Healthy Eating & Lifestyle

Choose to Move Online Sessions

Wed, September 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly on Wednesday, forever
(July 26, 2021; July 27, 2021; July 28, 2021; July 29, 2021; July 30, 2021; August 23, 2021; August 24, 2021; August 25, 2021; August 26, 2021; August 27, 2021)

Important: There will be no class running on Wednesday July 28th and August 26th.

Join Physiotherapist, Renée Scruton every Wednesday for her popular Choose to Move classes! She’ll take you through a gentle exercise program designed to work on overall strengthening while focusing on improving your core, posture and balance. These sessions are ideal for older adults who are interested in staying physically active during the pandemic from the comfort of their home!

Parkinson’s Dance Group

Fri, September 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly on Friday, forever

Join this fun and stimulating online dance therapy program for individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners. This program is designed to help improve balance, coordination and ease of motion.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Change the Pain Online Sessions

Tue, September 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Weekly on Tuesday, forever
(July 13, 2021; July 20, 2021; August 17, 2021; August 24, 2021; August 31, 2021; September 7, 2021)

Do you live with chronic pain? This dance-therapy program, hosted by Dance Therapist, Rebecca Barnstaple, provides individuals with a safe and supportive space to share movement and reconnect with their bodies, especially for those living with chronic pain. Participants will explore new movement strategies and accumulate resources for coping with chronic pain. This program emphasizes self-care and focuses on body awareness and movement skills. *Everyone is welcome, no experience is needed!

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Heart Healthy Eating

Thu, October 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly on 3rd Thursday, forever

This monthly interactive workshop hosted by Chigamik’s registered dietitian, Andrea Gillespie, focuses on lifestyle and dietary changes to help individuals achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Participants will learn how to read food labels and get the facts on fat, cholesterol, fibre and salt. Trends in nutrition including super foods, pulses and nutrition tips for weight management will also be discussed.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Living with Osteoporosis Online Workshop

Mon, November 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Weekly on Monday for 4 occurrences

Osteoporosis affects both men and women equally and occurs at any age. It’s often known as the “silent thief” as bone loss occurs without symptoms. In partnership with Osteoporosis Canada, this four-week online learning series will focus on a new topic each week, followed by a short exercise session led by Chigamik’s physiotherapist, Renée Scruton. Exercises are tailored specifically to individuals living with Osteoporosis and can help prevent future challenges brought on by the condition.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Heart Healthy Eating in French

Thu, November 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This monthly interactive workshop hosted by Chigamik’s registered dietitian, Andrea Gillespie, focuses on lifestyle and dietary changes to help individuals achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Participants will learn how to read food labels and get the facts on fat, cholesterol, fibre and salt. Trends in nutrition including super foods, pulses and nutrition tips for weight management will also be discussed.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain

Wed, November 10, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly on Wednesday for 6 occurrences

This six-week program is for anyone living with chronic pain including lower back pain, pain from motor vehicle accidents, arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia etc. Individuals will learn skills that can help them better manage their chronic pain symptoms and improve their quality of life. Family members and/or caregiver are also welcome. 

*This workshop is being offered in French.

Zoom

Osteoarthritis Q&A Session

Thu, November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Do you have questions that need answering when it comes to the management of your Osteoarthritis? In partnership with the Arthritis Society, this online workshop will allow participants to lead the discussion in their areas of concern, with a focus on maintenance and staying active over the winter months.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions