October 2020 Family Care Office Events

2020 Orientation Session: Life Beyond the Classroom & Socia
Halloween Character Treats: an Online Workshop for Children & an Adult Family Member

Let’s Talk Health – Preparing Healthy Lunches & Snacks 

Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm 
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time. 

In partnership with Hart House we will be discussing how to ensure your kids are not only eating well but getting all their nutrients! From how to prepare meals and lunches that are interactive, to educating your kids about health. 

Facilitator: Aisha Lesley Bentham; Vegan chef, performing artist, health enthusiast, and lifestyle expert started the HUE brand four years ago and has worked with a diverse clientele from providing meals for working mothers to the international Artist WU-tang. Her love for food and art motivated her to create a vegan food and lifestyle brand that inspires vegan meals, offers tips and tools on how to be a more sustainable and aware consumer. She believes in her mission to educate, inform and encourage her community to create a life that has no rules but rather an array of options for you to pick and choose from. 

Registration required here. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their partners are welcome.  

Elder Care: Dementia 101 

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm 
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time. 

This workshop will provide family caregivers with an overview of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the importance of early diagnosis and illustrates the progression of the disease. 

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia. 

Topics: 

  • Differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia 
  • Recognize the warning signs of dementia versus changes related to normal aging 
  • Learn how to get a diagnosis 
  • Identify ways to help reduce the stigma around dementia 

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. 

Facilitator:  Nouchine Davarpanah, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Toronto 

Registration required here. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their partners are welcome.  

Expectant Parents Group (Fall Session) 

Date: Mondays (please see dates below) 
Time: Monday, October 5th: 3:30 – 5:00 pm; all other dates: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time. 

A group for U of T expecting parents and their partners to: 

  • Gain insight into various aspects of pregnancy including nutrition, emotional and physical changes, labour and delivery, and post-partum issues such as feeding your baby. 
  • Find support and access resources. 
  • Meet guest speakers, exchange ideas and experiences with other expectant parents regarding various aspects of pregnancy and life with baby. 

Fall 2020 Session dates

Session Title Date 
Equipment & Gadgets You Will Really Use Monday, October 5 
Pregnancy Changes & Concerns Monday, October 19 
The Birthing Experience Monday, October 26 
Baby and Toddler Talks: Making Your Own Baby Food: Introducing SolidsWednesday October 28
Feeding Your Baby & Caring for Yourself Monday, November 2 

Expectant parents who are U of T students, staff, faculty and their partners/spouses both are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required here


 


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