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November 01, 2017
Healthy aging - Are you ready?

Upcoming event aims to help older adults remain safe while aging

Maintaining your vitality as an older adult is important to preserving your quality of life. An upcoming event will bring together a number of community partners and service providers that have information to offer aging adults to help them stay safe as they age.

This free event is being held at Chartwell Oxford Gardens on Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Local service providers/health and safety topics include:

  • Balance & gait testing with a VON Registered Kinesiologist/Fall Prevention Coordinator
  • Vision testing with a Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT) with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario
  • Vision rehabilitation assessment with a Certified Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT)
  • Hearing testing with a Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with Connect Hearing
  • Oxford County Public Health Nutritionist & Registered Dietitian on nutrition for older adults
  • Oxford County Public Health Nurses and Paramedics will have information on the MedsCheck Program – for prescription medication
  • Safety in your home

Those interested in attending should pre-register by contacting Oxford County Public Health at 519-539-9800 extension 3428, or email

Refreshments will be provided at the event.



Joanne Montgomery, Public Health Nurse, Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services

“It is so important for older adults to remain active to keep our muscles and bones strong. But as we get older, our bodies can change which can increase our risk of falling. The first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them. This is why we are bringing together health professionals to assess your balance, vision and hearing in one location and to receive advice and referrals for a more in-depth review if needed.”

Kathryn Deweerd, Community Relations Manager, Chartwell Oxford Gardens

“Chartwell Oxford Gardens is pleased to be able to host this free event that will offer opportunities for older adults to have one-on-one conversations with community partners to help them stay safe while leading an active and independent lifestyle. The event is designed to help you assess your personal situation and understand how you can improve your quality of life.”


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About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to becoming a zero waste community and achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at



Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3529 |

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