It's Not Too Late to Participate in "Aging Wisely" Education Series.

Information posted October 25, 2013

aging wiselyCARP Halton Chapter is pleased to say we have successfully presented the first session of our information-packed Education Series developed by many of 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. The CARP Halton Chapter Board of Directors thanks the following contributors for lending their expertise to develop what promises to be an unprecedented interactive 9-part series designed for those aged 45 and older.  This series is in addition to the regular Community Meetings held each month in both Milton and Burlington.

As our chart of sessions below shows, our first presentation addressed the importance of planning. The information delivered prefaced the topics to follow. Don’t worry if you did not attend the October 16 session. You will benefit greatly for any or all of the other sessions to come between now and June 2014.

We thank Jill Voytek of Solutions for Aging who worked with the participating Partners to develop the series format and define a line-up of progressive educational content to tie with our “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
  • Hear More Canada
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
  • Shoppers HomeHealthCare, Burlington

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.

Participate in this informative and interactive series presented by CARP Halton Chapter & delivered by our CARP Halton 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. Their comfortable setting will contribute to a very postive experience. 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 2013 to June 2014.

DATE SUBJECT
Wed. Oct. 16, 2013 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
  •   – This session has now been delivered to   excellent reviews. We invite you to review the topics below and to attend all   remaining, or those you find specifically relevant to your own requirements.
Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 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   incontinence with exercise
Wed. Dec. 4, 2013 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
  •   – Other   social interaction options
  •   –   Requiring various degrees of care
Wed. Jan. 15, 2014 Starting a new chapter/finding new meaning – applies to various life stages from   semi-retirement, retirement
Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 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
Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 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. Apr. 16, 2014 Weighing Your Options – Housing and Care

  •   – “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 21, 2014 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 11, 2014
  •   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

 

COST:

CARP Members:

$5.00 per session or $25.00 for full series – tax receipt

Non Members

$10.00 per session or $50.00 for full series – tax receipt

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY OF HALTON/HAMILTON

To Register Contact:

Tom Carrothers: 905-319-7345 OR email  [email protected]