Keeping your brain and bones healthy

November 27, 2013   ·   0 Comments

The Annual Healthy Brains and Bones Seminar took place on Friday, November 15th at the Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex.

Jocelyn Hunt, Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County and Judy Porteous, Area Manager for the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Osteoporosis Canada, combined efforts supplying the audience with informative and health promoting presentations followed by question periods.

Raising awareness for these two very important issues our society faces and providing informative, positive tips promoting healthy lifestyles can make all the difference to many in later years.

“Alzheimer’s and Osteoporosis will likely affect all of us in our lives at some point, whether we will become caretakers or experience either of these ourselves. The more information, the better,” commented Hunt.

Also in attendance, Kathryn MacDonald of the Self Management Program presented on “Living a Healthy Life”, followed by a question and answer period.

“Our logo is: Get information about living as well as you can for as long as you can,” commented Porteous, “It’s really about making the healthy choices we need to make now so we can improve our quality of lives later. Basically follow the simple steps of a healthy diet, participate regularly in healthy exercise and hopefully we will benefit from this way of life.”

Managing Director of Eagan Funeral Home, Baxter and Giles Chapel, Peter J. Walton, not only supplied a feast for lunch, but was also there to support both causes commenting, “We do this each year. We like to be involved with reaching out into the community and be there to help.”

For more information on Healthy Brains, contact the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County at 519 941-1221 , visit the website at or email

For more information on Healthy Bones, contact Osteoporosis Canada at or call 1-800-463-6842 ext. 2416.

By Alex Sher




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