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Seniors Focused Speaker’s Series

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seniors Focused Speaker’s Series

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If you work with or for seniors in Windsor Essex, attend a free networking meeting with the

Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (W.E.N.A.G.)

Join us at October’s WENAG Meeting
as we present the first in our Speaker’s Series

Scott R. Lockwood
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
Windsor Chapel Funeral Homes

“The conflicting emotions of grief can often be hard to understand and navigate.  The grief journey is not about learning to simply move on or move past your loss.  It is an adaptive process where we learn to navigate our ‘new normal’ in a healthy and productive fashion.  When someone you know or work with is grieving a loss, you have special opportunities to care and support.  This presentation will offer some practical advice on how to come alongside a bereaved person and offer meaningful support.  Learn about what to say to a grieving person and offer ways that you can be of real help at this time of life transition.”

OCTOBER WENAG MEETING INFORMATION:  

Tuesday, October 11th
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Shoreview at Riverside
245 Drouilliard Road
Windsor, ON N8Y 4Y1

Please arrive promptly at 8:30 for breakfast, the meeting will be called to order at 8:45.
Scott Lockwood will speak at 9:30

Our thanks to Margaret Bolton and the ShoreView At Riverside for offering us a venue for this meeting.
The meeting is free and breakfast and beverages will be provided.
See below for Parking details.
Bring marketing materials for the marketing table or to hand out to those with whom you network.

RSVP:  Peter McKeen at  peter@safeathomewindsor.ca

*Note*   Please forward this message to any and all colleagues and contacts in the geriatric sector who could benefit from attending this network. Bring a friend!

Click here to join our new Linked-In group: www.linkedin.com/groups/8417623   It’s a great way to network and stay informed between meetings.

Also visit the WENAG website:  www.wenag.ca

Parking

Parking is available directly across from the main entrance in the lot marked “Private Parking for The Shoreview”.
There is also parking along the street from Riverside Drive up to our building, however, not directly in front of the building as this is for Emergency vehicles only.
Parking is also available just west of the building.

Upcoming Meeting

November 8 – Kensington Court, 1953 Cabana Road West, Windsor

About US
Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (nicknamed W.E.N.A.G.) is an open (everyone welcome) networking group that meets one (usually the 2nd) Tuesday  of the month from September to June. We are in our fifth year.

If you are with an agency or have a business or service that caters to our aging population, this networking group may be just what you need to make others aware of what you do and what you can offer.  And you will also find out about other excellent resources in our Windsor/Essex community.

The Meeting
After helping yourself to the continental breakfast, the meeting begins and each attendee is given 30 seconds to make their ‘elevator speech’ so everyone in the room knows what everyone else does.
If anyone has an event they would like to promote, time is taken to make those announcements. After that, the rest of the meeting is devoted to one on one networking or in small groups. If there is someone in the room you feel should know about your business or service, now is your chance… or perhaps someone will seek you out to find out how to hire you or access your services. It’s friendly, informal and always fun.

Door Prizes
Often times there are numerous door prizes… but only if the attendees provide them.  If you can provide a gift card, gift certificate, ticket to an event or any other chachka, please bring it!

Marketing Material
Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and any promotional materials you have for the brochure table.

This is a superb networking opportunity for those of us who serve the geriatric community… and Its free!  Don’t miss out and please spread the word.

See you there!

 

709.2016

New WENAG Season – Seniors Focused Networking

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New WENAG Season – Seniors Focused Networking

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If you work with or for seniors in Windsor Essex, attend a free networking meeting with the

Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (W.E.N.A.G.)

SEPTEMBER WENAG MEETING INFORMATION:  

Tuesday, September 13th
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Chartwell St. Clair Beach
13500 Riverside Drive East,
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 0C3

Join us to learn about changes and additions at WENAG for the 2016/17 Season
including a guest speaker series and planning for the first-ever WENAG Seniors Fair.

Our thanks to Mandy Bogdanovic and Chartwell St. Clair Beach for offering us a venue for this meeting.
The meeting is free and breakfast and beverages will be provided.
Parking is available across the street or just west of the building.
Bring marketing materials for the marketing table or to hand out to those with whom you network.

RSVP:  Peter McKeen at  peter@safeathomewindsor.ca

*Note*   Please forward this message to any and all colleagues and contacts in the geriatric sector who could benefit from attending this network. Bring a friend!

Click here to join our new Linked-In group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8417623   It’s a great way to network and stay informed between meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

October 11 – Shoreview At Riverside, 245 Drouillard Road, Windsor

November 8 – Kensington Court, 1953 Cabana Road West, Windsor    

About US
Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (nicknamed W.E.N.A.G.) is an open (everyone welcome) networking group that meets one (usually the 2nd) Tuesday  of the month from September to June. We are in our fifth year.

If you are with an agency or have a business or service that caters to our aging population, this networking group may be just what you need to make others aware of what you do and what you can offer.  And you will also find out about other excellent resources in our Windsor/Essex community.

The Meeting
After helping yourself to the continental breakfast, the meeting begins and each attendee is given 30 seconds to make their ‘elevator speech’ so everyone in the room knows what everyone else does.
If anyone has an event they would like to promote, time is taken to make those announcements. After that, the rest of the meeting is devoted to one on one networking or in small groups. If there is someone in the room you feel should know about your business or service, now is your chance… or perhaps someone will seek you out to find out how to hire you or access your services. It’s friendly, informal and always fun.

Door Prizes
Often times there are numerous door prizes… but only if the attendees provide them.  If you can provide a gift card, gift certificate, ticket to an event or any other chachka, please bring it!

Marketing Material

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and any promotional materials you have for the brochure table.

This is a superb networking opportunity for those of us who serve the geriatric community… and Its free!  Don’t miss out and please spread the word.

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Visit our booth at the Windsor 50+ Expo – June 25 & 26, 2016

By |June 22nd, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Visit our booth at the Windsor 50+ Expo – June 25 & 26, 2016

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JUNE 25 & 26, 2016
10AM – 5PM Saturday and Sunday
WFCU Centre
8787 McHugh St.
Windsor, Ontario

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Seniors Focused Networking – April 12th

By |April 6th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seniors Focused Networking – April 12th

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If you work with or for seniors in Windsor Essex, attend a free networking meeting with the

Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (W.E.N.A.G.)

APRIL WENAG MEETING INFORMATION:

Tuesday, April 12th
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Seasons Royal Oak Village
2400 Sandwich West Parkway
LaSalle, ON  N9H 2S8

Our thanks to Tamisin Dineen and Seasons for offering us a venue for this meeting.
The meeting is free and breakfast and beverages will be provided.
There is plenty of street parking in front of the building.
Bring marketing materials for the marketing table or to hand out to those with whom you network.

 

RSVP:  Peter McKeen at  peter@safeathomewindsor.ca

*Note*   Please forward this message to any and all colleagues and contacts in the geriatric sector who could benefit from attending this network. Bring a friend!

Click here to join our new Linked-In group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8417623   It’s a great way to network and stay informed between meetings.

About US

Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (nicknamed W.E.N.A.G.) is an open (everyone welcome) networking group that meets one (usually the 2nd) Tuesday  of the month from September to June. We are in our fourth year.
If you are with an agency or have a business or service that caters to our aging population, this networking group may be just what you need to make others aware of what you do and what you can offer.  And you will also find out about other excellent resources in our Windsor/Essex community.

The Meeting

After helping yourself to the continental breakfast, the meeting begins and each attendee is given 30 seconds to make their ‘elevator speech’ so everyone in the room knows what everyone else does.
If anyone has an event they would like to promote, time is taken to make those announcements. After that, the rest of the meeting is devoted to one on one networking or in small groups. If there is someone in the room you feel should know about your business or service, now is your chance… or perhaps someone will seek you out to find out how to hire you or access your services. It’s friendly, informal and always fun.

Door Prizes

Often times there are numerous door prizes… but only if the attendees provide them.  If you can provide a gift card, gift certificate, ticket to an event or any other chachka, please bring it!

Marketing Material

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and any promotional materials you have for the brochure table.

This is a superb networking opportunity for those of us who serve the geriatric community… and Its free!  Don’t miss out and please spread the word.

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Seniors Focused Networking – March 8th

By |March 5th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seniors Focused Networking – March 8th

08-WENAG-logo

If you work with or for seniors in Windsor Essex, attend a free networking meeting with the

Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (W.E.N.A.G.)

MARCH WENAG MEETING INFORMATION:

Tuesday, March 8th
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Hospice of Windsor Essex
6038 Empress St.,  Windsor

See below for directions and parking.

Our thanks to The Hospice for offering us a venue for this meeting.
The meeting is free and breakfast and beverages will be provided.
Bring marketing materials for the marketing table or to hand out to those with whom you network.

RSVP:  Peter McKeen at  peter@safeathomewindsor.ca

*Note*   Please forward this message to any and all colleagues and contacts in the geriatric sector who could benefit from attending this network. Bring a friend!

Click here to join our new Linked-In group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8417623   It’s a great way to network and stay informed between meetings.

Parking and Directions:  The Hospice is located north of Tecumseh Rd and West of Jefferson on the north side of Empress Street.  We are meeting in the Toldo building closest to the street and you will see it as soon as you turn in. There is plenty of free parking available west of the building and behind it, with entrances from both lots.

About US

Windsor Essex Networking Association For Geriatrics (nicknamed W.E.N.A.G.) is an open (everyone welcome) networking group that meets one (usually the 2nd) Tuesday  of the month from September to June. We are in our fourth year.
If you are with an agency or have a business or service that caters to our aging population, this networking group may be just what you need to make others aware of what you do and what you can offer.  And you will also find out about other excellent resources in our Windsor/Essex community.

The Meeting

After helping yourself to the continental breakfast, the meeting begins and each attendee is given 30 seconds to make their ‘elevator speech’ so everyone in the room knows what everyone else does.
If anyone has an event they would like to promote, time is taken to make those announcements. After that, the rest of the meeting is devoted to one on one networking or in small groups. If there is someone in the room you feel should know about your business or service, now is your chance… or perhaps someone will seek you out to find out how to hire you or access your services. It’s friendly, informal and always fun.

Door Prizes

Often times there are numerous door prizes… but only if the attendees provide them.  If you can provide a gift card, gift certificate, ticket to an event or any other chachka, please bring it!

Marketing Material

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and any promotional materials you have for the brochure table.

This is a superb networking opportunity for those of us who serve the geriatric community… and Its free!  Don’t miss out and please spread the word.

502.2016

Don’t Forget the Healthy Homes Tax Credit!

By |February 5th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t Forget the Healthy Homes Tax Credit!

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About the credit

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a permanent, refundable personal income tax credit for Ontario seniors and family members who live with them. If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return. The amount of money you get back for these expenses is calculated as 15 per cent of the eligible expenses you claim. For example, if you spend and then claim $10,000 worth of eligible expenses, you could get $1,500 back.

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit can help with the costs of improving safety and accessibility in your home.

Click the link below to download the claim form for the 2015 tax year.

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Do I qualify?

To qualify for the credit, you need to be:

  • 65 years old or older by the end of the year for which you are claiming the credit; or
  • living with a family member who is a senior

Your income doesn’t matter — seniors and their family members at all income levels are eligible.

Family members

If you are living with a senior relative in your home, you could qualify for a total tax credit of up to $1,500 every year, regardless of income.

How do I get the credit?

You have to claim your total expenses on your personal income tax return. To do this, you will have to complete Schedule ON(S12) of your tax return and put the amount you spent on eligible renovations next to box 6311 on form ON479.

Click the link below to download the claim form for the 2015 tax year.

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Each year, you can claim expenses related to work billed for in that year.

Learn more about the credit

Maximum claim

You can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible expenses per year.

Receipts

Save your receipts for any modifications you make. You will not have to submit them with your tax return. But you will have to keep them in case the Canada Revenue Agency asks you to verify your expenses.

Eligible renovation expenses

Not all renovation work qualifies for this tax credit. Before you start any improvements, check to see that the work qualifies so you can claim the expense.

Examples of work that qualifies:

  • grab bars around the toilet, tub and shower
  • stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, wheelchair lifts and elevators
  • walk-in bathtubs
  • a hand-held shower on an adjustable rod or high-low mounting brackets
  • swing clear hinges on doors to widen doorways
  • non-slip flooring
  • handrails in corridors
  • certain renovations to permit a first-floor occupancy or secondary suite for a senior
  • wheel-in showers
  • comfort height toilets
  • widening passage doors
  • lowering existing counters/cupboards
  • installing adjustable counters/cupboards
  • light switches and electrical outlets placed in accessible locations
  • door locks that are easy to operate
  • lever handles on doors and taps, instead of knobs
  • pull-out shelves under counter to enable work from a seated position
  • additional light fixtures throughout the home and exterior entrances
  • creation of knee space under the basin to enable use from a seated position (and insulation of any hot-water pipes)
  • relocation of tap to front or side for easier access
  • hands-free taps
  • motion-activated lighting
  • touch-and-release drawers and cupboards
  • automatic garage door openers