CARP Halton Chapter Community Meetings April 2024

“Being Empowered When Navigating Significant Life Transitions”

CARP Halton Chapter will be holding two community meetings in April, one in Halton North on Tuesday April 9th and one in Halton South on Thursday April 25th.  Our Halton North meeting will be held at the Birkdale Retirement Living Residence at 611 Farmstead Drive (Derry and Farmstead) in Milton. Our Halton South meeting will be held at the Seniors Centre at 2285 New Street, Burlington. At our April meetings we have invited Michelle Cassidy who is the Manager of Supportive and Community Care at Carpenter Hospice to talk about “Being Empowered When Navigating Significant Life Transitions”

Michelle describes her presentation as follows:

We are facing unprecedented times with many of us navigating significant life transitions. Changes in our health, family, and societal stressors can impact us in ways we may not even recognize.  While many changes are out of our control, being empowered to care for ourselves and take tangible actions for our wellbeing can improve our quality of life.  Join us for this session where we learn a little more about the brain/body connection and consider actionable ways we can attend to our mental health and wellbeing. Learn more about brain health and what we can expect as a natural part of aging and when seeking help might be important.

There will also be time for Michelle to answer any questions you may have.

Michelle is a Registered Social Worker with a passion for making mental health concepts accessible. Much of her career has been within the child and youth mental health sector, more recently transitioning into healthcare, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic Michelle supported healthcare staff to consider the impact of caregiving and integrate small daily habits to promote mental health and improve people’s capacity to cope, particularly amidst unrelenting stress. Now working in end-of-life care at Carpenter Hospice, Michelle feels privileged to walk alongside families as they navigate life changing diagnoses, the impact of caregiving for a loved one, and loss

Our Halton North meeting will be held in Milton on Tuesday April 9th at the Birkdale Retirement Living Residence at 611 Farmstead Drive, (Derry and Farmstead).

Our Halton South meeting will be held in Burlington on Thursday April 25th at the Seniors Centre at 2285 New Street.

Doors will open at both locations at 6.30pm, the program will start at 7.00pm and will wrap up around 8.45pm

At the Milton location most visitors will be able to park in the visitor parking areas on site. Additional street parking is also available on Farmstead.

Light refreshments, coffee, tea and treats, will be available at both meetings. At Milton refreshments will be provided by the Birkdale Retirement Residence. We thank the management and staff for their generosity.

Our meetings will begin with a short welcoming address and a brief update on your CARP Halton Chapter 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.

Our meetings will conclude around 8.45pm with a few closing remarks and our 50/50 draw. We encourage you to support this draw as proceeds help defray the costs incurred in putting on our meetings.

Our meetings are FREE. All are welcome. Please plan to join us at either location. We look forward to your support of our Community Meetings as the topics we present will be of vital importance to our seniors demographic. We look forward to meeting our members and friends.