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Aging Wisely Information Series


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March 11 & March 18, 2017

Aging Wisely Information Series – Planning & Caring for You and Your Family

CARP Halton presents a FREE, 8 part series on Saturday March 11 & Saturday March 18, 2017.

Get valuable insights on everything from financial planning to thriving while living at home…plus so many other important topics that will help you take a proactive role in living well…both for today & tomorrow.

Each session is led by a Partner of CARP Halton Chapter to share information and answer all your questions. Come to ONE session OR come to them ALLat no charge to you!

Free light lunch is provided by Chartwell Oakville Retirement Oakville. Cake for dessert is provided by Heart to Home Meals!

Free Prize Draws both days. MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO WIN.


Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario

To Register:  Please contact Tom Carrothers, CARP Halton Chapter Chair at 905-319-7345 or email

CARP Halton Hosting Partners:

  • Burlington Memorial Gardens
  • Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence
  • Halton Handyman Services
  • Halton Healthcare: ConnectCare;  WorkFit Total Therapy Centre; Oakville Hospital Footcare & Orthotic Centre
  • Heart to Home Meals
  • Sherri Moro, Realtor, Sutton Quantum Realty Inc.
  • Shoppers HomeHealthCare, Burlington
  • Solutions for Aging Health & Wealth Care
  • The McLennan Group Insurance Inc.

CARP Halton Chapter Partners will have exhibit tables and the schedule includes times for attendees to visit them for further information about the material presented.

Session Subjects & Presentation Dates & Times

Saturday March 11

9:00am:    Doors Open

9:30 – 10:30am:  Advance Planning – Financial Planning for Seniors. Why is it different and why is it so important?

  • What to plan for / what can happen if you don’t plan. Includes legal requirements
  • Will I outlive my money? Health risk vs. longevity risk
  • The difference between planning for retirement and planning to address the potential needs for the retirement years. What to plan for and the difference between planning for retirement and planning to address the potential needs for the retirement years.

10:30-11:00am:    Break , stretch exercises & time to visit Partners’ exhibit tables

11:00am-12:00noon:  Living Well: Taking Care of Yourself Part 1

Footcare, Physio & Philates

  • Footcare for all / diabetic and arthritic footcare
  • Managing incontinence with exercise (Pfilates)
  • The importance / benefits of fitness (what to do and why at each lifestage)
  • Physiotherapy

12:00 noon-12:45pm:   Lunch break & time to visit Partners’ exhibit tables.


12.45pm: Prize Draws


Living Well: Taking Care of Yourself Part 2

Food Matters

  • Good nutrition and the importance of food appeal
  • Decoding a restaurant menu
  • The proven benefits of social interaction

2:15-3:15pm: Staying in Your Own Home

  • How to be prepared in case of a medical emergency
  • Preventing a fall (what to consider, what to disclose to professionals, what to ask)
  • Home safe home / assistive devices
  • Home security – “safety workout” (a grab bag of common concerns and solutions presented by Sgt Bob Paterson

3:15-4:30pm:  Prize draws & Visit Partners’ exhibit tables

Saturday March 18

9:00am:  Doors Open

9:30-10:30am:  Weighing Your Residential Options – Housing and Care

  • Your home – leveraging your most valuable asset for your future /To stay or to go? Weighing the benefits of staying put or selling your home / How to right-size your future: What you need to know about moving
  • Finding the money: deferring property tax, assistive device programs, home modification programs including information about assessments by an occupational therapist, tax credits and other helpful programs

10:30-11:00am: Break, stretch exercises & time to visit Partners’ exhibit tables

11:00 am-12:00noon:   Thriving at Home

  • “I’m Staying Put!” How to thrive at home and knowing when it’s time for change.
  • Navigating the continuum of senior housing and care options (across the life stages) – what the options are, what questions to ask, costs and eligibility, understanding the differences
  • How to choose the right retirement residence for you related to cost, present & future care requirements & life style

12:00noon-12:45pm:   Lunch break & time to visit Partners’ exhibit tables.


12.45pm: Prize Draws

1:00-2:00pm:  Caregiver Alert

  • The cost of care and how you can plan/coping with the challenges of paying for and providing care
  • Caregiver stress/burnout & respite care
  • Caring for those with memory loss / caregiver support – outside expert
  • Issues facing caregivers, particularly family members, including dealing with incontinence that can’t be managed.

2:15-:3:15pm:   Preplanning and Preparing Legacy Information

  • Overview of what information to make available for your family and executor(s)

3:15-4:30pm:  Prize Draws & Visit Partners’ exhibit tables

Funding provided by:

The views expressed during these sessions are the views of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province

Highway of Heroes

On June 22nd, 2016 at their “Living Well Expo” Halton Chapter and their Partners announced their support for, and participation in, the “Highway of Heroes Living Tribute” Project.

This Project, which began in earnest earlier this year, will be planting 117,000 trees along and near the section of the 401 Highway between Trenton and Toronto that has been officially designated the Highway of Heroes. One tree will be planted for every one of Canada’s war dead. This living, breathing memorial offers a wonderful opportunity to tell the story of Canadian Veterans. It will remind those who pass by of the great debt we owe these courageous Canadians. It’s also a great way to green North America’s busiest transportation corridor – re-naturalizing areas by planting trees that can help mitigate the impacts of climate change and support the local environment.

When a member of our Canadian Armed Forces falls, his or her final journey is over the Highway of Heroes. Canadians from coast to coast to coast have been moved by the images of people lining the highway and overpasses to pay their respects; many standing at attention, many moved to tears at the sight of the repatriation procession.

Many people have asked, “What can I do? Many have expressed the desire to do something.” There is now a way to become involved and honour those brave men and women, and all those who have made such a vital contribution to our way of life.

This project is estimated to take between four and five years to complete and will cost an estimated a $20 Million. Most of this money will be raised by fund raising initiatives by ordinary Canadians. CARP Halton Chapter and their partners are proud to announce that they will spearhead a fund-raising drive toward this momentous initiative

CARP Halton Chapter and their Partners encourage all of their members, friends and Partner clients to make a donation that will contribute to the success of this amazing project.  Tax receipts are issued for every donation over $25. This can be made on-line or by cheque. They have their own webpage within the Highway of Heroes website where you can find all of the required information for making a donation. Please go to

In order to keep CARP Halton members informed of the contributions made by the Chapter please clearly mark your donation, in whatever form you choose, with “CARP Halton”. CARP Halton Chapter will report from time to time on the progress of this initiative in their newsletters.

100% of every dollar donated to this historic Living Tribute goes to purchase, plant and maintain trees.

Experts are involved to ensure that this project is done right!  For example using the latest research from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre will ensure that the best planting protocols are used – giving our “Hero Trees” every opportunity to survive and thrive. And as every good gardener knows – The secret is in the soil, so the ground along the transportation corridor will be properly prepared to improve its ability to support trees. Working with the Ministry of Transportation, cities and towns will ensure all safety factors are considered like setback from the roads and line of site. Each planting location will be planned according to an overall tree-planting master plan to strike the balance between functionality and aesthetics.

This Project will ensure: that the sacrifice of so many Canadians is never forgotten; a connection is made with the younger generation; and the environment benefits through the planting of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute.

Someone once asked, “When is a tree more than just a tree?” What better answer than “when the tree is a symbol for Canada’s fallen heroes”.

Please help them ensure that the sacrifice of so many Canadians is never forgotten.