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Spring Fling 2017

   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


January 25th
Sue Kennedy
Heads-up for Healthier Brains
Jeannie Mathews and Caroline Midgley
Aging well at home…what's your plan?

Heads-up for Healthier Brains
Join Susan Kennedy, First Link Dementia Support Alzheimer's Society and find out what you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about dementia and Alzheimer's. How can you tell if forgetting is simply a sign of aging or whether you're experiencing dementia.
Learn how to recognize the signs of dementia; how to care for a loved one who has dementia and what resources are available to help manage living with dementia.

Aging well at home…what's your plan?
"It's getting harder to do the shopping, cooking & gardening now."
"My dad has dementia and I'm concerned about how my mom will care for him".
These are common concerns for older people and a common refrain is "I wish I could stay in my own home."

The good news is that with the right help they can!

Join Jeannie Mathews, President of Seniors on Site and Caroline Midgley Director of Marketing to learn about the home care services and resources available to help seniors stay in their homes and remain independent as long as possible.

Sue Kennedy has recently joined the Alzheimer's Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County as the Director of Education and Programs. Sue was a Health System Advisor for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network, and held senior leadership positions in the not-for-profit sector. Sue's research interests include implementation science and knowledge exchange. Sue is passionate about her opportunity to support caregivers of those living with dementia as she and her family have been caregivers themselves.

Jeannie Matthews founded Seniors on Site (SOS) in 2008 to provide in-home care services to seniors. She brings extensive experience in business and government to her family owned Ot-tawa- based company and is committed to hiring caregivers and workers who are 50+ years of age who share similar life experiences allowing them to build strong bonds and relationships.

Caroline Midgley helped launch SOS providing marketing and client relations management ser-vices. She brings a solid background in marketing and communications in the public and not-for profit sectors including three Canadian universities to SOS as well as experience in promoting wellness and aging in the community.


February 22nd - Karyn Steer
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Check out the 'Spring Fling' page (changed 1 November 2016)

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

 PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

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