Upcoming Events & Conferences

North East Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day


Learning Objectives:

  • Improve awareness of contemporary evidence and best practices for geriatric populations in Northeastern Ontario;
  • Advance current knowledge and skill sets to maximize practice and management of current geriatric case load;
  • Increase awareness of, collaboration with, and networking among regional partners and community resources.

The conference targets all members of the multidisciplinary geriatric team, including physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals.

Event Information and Registration:

Date: October 19th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: United Steelworkers Hall - Sudbury, ON
Registration: 2017 North East Geriartric Medicine Refresher Day
Conact: Please visit the North East Specialized Geriartric Centre webpage for additional information

Tai Chi for Health 2017

What is Tai Chi for Health?

Tai Chi for Health is a wellness activity for Cancer Centre patients and Cancer Centre volunteers. The main goal is to promote better health and well-being through the practice of Tai Chi. Sessions consist of two parts: the beginner will learn an eight-move Qigong exercise and a gentle, modified Yang 8-form Tai Chi especially adapted for cancer patients. When participants are ready they may progress to part 2 and learn the Yang 24-form Tai Chi, and beyond. The weekly sessions are led by volunteers who have practiced Tai Chi for many years.

Tai Chi has been practised in China for hundreds of years. With gentle and continuous body movements, Tai Chi will reduce stress and anxiety, and bring harmony to your body and mind. It will also improve your balance, strength and flexibility. 

Who can Participate?

Cancer patients and Cancer Centre volunteers who are physically fit and who have no medical conditions that would limit full participation. Cancer patients should consult a physician before and about participating in Tai Chi for Health. 

When and Where?

Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Health Sciences North, in the Main Conference Room A and B. Conference Room Main A and B are located in the lobby near the main entrance on Level 2, across from Tim Horton's.

How can I Join?

To register for the class, please pick up a Registration/Waiver form at the Reception Desk of the Cancer Centre on Level 0. Please fill out the form and bring it with you to your first session. There is no fee for participation in Tai Chi for Health.

For more details about the sessions, please contact Roma Smith by phone 705-969-8167 or email at: tooshkaslegend@hotmail.com