Edition: May 2010
May 25, 2010
Volume 1, Issue 2
Healthy Eating for Seniors Audio Book Coming Soon to Your Local Library!
The Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat has developed a Healthy Eating for Seniors Audio Book. It was developed to complement the Healthy Eating for Seniors handbook that has been released in English, Chinese and Punjabi.
The audio book is available in English on a CD in DAISY and MP3 format, and can be listened to and navigated on a DAISY hardware player or a DAISY software player (learn more about DAISY and DAISY tools at www.daisy.org)
Quick Steamed Fish Fillets
with Potatoes and Asparagus
Steaming is a fast and low-fat way to prepare fish. It's also a great way to cook vegetables so that they retain their natural goodness. Servie this dish with Berry Cobbler or a Pumpkin Raisin Muffin and a glass of milk. This recipe and others like it can be found in the Healthy Eating for Seniors handbook.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1½ hours
Per serving: Calories: 202, Protein: 8g, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrate: 25g, Fibre: 5.2g, Sodium: 287mgs Calcium: 78mgs
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Per serving: Calories: 183, Protein: 25g, Fat: 3g, Carbohydrate: 15g, Fibre: 2.5g, Sodium: 110mgs, Calcium: 78 mgs
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Translated Popular BC Seniors' Guides now available
Tung Chan (CEO,S.U.C.C.E.S.S.), Minister Chong, and Peter Kwok (Chair, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.) launch new Chinese and Punjabi translations of the BC Seniors' Guide.
The 9th Edition of the BC Seniors’ Guide is now available in Chinese, Punjabi and French, ensures that helpful information for seniors is available to even more British Columbians.
Our province is home to people of many different cultural traditions, languages and ethnicities, and welcomes more than 40,000 immigrants from around the world every year, many of them seniors. Translations of the BC Seniors’ Guides into Chinese and Punjabi, the second and third most commonly-spoken languages in British Columbia, will be extremely useful in helping these older immigrants access information on available services, connect with other seniors and integrate into the community.
The BC Seniors’ Guide contains information on a range of topics, from transportation options to housing and health services, and includes a new section on healthy living. Organized in easy-to-read chapters with a comprehensive directory, it also includes telephone numbers and website information for frequently used resources. The Guide can be downloaded at the new website for B.C. seniors and their families, www.SeniorsBC.ca.
Meet Marcel Lavigne!
Marcel Lavigne is one of the older volunteers who helped to make the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games an overwhelming success. At 61, Marcel is actively engaged in his community, despite the challenge of having artificial joints. In addition to his volunteer work, Marcel is physically and socially active, and enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his wife, adult children and two granddaughters. Needless to say, he’s never sitting still.
The 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
As a pre-Games volunteer with VANOC, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Games, Marcel worked at the Volunteer Information Centre interviewing other potential 2010 volunteers. His role included assessing applicants’ interests and abilities, in order to determine where they could best be utilized as volunteers. And he did it all in both English and French.
Check Out the Move for Life DVD
Move for Life is a DVD featuring seniors of all ages and abilities demonstrating physical activities. It includes activities for viewers with limited mobility so they can stretch and move safely, and encourages older adults to add more physical activities to their daily routine in a fun and inspiring way while explaining the benefits of doing so.
International Society for Gerontechnology 7th World Conference
May 27-30, 2010 / Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver
Internationally recognized experts in gerontechnology will share their knowledge and experience around new technologies that support older adults. Topics include: rehabilitation engineering, robotics, telemonitoring, inclusive design and usability, smart homes and smart fabrics, cognitive aging and more. In addition to a strong scientific program the Conference will feature an exhibition and trade show, an exciting social program, and pre- and post-conference special interest events. This conference is open to the public; for more information and to register, go to: www.sfu.ca/isg2010.
June 6 – 12, 2010
B.C. Seniors’ Week is coming soon! Here is an opportunity to celebrate seniors in your community. It is time to start planning now. Whether you are gathering together at a seniors’ organization, having an event at your local recreation centre or hosting a seniors’ fashion show, we’d like to hear from you! Please share your plans by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15, 2010
For the fifth consecutive year, the Province of British Columbia is joining jurisdictions around the world in honouring and supporting its seniors by proclaiming June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. For more information visit the “Life” section of seniorsbc.ca.