We had a great meeting on June 26th with informative and interesting guest Speakers. Doros Theodosiou and Pete Izzio from Sun Life Financial spoke on the topic “GIC’s – Not all built the same”   If any of you would like more information from Sun Life, you can contact Donna L. Myyra, Marketing Manager at Sun Life, who oversees the CARP Chapter – Sun Life Relationship, and Donna can be contacted at 519-888-3900, Ext. 4867.   More information on CARP’s connection with Sun Life can be found under the Benefits tab on our website.    Sun Life also provided us with great cookies for the intermission.

Our second speaker was Catherine Durham from Sunrise Mills Natural Choice, and Catherine spoke to us about the benefits of natural vitamins under the topic heading of “Best in Health”.   Catherine also donated a fabulous gift basket for the door prize, and everyone got goody bags to take home.   You can visit Catherine in her store at 840 King St. East, in Cambridge (Preston), or email her at [email protected].

Benefit partners in attendance were:

Susan Bridges, Comfort Keepers, offering comforting solutions for In-Home Care, who can be reached at 519-267-8222.   Susan will soon be re-locatng to the new Heritage Meadows Retirement Residence at 208 Hespeler Road in Cambridge.

Valerie Armada, Dynamic Strides Inc. , www.dynamicstrides.com, 519-807-5929, who will tell you all about Nordic Pole Walking, and who are offering a $5.00 discount on a set of Nordic Poles to CARP members, and

Brian Humell, Preston Pharmacy who is located at 125 Waterloo St. South, Cambridge (Preston), 519-653-1870.

All our benefit partners are offering discounts to CARP members – just present your card.

Announcements from the Chair:

Our Chairperson recognized the passing of Terry Little, 1943-2012, a past Chair of the Brantford Chapter, and a tireless worker on behalf of seniors in the Brantford area.   Terry will be missed.

The Canadian Walking Academy held their first public seminar on June 27th, featuring Dr. Klaus Schwanbeck, founder and President of Nordixx Pole Walking Canada.   Members of our Chapter and the K-W Chapter 25 attended the seminar which demonstrated the benefits of Nordic Pole Walking – the seminar included a “Hands on” demonstration.   One of our future programs will include a demonstration by our benefit partner Valerie Armada of Dynamic Strides Inc.

We have been contacted by Michael Francis, promoter of Boomerbash, to ask if our members have any interest in attending a dance evening with music of the 50/60 rock genre.   For information please see their website at www.boomerbash.ca, and let us know if you have an interest.   They are proposing to give CARP members a 25% discount off the show ticket price and a V.I.P area.   At this time we have no information on dates.


As usual, we are looking for volunteers.

Chapter 41 needs your help in volunteering to assist on Committees and at the Board level.  Board level means attending bi-monthly meetings, usually held on the last Friday of a month at 8:30 a.m.    We are currently looking for a new Vice-Chair


We are excited to announce that our next meeting will be held at the new Heritage Meadows Retirement complex on Hespeler Road.   The meeting will include a tour of the facility.   This doesn’t mean we are leaving Langs, but we thought our members would like to take a look at what’s new for Seniors in Cambridge and are looking forward to this opportunity.   We will be sending out a Newsletter prior to this event.

There will be no summer meetings, and the Heritage Meadows event will be held on September 25, 2012, from 2 – 4 p.m., so mark it down, and check here for updates.

Your Board wishes you all a Happy Canada Day and great summer.

Pat Templeton, Chair

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