experience for those living with dementia. Please join us for a virtual seminar hosted by Dr. Heather Palmer, Amica’s Cognitive Well-Being Advisor, to learn how to support a loved one living with dementia in a post-COVID world.

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Mindful Downsizing: Finding Joy While Letting Go

Downsizing can be overwhelming. According to Marie Kondo, you should keep only those things that speak to your heart and discard items that no longer spark joy. Join us for an informative virtual seminar hosted by Michele Delory, certified KonMari consultant and owner of Modern & Minimalist, to learn about the Marie Kondo downsizing method.

START DOWNSIZING
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How seniors can combat isolation

Without a doubt, it has been a difficult year for everyone. If the challenges of isolation are growing stronger, know that you’re not alone. Please join us for a virtual seminar hosted by Dr. Nicholas Nicholson, professor of nursing with a speciality in aging-related research.

 

STAY SOCIAL
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Mindfulness Matters

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.

BE PRESENT
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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.

Start connecting
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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.

Stay Informed
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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.

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Music For The Soul: A Live Amica Webinar

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”.

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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. 

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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.

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Virtual Safe Socializing event

Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or attending a backyard barbeque, we want to make sure you have everything you need to socialize safely. That’s why we’re pleased to invite you to this special virtual event hosted by Gary McBlain, Amica’s National Director of Culinary Services.

Stay Social
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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.

Start Downsizing
Claudia Salgado, Amica’s VP of Design

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.

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Jesse Lumsden, Canadian Olympian, and former CFL player will share his experience with overcoming adversity, and Andrea Prashad, Amica’s VP of Resident Experience, will discuss the hurdles and changes associated with these current times of uncertainty.

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.

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virtual seminar hosted by Dr. Heather Palmer, titled, “The ABCD’s of Cognitive Well-Being”

Better sleep for seniors

Learn how to fall asleep, stay asleep, what to do about naps and more from leading sleep expert Dr. Julie Carrier, Scientific Director of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network and a psychology professor at University of Montreal.

Sleep Better
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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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Dr. Heather Palmer from Amica Senior Lifestyles

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