A big part of CARP’s work involves education and information-sharing.  Here are just some of the webinars CARP chapters and the national office have led in the past few years.  You can find more on our CARP Youtube Channel.

Ageism

More than seven million people in Canada are older than 64, that’s just shy of 20 per cent of us.  The issues all seniors face include but are not limited to financial security, health care and an end to ageism. Rudy Buttignol, the President of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons or CARP, represents associations across the country advocating with all levels of government on behalf of hundreds of thousands of members. According to Buttignol, “The greatest obstacle to achieving better societal outcomes for senior citizens is ageism.”

Cancer Care

A Special National Webinar for CARP Members who are dealing with cancer themselves, or with their family and friends. Fact: 60% of people with cancer are older than 65 Most of us are eager to play a role in decisions related to our care, but where do we start? How do we make sure our care plan reflects our personal priorities, goals and values?

 

 

Emotion-Based Care in Aging

Green House, Eden, Butterfly. No matter what you call it, Emotion Based care in Canadian LTC homes is a necessity. With Dr. George Heckman, Geriatrician. (Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging) CARP Ottawa Chapter Advocacy Site: www.changeltcnow.ca

Fall Prevention

Are you thinking about home modification? Time to think about fall prevention.

 

 

 

Frauds and Scams

 

Health Care (General)

Getting the Most out of Your Medication

CARP National Webinar, with Drew Peddie, Pharmacist, Health Depot by GreenShield Information for Canadians on medcation safety and utilizing the expertise of your pharmacist as part of your team of health professionals.

 

Home Care

Panel discussionon CARP Nova Scotia’s Continuing Care Position Paper: Working Together to Bring Home Care Home.

The Caregiving Crunch

The Canadian retirement landscape is shifting. Canadians are living longer, more active lives than ever before. Most Canadians would prefer to “age-in-place” in the homes and communities they love but for many Canadians challenges, such as access to in-home healthcare, remain. Hear about the obstacles and solutions to accessing in-home healthcare in retirement.

The Future of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacist, Andy Donald, President of GreenShield Pharmacy discusses the future of pharmacy and the expanded scope of practice for pharmacists and the role of technology in meeting the needs of patihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6yblDhxtQcents today and into the future.

Shingles

Join Dr. Ajit Johal and The Canadian Association of Retired Persons for a webinar: Shingles: What you Need to Know. What is your risk of developing shingles and how is it transmitted? How can you prevent this painful and even debilitating condition? What is CARP’s advocacy when it comes to shingles?

Travel Safety and Insurance for Seniors

Experts from CAA share top safety tips for senior travelers, including information on travel insurance, and protecting your home while you are travelling.

Updates on Preventable Respiratory Diseases (COVID, the Flu, and more)

Staying Healthy: RSV and other respiratory illness

What is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and why is it something older Canadians need to know about? Join expert Dr. Christine Palmay, MD, CCFP Family Practitioner and CARP’s Chief Advocacy and Education Officer, Bill VanGorder as they share the latest information on this long-standing virus and the new vaccine available. Explore parallels between RSV, influenza, and COVID-19, and discover practical preventive measures, Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed and empowered in protecting your health and that of others.

June 2022: Preparing for Covid and Influenza this Fall

December 2022 Influenza and COVID-19 Update

BC: Vaccines for Adults that Protect Against Respiratory Disease

Ontario – Influenza and COVID-19