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FOR 55+ MAY 2017 Making Our Seniors Matter -

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!

Save the date : FREE admission

Gary Booth Chartered Accountants Our GBCA Team provide services ...

Do you or your family member have a disability or medical condition?


In partnership with Flower City Seniors Centre presents

“Lifestyle Options for Boomers & Seniors” Chinguacousy Curling Centre 9:30am — 4:30pm

Saturday SEPTEMBER 9th, 2017

You May Qualify for Significant Tax Savings. We can help! 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!

Housing Options * Solterra Homes * Adult Lifestyle Communities * Residences Condos * Health & Wellness * Clothing

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

Age in Place * Finances * Hospital Info * Travel Foot Care * Friendship * Meals * Isagenix Excellent Speakers and Great Music!! www.MakingOurSeniorsMatter.com For more info contact Liz at 647-982-4052 or Email


We are looking for recommendations from you for tradespeople etc who do a really good job for you and charge a fair price. If you know of painters, plumbers, handyman, cleaning people, landscapers, odd jobs people, roofers, window companies, renovators, grass cutters, snow removal, builders...and more, PLEASE let us know...we are making a list to help others find good help!!! Call Liz at 647-982-4052 Thank you!

A special thank you to all our trusted advertisers who fund the cost of printing this newsletter. We hope you will call them if you need their services. To comment, or supply a story, event info or photo for this newsletter please get in touch with me! Liz Cunningham 647-982-4052 info@MakingOurSeniorsMatter.com PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE COPIES TO YOUR GROUP TO HAND OUT. CALL ME FOR MORE!!! Thanks to Bramalea City Centre Mall Walkers for asking for copies for their group!!!

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” — Henry Van Dyke

www.eatrightontario.ca There are many things that can change the way you taste food. Things like aging, smoking and certain prescription drugs may have an effect. Some oral infections such as gingivitis can also cause a temporary reduction in our taste. Some older adults find that they may not taste foods as well as they used to. This may lead to using more salt to increase the tastiness of foods. However, eating too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. We all need some sodium, but most of eat about 3400 mg (.68 of a teaspoon) per day. This is more than double the amount of sodium we need. Healthy adults need only 1500 mg ( .3 of a teaspoon) of sodium per day.

Instead of salt, try flavouring your foods with fresh herbs, spices, salsas, chutneys and healthy sauces. Here are some common herbs and spices and foods they complement:

Basil: Flavouring for sauces, pesto sauce, dressings, infusing oils, vinegars, chicken, fish and pasta dishes. Cinnamon: Used in baking, seasoning hot cereals and puddings. Cumin: Adds flavour to soups, stews and sauces. Curry: Good with meat, poultry and stews. Dill: Wonderful with fish, potatoes and eggs.

Oregano: Used in a variety of sauces, soups and salads, and tasty with poultry, beef, veal, lamb and vegetables. Paprika: Good with seafood, vegetables, potato salad and eggs. Rosemary: Delicious with chicken, lamb and pork. Savory: Used in salads, stuffing and sauces. Tarragon: Usually used with chicken, fish, veal and egg dishes Thyme: Tasty with chicken, veal, salads and vegetables.

for residents who are 65+ and have a valid Brampton Transit Identification card. ID cards available at: 185 Clark Boulevard or 130 Sandalwood Parkway West or 2 Wellington Street W PRESTO: Per trip: $1.55 Weekly pass: $15 Monthly pass: $50

May Smiles ‌. Bring happiness!

Why is it called "after dark" When it really is "after light"? Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" Make the unexpected expected? Why are a "wise man" and A "wise guy" opposites? Why do "overlook" and "oversee" Mean opposite things? Why is "phonics" Not spelled The way it sounds? If all the world is a stage, Where is the audience sitting? If love is blind, Why is lingerie so popular?

Senior Council : partial minutes April 4th written by Sharon Bonello Concerns shared re transit: Concerned regarding 1). Need for a bus near Steeles to connect to Toronto 2). Wheel-Trans-fee is to high $7.50 from Goreway to Toronto 3). Proper ID is required for those 65+. Questioned the safety of buses when people are allowed to stand. Suzanne Connor (Manager of Transit) stated that all bus drivers do receive safety training and no more than 1/3 are allowed to stand on the bus when being operated. Guest Speaker: Rod Rice-New Brampton Community Task Force Need for infrastructure- growth due to increase of population. The Brampton Community Task Force wants to work with the City to put together a strategic plan/vision that will take us into the future. Our task force is highly supportive of where the City is taking us; University, LRT, River Walk. The University will bring many new jobs. For further information regarding the task force you can go on their website at newbrampton.com.

Open Discussion: Concerned regarding items being taken when attending fitness at Recreation Centres. Derek Boyce Direction of Recreation indicated that we take this very serious. We are working with security and Police. Also cameras are available at various centres so we could take a look at the footage when the incident occurred. This is a topic that we will be reviewing and monitoring with staff. Why are we not able to use Recreation Centres during the summer months. Our clubs are displaced for summer camps. Derek indicated that the space is needed for camps. We are trying to be equitable to all groups. We are having regular discussions with the Peel District Board regarding utilization of space during the summer months. Brampton Filipino Club- Celebrating 30 years. Dinner/Dance on May 13 th at the Pearson Convention Centre. Cost is $50.00 person. tact Delfin at 905-791-9428.

Next Meeting Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 9:30 am at Flower City Centre


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


What is probate? Why do I need to do it? Probate is the process our legal system uses to approve a person’s last Will after his or her death and to confirm the appointment of the person(s) named as Executor(s) in the Will. An Executor is the person who will be in charge of your money, personal items, property, and debt (known together as your estate) and who follows the instructions you leave in your Will. The probate application is usually made to the Court in the region or county where the deceased person was living prior to his or her death or where he or she owned property. The end result of this process is receiving a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With a Will (formerly Letters Probate) from the Court. There is a fee paid to the Court for this service. In some cases, the last will is sufficient to administer the estate and probate is not required. However, in order to deal with some property such as real estate, shares, and money in bank accounts most institutions normally require a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will from the Court. The Certificate of Appointment allows the institution holding the property to follow the Executor(s)’s instructions in transferring the property without fear of legal liability. Kate M. Saldanha is a lawyer at Prouse, Dash & Crouch, LLP practicing in the areas of Wills and Estates, Real Estate Law, and Business Law. She can be reached at 905-451-6610.

Please join us for the June edition of ABUZZ as we celebrate Seniors Month by featuring a story about Alice! Alice is almost a fixture at Flower City and an amazing volunteer—learn more next month!

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May 2017  

Local Seniors Newsletter, Canadian Disability Tax info, Brampton Transit, Eat Right Ontario, What is Probate, Real Estate Designed for Senio...

May 2017  

Local Seniors Newsletter, Canadian Disability Tax info, Brampton Transit, Eat Right Ontario, What is Probate, Real Estate Designed for Senio...