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Mississauga Halton LHIN RLC: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Come learn ways to reduce stress, improve self-confidence and communication, find balance and identify community resources through this six week course designed to provide you with the tools needed to look after yourself. Topics to be covered include:

Week 1: Taking Care of You

Week 2: Identifying and Reducing Stress

Week 3: Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns

Week 4: Communicating in Challenging Situations

Week 5: Learning from our Emotions

Week 6: Mastering Caregiving Decisions

9:30-11:00 A.M.
Every Friday from January 25 through to March 1.

Please CLICK HERE to register

Regional Learning Centre
2030 Bristol Circle, Room 202
Oakville ON L6H 0H2

Mississauga Halton LHIN RLC: Communication in Dementia Care


Learn strategies and tips on how to communicate effectively with a
person living with dementia.

Topics include:

• Learn about the 8A’s of Dementia and how they affect communication.

• How can Alzheimer Society of Peel help me?

An educator from the Alzheimer Society of Peel will present.

Please CLICK HERE to register

Friday January 18, 2019 1:00-3:00pm
Regional Learning Centre
2030 Bristol Circle, Suite 202, Oakville

Advance Care Planning & Health Care Consent

Do you like to have fun while you learn?

If yes, come for a fun filled afternoon starting with a brief education session on the basics of Advance Care Planning & Health Care Consent and test your knowledge with our own edition of Jeopardy.

Workshop goals include:

  • To promote an understanding of Health Care Consent (HCC) and Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Ontario
  • To review Health Care Provider role in HCC and promoting ACP
  • To provide an opportunity to network and share Ontario specific resources

Certificate of attendance will be provided

Click to Register now (no cost) by February 1st, 2019

For more information please contact Carol Sloan or Mehwish Fatima at 905-827-8111.

Acclaim Health Workshop: Understanding the Home Care System


People don’t think about home care – or don’t realize it even exists – until they suddenly need help.  

How does it work?  How can I get help?  What help is available?  What’s covered by the government and what isn’t?

We get these questions on a daily basis!

Join us for our first ever Understanding the Home Care System workshop designed to answer your burning questions, and more.    

CLICK HERE to register

Details:

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Acclaim Health, 2370 Speers Rd., Oakville

FREE, space is limited

For more information contact: Patricia Blakeley at 905-827-8800 x2300.

CARP Halton Chapter Community Meetings in January

We are now well into our 2018/2019 program focussing on “Health Care” particularly as it relates to seniors’and for our January meetings we are very pleased to announce that we will have special guest speakers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA). Dr Parminder Raina will speak at Burlington and Brenda Vrkljan will speak at Milton.

 The presentation will be entitled: The Purpose of Living Long

MIRA aims to optimize the longevity of Canada’s aging population through research, education and collaboration. Interdisciplinary teams work alongside older adults and key stakeholders to discover ways that will help Canadians spend more years living well.

Our speakers will be experts on all aspects of aging and will discuss the current research on aging successfully. This will include information both on how the body ages and also how the society in which we live impacts the aging process.

MIRA also acts as an entry point into some of McMaster’s research platforms in aging. Our speakers will highlight for example the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal. This on-line portal, please click HERE, provides access to a wealth of reliable medical information. Quoting from this website information is “written by trusted experts both to inform and inspire healthy aging. Scientific evidence is used to provide credible insights on hot topics and prevalent conditions related to seniors’ health”.

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

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 for their generosity.

 Our Milton meeting will take place on Wednesday January 9th from 6.30pm to 8.45pm at the Seniors Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton.

Our Burlington meeting will take place on Thursday January 24th from 6.30pm to 8.45pm at the Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington.

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.

Our Sponsors in January will be:

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

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.

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.

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