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Supporting Struggling Youth in Our Lives: The Grand River Council on Aging invites you to join Kelly Bryant and Nicki Straza from Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services to discuss how family and friends can provide support for children and youth struggling with their mental health. Identify the signs, discover resources, and learn tools to improve communication and support that you can use in your family today. Wednesday, June 1 from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. Register for this free virtual workshop by e-mail to admin@grcoa.ca #communityathome ... See MoreSee Less
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Showing Gratitude!

The Grand River Council on Aging would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Grand River Community Health Centre for their financial support to maintain and expand the INFO HUB, a vast directory which includes programs, services and resources to keep seniors engaged and informed.

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Cannabis Use in Seniors 

The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) invites you to complete a survey on the use of cannabis in seniors. Your feedback is important.  The information provided will be used to create and deliver education and programming about cannabis to seniors in our community.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. No personal information will be collected, and your responses will be kept confidential. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation.:  https://forms.office.com/r/VnCZGJ4aRP

 

What’s New!

The Community at Home workshop series is designed by volunteers to encourage socialization, participation, and community connections, while creating awareness about topics and issues of interest.

Supporting Struggling Youth in our Lives

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

The Grand River Council on Aging invites you to join Kelly Bryant and Nicki Straza from Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services to discuss how family and friends can provide support for children and youth struggling with their mental health. Identify the signs, discover resources, and learn tools to improve communication and support that you can use in your family today.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Please email Linda Moyer at admin@grcoa.ca or call 519-754-0777 ext. 439 and leave a message.

All workshops will be presented online and registrants will receive a Zoom link through email to access the workshop the day before the scheduled workshop.

If you missed any of the past workshops and would like to see the videos CLICK HERE

Coming Soon– Organ Donation- A Gift for Life, June 15, 2022

May is Mental Health Month!

While we can be pretty good at taking care of our physical health, we can sometimes neglect our mental health.  The good news is that there are many things, from yoga to meditation, that you can do to keep your mind healthy.  Learn more about mental health as you age and explore other Government of Canada resources for seniors at :  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-wellness-all-ages/older-adults_life-changes.html?utm_campaign=seniorsorganic&utm_medium=facebook

CARP Ontario Election Primer

Our local C.A.R.P. chapter has been approaching local candidates seeking their responses to issues raised by seniors during this provincial election. If you are interested in the issues raised, you will find them at this link:  CARP Ontario Election Primer – CARP

 

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