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This Coquitlam event will help seniors stay healthy

Day-long event features seminars, exhibits and even food trucks
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Seniors can learn more about health and wellness, and get lunch from a food truck, at a special day of events on June 8 at the Coquitlam Continuing Education Centre.

The Tri-Cities Seniors’ Action Society and the Tri-Cities Community Response Network are hosting a special forum focused on seniors’ wellness.

Pathways to Better Health is being held on June 8 at the Coquitlam Continuing Education Centre (380 Montgomery St.), from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event, that’s partially funded by a grant from the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, includes forums, 20 exhibitors of services and products for seniors, as well as three food trucks on site for lunch.

There’s also free swag and draws for prizes.

The forums cover topics like:

  • using transit is the new normal
  • healthy aging as a senior
  • recommended vaccinations for seniors
  • community, health and government resources for help
  • dementia strategies
  • falls and injury prevention
  • elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect awareness

There will also be a panel discussion featuring Dr. Bruce Seet, the director of medical affairs with Sanofi Pasteur, and Dr. Jia Hu, a public health physician a medical officer of health for Alberta Health Services.

The event is free for members of the Tri-Cities Seniors' Action Society and those who attend will get an $8 voucher for the food trucks.

To register, go to eventbrite.

For more information, you're ecnouraged to email the Seniors' Action Society: