CARP Halton Chapter Meeting in Burlington: Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services

For our May Chapter meeting in Burlington we will be presenting a discussion about Pharmacies and Pharmacy Services.

Typically as we age prescription medications play a vital part in our daily lives. We have therefore invited a pharmacy expert from Rexall, a CARP National partner, to discuss the role of the pharmacist and the importance of managing and controlling prescription medications. Here are just a few of the many points that will be covered.

  • Are you aware of the dangers of over/under medication?
  • What are the serious issues around contraindications?
  • What are the pros & cons of pharmacists prescribing medications as per the proposal by the provincial government?
  • What do you need to know about Medication Management?

We anticipate there will be many aspect of this vital subject that you will want more information about. Our speaker will also answer all your questions so that you get all of the information you need. Write down your questions and bring them to the meeting.

Please join us for what will be a very interesting and informative evening.

Our Burlington meeting will take place on Thursday May 23rd from 7.00pm to 8.45pm at the Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington.

Doors will open at 6.30pm. The program will begin at 7.00pm and wrap-up at 8.45pm. Coffee and tea will be available. Treats for our  meeting will be supplied by Chartwell Retirement Residences. We would like to thank them for their generosity.

Please be aware that building safety code regulations govern attendance levels and if room capacity limits are reached we may have to restrict entrance in order to comply with those regulations. Also once seating has been set out and people begin to take their places again for safety reasons we are not permitted to bring in more chairs as doing so increases the risk of accident or injury.

Our meeting will begin with a short welcoming address from our Chapter President Tom Carrothers. Tom will also provide a brief update on your CARP Halton Chapter activities.

This will be followed by our featured presentation.

There will be a break at the midway point which will allow time to socialize with fellow members and to visit our sponsors. We encourage you to chat with our sponsors and gather more information about the services they provide. Halton Chapter thanks our sponsors for their support at all of our meetings.

Our Sponsors are listed below. Their names are linked to their websites so that you can click through to find more information. We will be pleased to welcome:

Gravitate Travel: Travel That Revolves Around YOU

Burlington Memorial Gardens: Established in 1979, Burlington Memorial Gardens features over 100 acres of beautifully landscaped and immaculately manicured gardens. Part of the Arbor group of cemeteries and funeral homes, the property is part of the historic Niagara Escarpment.

Hearing Life: “Your hearing is our expertise” We give you access to the most advanced hearing aid technology, expert clinical support and the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment.

Burlington Orthotics: Our professional staff of Pedorthists, Athletic Therapists and Chiropodist, strive to educate and inform you on the best approach for treating your foot care needs and biomechanical abnormalities.

Our meeting will conclude with a few closing remarks from Tom and our 50/50 draw. We encourage you to support this draw as proceeds help defray the costs incurred in putting on our meetings. The lucky winner usually takes home well over $125.

Our meetings are FREE. All are welcome. Please support CARP Halton Chapter. We look forward to meeting our members and friends.

CARP Halton Chapter Community Meetings in April: Hearing and Hearing Loss

At our CARP Halton Chapter community meetings in April in both Milton and Burlington we will be very pleased to welcome experts from our National Affinity partner Hearing Life.

Did you know that almost half of adults over 60 have some degree of hearing loss? Did you know that in most cases this goes undiagnosed even if you have regular health checkups with your doctor?

Even more importantly are you aware of the impact hearing loss can have on your quality of life and how this can lead to even more serious health issues? Research has found connections between hearing loss and health problems like social withdrawal and isolation, depression and mental fatigue. Hearing loss can also increase the risk of developing dementia. The good news is that research has also found that wearing a hearing aid can reduce these risk factors.

Given the prevalence of hearing loss in adults over 60 and the impact this can have on our health we feel that this will be a very valuable topic for our April meetings. The following is a summary of the presentations.

Hearing & Hearing Loss

  • How we hear
  • Types of hearing loss
  • Wax removal
  • Signs of hearing loss
  • Types of hearing aids
  • Available funding

Please join us at either location for what will be a very interesting and informative evening.

Our Milton meeting will take place on Wednesday April 10th from 7.00pm to 8.45pm at the Seniors Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton.

Our Burlington meeting will take place on Thursday April 25th from 7.00pm to 8.45pm at the Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington.

Doors will open at both locations at 6.30pm. The program will begin at 7.00pm and wrap-up at 8.45pm. Coffee and tea will be available. Treats for our Milton meeting will be supplied by Revera and at Burlington by Chartwell Retirement Residences. We would like to thank them for their generosity.

As many of you will know our Community meetings are gaining in popularity and we have been experiencing a high level of attendance at Burlington. Since we hold exactly the same monthly meetings in Milton we encourage anyone who can do so to please consider going to that location.

Typically there is more space available at Milton. Please CLICK HERE to see a map of the Milton location.

Please be aware that building safety code regulations govern attendance levels and if room capacity limits are reached we may have to restrict entrance in order to comply with those regulations. Also once seating has been set out and people begin to take their places again for safety reasons we are not permitted to bring in more chairs as doing so increases the risk of accident or injury.

Both meetings will begin with a short welcoming address from our Chapter President Tom Carrothers. Tom will also provide a brief update on your CARP Halton Chapter activities.

This will be followed by our featured presentation.

There will be a break at the midway point which will allow time to socialize with fellow members and to visit our sponsors. We encourage you to chat with our sponsors and gather more information about the services they provide. Halton Chapter thanks our sponsors for their support at all of our meetings.

Our Sponsors in April are listed below. Their names are linked to their websites so that you can click through to find more information.

At our both our Milton and Burlington meetings we will be pleased to welcome:

Gravitate Travel: Travel That Revolves Around YOU

Burlington Memorial Gardens: Established in 1979, Burlington Memorial Gardens features over 100 acres of beautifully landscaped and immaculately manicured gardens. Part of the Arbor group of cemeteries and funeral homes, the property is part of the historic Niagara Escarpment.

Hearing Life: “Your hearing is our expertise” We give you access to the most advanced hearing aid technology, expert clinical support and the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment.

In addition at Milton we will also be pleased to welcome:

Carole Dianne Budworth; Royal LePage – Meadow Towne Realty Inc:
With over THIRTY-EIGHT AWARD WINNING YEARS of experience in Milton, and surrounding areas, we are looking forward to serving you.

And at Burlington we will be pleased to welcome:

Burlington Orthotics: Our professional staff of Pedorthists, Athletic Therapists and Chiropodist, strive to educate and inform you on the best approach for treating your foot care needs and biomechanical abnormalities.

Both meetings will conclude with a few closing remarks from Tom and our 50/50 draw. We encourage you to support this draw as proceeds help defray the costs incurred in putting on our meetings. The lucky winner at Burlington usually takes home well over $125.

Our meetings are FREE. All are welcome. Please support CARP Halton Chapter. We look forward to meeting our members and friends.

Rock ‘n’ Roll at Burlington Legion

Those of you who have attended Little Peter & The Elegants performances would agree that their high-energy Rock ”N’ Roll music and ‘greater-than-life’ stage presence creates a very FUN, uplifting (that is, a winter-doldrums-shedding) experience. If you haven’t had that pleasure, you should definitely plan to attend this spring’s appearance.

Tickets are still available at the bar and via Linda Flear.