The Better Sleep Event 💤 On Demand - CARP
The Better Sleep Event đź’¤ On Demand

Sleep plays a big role in your overall health.

So issues like sleep disruption and insomnia are serious matters for many CARP members.
Better Sleep – Explained brings together a number of experts who will explore the key elements of achieving, and sustaining, a restful sleep.

ON DEMAND REPLAY 

Welcome Message

BILL VANGORDER

COO & Chief Policy Officer, C.A.R.P.

How Sleep Impacts Overall Health & Longevity

Dr. Iris Gorfinkel

Family Physician

Sleep Questions Answered, from A to Zzz

Sonia Cardozo

Registered Respiratory Therapist

The Role Magnesium Plays In Giving You A Better Sleep

LINDA BOLTON

Founder & CEO, Natural Calm Canada

The Health Benefits Of An Adjustable Bed

Adarsh Shah

CEO, Ultramatic Canada

Yoga For Insomnia

Deborah Devine

Yoga Teacher, Host of Healing Yoga, Airing on OneTV and VisionTV

Founding Partner

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THE HOST

Natasha Raey

Natasha Raey is a serial entrepreneur and consultant whose current work is focused on the health care, cannabis, and wellness industries. Natasha has managed the planning and development of large-scale health centers in both Vancouver and Toronto. Her work currently includes strategizing with her regional Health Authority in B.C., at the local community level, to implement a number of COVID-19-related initiatives.

In 2017, she opened Cadence Health Centre, a team-based multidisciplinary health centre and pharmacy in downtown Toronto. In 2014, she co-founded SheTalks Global, an annual speaker series and conference showcasing influential women in diverse fields. In 2020, Natasha founded Skye Cannabis Co., a retail cannabis store based in British Columbia. Most recently, in 2019, Natasha founded Bloom & Elix, an enterprise developing wellness and brain health supplements for women. She also serves as an independent business, marketing, and public relations consultant for a number of social enterprises, public institutions, and non-government organizations. Ms. Raey holds a Masters of health administration from The University of British Columbia, and a BSc, molecular biology and biochemistry (honours), from Simon Fraser University.

PRESENTER BIOS

Bill VanGorder

bill vangorder

COO & Chief Policy Officer, C.A.R.P.

Bill VanGorder is Chief Policy Officer and Chief Operating Officer for C.A.R.P. — A New Vision of Aging for Canada and was the Founding Chair of (2007) of the C.A.R.P. Nova Scotia Chapter. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Committee on Seniors’ Issues to the Provincial Government (The Group of Nine) on which he has served for the past 12 years;

Chair of the Serving Seniors Alliance Cooperative and longtime Board Member of the Theatre Arts Guild. From 1991 to 2007, Bill was the President and CEO of The Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Previously he spent 28 years with the YMCA, for the final 12 years as the Atlantic Area Director for the YMCA.

Bill is a graduate of Sir Wilfred Laurier University with a degree in Politics & Public Administration and is both a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE ).

Bill and his wife Esther live in Halifax Nova Scotia. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. And they have two cats Calli and Skye who run the house.

Iris Gorfinkel

iris gorfinkel

M.D., Founder and Principal Investigator of PrimeHealth Clinical Research

Iris Gorfinkel, M.D. is the Founder and Principal Investigator of PrimeHealth Clinical Research. She has participated in over sixty clinical trials, several of which focus on vaccines. She is a medical analyst for CBC RadioOne and Global News and has a weekly radio column on each of these. She is a frequent contributor to the Canadian Medical Association Journal as well as a peer reviewer for the CMAJ.

Sonia Cardozo

Sonia Cardozo

Registered Respiratory Therapist and Certified Respiratory Educator, GTA Territory CPAP Supervisor

Sonia Cardozo studied at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus majoring in Biology and Psychology and then completed her post-graduate studies at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN in Respiratory Care. She has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in both the hospital and homecare settings for the last 6 years and has a strong passion for education and teaching. In her current capacity as CPAP Supervisor at Wellwise by Shoppers, Sonia provides direct patient care as well as clinical support to CPAP Consultants in the GTA. 

Linda Bolton

LINDA BOLTON

Founder and CEO Natural Calm Canada

Linda Bolton is the founder, co-owner and CEO of Natural Calm Canada and Bolton’s Naturals.  Linda founded her company in 2004 with a focus on being a “social enterprise” that would donate profits to help end poverty.  Linda worked as a Director of Nursing and CEO in Long Term Care for the first 20 years of her career and then co-pastored the planting  of a church in Thornhill for the next 15 years.  In 2004 Linda and her husband Dale learned that their were 40 Million Orphans in Africa which impacted their lives so much that they started their own non-profit, Organics 4 Orphans which was rebranded to Thrive For Good in 2019.  Dale and Linda have 4 children and 10 wonderful grandchildren.

Adarsh Shah

Adarsh Shah

CEO, Ultramatic Canada

Adarsh is the CEO of Ultramatic â€“ Canada’s iconic brand of adjustable beds and premium sleep products. He nurtures the company’s growth beyond beds, with a vision to become the leading home wellness brand in North America. 
With new stores planned across Ontario, you will find Ultramatic staff providing expert advice on sleep products, power lift recliners, walk-in bathtubs, and other delightful products that allow older adults to enjoy their homes for longer.

Adarsh has been a member of YPO (Young President’s Organization) since 2013. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, and is working towards his management degree from Harvard Business School, through the Presidents’ Program. Adarsh and his wife live in Toronto with their two mischievous daughters and is a caregiver to his happy, wine-loving parents.

Deborah Devine

Deborah Devine

Yoga Teacher, Host of Healing Yoga, Airing on OneTV and VisionTV

Healing Yoga – Yoga for Real People with Real Problems is a mindful fitness series designed for people aged 45 and up, with an emphasis on achievable and appropriate yoga poses that help ease the symptoms of many age-related issues, such as insomnia, joint pain and menopause.

Each episode of the series focuses on one health issue, modifying poses to make them accessible to everyone, providing simple instructions allowing viewers to feel the benefits of the practice immediately, regardless of age or fitness level.

Deborah also produced a 90 minute restorative yoga video, Deep Rest. An accessible practice of 8 poses, it is designed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

She has been a restorative yoga teacher at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington Ontario for the past 13 years. Their Wellness Outreach and Bereavement and Grief Support programs support people in the community who are working through a life-limiting diagnosis.

Prior to teaching yoga, Deborah worked in finance, technology, and health care with companies such as RBC, CIBC, TD, Rogers, Bell, Digital Equipment, Compaq Computers, and Sun Micosystems.

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