Zoomer North Conference May 26th 2012 New Details Announced Register Early!

North Bay CARP Chapter 18


Zoomer North 7th Annual Conference

Pinewood Park-Clarion, North Bay

Saturday, May 26, 2012 -8:30 to 4:00

Cost: Members $25 (in advance) and Non-members $45

Contact: Conference Coordinators Bob and Madeleine Mantha

[email protected] or 705-497-3762

 This years conference a sample of something for everyone:

  • Music to start and end a jam-packed day (Robin Bilan, Jan and Dave, Rising Stars)
  • Dr. Grant Mckercher on Healthy Brains
  • Sandro Orlando/Sherry Howard Powers of Attorney/Trusteeship
  • Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre
  • Mike Moore How to Avoid Getting Old No Matter How Old You Are
  • Grand Prize Draw
  • Annual General Meeting

Made possible by the support of CARP sponsors:  RBC, Carlson Wagonlit, North East Community Care Access Centre, Hillside Funeral Home, Cliff Butler (ReMax) & Marina Point

Chapter News


Chapter 18 CARP has been busy planning a bigger and better Zoomer North Conference but board members have also been active locally by attending a number of community events to keep CARPs objectives visible.

Bob and Madeleine Mantha and Sharon Langley gave a CARP presentation to Club 665 in early January.

In addition to the national observance of Seniors Day October 2011, where Board members Betty Dean, Sharon Langley and Steven Tripodi staffed an information table; Sharon Langley helped organize an evening discussion at the Empire Living Centre Feb 1, 2012 on Age Friendly Initiatives for citizens living in the City of North Bay.  Sharon and board members, Madeleine Mantha, Terry Martinelli and Betty Dean led and reported on small group discussions to the larger forum which included Mayor Al McDonald.

Betty Dean attended the January 25 presentation of the Alzheimer Society at the Best Western where approximately 200 people attended to hear Chris Wynn discuss his documentary of his fathers Alzheimer condition and its impact on family.

On February 16 Betty Dean attended MPP Vic Fedelis budget consultation session at the Best Western.  The Chamber of Commerce, North Bay and District Labour Council, the District Social Services Administration Board, Nipissing/Parry Sound Catholic School Board, Ontario and Ontario Disability Support Program local workers were among those engaged in discussion with MPP Fedeli and attendees.  The recent release of the Drummond Report generated considerable interest.  Dean raised with MPP Fedeli the need to harness the skills and experience of the Boomer generation and already retired citizens to assist in finding alternative delivery of health care services.  She cited the example of the local need for a palliative care residence and more supports for assisted living to free up hospital beds.

NEW BENEFITS:  Update your communications with family and friends and support Chapter 18 at the same time.

Chapters will receive a $5.00 commission for every CARP member that signs up for a ZoomerWireless phone. Plus, an additional $5.00 for every year that member sticks with ZoomerWireless.  That includes every CARP member in our entire catchment area who signs a ZoomerWireless contract, whether you bring in the sale or not.    Phone plans starting as low as $13.50/month, plus free phones.


All communities are in need of an active contingent of volunteers in order to provide support services in a variety of areas. Included here are just a few charitable organizations and their links that members may consider assisting either through participation, donations or spreading the word.

Drivers needed to take patients to cancer treatment

Volunteer drivers urgently needed to take cancer patients to the hospital for treatment. If you have a car and some time to spare, please call (705) 472-9072.

What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer and had to travel to Sudbury for treatment for six weeks? Would you be able to drive yourself? Do you have someone who would be able to take you if you became too sick to drive yourself?

Very few cancer treatments are available in our area so most people have to travel for radiation and chemotherapy. This becomes a barrier for those who have no other way to get to their appointments or are unable to drive themselves. Thanks to our volunteer drivers, the Society is able to support people in the North Bay area at no charge. Last year, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers in the North Bay area drove more than a half million kilometres to bring over 800 people to cancer treatments in Sudbury and Toronto.

Right now, there are people in this community who need help getting to their treatment appointments. If you have a day or two each month during the week and access to a smoke-free vehicle, you can make a difference in the lives of people right here in the North Bay area. We offer mileage reimbursement, full training, and support.

To learn more, please call the Canadian Cancer Society North Bay Unit office today for application information: (705) 472-9072 or email [email protected]

*The person in the picture is an actual cancer survivor who volunteered his time.                                                            


Habitat for Humanitys Annual golf tournament is scheduled for Clear Springs, Monday June 4, 2012.  Details at http://habitatnorthbay.com/

Alzheimer Society Annual Charity golf tournament is slated for June 22, 2012 at Osprey Links.  Details at http://www.alzheimer.ca/northbay

Near North Palliative Care Network Third Annual Butterfly Release July 22, 2012.  Details at http://www.nnpcn.com/default.aspx?content_id=2775