50+ Wellness Program
Have questions about living well in the New Year? Are you between 50 and 69 years old?
Program Flyer: 50+ Wellness Program
The Markham FHT is once again offering the 50+ Wellness Program!
During this 75 min health-promotion and disease-prevention educational session, you will learn about your wellness needs after age 50, from our registered dietitian, clinical pharmacist, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, social worker and registered nurse.
Topics include: dietary requirements after age 50, cancer screening tests, positive lifestyle changes, looking after your mental well-being, and much more!
Date: Monday June 8, 2020
Time: 7:00PM – 8:15PM
Location: Aaniin Community Centre
This session runs just once per year, and space is limited. You may bring your spouse or friend/family member with you, but you must register and have your space confirmed before attending. Confirmation will take place by email.
To Register contact Carly at Carly.Holmes@markhamfht.com or 905-471-9999 x 267
See below for a list of recommendations for men and women aged 50 – 69 according to current guidelines.
|Diabetes||Blood sugar test every 3 years||www.diabetes.ca|
|High Cholesterol||Cholesterol panel (total, LDL, HDL, ratio) every 3-5 years||www.ccs.ca|
|Osteoporosis||Bone Mineral Density test over age 65||www.osteoporosis.ca|
|Breast Cancer||Mammogram every 2 years until age 74||www.cancer.ca and www.cancercare.on.ca|
|Cervical Cancer||Pap test every 3 years until age 70||www.cancer.ca and www.cancercare.on.ca|
|Colorectal Cancer||Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) or colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy beginning at age 50||www.cancer.ca and www.cancercare.on.ca|
|Prostate Cancer||DRE or PSA (speak to your provider for individual recommendations)||www.cancer.ca|
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)||Abdominal ultrasound for males age 65-75||www.canadianvascular.ca|
** Any of the above screening tests may be done earlier or more frequently based on individual risk factors and previous test results as discussed with your primary care provider
|Calcium:||Women – 1200 mg per day of elemental calcium (from all sources)||www.osteoporosis.ca|
|Men – 1000 mg per day (from all sources)|
|Vitamin D3:||For osteoporosis prevention: 800 – 4000 IU per day||www.osteoporosis.ca and www.dietitians.ca|
|For cancer prevention: 1000 – 4000 IU per day||www.cancer.ca|
|Healthy food choices: follow “Eating Well With Canada’s Food Guide”||www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php|
|Tetanus (Td):||booster every 10 years; one life-time dose of Adacel® (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) to replace one of the Td boosters; publicly funded|
|Pneumovax:||for pneumonia protection. A one-time vaccination over the age of 65; publicly funded|
|Influenza:||seasonal vaccine every year; publicly funded||www.health.gov.on.ca|
** Additional immunizations may be required as per your primary care provider
|Alcohol:||limit intake to 1-2 drinks per day or a maximum of:|
|9 per week for women|
|14 per week for men|
|Physical Activity: 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic physical activity per week||www.csep.ca/guidelines|
|(Consult with your provider before starting any exercise routine)|
|“23 ½ hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?”||www.youtube.com|
|Smoking:||abstain from smoking (speak to your provider regarding the Markham FHT Smoking Cessation Program)|
|Sun Protection:||SPF 30 or greater all year round|
|Sexual Health:||sexually transmitted infections screening if new partner or more than 2 sexual partners in the past year www.publichealth.gc.ca/sti|
- Recognizing and managing stress (speak to your provider for more information)
- Practicing “Self Care”
- For a list of our Mental Health resources, please visit our website: www.markhamfht.com/mentalhealth.html
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