Anne Duggan and two other speakers will be hosting an event on Mar. 7 at 6pm, providing advice for seniors. (Pexels)

Experts on seniors care to speak at Sidney complex care home

A seniors advocate, physio and nutritionist speak at March 7 info session

When a senior falls ill, or suffers an injury or a change in circumstance, knowing what to do next can appear a bureaucratic labyrinth.

Anne Duggan, who runs a seniors advice and advocacy company, hosts ‘The Balancing Act’, a free information evening, at the Sidney All Care Residence, on March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The two-hour event includes three speeches, live music and six kiosks, with interesting topics such as art and writing. Guests are encouraged to bring a friend or family.

In addition to Duggan, dietitian Jenneke van Hemert and physiotherapist Laura Stewart will speak.

“The two things that keep people independent, that doctors often forget, are good physio and mobility and good nutrition,” says Duggan.

Stewart and van Hemert both run services catering to seniors. Stewart goes to seniors’ homes to help them with their mobility and physical therapy needs while van Hemert makes meals aimed at seniors’ nutritional needs and delivers.

“I’m a navigator,” says Duggan. “The world of healthcare has become like a new language to the elderly. And there are so many people trying to get their money. It can be overwhelming for them and their families.”

Time will be allocated for guests to visit the kiosks and ask questions of the panelists.

Duggan, who is in her 80s and has over 25 years experience in her field, says she wants to keep the event fun and light-hearted, as well as delivering important information.

“I want to create the opportunity for each person to live as independently and holistically as possible,” said Duggan.

The event will be held in the auditorium of the Sidney All Care Residence,2269 Mills Rd. For more information about the event call 778-351-2505.

Just Posted

BC Ferries considers passenger only ferry between West Shore and Victoria

Royal Bay, Esquimalt and Ship Point considered as part of study into new route

Sentence handed down for sex assaults committed more than 30 years ago

Man in his 80s will serve a conditional sentence in the community

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

Simon Keith undergoes second heart transplant

Former pro athlete turned transplant advocate gets another chance

Victoria amalgamation committee meeting for first time

The citizen’s assembly will hold its inaugural meeting on Tuesday

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you consider living in a tiny home?

Victoria is the latest Capital Region community to take a look at… Continue reading

Nearly 40% of British Columbians not taking their medications correctly: poll

Introduction of legal cannabis could cause more issues for drug interactions

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

B.C. argues it cannot stop Trans Mountain, but it can protect environment

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says only Ottawa has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines

B.C. poverty plan combines existing spending, housing programs

Target is to lift 140,000 people out of poverty from 2016 level

Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains

Warm weather to increase avalanche risk: Avalanche Canada

Temperature records dating back to 1947 broken in B.C.

The Squamish airport recorded the hottest temperature in the province (and Canada) on Sunday: 21.3 C

Most Read