RMT at the 2011 ONPEA Seniors Health and Safety Clinic
By Massage Therapy Canada
June 11, Mississauga, ON - Paul Lewis, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) was invited to speak at the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) Seniors Health and Safety Clinic in Toronto, held on June 3 in recognition of Seniors’ Month.
By Massage Therapy Canada
For the first time in history, seniors, the elderly and/or the retired, will outnumber their offspring and the next generation. This population is challenged with ensuring they are able to obtain the necessary health services, prevention and safety information that addresses the diversity of seniors’ needs.
This informative and educational clinic included greetings from The Honorable Sophia Aggelonitis, Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Seniors. Her presence at this event demonstrated her support for drawing attention to senior’s issues in our society.
This ONPEA event attracted a mixture of guests, partners, and special interest groups all coming together under one roof to highlight the importance of our aging population’s health and safety. Seated chair massages were offered and there was no shortage of willing recipients. Private sector companies such as pharmaceutical manufacturers were on hand to promote their products and provide educational information while public sector organizations such as Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Public Health and Toronto Police Department focused on bringing attention to safety concerns and the availability of services for seniors. Together, these groups contributed to increasing awareness and shedding light on these relevant topics.
Included in this list of prestigious guests was Paul Lewis, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), who was invited to speak on the matter of Maintaining mobility through simple exercises and massage therapy. His spectators were persons who suffered from any number of physical ailments including those who required walking aids such as wheelchairs and canes. He motivated his audience into participating in a series of exercises, teaching them the importance of self-care with a focus on joint mobility and health. Paul stressed the importance of prevention and demonstrated that self-care exercises can be done while seated or standing. His engaging presentation had a positive impact on this diverse audience.
Paul continues to support the aging population as well as the health and wellness of all through on-going outreach and education. Paul Lewis is a Registered Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, International Presenter and Educator. He is a Certified CanPro Fitness Specialist. For more information please visit www.paullewis.ca