Paving the Path to Wellness: A Community Workshop Series

Wellness is often defined as the optimal state of health among individuals or groups. While optimal health and wellness is the goal, it is not always easily achieved. In striving for wellness, you must take a positive approach to living. The Paving the Path to Wellness workshop series will introduce you to various topics, each focusing on a different methods you can use maintain and improve your personal wellness!

Workshops will run every Monday from November 7th to December 19th, each at 12:00 - 1:00pm. See schedule below for more information about each workshop!

Aging with Vitality; Overcoming the Impacts of Aging on Health

Inevitably, aging comes with deterioration in physiological functions, resulting to changes in the cardiovascular system, bones, joints, muscles, the digestive system, teeth, and skin, among many others. These changes increase the risk of disease conditions, including but not limited to high blood pressure/hypertension and other cardiovascular problems. 

However, there are several factors that influence the appearance and experience of aging. So, what can you do? The goal is to begin early on, rather than at an age considered ‘old’ to form long-term wellness habits that will be beneficial to the aging process.  

Join us on November 7th, 2022 to gain insight on aging with vitality.   

November 7th, 2022

The Importance of Protein in the Body

Every cell in the human body contains proteins. It is essential to help the body’s cells repair themselves and create new cells. Proteins are the building blocks of all life, which is why in this presentation, we will be talking about the different roles of protein in the body and why they are vital nutrients for your health.

November 14th, 2022

The Battle for Restful Sleep; Sleep Well, Live Better

Only a few things in life can be compared to getting restful sleep.  

The benefits of sleep, which include boosts to the immune system, increased productivity, improved exercise performance, and improved moods among others, are endless.  

 If finding the best and most effective restful sleep patterns has been a priority on your list for quite some time, I think you have finally found the right place to be on November 21st. 

Although it is an ever-evolving journey, you deserve tips to help you end the restful sleep battle.  


November 21st, 2022

Daily Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines for You

Moving more and sitting less have huge benefits for individual health and wellness! In this presentation, we will be talking about the different physical activity guidelines for different ages and populations, as well as some different ways/activities to reach the recommended guidelines.  


November 28th, 2022

Eating your Way to Better Health; Decoding Nutrition Labels

The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is truly beyond a marketing quote or fancy one liner. Healthy eating has been proven to prevent a myriad of health conditions, improve existing conditions, as well as maintain general health and wellbeing. In today’s world with numerous toxins, it is important to know exactly what your food contains. 

Understanding nutritional labels, food compositions and what foods you need is a great way to eat your way to great health.

Join us on December 5th as we deep dive into helping you achieve better health through eating habits.  


 December 5th, 2022

Self-Advocacy in Healthcare; When Should you Speak Up

Self-advocacy involves understanding your needs, knowing the type of support you require and ultimately communicating these needs to your healthcare provider.  Healthcare access can be a challenge to many individuals. Yet, upon access, a great number of the population do not feel heard or entirely understood regarding these needs.  

The individual biases of health-care providers may be one contributor to the persistence of health disparities. Evidence suggests that healthcare professionals, like members of the broader community, hold implicit biases, and furthermore, these biases are related to the quality of doctor- patient interactions.  

This workshop will help you gain insight on when and how to speak up regarding your health needs. 


December 12th, 2022

Exercise; A Tool for Alzheimer's Management

Alzheimer’s Disease is a non-curable progressive brain disease. It causes disruption in the lives of people with the disease, as well as the family members and caregivers that are around the individual. In this presentation, we will talk about how exercise is used to manage and slow the cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s.


 December 19th, 2022

Managing Stress with Mindful Meditation

Stress is something that everyone has to manage at one point or another, however, too much stress over a long period of time can be detrimental to our health. Practicing mindfulness has been proven to help cope with long-term stressors and resulting health issues. This presentation will outline the negative effects stress has on the body and give you the tools you need to begin practicing mindfulness. 

 October 25th, 2021

The Truth about Fibre

It's time to bust the myths we hear daily regarding fibre! This workshop will present the hard truth while busting the myths surrounding fibre, all while focusing on the benefits of increasing fibre in your diet. In addition, learn two new delicious recipes that are easy to make and help increase your fibre intake!


November 1st, 2021

Happy Being Me

This workshop will focus on the importance of body acceptance and celebration. After leaving, participants will have increased awareness and the tools to practice self-love through a body positive attitude!

November 8th, 2021

What's Happening in Your Heart: Are Your Prepared?

What do you do if you or someone around you begins to suffer from cardiac arrest?Will you be able to identify the warning signs? This workshop helps attendees understand what cardiac events may look like, how to spot the signs and symptoms, and how to best be prepared for any emergency!

November 15th, 2021

Power Foods and Exercise for Your Brain Health

Nutrition and exercise are vital in preventing memory deterioration and brain disease (dementia). This workshop will increase awareness about how healthy lifestyle changes can affect brain function long term, and how this can impact our quality of life!

 November 22nd, 2021

Use it or Lose it: A Guide to Improving Flexibility

Don't wait until it is too late to start maintaining your flexibility! This workshop will review the advantages associated with improving flexibility now, and the implications that this can have on range of motion and flexibility later in life!

November 29th, 2021

Surviving and Thriving with A Chronic Disease

In this workshop, participants will learn what a chronic disease is, and some of the most prevalent types in Canada today. Further, participants will learn how chronic diseases may impact your ability to complete activities of daily living, and how to manage this during a diagnosis to improve quality of life!  

 December 6th, 2021

Setting Yourself up for 2022 Success

With the new year quickly approaching, it is important you set yourself up for success in the year ahead. This workshop will introduce participant to new strategies for setting goals, and ensuring you adhere to them throughout the next year for success. 


December 13th, 2021

Workshops will be delivered through Facebook live, or you can attend live onsite at Heart Niagara.