Halton Chapter Presents our Aging Wisely Education Series for 2014/15

Information updated November 20, 2014

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Planning & caring for you & your family

CARP Halton Chapter is pleased to introduce an information-packed Education Series developed by our Chapter Partners. Each participating Partner representative has taken responsibility for at least one of the information sessions in the series to either deliver the session themselves or arrange for an affiliated specialist to do so to provide content that is educational and informational not commercial. The CARP Halton Chapter Board of Directors thanks the following contributors for lending their expertise to develop an interactive 9-part series designed for those aged 45 and older. After a successful inaugural year, we are again scheduling this series for 2014-2015.This series is in addition to the regular Community Meetings held each month in both Milton and Burlington.

CARP Halton Chapter Partners developed the series format and defined a line-up of progressive educational content to tie in with the Aging Wisely theme. The following is a list of those Partners.

    • Burlington Memorial Gardens
    • Canadian Christian Tours
    • Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence
    • Disability Tax Solutions
    • Halton Healthcare ConnectCare, WorkFit Total Therapy Centre, Oakville Hospital Footcare & Orthotic Centre
    • Home Instead Senior Care
    • McLennan
    • Royal Botanical Gardens
    • Shoppers HomeHealthCare, Burlington
    • Sutton Quantum Realty Inc. Sherri Moro Realtor
    • The McLennan Group Insurance Inc.
    • TLC Moving Solutions

Face the Future with Confidence

Although there is no roadmap for life, you can take control of your future by being well informed about important decisions and choices. We all know change is inevitable and life sometimes throws you a curveball but don’t wait for circumstance to dictate your next move.

There is no cost to participate in this informative and interactive series delivered by CARP Halton Chapter Partners and learn more about how to face the future with confidence. Live long, live better!

We thank Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence for generously hosting this series, complete with light refreshments. Their comfortable setting will contribute to a very positive experience. While each session completely covers the topic defined, we do encourage people to attend all of the sessions to gain maximum benefit and to also learn more about the impressive extent of the resources available within the Halton Region to help each one of us face each phase of our future with confidence.

The Details

LOCATION: Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence, 180 Oak Park Blvd. Oakville, ON L6H 0A6

TIME: Check in at 6:30 pm. Formal session starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. Interactive discussion or question and answer will occur either during the presentation or at 8:30 pm after the formal presentation, depending on the presenter.

DATES: See chart below for topic and date. Each is on a Wednesday each month from October 2014 to June 2015.

Wed. Oct. 15, 2014 Advanced Planning – What is it and why it is so darn important

  • – What to plan for / what can happen if you don’t plan
  • – Will I outlive my money? Health risk vs. longevity risk
Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 Cancelled due to bad weather, will be rescheduled shortly. Living Well / Taking Care of Yourself

  •  Footcare for all / diabetic and arthritic footcare
  • Hearing health – (How we hear. Causes and types of hearing loss, preventive measures: why you should have an annual hearing test. The effects of untreated hearing loss. Financial assistance available for hearing aids. Free hearing screenings and hearing aids cleanings can be done at the session as well)
  • Pain management (the role of exercise, what to know about drug treatment
  • Managing continence with exercise
Wed. Dec. 3, 2014 Living Well / Taking Care of Yourself

  • Food matters! Good nutrition and the importance of food appeal
  • The importance / benefits of fitness (what to do and why at each life stage)
  • The proven benefits of social interaction /travel companionship
  • Horticultural therapy (plants and gardening enhance emotional, physical and mental well-being)
  • Other social interaction options
Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 Staying at home

  • How to be prepared in case of a medical emergency
  • Preventing a fall (what to consider, what to disclose to professionals, what to ask)
  • Home safe home / assistive devices
  • How to be prepared in case of a medical emergency
  • Home security with Sgt Bob Paterson
Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 Weighing Your Options – Housing and Care

  • Your home – leveraging your most valuable asset for your future /To stay or to go? Weighing the benefits of staying put or selling your home / How to right-size your future
  • What you need to know about moving
  • Finding money: deferring property tax, assistive device programs, home modification programs, tax credits and other helpful programs
Wed. Mar. 18, 2015 Finding the money continued

  • The difference between planning for retirement and planning to address the potential needs for the retirement years
  • Other helpful programs include what is available to Veterans
Wed. Apr. 15, 2015 Thriving at home

  • “I’m Staying Put!” How to thrive at home and knowing when it’s time for change – Including nutrition & exercise options among the factors.
  • Navigating the continuum of senior housing and care options (across the life stages) – what the options are, what questions to ask, costs and eligibility, understanding the differences
  •  How to choose the right retirement residence for you related to cost, present & future care requirements, life style
Wed. May 20, 2015 Caregiver Alert

  • The cost of care and how you can plan / coping with the challenges of paying for and providing care
  • Caregiver stress/burnout & respite care
  • Caring for those with memory loss / caregiver support – outside expert
  • Issues facing caregivers, particularly family members, including dealing with incontinence that can’t be managed.
Wed. June 10, 2015 End of Life / Coping After Loss

  • Bereavement (learning to cope, coming to terms with loss, learning to ask for help)
  • Community-based end of life care
  • Understanding the difference between palliative vs. hospice care


To Register Contact:

Tom Carrothers, CARP Halton Chapter Chair at 905-319-7345 OR by email to:  [email protected]