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Webinar series

During World Continence Week (15-22 June 2020), we are presenting webinars on each of the 5 healthy habits, the key to preventing incontinence. 

These free webinars cover topics such as increasing dietary fibre in cooking without losing flavour, making exercise part of your day, and how to keep your pelvic floor in shape.

Monday 15 June


Eat well and drink smart – the building blocks of an independent retirement 

1.00pm (AEST) | View the start time for your timezone

This webinar focuses on why fibre and fluids are so important, particularly as you age. We look at good sources of dietary fibre and fluids and their function. There are tips on how best to include those high fibre foods in your meals as well as ideas for meal choices and snacks.

Presenter: Lisa MaunsellHealth Promotion Officer for NSW and ACT, Continence Foundation of Australia 

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Tuesday 16 June


Activity and your continence

1.00pm (AEST) | View the start time for your timezone

Keeping active is important at any age. Physical activity of any type is beneficial to overall health and for bladder and bowel function.

This webinar explores the relationship between physical activity and bladder and bowel function, and how you can be active regardless of where you are. The session includes guest presenter Sharon Kelly who provides ideas on easy ways for people with all levels of fitness to be physically active, without specialist gear.

Presenter: Lisa Lawton, Health Promotion Officer for SA and NT, Continence Foundation of Australia

Guest speaker: Sharon Kelly, Pilates and Seated Aerobics Instructor, COTA NT

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Wednesday 17 June


Why you need to invest in your pelvic floor

1.00pm (AEST) | View the start time for your timezone

A toned pelvic floor is important for bladder and bowel control (continence) and sexual sensation. As a result, people with good pelvic floor strength are in a better position to avoid incontinence and remain independent for longer. 

This webinar explores what the pelvic floor is, how and why to train it, when it may be at risk, and why all of this is even more important as you get older.

Presenter: Patrick Mader, National Health Promotion Officer, Continence Foundation of Australia

Guest speaker: Annabelle Citroen, Physiotherapist, Barwon Health

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Thursday 18 June


Good toilet habits – the nuts and bolts of bowel and bladder health

1.00pm (AEST) | View the start time for your timezone

This webinar explores what ‘good toilet habits’ are, and why they are so important.  We explore the optimal toileting routine and how your toileting routine can be altered to make things easier for you. Easier and more effective toileting better ensures ongoing continence, which in turn allows you to live independently for longer.

Presenter: Ann Hudson, Manager Health Promotion at the Continence Foundation of Australia

Guest speaker: Merrill McPhee, Helpline Continence Nurse Advisor

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Friday 19 June


 

'You ask – we answer’ – a Q&A session on continence

1.00pm (AEST) | View the start time for your timezone

We have explored the 5 Healthy Habits:

  • Eat well and drink smart
  • Activity and your continence
  • Why you need to invest in your pelvic floor
  • Good toilet habits

This panel session wraps it all up - focusing on questions raised throughout the webinar series, in our webinars and in follow-up surveys.

Presenter: Bronwyn Robinson, Education Manager, Continence Foundation of Australia

Panelists: 

  • Terry Wesselink, Physiotherapist and Executive Officer Victorian Continence Resource Centre
  • Merrill McPhee, Helpline Continence Nurse Advisor
  • Tee Juan Ong, Geriatrician

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