"Aging Wisely" Planning & Caring for You & Your Family

Information posted December 14, 2013

It’s never tooaging wisely late to “Age Wisely”.

CARP Halton Chapter is pleased to say we have successfully presented three sessions of our information-packed Education Series developed by many of our Chapter Partners. If you have not yet attended, there are still 6 more sessions. Details about those sessions are highlighted below.

Each participating CARP Halton Chapter 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 first three sessions. . 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 below for topic and date. Each session is on a Wednesday every month from October 2013 to June 2014.

The first three sessions have 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. 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

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

Please click this link  Aging Wisely Poster to see the poster for this series.


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


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