Safety Workshops

Seniors Health and Wellness Institute Society (of COSCO BC) is hosting a series of online presentations focused on your safety.

The COSCO Health and Wellness Institute offers free workshops on many health topics.  We need facilitators to give these workshops, and training is offered.  

If interested please contact

Session 1: Falls Prevention
February 1, 2023
10:30 a.m. Vancouver Time
We review the alarming impact falls have on the well-being of seniors and identify hazards that contribute tothe likelihood of falls. We recommend safeguards and demonstrate exercises to improve balance and strength.
Session 2: Safety in the Home
February 8, 2023
10:30 a.m. Vancouver Time
We provide detailed checklists of potential dangers outside the home and in every room indoors. We review fire hazards, medications and childproofing the home. We show safety devices and provide tips for practical renovations. __________________________________________________________________________
Session 3: Pedestrian Safety
February 15, 2023
10:30 a.m. Vancouver Time
Although walking has many benefits for older adults, it is also necessary to understand its potential hazards and take necessary precautions. This workshop also covers the use of public transit and improving safety in the community.
Session 4: Life Without Driving
February 22, 2023
10:30 a.m. Vancouver Time
The difficult decision to no longer drive has a profound impact on many seniors. We explore warning signs of the need to consider other ways of getting around, encourage early planning and outline alternatives to driving.
Session 5: Emergency Preparedness
March 1, 2023
10:30 a.m. Vancouver Time
When disaster strikes, people need to be ready. We explore the preparation of emergency kits and safety procedures in dangerous situations and provide information about when and how to seek help.
Session 6: Frauds and Scams
March 8, 2023
10:30 a.m. Vancouver Time
We investigate how fraudsters prey upon seniors to defraud them of their money and possessions. Seniors are frequent victims and should be aware of how to protect themselves.

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