There's More to Learn About Healthy Aging!

Vancouver, September 5, 2007 — The focus is on seniors this autumn at the Fall 2007 Healthy Aging Seminar Series, presented by the new TAPESTRY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH CARE.
Since 1999, the Healthy Aging Seminar Series has offered comprehensive information on important issues facing today's seniors. Held twice a year in spring and fall, the series addresses a range of issues that includes physical and mental health, fitness and nutrition, as well as financial management and tax and estate planning.

“With the boomer generation now reaching retirement, people are searching for information on how to care for their health, their finances, and the care of aging parents,” explains Foundation CEO, Ann Corrigan. “Our Foundation recognized an important need for ongoing education in this area and responded by offering timely and informative seminars through local community health and financial experts.”

Seminars offered this fall include:

- Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
- The Healthy Brain – What You Need to Know
- Navigating the Long Term Care System* (*Presented in Cantonese only.)
- Breaking the Habit of Breaking Bones

Seminar attendees should note that due to the current civic strike, seminars previously scheduled at Van Dusen Gardens have been relocated to HOLY NAME CHURCH at 4925 Cambie Street in Vancouver until further notice.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.

To reserve a seat in advance, call 604.838.5585.

Tapestry Foundation for Health Care supports patient and resident care at seven of eight Providence Health Care facilities including:

- Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
- Brock Fahrni Pavilion
- St. Vincent’s Campus of Care
- St. Vincent’s Hospital Langara
- Holy Family Hospital
- Marion Hospice
- Youville Residence

These sites offer seniors’ care, hospital and hospice care, and physical rehabilitation services in Vancouver. The Foundation supports these sites by raising funds for medical equipment, programs and services, and research in the field of elder care.

Contact Marianne Dupré, Communications Officer
Tel: 604.877.8153
Website: www.tapestryfoundation.c

The Fall 2007 Healthy Aging Seminar Topics:

Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 (1pm - 2:30 pm)
Lifestyle choices are the cornerstone of prevention strategies for heart disease. While you can't control some risk factors (age, family history, gender or ethnicity), you can control others such as smoking, stress, high blood pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and being overweight. Join Bonnie McNaughton, a registered nurse from St. Paul's Hospital, as she discusses ways to prevent and manage heart disease.

Navigating the Long-Term Care System*
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 (1pm - 2:30 pm)
(*This session will be presented in Cantonese only.)
Are you eligible for greater health care support in your community? Emily Mak, a social worker with Providence Health Care guides you through the system to help get the care you need - community home support, assisted living or residential care when you can no longer live independently.

The Healthy Brain - What You Need to Know!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 (1pm - 2:30 pm)
The latest research tells us we are never too young or too old to take action in defense of our own brain health. Judy Bourne and Betty Sinclair of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. presents information about known risk factors and Alzheimer's disease, and health measures we can integrate into our daily life to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's or a related dementia.

Breaking the Habit of Breaking Bones
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 (12:30 - 2 pm)
Join Dr. Larry Dian, Head of Geriatric Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital, as he explores the latest developments in the management of osteoporosis. Learn more about risk factors and preventive measures, diagnosis and treatment, and managing a healthy lifestyle with osteoporosis.