Today’s seniors live longer and are more active and productive than ever before. Their contribution to society is immense.
Health and prevention are the themes at the heart of this year’s Salon Mieux Vivre 50+, coming to the Palais du Congrès this month.
The Senior Times will be part of the free exhibition that showcases 125 exhibitors who promote well-being in later life.
Pharmacists affiliated with Proxim, plus doctors and other health professionals, will be on site to offer free health and wellness tests and answer questions on quality of life, medication, diabetes, body mass index, cholesterol and more.
Among the speakers will be Dr. Richard Bazin, an ophthalmologist specializing in eye diseases that become more common with aging, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, which are the principal causes of blindness. Nutritionist Isabelle Huot, TV personality, author of eight books and owner of Kilo Solution clinics, will discuss nutrition and weight-loss.
Urgences Santé will present training sessions on what to do in an emergency, where with each minute that passes the victim loses 10 per cent of his chances of survival.
The federal and Quebec governments will be represented in kiosks, and the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada will display its impossible-to-ignore, inflatable 40-foot colon.
Other service providers and businesses represented include Lobe Santé auditive (auditory health), chiropractor Roch Parent, Les bains Sécur (walk-in bathtubs), Unicity (nutritional supplements), Raymond et Coté opticians, T-Zone (physical conditioning equipment) and more.
Salon Mieux Vivre 50+ takes place at the Palais des congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle at 9am to 6pm on November 16 and 17. 888-990-9669 salonmieuxivre.ca