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Dementia Talk App - Launches January 25!

Date: January 24, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Are you a family caregiver or professional caring for someone with dementia?  The Dementia Talk App created by the Reitman Centre at Sinai Health System will officially launch on Friday January 25, 2019. Dementia Talk is an award winning app that is designed to empower caregivers in managing dementia care, tracking and understanding behavioural changes and connecting with their circle of care.  Dementia Talk Mobile and Web Application Those caring for a person with dementia often...

Association of Jewish Seniors - Monthly Blog (January 2019)

Date: January 23, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Association of Jewish Seniors has released a monthly blog to highlight their activities and events. In the January 2019 blog, you can read about the following:  February Foot Health Meeting  March General Meeting  Recap of the December General Meeting  Lecture Notes on "Israel Advocacy" presentation by Paul Michaels, CIJA Representative  Information about the Jewish National Fund   The Association of Jewish Seniors Executive Council is asking for your help! They are...

Life After Fifty Lottery

Date: January 17, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Life After Fifty's biggest fundraiser of the year has returned!  What would you do with $10, 000, $2, 500 or $1, 000? You could also win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift certificate or Just Jeff's Gourmet Express gift certificates! Since the pries are cash and gift certificates, they make great group purchases for family, friends or co-workers. Tickets are $20 each of 3 for $50.  When you buy tickets to the Life After Fifty Lottery, your dollars go directly to fund programs and services...

Polygamy in Canada: An Open Secret - CBC's The Fifth Estate

Date: January 16, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

"Polygamy is against the Canadian Criminal Code, yet some imans are openly willing to do it for men who want second wives, including on the most prominant imans in the country".  The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) believes polygamy is based on the values of tribal patriarchy and is inherently harmful to women and children. CCMW supported the decision of Justice Bauman of the B.C. Supreme Court to uphold the ban on polygamy. To read CCMW's full position paper on polygamy, please...

Maximize Your Health

Date: January 10, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Mississauga Halton Self-Management Program (FREE opportunities for individuals to improve their Self-Management skills through workshops) The Self Management Program offers a variety of programs/workshops vailable for adults at no cost who live in the Mississauga, Oakville or Milton (Halton region). These programs and services enable you to take control of your own health by gaining the confience, skills and knowledge necessary to manage the physical, social and emotional aspects of life...

Protecting Against Influenza

Date: January 8, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Protecting Against Influenza  Influenza is a prevalent, contagious, and vaccine-preventable infectious disease in Canada. Influenza is ranked top 10 amount the most common infectious diseases in Canada and the 8th leading cause of mortality in Ontario between 2005 to 2007.  Get your influenza vaccine today! Influenza season usually peaks in January or February, but can occur as early as October and as late as May. Early immunization is preferred, but it is not too late to get the vaccine...

Safe Senior Calendar 2019

Date: January 3, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Safe Senior Calendar 2019 B.A.S.S.I.C. Calendar Update: Funding for the 2019 calendar has been significantly reduced. Unfortunately, B.A.S.S.I.C. will only be distributing single calendars, and do not have the means to mail calendars.  Calendars will be available at the following locations:  Through local police and fire stations in Toronto and York Region  Through one of the B.A.S.S.I.C. members or associates For the electronic version, please click on the links below: ...

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