South Asian Health Forum To Be Held On March 4 In Surrey

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SURREY – As the population ages, South Asians are at greater risk for developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia, and anxiety and depression. Living with these illnesses can be debilitating and significantly impact quality of life. However, by developing good habits, these conditions can be well-managed and good health can still be achieved.

In support of seniors, their families and caregivers, UBC’s interCultural Online Health Network is producing Healthy@Home: Living well with Chronic Conditions on March 4, 2018. Through presentations and one-to-one engagement the forum will highlight strategies and best practices for managing chronic conditions at home through nutrition, medication management, stress reduction, exercise, and more. Guests will be given the opportunity to ask questions to the experts, explore health exhibitions, take home relevant resources and learn about community support programs. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance to reserve their spot.

This FREE South Asian health forum will be delivered in Punjabi with simultaneous interpretation in English. For those unable to attend in person, there will also be a live webcast available in both English and Punjabi. Click here to view the webcast live on March 4.

WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Open House 11AM – 12:30PM

Forum 12:30PM – 4:30PM

WHO:    Punjabi speaking seniors, families and caregivers – everyone is welcome!

LOCATION:         Grand Taj Banquet Hall

8388 128 Street, Surrey, BC

COST:    FREE to the public

HASHTAG:           #digEM, #iCONforum

REGISTRATION:                https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/icon-south-asian-health-forum-living-well-with-chronic-conditions-registration-42211406453

OR call to by phone at 1-877-357-7611 or by calling Jay Bains at 604-763-6523.

For more information, or to get involved, please visit: www.iconproject.org. Find iCON on social media at  Facebook: www.facebook.com/iconproject or Twitter: @UBCdigem.