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In November, the Chalk River and Area Lions Club donated $500 to the Seniors Friendship Club.
Seen here presenting, on behalf of the Chalk River and Area Lions Club, are Becky Daynard and Vandaline Lance. Accepting, on behalf of the Seniors Friendship Club, is club president Rolland Kelly.
Thank you very much to the Chalk River and Area Lions Club for this thoughtful and generous donation.



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From the OACAO 

Good morning members and partners,

Please find information below and attached on the upcoming Free Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, July 6th, in partnership with Human Endeavour. Pre-registration is required. The registration link is provided at the bottom. 

Technology Information and Knowledge Sharing Virtual Workshop
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
10:00am-11:30am via Zoom & Toll free
Workshop Facilitator: Noor Din, Founder and CEO, Human Endeavour / HOPE Resource Hub SALC.

Cyber Security: Part Two
Topics covered in this Virtual Workshop:
1) Comparison of default Cyber Security features in Apple / Android tablets, and Ap-ple / Microsoft based operating system computers.
2) Online banking & shopping for seniors
This is a sensitive topic that needs good discussion among the workshop participants
• Online banking
• Online shopping through apps (for example: instacart, uber-eats, uber/taxi services
3) Question & Answer period
4) Next capacity building workshop and areas of focus

Free for Seniors Active Living Centres (SALCs), OACAO members and organizations serving seniors. (Register in Advance)
To Register Visit:

For registration questions, contact OACAO: 905-584-8125 or TOLL FREE 1-866-835-7693 or email Lina Zita at

Lina Zita, BHA
Development and Marketing Coordinator
Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario

P.O. Box 65
Caledon East, ON
L7C 3L8
phone local: 905-584-8125
toll free: 1-866-835-7693
fax: 905-584-8126

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 From Peter Boczar
Some of you were unable to attend this concert (June 17th) and asked for the link to the recordings.
Here is the Youtube link to the recording of the entire performance (58 min).  I note that the first slide gives the program and the start times of the 12 pieces:
I've also included the recordings of the individual pieces and slideshows in my "Strings and Ivory" playlist:
Enjoy, and have a great summer!


Now is your chance to provide your feedback!

Message received today from the OACAO

Hello OACAO members, We have been asked to share this important information: Developing a new National Long-Term Care Services Standard The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) are working collaboratively on developing two new national standards for LTC that will be shaped by the needs of residents, families and Canada’s LTC workforce. HSO is co-designing new standards for care and services provided by Canada's long-term care (LTC) homes. Our goal is to ensure that the more than 250,000 Canadians who call LTC settings their home receive the high quality of care they need and deserve. You can learn more about this work at their official website A 32 Member National LTC Services Standard Technical Committee has been selected from 250+ Applicants, from 11 provinces and territories, and bringing a mix of experience and expertise to this work ahead. News Release- TC Members Bios - The Committee will begin its important work soon – and one of the first things they are trying to do is ensure its initial work and directions are informed by as many Canadians as possible through their inaugural online survey that was recently launched We ask that you please consider sharing this with your members so they can provide their input before the survey closes at the end of June. Social Media Handles on Twitter include: @LTCStandards, @NormeNationale Thank you, Sue --- Sue Hesjedahl, Executive Director Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario (OACAO) P.O. Box 65 Caledon East, ON L7C 3L8 905-584-8125 (voice mail) __________________________


Photo Scavenger Hunt

Whether you are out and about this month, or sticking close to home, why not participate in our Photo Scavenger Hunt?  The hunt will run through the month of June, after which all entries will be compiled into a slideshow that will be available on our website.  A winner will be selected by a random draw.  The Prize: (apart from fame/notoriety) a Seniors Friendship Club 2021/2022 membership.


You are asked to find, and take a photo of, at least six of the following ten search items:

1. Reflections

2. A creature great or small

3. The sky is the limit (clouds that look like Mother Teresa, fabulous sunset, night sky)

4. Something floating

5. A piece of old machinery

6. A sign of the times (or just an interesting sign)

7. A perfect pairing

8. An eyecatching lawn ornament

9. A closeup shot of an everyday object that makes it almost impossible to recognize

10. An expressive pet

All categories are open to wide interpretation; just let us know which category you are submitting a photo under.  No more than  3 entries per category, please.

Remind us how creative, clever and talented you are.  Submit entries to by June 30, 2021. Please let us know if you wish your name to be included in the slideshow, or if you prefer to remain anonymous.



Online Course


The SFC has been approached by Patti Kinghorn to see if our membership is interested in an online course called Conscious Transitions.  A description of the course and the program is given below by Patti.  An overview of the course will be presented in lesson one on June 1st.


The course is free; the Project depends on donations for funding.  If you decide to take the course, please let us know  (  The SFC will make a donation to the Project based on the number of members attending.
There have been many lessons over the last year. One for all of us is that we should be able to talk about death. You are invited to join an on-line course called Conscious Transitions as developed by The Living &Dying Consciously Project and taught by Patti Kinghorn and Lee-Anne Kennedy, certified teachers of the organization.


The course will run six weeks on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00pm to 5:30pm starting on June 1st and running June 8; June 15; June 22; June 29 and July 7.


“The mission of The Living & Dying Consciously Project is to empower individuals to build resilience as they navigate the complexities of living with loss, aging and dying. We endeavour to empower them to hold sacred space, step into ceremony and practice Rites of passage so that a measure of peace may be found.”


In order to register for this course, please email Patti Kinghorn:


Patti will provide you with Zoom co-ordinates and course material. An overview of the course will be presented in lesson one on June 1st.


From C.A.R.P.:  Attention Ontarians: Your OHIP-Covered Eye Care is in Jeopardy


Optometrists set Sept. deadline for new deal with Ontario

Ontario optometrists tell C.A.R.P. they have exhausted all options to get the Ontario government to adequately support eye care. The government’s refusal to negotiate has left optometrists with no other choice but to take action.

“After more than 30 years of underfunding, the government now covers an average of 55% of the cost of an OHIP-insured eye exam, leaving optometry clinics to absorb the other 45%. With more than four million services delivered annually under OHIP, the system is no longer sustainable,” according to a release from the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

On September 1st, Ontario optometrists will stop providing eye care to all patients covered by OHIP. This means that seniors, children, and all other patients covered by OHIP will not be able to access the eye care they need.

To stop this from happening, the Ontario government and Ontario Optometrists must commit to a formal and binding negotiation process that will lead to a solution where optometrists are not out of pocket for OHIP covered appointments.

To learn more about this issue, C.A.R.P. invites you to: