Our bi-weekly seminars cover topics relevant to people of all ages who are aiming to reach optimum levels of physical and mental health. Held at the Almonte Public Library, seminars are pay-what-you-can.
RSVP by email, text or phone a minimum of 24 hours before each session.
Recent & Upcoming Seminars
- Second chances
- Let’s Talk About Addictions – November 21 Seminar
- Let’s Talk About Mental Health – November 7 Seminar
What can I expect?
You can expect a small group of people interested to learn and share about how to improve their health.
Each session will start at 7 p.m. with a few minutes of what I refer to as “levity”. It is basically a moment for people to catch up on each others’ news and get settled in at tables with a beverage and a snack.
At 7:20 pm I will call on everyone’s attention and present the agenda for the session. A typical agenda will include a brief presentation on a health topic followed by a break. After a pause, we will resume the presentation and address questions.
We conclude a few minutes before 9 p.m. to allow the volunteers to put the room back in its original state. There will be opportunities to leave comments and suggestions for upcoming sessions.
Who is it for?
Some talks will be of interest to participants age 13 and up while others will target a more mature audience. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email if you need more details about any of the topics to be discussed.
I will provide general information useful to most people. Sometimes anonymous case studies will be used as examples. To keep everyone’s personal health information private, those seeking personal or specific information will be encouraged to make an individual appointment to discuss their particular situation.
Pay what you can
What does that mean exactly?
It means that I hope people will financially “pitch in” to help cover the cost of providing this service (room rental, snacks, etc.) so that, over time, this endeavour becomes self-funded.
While I hope to make a living sharing my knowledge, skills and experience as a nurse practitioner in private practice, I also wish to make this kind of service accessible to everyone, no matter their current financial situation.
The seminars are my way to engage members of my community in a collaborative effort to improve each and everyone’s health knowledge and skills to achieve optimum health. One of my personal mantras is: “stronger together.” Knowledge is power and a strong healthy community benefits everyone.
I also intend for the wellness seminars series to be a means to get to know the members of my community as well as an opportunity to introduce myself. I am familiar with how difficult it is to find the right person to help in times of struggles, and I hope to make reaching out for help easier.
This fall, the sessions with be every other Thursday 7pm – 9pm, starting September 12 2019.
Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, 115 High Street, Almonte, Ontario.