Seniors Life Enhancement Centres: Family Caregiver Education Series

We are excited to provide details about our upcoming family caregiver education sessions for spring 2017. Please click each item for more information.

 April 26th 2017 – Communicating with Persons who have Dementia

 May 30th 2017 – Welcome to My World – Dementia Experience

 June 22nd 2017 – Should we Stay or Should we Go? Travel tips and ideas for travelling with someone with dementia

 Light refreshments will be served and Seniors Life Enhancement Centres (SLEC) will provide complementary programming for those attending who have a loved one who requires it.

 Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please contact Sandi Robinson at sandi.robinson@mhlhinrlc.ca or by telephone at 905-829-4499 x 109.

Mid to Late Stages of Dementia Discussion Series: May 16th – June 13th

Designed for family caregivers who have been a caregiver for some time, this free five week discussion series addresses some of the more challenging aspects of dementia care, such as incontinence, home safety, long term care placement and making end of life decisions.

This is not a beginner course; it is recommended that participants will have already taken introductory courses on dementia, such as our Dementia Information Series, which will be taking place in the fall.

Location: Burlington Central Library, Holland Room

Date: Tuesdays from May 16-June 13

Time: 10am-12pm

Register online, space is limited to 20 participants.

Sessions and speakers will include:

  • Managing the Changes by Velvet Tupper, Nurse Continence Advisor, Trillium Health
  • Safety in the Home by Michelle Sandrasagra, Occupational Therapist, CBI Home Health
  • When to Apply for Long Term Care by  HNHB Community Care Access Centre
  • Decisions for End of Life Care by Acclaim Health
  • Managing the Transition to Long Term Care by Acclaim Health

For more information email Rebecca Bacchus at rbacchus@acclaimhealth.ca or call 905-847-9559, toll free 1-800-387-7127 x2411.

Halton Chapter’s Evenings of Entertainment in March

Oakville’s Rock’n Seniors entertain at CARP Halton Chapter’s March meetings. First at Milton….

..with space to get on their feet it soon became an irresistible urge for this couple to get up and dance…..

With no stage at Burlington the band is much closer to their audience…

….and as expected this was a popular event.  With a full house soon assembled the entertainment began….

We appreciate and thank our sponsors for their support for this meeting. Enjoying the entertainment are representatives from Chartwell Retirement Residences, who also provided the goodies for this meeting, Burlington Memorial Gardens, ListenUP Canada and Don “Condo Don” Bassindale.

A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining evening came to a close with our prize draws. Don Bassindale gave two prizes, movie passes, which were won by John Stubbington shown with Kylie Campbell of ListenUP! who drew his ticket out of the basket,

and a Tim Hortons card which was won by Hal Brooks shown with Don and Halton Chapter volunteer Hugh Cass.

And last but not least our 50/50 draw winner Shirley McConachie with her envelope containing $150.