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ABUZZ FOR 55+ APRIL 2017 Making Our Seniors Matter -

October 2016

Brampton A not for profit organization that provides resources and information to seniors and their families through our radio, newsletter & website and for business’ who serve seniors, we promote training and education opportunities!

Fraud…. It Happens Way to Often….reach out if you are concerned about someone Call Peel Regional Police Const. Yvette Logan 905-453-2121 X 3428 BURLINGTON, Ont. – Police say two men are facing charges after allegedly defrauding an elderly Burlington, Ont., woman of more than $210,000. Halton Regional Police say the woman was subjected to “prolonged financial abuse” between 2011 and 2016. They say the accused have worked as high pressure door-to-door salesman, specializing in the installation of water and air filtration systems, and gained access to the woman’s banking, credit card and other financial information. Jeremy Cohn, Global News ___________________________________ Police detectives say a Toronto woman with “diminished mental capacity” agreed to sell her $2-million home as a part of a multi-year ruse by scammers who convinced her she won a substantial amount of money and needed to pay fees to recover the prize. The 85-year-old woman, who has not been identified, now has her financial affairs in the care of Ontario’s Public Trustee. “It was an elaborate scheme,” said Det. Alan Spratt, an investigator with the Toronto Police Financial Crimes Unit. “What we see with elderly people who don’t have a lot of support that suspects become the main people they communicate with,” said Spratt. Sean O’Shea, Global News

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Heart disease Heart disease is a term for many different conditions that affect the heart and arteries. These may include heart attacks, chest pain and blocked arteries. To help reduce the risk of heart disease, choose More : Fatty fish with omega-3 fats (salmon, trout). Aim for two servings per week. Fibre from whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit. Healthier fats like olive or canola oil and trans fat- free margarine. Unsalted nuts – no more than ¼ cup (60 mL) serving five times per week. Physical activity – 30-60 minutes on most days of the week. Less: Saturated fat from butter, cheese and fatty meats. Trans fat from hydrogenated oils (shortening, hard margarine), processed foods and fast foods. Salty foods. Cigarettes. Alcohol (no more than two drinks per day). We luv ya and want you to be with us a long time!!

Long Term Wealth Building Strategies Gary is a proud and trusted member of “Making Our Seniors Matter”. His is available to help you with any accounting concern. A real gentleman...Call him today!

Tel. 416-626-2727 Fax 416-621-7136 Email: admin@garybooth.com

Seniors Safety Line Toll Free 1-866-299-1011 Confidential Resource for seniors who are experiencing abuse, including financial, physical, sexual &emotional abuse as well as neglect. The telephone line provides information, referrals and support for seniors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 150 languages.

April Smiles …. Bring happiness!

Finding Me After We, life after loss.

.Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

By MaryLou Drygas Sometimes it seems impossible to find our way after losing someone close. I know, I have been on that journey since I lost my husband suddenly. It was twelve days before my 50th birthday and we had so many plans. That was over sixteen years ago now. The days and weeks that followed were like walking in a fog. I tried to keep life the same but it wasn't working. There was only on thing to do, I had to find a brand new me and I had no idea how that was going to happen. In this search I've learned that adversity can propel us into our greatest selves. Our busy lives don't afford us time to look at the possibilities that are in each and every one of us. Life after loss can be a time to explore dreams unfulfilled, a talent never shared as we search to find a new identity.

. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand? . If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, How would we ever know?

.If Webster wrote the first dictionary. Where did he get the words from? .Why do we say something is out of whack...what is a whack?

In creating “Finding Me After We” I hope to help people find joy, purpose and wholeness in their lives going forward. We have weekly sessions every Sunday afternoon with guest speakers on topics such as mindfulness, self care through nutrition, use of essential oils and cooking for one and financial advice just to name a few. It is a community where we can share our challenges and discuss possibilities in a safe, caring environment. The program will evolve to meet the needs of those attending.

.Why does slow-down and slow-up mean the same thing?

This program has been made possible through the support and generosity of Margaret Wallis-Duffy at Wallis for Wellness. If you or someone you know could benefit from this community please contact the clinic at (905) 840-3486 or myself, Marylou Drygas at 905-216-3443.

.Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we are already there?

Senior Council : partial minutes March 7th Presented by: City Councillor Doug Whillans Wards 2 and 6

.Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing? .Why do tug boats push their barges?

.Why are they called “stands” when we sit on them?

written by Sharon Bonello

Enforcement of Tow By-Law:

The Bylaw states that tow trucks cannot come within 200 metres of a collision. Tow trucks can attend the scene as long as there is a one to one ratio of trucks and involved vehicles. License inspectors and enforcement officers are designed to ensure that: the number of tow trucks at the scene do not exceed the number of vehicles requiring a tow, the drivers are licensed, the drivers have completed an authorization to tow a vehicle form and provide the customer with a copy, the drivers’ are wearing a reflective vest while on scene, the drivers are not interfering with any contracts for hiring for towing by other tow truck drivers, tow truck drivers do not have any work orders in their possession, or have induced a customer to sign a work order on scene. They have improved the method of detecting collisions as they have recently purchased two pagers that will be activated on the Fire VCOM system and will provide the enforcement officers with the locations of collisions when fire has been dispatched to attend. The officers will receive the page and will make the determination of whether or not they should attend based on the proximity to the collision and their work priorities. An initiative that is underway is to provide the Enforcement officers with platoon training on various licensing scenarios they may come across during their shifts. This will ensure that all enforcement and licensing officers will be trained to enforce the mobile licensing bylaw as there have been many concerns raised by the towing industry about enforcement. Once trained it is expected that the officers will be able to attend a greater number of collision scenes. Citizens Awards-Congratulations to Donna Martin, Laurie Obidowski and Myrna Montrichard Adams for being nominated for a Citizens Awards for over 10 years of volunteering . Sharon Bonello: Update re: café renovations Our café renovations will be starting in April. We will be closing the café starting Saturday March 31 st and re-locating it to the games rooms. We will be offering coffee/tea/soft drinks, snacks and sandwiches. We will not be having our daily specials or soups. Seating will be set up in the library during the lunch hour. The front entrance will be boarded off and we will be entering from the door by the gymnasium. Our reception area and customer service staff will be relocated to the lobby area by the gym. Joan Hoffman our Facility Clerk and I will be relocated to the meeting room which is close to where the customer service staff will be located. Brampton Transit busses will continue to pick up/drop off at the front entrance and there will be no impact for parking. The renovations should be completed by the end of December. Delfin Palileo: The Filipino Club is celebrating their 10th Year Anniversary on May 13th at the Convention Centre. Tickets are $50.00. For further information call Delfin at 905-791-9428

If you are concerned about high debt call Scott Terrio at Cooper & Co. He is so very good at what he does. He provides help and information on how to reduce debt/payments. If you need help, do NOT be embarrassed , call Scott today for a confidential conversation. Valued and trusted member of “Making Our Seniors Matter” and a CPCA— Certified Professional Consultant on Aging

Glenn Cunningham Broker, CPCA

Certified Professional Consultant on Aging Ask about our Senior Package: sale, declutter, downsizing, packing, moving, settling in. Do you have real estate related questions? Do you need some advice or complimentary marketing review? NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION. CALL DIRECT

Kate Saldanha is an associate lawyer with Prouse, Dash & Crouch LLP. With her thoughtful approach to client needs and careful attention to detail, Kate is able to assist her clients to make well informed decisions whether they are developing an estate plan, owning a property, or making business decisions. Kate offers her clients strategic legal thinking that is both compassionate and supportive in matters which are often emotionally charged. Born and raised in Brampton, Kate joined PDC upon her return to her hometown after university. Kate began with PDC as an articling student in 2011 and joined the firm as an associate in 2012. Outside of law, Kate enjoys photography, yoga, and travel.

EDUCATION: Juris Doctor, Health Law and Policy specialization, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Acadia University Kate is a lawyer at Prouse, Dash & Crouch, LLP practicing in the areas of Wills and Estates, Real Estate Law, and Business Law. Kate can be reached at 905-451-6610.

Kate is a board member of Making Our Seniors Matter and a caring legal resource for you. Give her a call. Kate has helped many of our clients with Wills and an understandable and clear Power or Attorney for both Health and Finance.


In partnership with Flower City Seniors Centre presents Lifestyle Options Expo for Boomers & Seniors Chinguacousy Curling Centre 9:30am — 4:30pm SAVE THE DATE: Saturday SEPTEMBER 9th Housing Options * Solterra Homes * Modular

Adult Lifestyle Communities * Residences Intergenerational Homes * Health & Wellness Stay where you are and be safe: Finances Home Care * Companionship * Meals More information to come over the next months right here in ABUZZ !!!

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April 2017  

Scams on Seniors. Heart disease tips for men. Save the Date for Lifestyles Options Expo for Seniors and Boomers coming up on Sept 9th, 2017

April 2017  

Scams on Seniors. Heart disease tips for men. Save the Date for Lifestyles Options Expo for Seniors and Boomers coming up on Sept 9th, 2017