Research Opportunity – Technology and Learning Approaches

The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research is pleased to share a student-driven research opportunity with you. 

Kaye Mao, a 4th year student in the Interaction Design program is completing her independent thesis with the Centre. (You may recall that we sent out a recruitment notice for the first phase of her project back in November 2016; this is now the second phase of the work.)

She is interested in how we learn to use new technologies, specifically mobile touch screen technologies. She is looking for older adults 60+ who would be willing to discuss their opinions and experiences about the process of learning how to use new technologies. She will be conducting brief interviews and then working with participants to develop and test new learning approaches. 

If you are interested in taking part in this study please email Kaye Mao directly at maok@sheridancollege.ca to schedule an appointment.  

Join the Food for Life Team in Milton

“Food for Life” is looking for a group of 3-4 individuals to make up a volunteer team in Milton

When: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 11:45am-1:30pm
Where: 40 Ontario Street, Milton, Ontario

“Food for Life” brings fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat and bread to those struggling to make ends meet. This program at 40 Ontario Street, helps our seniors who are living on a fixed income eat more nutritiously at no cost to them. We are looking for a group to help run this program on the noted Tuesday at the given time. To help run this program, there is no cost involved to you, we just need your time and energy.

“Food for Life” would love to have you join the team, as we run over forty of these programs within Halton Region.

To discuss this opportunity or just talk about “Food for Life”, please call Donna at 905-635-1106 x221 or email donna@foodforlife.ca.

I look forward to hearing from you.

CARP Halton Chapter’s Community Meetings in January


For our January Community Meetings in both Milton and Burlington we will have speakers from  the Halton Region Police Services Seniors’ Liaison Team. The focus of their presentation will be:

“How to protect yourself from Scams and Frauds and Seniors’ Safety”

As seniors we are a very vulnerable demographic. Scammers and Fraudsters know this and take every opportunity to prey on this vulnerability. In addition they are coming up with new scams all the time. And as a result seniors are duped out of 100’s of millions of dollars every year.

So….how can you be prepared? How can you protect yourself? What do you need to know? What do you need to be aware of? What are the latest schemes aimed at separating you from your money?

CARP Halton Chapter believes this is of vital importance to seniors and encourage you to come to one of these meetings. With all of the known scams and  new ones coming along almost every day…..you simply cannot be over prepared on how to deal with them……

Our  Milton meeting will be held on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 at the Seniors Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton

Our Burlington meeting will be held on Tuesday January24th, 2017 at the Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington.

Our meetings at both locations will be held in the evening. Doors will open at 6.30pm with the main meeting taking place between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. Coffee and tea will be available.

Both meetings will begin with a short welcoming address from our Chairperson, 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.

As usual we will have a number of sponsors for both meetings. We will be very pleased to welcome them we thank them for their support. They will have tables where you will be able to chat with their representatives and pick up additional information.


​Alert Best Nursing: offers a wide variety of services, including: in-home nursing care; attendant care for persons with injuries, disabilities or chronic illnesses; palliative care; and staffing solutions for hospitals, long-term care facilities and retirement homes.

Heart to Home Meals: provides free delivery of delicious and nutritious frozen meals, soups and desserts directly into the homes of seniors. With 3 different meal sizes, 150+ menu items and specialty  meals, seniors have many tempting selections to enjoy.

Don Bassindale “Condo Don” Remax Aboutowne Realty Corp: Helping seniors find their ideal home.

There will be a break at the midway point in the presentation which will allow time to socialize with fellow members and to visit our sponsors.

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 of putting on our meetings.

Our meetings are FREE. Please support your Chapter. We look forward to welcoming all members and their friends.

Chemistry, Medications & Dementia: FREE Public Lecture

The Annual Gertrude Cetinski Lectureship

presents a Free Public Lecture:

Chemistry, Medications & Dementia

With guest presenter:  Antonietta Forrester, BScPhM, RPH Consultant Pharmacist

Thursday January 19th, 2017

Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. West, Burlington

Time:       7:00pm-8:30pm

Parking:   Free

Please RSVP at: 905-529-7030 or 1-888-343-1017

This lecture will be simultaneously translated en Francais. Please indicate this request when you RSVP

FREE “Lunch and Learn” (of particular interest to seniors)


Friday, January 27, 2017

10:15am—1:00pm: At the Oakville Public Library-Old Oakville (on Navy)

Keynote Speaker: Karen Gowans, Investors Group PLUS Guest speakers and door prizes

Reserved Seating Only

FREE LUNCH provided by Revera Living, Oakville

The last two seminars sold out; please reserve your seat today…

Email kmackay@royallepage.ca or call (905) 599-9745.

Acclaim Health: Mid to Late Stages of Dementia Discussion Series

  Alzheimer Services Support and Education

Mid to Late Stages of Dementia Discussion Series

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 begin on March 7, 2017.

Location: Burlington Central Library, Holland Room

Date: Wednesdays from January 18-February 15

Time: 1-3 PM

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 Sandi Robinson at  srobinson@acclaimhealth.ca or call 905-847-9559, toll free 1-800-387-7127 x2411

Halton Healthcare seeking volunteers for all three community hospitals

Information posted January 16, 2017

Halton Healthcare is seeking new and enthusiastic volunteers to join the ranks at each of its three community hospitals: Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community in 2017? Do you have an interest in helping others? Please apply to be a Halton Healthcare volunteer.

Volunteer applications are now being accepted on-line, please click here.

Paper applications will also be available if required.

Volunteers truly help to create a patient and family-centered care environment and experience.

Click here for more info on volunteering and application deadlines. 

CARP Halton Chapter Social Evening at Burlington in Pictures

The “Not for Hire Band” entertains a group of more than 100 members and friends at CARP Halton Chapter's Social Evening in Burlington


With their distinctive style and excellent repertoire of well known songs they soon had everyone clapping and singing along.


Band members from Left to right are: Fernando Golini, Steve Urech, Russ Moore, Peter Cryne and Cam Woolvet


Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence once again provided an excellent assortment of desserts which along with coffee and tea were available throughout the evening


Halton Chapter's monthly meetings are made possible in large part by our sponsors and we would like to thank them for their support. Our sponsors at Burlington were:




Chartwell Retirement Residences: represented by Nick Holmes of Oakville and Meghan Begg of Martha's Landing in Burlington






Alert Best Nursing: represented by Linda Carter on the left and owner Yvonne Griggs






Heart to Home Meals: represented by owner Tim Turcotte



With everyone enjoying the music the band continued to play until almost 9.00pm


Peter Cryne performed several solo numbers and Lead singer Russ Moore kept everything on track


Our Social Evening came to a close with the prize draw. Lynn Heffernan, Joann Connall and Ann Graham took home a beautiful poinsettia plant