Posted by Steve Jones
Sun, Nov 1, 2015
It’s November and there are lots of interesting and engaging events for seniors and caregivers in Toronto. Want to learn more about elder abuse? Need a support network for caregivers? How about just getting out of the house and having some fun? Some big events are coming up in November and if you answered yes to any of the questions above, please take a look at our list of interesting events:
Elder Abuse Ontario: 2015 Provincial Conference
November 2 - 4
The International Plaza Hotel is playing host to the 2015 Provincial Conference for Elder Abuse Ontario. Experts and leaders in elder abuse prevention will be presenting and hosting discussions and workshops on the topic. For people working in the caregiver industry and those interested in studying elder abuse prevention, visit the Elder Abuse Ontario website for more information.
ESS Monthly Caregiver Support Groups
November 10 & 11
Recently we published a post on caregiver stress and strategies to overcome it. If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed and some support, the ESS hosts monthly caregiver support groups. If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a memory related impairment, and feel you need someone to talk to, head to the Scarlett Heights Retirement Home or the Etobicoke Medical Centre Family Health Team. For more information visit the ESS website.
100 years ago, thousands of Canadians were fighting overseas and working here at home in the midst of World War 1. If you are caregiving for a parent or older relative who was alive during these years, or participated in later wars, today is the day to pay respect and honour their sacrifices. There are plenty of vigils and events taking place across the city. To learn more about a Remembrance Day ceremony near you, visit toronto.ca.
Blue Rodeo & Natalie MacMaster Benefit Concert in Support of the William Osler Health Foundation
The William Osler Health Foundation is a local west end organization that works to support care services at the Brampton Civic Hospital, the Etobicoke General Hospital and the New Peel Memorial Centre for Intergrated Health and Wellness.
On November 21, Blue Rodeo and Natalie MacMaster will be playing a benefit concert at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, in support of this great local organization. Tickets range from $200 to $500 and the money raised will benefit the three west end hospitals mentioned above.
For more information, visit William Osler’s event page.
Retirement Living Fair
November 25, 2015
At the Bernard Betel Centre, the Retirement Living Fair will take place on November 25, featuring local agencies, senior service providers, community services, health practitioners and more. If you’re curious about resources available to seniors or you have questions about health and wellness after retirement, this is the event for you. The event is free and will feature refreshments and draw prizes. To learn more visit the Bernard Betel Centre’s website.
Lots of great events are happening all over the city this month, so be sure to get out and enjoy them.
Some good options for event listings include:
If you have any questions, as always you can contact us at Qualicare.