This article is from the March 2017 Issue of Forever Young

 2017 march image

By Patty Wellborn

While age may just be a number, how well we age impacts the quality of our later years.

March is Embrace Aging month at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention (IHLCDP), along with Interior Health and Interior Savings Credit Union have teamed up to present a number of events about healthy aging.

The line-up of seminars and events covers everything from getting a good night’s sleep, staying strong physically, making sound financial decisions, to connecting with our loved ones and community.

“Our aim is to inspire and inform our community on steps we can all take to age well—both mentally and physically,” says Joan Bottorff, IHLCDP director. “We’re especially pleased to play an active role by providing seminars on fraud prevention, being savvy with technology, staying active, estate planning and several special screenings of the very popular Age of Love movie.”

Some of the upcoming events include:

Senior's Fraud Protection
Tuesday, March 7, 2 - 3:30 pm
Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna
1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Electronic Health Records and You
Wednesday, March 8, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre
Bartlett room
1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Senior's Fraud Protection - Vernon
Wednesday, March 8, 2 - 3:30 pm
Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon
2800 - 30th Avenue, Vernon

Sound of Music: A partnership to enhance lives
Wednesday, March 8, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre
Bartlett room
1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Savvy Seniors - Vernon: New communication technologies and you
Thursday, March 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon
2800 - 30th Avenue, Vernon

Singing Makes Everything Better
Monday, March 13, 2016, 2 - 3:00, pm
Okanagan Regional Library - Vernon
2800 - 30th Avenue, Vernon

Age of Love - Oliver
Tuesday, March 14, 6 - 8:30 pm PST
Frank Venables Theatre
6100 Gala Street, Oliver

Sleep: The Key to Healthy Aging
Wednesday, March 15, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre - Bartlett Room
1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Estate Planning - Vernon
Wednesday, March 15, 2 - 3:30 pm
Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon
2800 - 30th Avenue, Vernon

A full list of events is available at embraceaging. All events are free and open to the public; however registration is required.