Sooke wellness summit promotes healthy aging

Summit to take place May 18 at the Prestige Hotel

To help seniors live a healthy lifestyle and build awareness around resources in the community, the Sooke Region Communities Health Network is hosting a free wellness summit in Sooke on May 18.

The one-day event on May 18 will feature information booths, live music performed by local musician Gord Philips, and guest speakers.

Guest speakers include Dr. David Docherty from the University of Victoria, who will be speaking about staying active as you age, author Janet Rayner Thorne will present her book The Croning Years, and Lori Mcleod from ElderCare will present on ElderConnect resources.

“We also have several local speakers,” said the SRCHN in a press release.

“Andrew Moore will elaborate on different seniors housing options, Carol Pinalski will provide a positive update on the seniors centre, Bob Stamp on the invigorating Lifelong Learning sessions, Rick Robinson will speak on primary health and Layton Engwer will enlighten us on the recent creation of the Sooke Region Transportation working group.”

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prestige Hotel, and admission is free. Refreshments and lunch will be provided, and a shuttle bus service, as well as carpooling options will be available.

To register, visit the SEAPARC website, or call 250-642-8000.

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