CARP Halton Chapter Community Meetings in May: “Pharmacists and Their Role in Community Health Care”

CARP Halton Chapter will be holding two community meetings in May, one in Halton North on May 10th and one in Halton South on May 25th.  Our Halton North meeting will be held at the Revera Birkdale Retirement Living Residence at 611 Farmstead (Derry and Farmstead) in Milton. Our Halton South meeting will be held at the Seniors Centre at 2285 New Street, Burlington.

The theme of our presentation at both locations will be: “Pharmacists and their role in Community Health Care”

Pharmacists play a vital role in community health care.  More than just prescriptions pharmacists take a holistic approach to patient care dedicating their practice to the best possible health outcomes for their patients in the communities they serve. The role of the pharmacist is also changing as they can now prescribe medications for the treatment of some of the common minor ailments thus eliminating the need for a visit to your doctor.

We will be pleased to welcome local pharmacist Taylor Lea who will be our speaker at both locations. 

Taylor is looking forward to speaking about the profession of pharmacy. Her presentation will outline:

  • How to become a Pharmacist
  • Types of Pharmacy Practice
  • Current scope of practice of a Pharmacist
  • Minor ailment prescribing (New as of Jan. 1, 2023)
  • Overview of the Ontario Drug Benefits (ODB) Program

Please plan to join us at either location. CARP Halton Chapter believes that the information you will take away from this presentation will be very beneficial for all seniors. Seniors will feel more confident knowing what a Pharmacist can do and how they can work together with other members of their health care team to better their overall health.

We look forward to seeing our members and friends at this important presentation.

Our Milton meeting will be held on Wednesday May 10th at the Revera Birkdale Retirement Living Residence at 611 Farmstead (Derry and Farmstead) in Milton.

Our Burlington meeting will be held on Thursday May 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. As this is a seniors residence it is expected that masks will be required.

Refreshments, coffee, tea and treats will be provided at both meetings by Revera and 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. We encourage you to chat with our sponsors and learn about the services they provide.

Our sponsors at Burlington will be:

Burlington Memorial Gardens: Our staff is fully-licenced by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario to assist families with their cemetery and/or funeral needs whether burial or cremation is desired. We provide caring and compassionate service to help navigate the process to make comprehensive pre-planning easy but also assist families at an immediate time of need. Our professionals will serve you at locations from coast to coast across Canada.

Marion Goard, Broker – 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.

Hearing Well Matters!  Offering special insights into customizing the best hearing solution for you. Hearing well means Living well!

Bayshore Home Health: Serving Halton Region the Oakville Care Team will assess your needs, provide personalized care plans and offer support in navigating the healthcare system.

Edward Jones – Mohamed Emara: We want to help you build the future you dream about.  

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.