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.