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ABUZZ FOR 55+ NOVEMBER 2017 Making Our Seniors Matter -

October 2016

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

Remembrance Events Brampton: November 11 Sunrise Service 7:55am Royal Canadian Legion Br 15 & 609 Meadowvale Cemetary Visitation Centre, 7732 Mavis Rd November 11 Branch 15 Parade & Service of Remembrance City Hall Cenotaph 10:55am ___________________

KNIGHTSBRIDGE Seniors Stitch ‘n’ Chatter Annual Xmas Bazaar TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2017 1:00-3:00 P.M. at 1A Knightsbridge Road, Brampton Visit us – and see what beautiful knitted and handmade clothing, household items such as table runners, handtowels and place mats, etc. all of them produced by our talented members. GREAT BARGAINS with everyday & Christmas gifts for everyone! —————————————————

Mississauga: November 10 10:45 –11:20 Mississauga Celebration Square NW corner, Mississauga Civic Centre Community Memorial November 11 Royal Canadian Legion Port Credit Branch 82. 9:30am parade start, Service at St Andrews/Stavebank Rd. Ceremony 11am Cenotaph at Vimy Park November 11 Parade starts at 10:15 Royal Canadian Legion Streetsville Br 139, Ceremony 11am Streetsville Cenotaph/Streetsville Village Square ____________________

Caledon: November 10 Caledon East Cenotaph, 6311 Old Church Rd, Caledon 10:50 to 11:59. Parade starts at 10:30 from Robert F Hall Secondary School

“BIGGEST EVER CHRISTMAS SALE” November 18 9:30 am-3pm Santa 10 –12 St Paul’s Christmas Market, St Paul’s Church 30 Main Street S, Across from City Hall, Parking under City Hall or Chapel View on John St Macy’s on Main Street….baking, jams, preserves, crafts, gifts, décor, jewellery, fashion. Café/coffee, snacks & lunch. “NEW UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS!!”


North Bramalea United Church Christmas Bazaar 363 Howden Blvd, Brampton November 18 9am to 2pm

Crafts, Bake table, Tea Room, Raffle, Books, Treasures, Lunch with Santa. See you there. All welcome. Great opportunity to get Gifts for the family and help your community at the same time!!

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! FREE Liz Cunningham 647-982-4052 or email me at ... info@MakingOurSeniorsMatter.com ASK Liz for EXTRA COPIES FOR YOUR GROUP MEMBERS at Senior Council Meetings or take from Flower City & Knightsbridge. We can also deliver to a group and we have started a mail out to

Walk-in counselling at Catholic Family Services Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin (CFSPD) offers individual, couple, and family counselling to people of all faiths and backgrounds. The walk-in counselling clinic at CFSPD is a place where people can get support for any life challenges such as anxiety, depression, family Simple & Affordable - “No Job is Too Small” We customize every job to meet our client’s needs.

conflict, separation or difficult life transitions. Walk-in counselling is available once a week in both Mississauga and Brampton. It provides single-session counselling, with no prior appointment needed. During



walk-in hours from 12:30pm – 7:30 pm, free child minding is available,



allowing parents to access counselling during the evenings while their





CONTACT Debbie & Sharon 416-729-1968

children play. Families can access up to three walk-in sessions for free, and afterwards subsidies are available for anyone who is struggling financially; no one is denied counselling due to an inability to pay. Counselling can also be provided in different languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, Polish, Mandarin and others. Interpreters can be made

Senior Council of Brampton meeting October 3, 2017 Senior Council Election to take place at December meeting with Nominations at the November 7th council meeting. What happens to assets if Snr Council dissolves Bingo, will need an amendment to constitution. University announcement for Brampton in the next week or so.

available if needed. Please attend one of our locations below Walk in clinic locations: 60 West Drive, Suite 201, Brampton Every Thursday from 12:30pm-7:30pm 10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 400, Mississauga Every Tuesday from 12:30pm-7:30pm

Info about Engagement Strategy for City of Brampton...trying to involve as many people as possible to dream of what Brampton will be in 25 years! Your ideas and suggestions are welcome. Feedback..document to be presented to Brampton Council June 2018. Call 311 for chance to give your opinion. Scams from Cst Logan. Peel Police. Concerns: *Seniors play areas at parks? *Many seniors would prefer telephone numbers to contact individuals and organizations rather than just email/website contact. *Free rental for seniors clubs as per agreement to continue? *Traffic concerns re amount of traffic for seniors who drive *Crime mapping is available from Peel Police to know what is going on in your community area of the City.

For more information please contact: 905-450-1608 or www.cfspd.com.

Circle of Friends Seniors Group …

All are Welcome !! St Paul’s United Church, John and Main St, park under City Hall or Chapel View on John St. Tuesday November 28th at 12:15….bring a friend and visit with a great, fun and interesting group...you are so very welcome! POTLUCK ...so much fun to try new foods and enjoy other’s cooking! TRIVIA CONTEST...often with a prize!!

Cathy 905-454-3965

For more information, contact us! Phone: 416-626-2727 Fax: 416-621-7136 E-mail: taxes@executortaxsolutions.com Website: www.executortaxsolutions.com

We provide executors and loved ones with personalized tax solutions and support Preparation of the Final and Trust Returns for an estate can be complicated and time consuming. At Gary Booth Chartered Professional Accountants, we provide solutions for executors to fulfill their tax obligations. Being an executor of an estate is an important task & our goal is to minimize the taxes as well as providing personalized service to give executors peace of mind.

Let us show YOU how we can help you at an introductory meeting. Our Services Include:

 Preparation of Final/Deceased Returns

 Acting as Trustee or Executor

 Clearance Certificates

 Preparation of Trust/Estate Returns

 Passing of Accounts

 Tax and Financial Planning

What about a Condo? One of the concerns we hear about moving to a condo is the enormous monthly condo fees! And it is true that a condo lifestyle is exactly that, it is a lifestyle and it may not be the most “cost effective” lifestyle you can have, however, if you consider that you don’t have to shovel the snow or cut grass or if you like to travel, just lock the door and go, someone is always around the property, and usually most general maintenance items are done for you. Often parking is underground if you have a car. It is important to note that some buildings have different inclusions, rules and work differently and it is important that you know and understand what you can expect. There are documents referred to as a “Status Certificate” that you will want to review with your lawyer or your Realtor before you make a firm commitment when purchasing. These documents include the financial health of the Condo Corporation, as well as rules, bylaws, and any special items that are going to affect your enjoyment.

Warning: I have heard too often from families that they bought a condo for dad, or mom only to find out that it did NOT solve the problem of isolation. Generally, a condo is not a social environment, unless the resident themselves are outgoing and make a point of making friends within the complex. Condo fees Can vary depending on the amenities of the building, how well the building has been operated, age and if utilities are included in the fees or if they are paid separately. Join us on January 9th at the Lawn Bowling Club at 6:30 pm and speak to a Lawyer on the ins and outs of Purchasing a Condo as well as a member of a Condo board and get all your questions answered.

Glenn Cunningham is a broker with RE/MAX REALTY SERVICES Inc., Brokerage. Glenn has developed Real Estate Designed for Seniors to help boomers & Seniors make informed and responsible decisions about their lifestyle after retirement. Our team contracts Blue Willow Consulting, a Certified Professional Consultant to handle details: relieving the stress & anxiety for our clients & helping them through preparation of the home, moving & organizing their move details. Direct 647 525 4621 or


Retirement Residences, the Myths and Truths

Making Our Seniors Matter is hosting a Dance!!! December 14th (save the date) 2—4 in the afternoon

How to start the process of finding a residence

At Bramalea Retirement Residence

What questions to ask and how do we get there? Come on out on November 14th from 6:30—8pm at the Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility, 8910 McLaughlin Rd, Meeting Room Representative from a local Retirement Residence and other experts! Find out how the costs work, what is it like to live there, what kind of amenities do they have, how do meals work, do you pay extra for more care, what about cleaning and laundry and medications. Do they lock the door? A great time to ask all the questions you wish with no pressure. Light Refreshments!

30 Peel Centre Drive (City Centre) old Holiday Inn With refreshments & Great Music and it’s FREE! MaryLou Drygas and her dance partner Francois will be there to share great music and perform a couple of dances for us! Spot Prizes and Door Prizes….no booking just come over and bring friends for a fun afternoon!

Seating is limited...book by calling Liz at 647-982-4052 Light Refreshments will be available for you to enjoy! January 9th - Is a CONDO a good option? February 13th - Your finances and Sleepability in Retirement March 13th - Thriving in Place, Staying in Your Home, SAFELY

Congratulations to Mississauga Senior Council for their work towards the “Senior One Dollar Cash Fare” off peak for transportation. Senior ID card to be shown. Also the new Affordable Transportation program for low income earners allowing purchase of a MiWay pass for 50% discount.

November 15 1:30 pm-3:00 pm @ Chinguacousy Library: Senior Series. Ask the Orthopedic Surgeon. Visit with Dr. Quinn and find out about what is new in orthopedic surgery (feet and ankles). It will be a great opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered.

Monday, November 20 7:00 pm @ Cyril Clark Library. Join us for an evening with Carolyn Abraham, award winning journalist and author. She will discuss her national bestseller The Juggler’s Children, filled with the humour and warmth of the most engaging family memoirs, and the suspense of unearthing the genetic stories hidden in us all.

November 28 1:30 pm-3:00 pm @ Ching Library. Senior Series. Holiday Traditions! Get in the mood for the holidays and set the tone for the season by sharing traditions, singing and joining in the fun.

What is probate? What if there is no Will? 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. If a person dies without a will then he or she has died “intestate”. Since there is no Will to give authority to an Executor, a Court application must be made to give a person legal authority to administer the estate and distribute the deceased person’s property. As part of the application process, the beneficiaries of the estate, which will be determined by law since there is no Will, will need to be notified of your application to the Court and a majority of these beneficiaries will need to consent to your application. The application is almost identical to the probate process with a Will but the document produced at the end of the process is called a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will. All the same fees as are required to be paid in the probate application with a Will must be paid before this appointment is finalized. Conditions can also be imposed by the Court when granting the appointment, such as a financial accounting during the administration of the estate. 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.

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ABUZZ Newsletter Nov 2017  

Monthly newsletter, resources and information for Seniors and their families. Remembrance Day events, Bazaars, legal, accounting and real e...

ABUZZ Newsletter Nov 2017  

Monthly newsletter, resources and information for Seniors and their families. Remembrance Day events, Bazaars, legal, accounting and real e...