Halton Chapter Invited to Rotary Club April 7th Meeting

Thanks to Lou Pennachetti, who participated in our Chapter Workshop in November, we are invited to present the value of CARP and the Halton Chapter to the Burlington Lakeshore Rotary Club on April 7, 2009. This wonderful opportunityÿshows that the dialogue created by our members is attracting greater community interest in our Chapter. In addition, we value any means to expand our ‘network’ of supporters, partners, and potentially new memberships across Halton.


Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement centre were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: ‘Slim, I’m 83 years old now and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re about my age. How do you feel?’ Slim says, ‘I feel just like a newborn baby.’ ‘Really!? Like a newborn baby!’ ‘Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants’!

Bring a Guest on March 24th!!

With your Chapter Meeting on Tuesday’s receiving favourable reviews, you need to bring a guest forÿa huge Agenda on Tuesday, March 24th (6:30 pm-9:00pm) in the Central Arena Auditorium (across from the Burlington Seniors’ Centre)

Connect CARE Services in Halton is sponsoring several inter-active and informative sessions at the next Chapter Meeting along with their own display and staff to help you and your family and friends benefit from their personal care services across Haltonÿ.

Cathy Lamb, from the Burlington Seniors’ Centre will be giving us a delightful overview of their new program to increase the quality of life for more ‘Boomers with Zip’.

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) staff will provide an inter-active session to show you and others how to avoid long-tem care facilities by enjoying and staying in your own home.

Everything4Seniors will provide lots more valuable resources and hear how they wish to be a new partner and support our Chapter.

Enjoy refreshments and meet new guests from Markam, Mississauga, and elsewhere who are interested in our Chapter activities. Plus, more 50/50 draws and special surprises are planned.

On-line New Membership Applications Beat the new MAY 1, 2009 Fee Increase

Save on Memberships online at http://www.carp.ca/ by clicking on Memberships/Renewals. Be sure to enter your data carefully, and enter CH3 in the Chapter Number Box on right corner.

You can also call a toll free phone number 1-800-363-9736 and speak to a CARP representative to join. Just mention that you are from Halton to ensure we can follow-up with local information. For any further CARP Halton Chapter information, contact Greg Metrakos, at (905) 631-6751 or [email protected]

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for “A New Vision of Aging for Canada”, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from
discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to our members. Through our network of Chapters across Canada, CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP?s mission.