CARP Halton Chapter Community Meetings in January

 For our community meetings in January at both Milton and Burlington we have invited Chris Bint to talk about Technology. Chris is well known in Halton and you may have met him at one of his many educational sessions

Here is a brief idea of what Chris will be talking about.

 Technology: What’s new? What’s free? What has value?

Each year, new technology hits the “shelves” that pushes our community into the next chapter of technological advancement and normalization.  Not only is it important to know about the  opportunities created by technology, but also which technologies generate value for you as an individual user versus those that can be a waste of time. Join us for a workshop about the possibilities that new technologies create, which apps and services are free of charge and worthwhile, and what technologies (health, VR, AI) are creating value for us at an exponential rate.

Since 2006, Chris has been a technology educator, with roots grounded in research conducted at Sheridan’s Centre for Elder Research. In 2008, Chris Co-Founded the Elder Technology Assistance Group (ETAG), a registered Canadian charity, devoted to supporting technology use for seniors 55+.

His decade of experience as a teacher of adult students in the non-profit sector led Chris to starting Tech Coaches where he is the Chief Learning Officer. Tech Coaches is an organization focused on helping people understand technology and helping more people and communities improve their technological literacy.

Our Milton meeting will take place on Wednesday January 8th from 7.00pm to 8.45pm at the Seniors Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton.

Our Burlington meeting will take place on Thursday January 23rd from 7.00pm to 8.45pm at the Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street, Burlington.

Doors will open at both locations at 6.30pm. The program will begin at 7.00pm and wrap-up at 8.45pm. Coffee and tea will be available. Treats for our Milton meeting will be supplied by Revera. We would like to thank them for their generosity.

Please be aware that building safety code regulations govern the maximum number of people who can attend our meetings. If room capacity limits are reached we may have to restrict entrance in order to comply with those regulations.

As many of you will know we have on occasion experienced a high level of attendance at Burlington. Once seating has been set out and people begin to take their places again for safety reasons we are not permitted to bring in more chairs as doing so increases the risk of accident or injury.

Since we hold exactly the same monthly meetings in Milton we encourage anyone who can do so to please consider going to Milton instead of Burlington.

Our main presentation will begin following a short welcoming address and a brief update on your CARP Halton Chapter activities.

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 them and learn about the services they provide.

Our sponsors include:

Heart to Home Meals: We make the meals so you can make the most of your day.

Barwood Concierge: Personal Assistants to seniors. Assistance at its best.

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.

Both meetings will conclude 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. The lucky winner at Burlington usually takes home over $100.

Our meetings are FREE. All are welcome. Please support CARP Halton Chapter. We look forward to meeting our members and friends.