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Live Well @Work is now offering monthly wellness events

January 6, 2020 — 

After five successful years of providing free wellness events for staff and faculty, the Live Well @Work team is trying something new.

Aiming to promote wellness year-round and provide greater accessibility to wellness sessions for faculty and staff, Live Well @Work will now consist of bi-monthly wellness activities throughout the year. These activities will continue to be offered at both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

The Live Well @Work week was initially created to acknowledge the ‘whole selves’ that staff and faculty bring to work each day. Mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being are celebrated at the Live Well @Work events; allowing staff and faculty to take the time to relax, learn, laugh and connect with colleagues.  The same spirit of holistic wellness will be honored with the new format.


Dementia: wellness & caring for the caregiver

To start off 2020, we will celebrate Alzheimer’s Awareness Month by offering two sessions focusing on dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Registration is encouraged.

Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks as we explore advances in treatments for dementia and get tips on caring for yourself as a caregiver.

 No one needs to go through dementia alone.


Fort Garry campus: The Forgotten Ones: Challenges with Alzheimer’s Research and Care

Speaker: Dr. Benedict Albensi

Date: January 16, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Location: 327 Education Building

Bannatyne campus: Alzheimer’s disease non-pharmacological treatment options

Speaker: Dr. Zahra Moussavi

Date: January 17, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Location: 061 Apotex Building


Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable item to donate to the UM Food Bank to help support UM students in need.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, check out the Alzheimer Society of Canada website.

In March, join us to discover new ideas for easy lunch and freezer meals from a registered dietician. Save the dates below.

  • March 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fort Garry (location TBA)
  • March 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bannatyne (location TBA)



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