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The greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another. William James



Making Our Seniors Matter Brampton

October 2015

At Brampton Senior Council

At the meeting on September 8, 2015Shauna Bookal , Games Co-ordinator for 2016 Canada 55+ Games gave a report saying there will be 24 different sports and activities as part of the games! Brampton to host!

Bramalea Community Health Centre staff Aruna Peri, Dietician and Brenda MacIntosh, Nurse presented a Diabetic Education Program with handouts for nutrition care plus an invitation to contact them for more information. 905-451-6959

Flower City Community Campus Library

Contact Info: Brampton Senior Council (partial list) President Donna Martin


Councillor Martin Medeiros


Councillor Jeff Bowman




Pat Fortini

Councillor Doug Whillans


All books, magazines, puzzles and movies may be borrowed for your enjoyment. Please use the sign-out book provided when borrowing items. Join us Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm for a cup of coffee or tea and cookies for 50 cents.

Ontario passed the Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act to help ensure that the province's roads are among the safest in North America. In order to reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities on Ontario's roads, the new act will:

Increase fines for distracted driving from the current range of $60 to $500 to a range of $300 to $1,000, assigning three demerit points upon conviction, and escalating sanctions on convictions for novice drivers

Apply current alcohol-impaired sanctions to drivers who are drug impaired

Introduce additional measures to address repeat offenders of alcohol impaired driving

Require drivers to wait until pedestrians have completely crossed the road before proceeding at school crossings and pedestrian crossovers

You can’t turn the clock back, but you can wind it up again!

Increase fines and demerits for drivers who 'door' cyclists, and require all drivers to maintain a minimum distance of onemeter when passing cyclists where possible

 The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat (OSS) advocates for, undertakes and supports policy and program initiatives that help improve the quality of life of seniors, and undertakes public education efforts for and about seniors. We also work with seniors’ organizations and across government to develop programs and services that meet the needs of seniors and help them enjoy safe, active and healthy lives. We simplify access to government for seniors and their families. Toll Free: 1-888-910-1999

Help municipalities collect unpaid fines by expanding license plate denial for drivers who do not pay certain Provincial Offences Act fines.

Allow a broader range of qualified medical professionals to identify and report medically unfit drivers and, clarify the types of medical conditions to be reported.

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If current collision trends continue, fatali-

ties from distracted driving may exceed those 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.

from drinking and driving by 2016.

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cent of drivers killed in Ontario were

To comment or supply a story, event info or photo for this newsletter please get in touch with me!

Elizabeth Cunningham 647-982-4052 Lizzie_Cunningham@rogers.com Co-founder of Making Our Seniors Matter

According to recent statistics, over 45 per

found to have drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol in their system. Pedestrians represent about one in five motor vehiclerelated fatalities on Ontario roads — 46 per cent of which occurred at intersections. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!

Real Estate Designed for Seniors

What are the risk factors for type 2 diabetes? Anyone over the age of 40 should be tested for diabetes every three years. Anyone who has one or more risk factors should be tested more frequently. These risk factors include:

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Having a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes; Being a member of a high-risk group (Aboriginal, Hispanic, South Asian, Asian, or African descent);  Having given birth to a baby that weighed more than four kilograms (nine pounds) at birth or having had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy);  Having been diagnosed with prediabetes;  Having other risk factors for blood vessel disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol);  Being overweight, especially if that weight is mostly carried around the tummy. See the complete list of risk factors for diabetes at diabetes.ca. For information go to diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

__________________________ “Let me take the Stress, Anxiety and Fear out of your move! I will patiently listen to your questions about options and what I need to do to make you feel the most comfortable. OUR TEAM will NOT leave you feeling alone.” Call me for a no cost, no obligation consultation. 647-525-4621 Glenn Cunningham, Broker RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. Brokerage

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www.GlennCunningham.com Co-founder of Making Our Seniors Matter

Sleep Tight Meaning: Sleep well History: During Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. In order to make the bed firmer, one had to pull the ropes to tighten the mattress.

August 9 — 11, 2016

The Canada 55+ Games is a nation-wide program to sponsor wellness that is, the spiritual, mental and physical well-being - among Canadians 55 years of age and older. Provincial programs are staged annually in different provinces and territories. The first national Games were held in Regina in 1998. The Games, held every two years, include a minimum of 24 sports/activities spanning a wide range of physical and mental challenges - from slow-pitch to contract bridge and darts to lawn bowling. These events bring together 2,000+ amateur competitors who participate for the sheer joy of competition, for the opportunity to visit other part(s) of Canada and for the camaraderie and social interaction that are integral and essential part of the Games.

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Why do I need a Will? Whether you are young in age or young at heart, having a will provides protection for your family. A will is a document which allows another person of your choice (known as you Estate Trustee or Executor) to manage your affairs as you choose after you die. If you do not make a will, when you die the law will determine who will receive your property. Creating a will allows you to be in control instead of our lawmakers and courts. Prepare a will, so that you can: *decide who will be in charge of administering your estate *decided how to divide your assets *decide who will receive your assets including leaving special items to specific people or giving money to charity *decide when your beneficiary will receive the item or money you are leaving to him or her Wills are an important tool to insure that your individual wishes, values, and goals are carried out after your death. Wills ensure that others are not in control of property that you have worked so hard to secure. And most importantly, Wills ensure that your family is protected and provided for as you want them to be. Kate 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


Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.

These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided. The CRA will not do the following:

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ask for personal information of any kind by email or text message. request payments by prepaid credit cards. give taxpayer information to another person, unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer. leave personal information on an answering machine. Helpdesk for individuals 1-800-714-7257 Canada Revenue


Give-a –ways.

Music and Guests!

Making Our Seniors Matter LIVE Radio program Flower City Campus - Lawn Bowling facility November 9th - taping from 10:30—11:30 am JOIN US!! We will include a Tribute to Remembrance Day with some great old music.

Sunrise Ceremony 8am, Nov. 11

Meadowvale Cemetary ——————— Remembrance Day Service & Parade

November 11 - 10:45 am Memorial Square Cenotaph City Hall, Brampton

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Why do I need a will? Scam Alert re CRA. Making Our Seniors Matter Radio promo, Cooper & Co debt proposal, Canada and Ontario 55+ Games...

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Why do I need a will? Scam Alert re CRA. Making Our Seniors Matter Radio promo, Cooper & Co debt proposal, Canada and Ontario 55+ Games...