Prevent Falls & Enhance Mobility

Prevent Fall and Enhance Your Mobility – Kelowna

May 5th, 2018 at 4:30 – 6pm (Registration at 4pm)
University of British Columbia Okanagan, EME Building
1137 Alumni Avenue, Kelowna
Limited Space. Register by Monday, April 30, 2018, at or via email at:
Come and join us for an evening of presentations regarding the latest knowledge in
falls prevention, including key risk factors, exercises that are most effective in reducing
falls, and how we can help those at risk for falls to uptake recommendations.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Stephen Lord, PhD, is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research
Australia. He is a recognized leading international researcher in the field of falls and
fracture prevention. His methodology and approach to fall-risk assessment has been
globally adopted by researchers and clinicians.
Professor Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, UBC Department of Physical Therapy, is a
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Health. Dr.
Liu-Ambrose is known internationally for her work in randomized controlled trials of
exercise with cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research findings
have been implemented in health authorities and influenced international practice
guidelines to promote healthy ageing.
Bob Laventure is a Director of Later Life Training, a UK/Europe wide company that trains
health professionals, physiotherapists, exercise teachers and leaders working with older
Dawn Skelton, PhD, is a Professor in Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian
University. She is a regular Keynote speaker around the world on falls prevention and
exercise in older people. She recently received the British Geriatrics Society Marjory
Warren Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in translating falls prevention research
into practice.


5. Nakusp Seniors – Branch 71


Report to West Kootenay/Boundary Regional Meeting – Balfour, B.C.

April 3, 2018

January 2017 –              President Ruth Withal took the Chair.

Pancake Breakfast on the 3rd Sunday of the month was started.

A cell phone was purchased for the clubhouse.

Sound Panels for the ceiling of the clubhouse have arrived and are being installed.

February 2017 –            Repairs to the electrical room were done.

Seniors did the legion Meat Draw for the month of February.

Seniors paid for the labour costs to put a backup camera on the Medical Bus. This Bus was purchased by the Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary.

March 2017 –                Pancake Brunch, Coffee Wednesdays, Singing, Exercises, Bridge and Quilting were all enjoyed during the month.

April 2017 –                  Karaoke night was put on by the Seniors, the Community Services Activity Coordinator and the Better At Home Services. This evening was enjoyed by the Seniors, the residents of Halcyon House and the residents of the Arrowtarian Housing Units.

May 2017 –                   Decided to apply for a New Horizons Grand for new flooring.

June 2017 –                   The usual activities. Lots of rentals.

July & August 2017 –   No meetings were held.  We entered a float in the July 1st parade. It consisted of a flat deck with flags from all around the world depicting that we must all pull together and love and respect all nationalities.

Our usual Wednesday coffee mornings and singing took place.

September 2017 –         10 new large tables were purchased for our hall.

We participated in the Silver Fox Run on September 21st.  This is a short walk for all seniors and donations were accepted to the Terry Fox Run. Halcyon House served a lovely lunch after the walk.

A Memorial Service was held by the Seniors for one of our oldest members who had recently passed away.

October 2017 –              Nominating Committee struck.  Our general meeting was held on a very dark and stormy day. No lights and trees and branches falling all over the ground.

November 2017 –          Month-end dinner was another Karaoke Night. Very enjoyable.

Allan Hale was elected our new president for 2018.

December 2017 –          Our usual Christmas Dinner. Installation of new officers took place at the Christmas Dinner.

Respectfully Submitted:

Allen Hale


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