e-Learning: Heart Health for Seniors and Caregivers

Presented by
Momiji / JSS / Yee Hong Centre

Wed. Sep 13, 2023, 3:00 – 4:15 pm

(English with Japanese Interpretation)

The first session of this month of our e-Learning seminar series hosted by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), joined by Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care to learn about heart health. *Held in English with Japanese Interpretation

What is this session about?

Did you know that the second leading cause of death and hospitalization in Canada is heart disease? Heart disease includes a wide range of conditions, and may be “silent” or not show any signs or symptoms until it’s too late. There are a lot of contributing factors that can lead to a heart disease, and it is important to equip yourself with the right knowledge that can help lower your risks of getting the disease and manage the symptoms to keep it from getting worse. The good news is that prevention is often very simple and easy, or even fun, to do, such as making diet and lifestyle changes. You are never too old or too young to start making changes that can lead to a stronger and healthier heart.

In this session, we will discuss topics about heart health for seniors and caregivers which includes:

  • What is heart health – risk factors
  • Prevention – diet (cholesterol) and exercise
  • What is blood pressure – how to measure it and why, guidelines and machines
  • Complications of high blood pressure – heart attack, stroke

About our Guest Speaker

Join us and learn more about heart health for seniors and caregivers from Melissa Knight, Registered Nurse-High Priority Community Strategy with the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities.

Guest Speaker Bio: Melissa Knight

Registered Nurse with the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. She has an honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick. Melissa’s work is focused on promoting community health through health education particularly in the areas of chronic disease management and prevention.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Sep 11). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS / Momiji.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name. We’ll show you how to change the display name 5 minutes before the session start.

※Contact JSS/Momiji if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Chie):416-261-6683 x.249 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the separate practice prior to the seminar date.

This eLearning series is: