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      November 15, 2019

      Friday  10:00 AM

      1600 Champlain Avenue , Suit 202
      Whitby, Ontario

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      First Steps Speaker Series

      First Steps Speaker Series This 4 part series of workshops are for people with dementia and care partners. Register for all workshops or just the sessions most relevant to you.                Legal Issues Friday November 1, 2019                    10:00am - 12noon Guest Speaker: Sophie Hills, Barrister and Soliciter, Hills Nolan Our guest speaker is a local lawyer with a special interest in wills and estate planning. She will help participants understand the various legal considerations when someone has dementia. Key topics include the different tests for capacity to make a Will and to give Power of Attorney, reasons to make a Will and Powers of Attorney, and how to use beneficiary designations, joint ownership and multiple Wills to defer, reduce or avoid income tax and probate fee (estate administration tax) on death.               Financial Issues - Tax Claims and Benefits Friday November 8th, 2019                    10:00am - 12noon Guest Speakers: Jacqueline Duffey, Citizen Service Branch, Service Canada & Satheesan Sabanathan, Canadian Revenue Agency Need to know more about general tax revenue programs from the Government of Canada, tax credits, claims, expenses and/or deductions for caregivers or persons with a disability? When it comes to finances it pay$ to be informed. Learn about Family Care Giver Benefit, Sickness Benefit, Pensions Old Age Security/ Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Involuntary Separation. Overview of the disability tax credit: Eligibility, How to apply, Amounts you can claim.                                                                                                                                               Living Safely in the Community Friday November 15th, 2019             10:00am - 12noon Guest Speakers: Mike Brown, Staff Sargent Durham Region Police Services, & Eman Attallah, MedicAlert Foundation Canada Program Coordinator  The risk of someone with dementia going missing can be reduced. It is important to have a safety plan that includes having important information and a recent picture on hand for police or first responders. Learn how Durham Regional Police Services can help with safety, and how they respond in an emergency.  A representative from MedicAlert Safely Home will provide information about their medical identification service and 24/7 hotline for emergencies.           Getting the Most from Your Health Care Appointment Friday November 22nd, 2019            10:00am - 12noon Guest Speaker: Michael Walker, CE LHIN Self Management Program This interactive workshop focuses on what to do before, during and after an appointment and uses action planning to optimize people’s health. A variety of learning resources are used including information sharing, videos, tools and a resource manual that supports the individual with integrating the skills into their next appointment. This workshop prepares and empowers individuals to communicate more effectively with their health care provider. Ultimately, patients are the most important members of their healthcare team. FAQs Are there requirements to attend the event? These sessions are intended for persons with dementia and care partners i.e., family and friends of a person diagnosed with dementia. Multiple family members are welcome, however, registration is required for each person.   What are my parking options getting to the event? Alzheimer Society of Durham Region (ASDR) is located at the northeast corner of Thickson and Champlain Ave. in Whitby (near Pita Deli and NeuroChangers Physiotherapy). There is plenty of parking around the perimeter, some designated spots for ASDR, most for general visitors to building. Please enter doorway to the right of Pita Deli and take elevator to the second floor. .  Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 or toll-free 1-888-301-1106 if you have any questions at all, or prefer to register by phone.  No fee for sessions, however a donation to defray workshop costs is welcomed.  We encourage care partners to attend all 4 sessions if possible.     

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