Spring 2020 – To Our Good Health! – LLM WEST

17 March 2020

Unfortunately, LLM has had to cancel these lectures because of the COVID-19 virus.

Please check back later, perhaps in the summer, for news of the Fall 2020 lecture series LLM is still hoping to offer.

LLM WEST at ERIN MILLS UNITED CHURCH presents:                    To Our Good Health!

Wednesdays, April 8 to May 27, 2020 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

April 8     Dr. Richard Shulman, Mental Health First Aid         Psychiatrist, Service Medical Director, Seniors Mental Health   Services – Trillium Health Partners

Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment is available, mental health first aid is given until professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. This lecture will address how to manage mental health problems in ourselves, family members and friends.

April 15    Dr. Sudarshan Devanesen, Challenges of Aging
Family Physician, Public Health Activist, Member of the Order of Canada

Dr. Devanesen will cover the challenges of mobility and other issues that older people face. He will talk about ways to improve our quality of life, including how technology can help.

April 22    Dr. Ian Koo, Naturopathic Medicine and its Benefits
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist

Where naturopathic doctors fit in our health system. What naturopathic principles and modalities guide their practice. Why your DNA isn’t your destiny: a discussion of epigenetics.

April 29    Dr. Sudarshan Devanesen, Historical Evolution of Global Illness

May 6       Dianna Drascic, Palliative Care is NOT about Dying
Consultant, Educator, Practitioner of Palliative Care

Palliative care is about living each day to the fullest, preparing for the worst and expecting the best. Advance care planning ensures that your family knows what you want and will not live with regret. Every death from illness has the capacity to be a Good Death.

May 13     Amanda Li, In Search of the Perfect Diet for Longevity
Registered Dietitian, Instructor at George Brown College

This talk will explain how to eat for optimal energy and vitality and bolster your body. How to assess calorie and protein needs and the top foods to boost mood, memory and mental health.

May 20     Dr. Nafeesa Jalal, Health Issues in Developing Countries
Researcher, Professor at Seneca College, Doctorate in Public Health

Dr. Jalal’s experiences working with local populations in Bangladesh and South Africa, including photos and stories to offer a glimpse into the health systems and cultures of these two remarkable countries.

May 27     Brenda Jasmin, The Science of Happiness
Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Certified Life Coach

We will learn about some research-based strategies for boosting individual happiness, and the six core elements of the leading model of happiness: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment and Vitality.