The city of Port Coquitlam will hold the Wilson Centre Health and Resource Fair this month, an event that will focus on staying healthy as you age.
More than 50 agencies and businesses will be featured at the fair, including physical and mental health, wellness, recreation and financial planning.
Admission is free and participants of all ages are invited to visit the interactive displays, take part in information sessions and participate in a raffle draw. The BC Cancer Agency will also be on hand offering free drop-in mammograms.
The fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some of the activities that will be featured include:
PoCo city staff demonstration on how to play utility and tax bills online (10:30 a.m.);
hatha yoga and chair yoga session that will include a demonstration of rhythmic breathing, medication and flowing movements (11 a.m.);
fall prevention class presented by the Wilson Centre Pharmacy (11:30 a.m.);
healthy eating and chronic health conditions presented by Douglas College Therapeutic students (noon);
tips for better sleep presented by Cansleep Services (12:30 p.m.);
benefits of yoga therapy and chair yoga (1 p.m.);
stress management techniques (1:30 p.m.);
fall prevention and home safety presented by the St. John's Ambulance service (2 p.m.);
and the role of exercise in preventing and managing chronic health conditions (2:30 p.m.).
The fair is sponsored by the city of Port Coquitlam and the Wilson Centre Seniors' Advisory Association. For more information call 604-927-7974.
SILVER FOX RUN FEB. 18
The Silver Fox Run/Walk fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Port Coquitlam's Lions Park between 9 and 10 a.m. with proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation.
Two routes are available, 2.5 km and 5 km route, providing an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to participate.
The warm-up begins at 8:45 a.m. and donations will be accepted on site. Pledge forms are available at Wilson Centre.