Yakimovich Wellness Centre

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The Yakimovich Wellness Centre is located in the Hillside Seniors Health Centre in Victoria.

The Centre focuses on the wellness and social support needs of seniors and caregivers. It is devoted to providing the most up-to-date information regarding your health and wellness.

Our Wellness Coordinator organizes a monthly Calendar of Events which highlights education and health promotion activities, such as: 

  • managing your diabetes
  • continence clinic
  • coping with chronic disease
  • high blood pressure
  • the role of the pharmacist

Our resource centre includes a computer with high speed internet access, a magnifier for those with vision problems and many more resources with links to programs and agencies in the community.

All events take place at 1454 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, B.C.  Parking is available on side streets for two hours or paid parking in behind Aberdeen.

Registration is required for each session. To register:

  • Call 250-370-5641, press ‘2’ (this is an automated system. Messages are checked several times a day). Please leave a message or email WellnessCentreRegistration@viha.ca with the following information:  
    • your first and last name,
    • your telephone number,
    • the session you are registering for, and
    • the number of participants in your group.

Upcoming Events April/May

DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2019 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH, 2019
TOPIC:  YOUR HEALTH PUZZLE: WHY NORDIC POLE WALKING IS THE GOLDEN PIECE
TIME: 1:30-3:00pm (April 16th)

           10:00-11:30am (May 8th)

Presenter:  Linda Schaumleffel, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk Instructor
Session Description:  In this session you will learn:

•             Is Nordic Pole walking right for you?
•             How Nordic Pole walking fits into your health picture?
•             The secret to establishing a lasting exercise routine

DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2019
TOPIC: NATIONAL ADVANCE CARE PLANNING DAY
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
Presenters:  Dr. Tom Bailey, Medical Director, Long Term Care Homes, Island Health and Karen Graham, Notary Public, Victoria BC
Session Description: Have the conversation on National Advance Care Planning Day. Advance Care Planning lets you have a say in the health care you will receive if you are unable to speak for yourself. Discussing and documenting your wishes with your loved ones and health care providers’ means they will be better able to speak on your behalf when needed.

Topics covered include: representation agreements, advance directives and appointing substitute decision makers.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2019
TOPIC: THE GUT IMMUNE SYSTEM OVER THE LIFE SPAN
TIME: 9:30-11:30am
Presenter:  Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria and the UVIC Speakers Bureau
Session Description: An estimated 70% of our immune system is localized around our digestive system. This presentation introduces you to the healthy development of gut immunity over the lifespan, as well as a brief update on aspects of dysfunctional gut immunity.

DATES:  THURSDAYS, APRIL 25TH – MAY 30TH, 2019 (6-consecutive weeks)
TOPIC: LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
TIME: 1:00-3:30pm (each week)
Facilitators: Trained Peer Facilitators, Self-Management Program BC
Session Description: A six-week workshop that helps people with chronic conditions to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic health conditions.

Discover how to:

•             Understand and learn ways to manage symptoms
•             Communicate effectively with your health care team
•             Make daily living easier, such as manage pain and fatigue
•             Set realistic goals and learn problem solving strategies
•             Take action and live a healthier life
•             Make lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and being more active

To Register: please call Self-Management Programs of BC at: Toll Free: 1-866-902-3767 OR

Email: selfmgmt@uvic.ca

DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 10TH, 2019
TOPIC: OWN YOUR INBOX: EMAIL MANAGEMENT TIPS
TIME: 1:30-3:00pm
Presenter:  Nav Bassi, Academic and Administrative Services, University Systems, University of Victoria & UVic Speaker’s Bureau
Session Description: In this session you will learn strategies to manage your inbox for your email and tips to own your inbox.

DATE:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND, 2019
TOPIC: BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER
TIME: 10:00-11:30am
Presenter: Alisson White, Occupational Therapist, Seniors Outreach Team, Community Health Services, Island Health
Session Description:  In this session you will learn about things you can do in daily life to optimize your brain health.  We will practice these strategies and leave you with techniques you can practice at home.

DATE:  FRIDAY, MAY 24TH, 2019
TOPIC: A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF PROBIOTICS AS HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS
TIME: 9:30-11:30am
Presenter:  Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria and the UVIC Speakers Bureau
Session Description: Claims that live bacterial cultures, known as probiotics, are beneficial to human health date back over 100 years. This presentation will focus mainly on how recent research findings could lead to the development of more effective probiotics.

DATE:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH, 2019
TOPIC: NEW CANADA FOOD GUIDE – HOW TO USE IT?
TIME: 2:30-4:00pm
Presenter: Kailee Mar, BSc, RD, Registered Dietitian, Saanich and Esquimalt Community Health Services, Island Health
Session Description: Learn and understand how to use the new Canadian Food Guide and implement suggestions into daily food routine.

DATE:  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2019
TOPIC: SEA OF PLASTIC: TRASH IN OUR OCEAN
TIME: 6:30-8:00pm
Presenter: Dwight Owens, Department: Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria and UVic Speaker’s Bureau
Session Description: In this session, you will learn about our oceans, what is happening in our oceans, sea and plant life as a result of plastic.

 


Community Bathing Program

For people who cannot safely use the bathing facilities in their home, even with home support assistance, the bathing program is available for self-referral through the Vancouver Island Health Authority at 250-370-5641.

  • clients accessing this program include people living with extreme weakness, dementia, paralysis and those with special needs 
  • cost is $5 per bath
  • service is offered by appointment only
  • visiting relatives from other areas are welcome
  • there is sometimes a waiting list

1454 Hillside Ave
Victoria, BC
V8T 2B7

250-370-5688
Parking

There is limited two hour parking available on Gosworth Street off Hillside Avenue. Paid parking is available at the back of the building as well.

Any Other Amenities

Our facility is a fully equipped multi-purpose room that can accommodate up to 60 people at a time. It is available days and evenings, seven days a week for seminars, workshops, activities, presentations and public events.

There is no cost in using our facility. If you are interested in booking the space, please contact our Wellness Centre Coordinator, Liz McCarter: 250-370-5688 ext. 34682.

Community

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Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria