March Community Meetings "Are You Still Hip? in Review

Information posted April 5, 2013

For our March community meetings in both Milton and Burlington our theme was

“Are You Still Hip?”

We invited Chiropractic and Physiotherapy practitioners from the Work-Fit Total Therapy Centre from Halton Healthcare Services to talk about this important subject with a focus on hip and knee joints and how the spine plays a major part in bodily movements. Their excellent presentation covered:

  • The anatomy of hips and knees and discussed how to identify early signs and symptoms of Osteoarthritis.
  • “Referred” pain patterns from the spine that can replicate hip and knee pain and  how to distinguish signs and symptoms to ensure appropriate treatment.
  • Alternative and Medical non-invasive treatments that will encourage and maintain natural healthy joints.

For anyone who would like to be reminded of this excellent presentation Halton Healthcare Services have very kindly agreed to make it available to our members. If you would like to see the presentation please CLICK HERE

Participation at our Milton meetings is gradually increasing with approximately 40 people enjoying our March meeting. We hope to see more of our members and their friends joining us at Milton in the coming months. At Burlington we had over 100 participants.

The presentation begins at Milton…..








….and at Burlington….















This was an interactive meeting and everyone was encouraged to participate in a series of simple but highly beneficial exercises that will help keep joints moving.

Having fun doing the exercises at Milton


Enjoying the exercises at Burlington.





















A handout of these exercises was provided.  A copy of this handout is provided below. To enlarge it for easier reading simply click on the image.


We would like to thank our Sponsors. In addition to our guest speakers from the Work Fit Total Therapy Centre at Halton Health Care Services we were pleased to welcome Sarah Markle from ListenUP Canada, Scott Johnson of Home Instead Senior Care and Doug and Lynn Campbell of Canadian Christian Tours. Our Sponsors this month are also Chapter Partners. Sponsors play an important role and it is their generous support that plays a big part in enabling us to hold our meetings. And as Chapter Partners they also provide value added benefits to our members in Halton Region. For links to their websites and for more information about Chapter Partners please CLICK HERE.

Halton Healthcare Services:  has a rather unique offering located at the hospitals in Oakville and Milton. There are three services offerings whose proceeds go back into the hospital. The three operations under this program are WorkFit, Footcare and ConnectCare, all of which offer comprehensive and growing services.

Home Instead Senior Care: is a reliable source of home care for seniors in Oakville, Burlington and Milton. Services Include companionship, meal preparation, light hoursekeeping, medication reminders, shopping, errands and personal care.

Canadian Christian Tours: offering family friendly 1 and 2 day trips as well as longer tours. CCTours has earned a solid reputation of providing quality transportation, accommodations and meals, all affordably priced. Another key objective is to foster friendships – “Making friends one trip at a time”

ListenUP Canada were available to discuss hearing related questions.

Angie Molezzi explains the services offered by Halton Health Care Services
Scott explains the services offered by Home Instead Senior Care










Lynn Campbell talks about the many travel options available through Canadian Christian Tours

























Our meetings always allow time for people to visit our sponsors displays and as you can see below most people took advantage of that opportunity.

Guests gathering information at the Halton Health Care Services display









Guests chatting with Scott Johnson














As usual at the end of our meetings we hold a 50/50 draw. We would like to thank everyone who bought tickets as proceeds help with the costs of putting on our meetings. ListenUP also donated a door prize of an Alarm Clock at our Milton meeting. Winners at our both meetings are shown below.

Milton winners from L to R: Winston Cragg (50/50 draw), our presenters Jody Strik and Alexandra Tarkowki and Heather McCorquodale (Alarm Clock)










Burlington 50/5 draw winner Frank Ernst shown with presenters Angie Molezzi, Jody Strik and Henry Candelaria