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The Importance of Vitamin (N)ature & How to Ensure You Get Your Daily Dose
                              Mandy Johnson, BA – Urban Poling Inc.


                  Barrows Safety  We  all  know  the  importance  of  Vitamins  A  through  E.    We  also  know  to  get  our  daily  dose  of
                  Services,   vitamins through the foods we eat or the supplements we take.  What about Vitamin N? Why is it
                  Training    important to get your daily dose of nature?
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                              How can we make the most of nature as we age and begin to fear injury or falling; or experience
                              chronic pain?  What are the dangers of ‘sitting disease’?  This session will provide answers to these
                              questions and inspire everyone to be active every day while connecting with nature.


                              Supporting the Mental Health of Seniors in Canada: Mental Health First Aid Seniors
                              Mireille Cyr-Hansen, BSc (PT), MHA, Manager Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health Commission
                              of Canada
                              Canada has an aging population. By 2030, nearly one in four Canadians will be a senior.  As
                              Canadians age, they face different life challenges and need resources to maintain a mentally
                              healthy life.
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                              The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) championed the development of worldwide
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                              first: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Seniors, an adaptation of the MHFA basic course.  This course
                              is intended to increase capacity of seniors, families (informal caregivers), friends, staff in care
                              settings and communities to promote mental health in seniors, and prevent mental illness and
                              suicide, when possible.

                              This session will share information about MHFA Seniors and how it addresses the unique needs of
                              Canada’s population of seniors.  Participants will gain a better understanding of how MHFA Seniors
                              can contribute to supporting the mental health of seniors in your communities.
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