SANTA FOR SENIORS – A Message from Wendy Moraghan

It’s that time of the year again.  Even though I’m retired, I’m not giving up on the seniors in our community that are in need.  I will once again be running the Santa for Seniors program.  I have some of the “wish lists” already and I will be sending out emails to those of you who have requested a senior already.  This year we are also looking to collect cash donations for art and music therapy.  These programs are so beneficial to the emotional and physical well being of the seniors and adults living with disabilities in the long term care homes.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause.

Please send an email to me at wendymoraghanward5@gmail.com  and I will send you your senior’s wish list.  Once again, thank you to everyone who makes this such a success.

FYI cash donations will be processed through The Willow Foundation, a registered, non profit organization that supports the 3 Halton Region Long Term Care Homes.  (I am the Chair of this Foundation)

Wendy Moraghan   905-464-5461

CARP Halton Chapter Community Meetings in November: Medical Marijuana

The use of marijuana for medical purposes has been legal in Canada for many years. With all of the publicity around the recent legalization for recreational use we thought you would be interested to hear more about its medical uses.

For our community meetings in November we have therefore invited a presenter from CARP affinity partner, Cannimed Therapeutics Inc., who will speak on the subject of Medical Marijuana.

This will be followed by a question and answer session.

Do you have questions about access to marijuana as medicine? Did you know that the Government of Canada has permitted the use of marijuana as medicine since 2001 and has recently amended the rules to make it more accessible to patients in need?

Did you know that there are a variety of medical cannabis distribution methods, including edible oils and vaporization?

Could Medical Marijuana help you?

We anticipate there will be a lot of questions. We want to ensure that we answer as many of them as possible. We encourage you to write your questions down and bring them to the meeting. Prior to the Q&A session we will collect your written questions. This will make it easier for our presenter to consolidate and answer them for the benefit of all in attendance.

CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company focuses on producing pharmaceutical-grade cannabis.

Our Milton meeting will take place on Wednesday November 14th beginning at 6.30pm at the Seniors Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton.

Our Burlington meeting will take place on Thursday November 22nd beginning at 6.30pm at the Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington.

Doors will open at both locations at 6.30pm with the main meeting taking place between 7.00pm and 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 on behalf of everyone in attendance for their generosity.

The 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 and CARP National 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.

Sponsoring both our Milton and Burlington meetings will be:

Mortgage Alliance: Iris Dowling is a Customized Mortgage Solutions and CHIP Expert

Additionally sponsors at Burlington will include:

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.

Lisa’s Kitchen: Designing and delivering delicious nourishing meals for Seniors and Busy People

LegalShield: Puts an umbrella of protection over you & your family and gives you the confidence of knowing whatever comes your way, your law firm is there when you need it.

Marion Goard, Sales Representative – Keller Williams Edge Realty, Brokerage: As well as being a licensed real estate professional, Marion is a Master Accredited Senior Agent® (M-ASA) and Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) specializing in helping Seniors’ and their families through every stage of later-in-life real estate transactions.

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. Plus if you are the lucky winner at Burlington you will typically take home over $110.

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 October

“Understanding your Local Healthcare System”

To begin our series on Health Care for our October meetings in both Milton and Burlington we are pleased to present Mr. Dave Fasano. Dave will describe how your local healthcare system (the Mississauga / Halton LHIN) is organized and administered and, most importantly, how it impacts you.

Dave is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Physical Education and has worked for over 30 years advocating new concepts in medical practice. Dave is a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care for Ontario. He is also a member of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) PFAC and co-chairs the Runnymede Healthcare Center’s PFAC.

Dave is the primary caregiver to his wife who suffered an anoxic brain injury several years ago. Dave’s experience with chronic complex care, acute care, and repeated transitions in care have served as invaluable insights into the patient/caregiver experience across the healthcare system.

As the founding Chairperson for the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, Dave’s passion for improving healthcare spans many decades. Dave’s extensive professional work with the healthcare industry has allowed him to witness important aspects of patient care first hand, across various geographic areas of Ontario and nationally.

Dave is from Georgetown, Ontario.

Our Milton meeting will take place on Wednesday October 10th beginning at 6.30pm at the Seniors Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton.

Our Burlington meeting will take place on Thursday October 25th beginning at 6.30pm at the Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington.

Doors will open at both locations at 6.30pm with the main meeting taking place between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. 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 on behalf of everyone in attendance for their generosity.

The 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 and CARP National 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.

Sponsoring our Milton meeting will be:

Mortgage Alliance: Customized Mortgage Solutions and CHIP Expert

Sponsors at Burlington will be:

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.

Lisa’s Kitchen: Designing and delivering delicious nourishing meals for Seniors and Busy People

LegalShield: puts an umbrella of protection over you & your family and gives you the confidence of knowing whatever comes your way, your law firm is there when you need it.

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. Plus if you are the lucky winner at Burlington you will typically take home over $110.

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

CNIB: “Phone it Forward” Program – Donate Your Used Smartphone

Donate a smartphone. Change the life of someone who’s blind.

CNIB are proud to announce the launch of our newest program:
Phone It Forward. This program gives smartphones to people with sight loss who need them and gives Canadians, like yourself, a unique opportunity to donate your used phones, receive a tax receipt, and empower people who are blind in the process.

Smartphones can have a tremendous impact on people who are blind; please click this LINK for more information and to see how you can help.

Living with Dementia: Making Moments of Joy with Teepa Snow

World-renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow will change the way you think about dementia care!

This full day conference will empower you to modify environments, situations, interactions and expectations to create positive experiences with people living with dementia.

It’s a rare opportunity to learn from one of the most unique educator’s in the field.

Details:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville
8:00am to 4:00pm
$125 per person

Please click  the following link to Register Now

Conference includes:
* Morning and afternoon presentations with Teepa Snow
* Continental breakfast, full lunch and morning and afternoon coffee breaks
* Access to exhibitors supporting dementia care

For more information contact Vinitha Nair at 905-847-9559 x2411.