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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
302.2016

Service to Seniors Networking

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Service to Seniors 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.)

FEBRUARY WENAG MEETING INFORMATION:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Life After Fifty (LAF West)
635 McEwan, Windsor, ON N9B 2E9

* See parking info below

Thanks to Joyce Nixon at Life After Fifty for offering us a venue for this meeting.
The meeting is free and a 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!

*Parking: It is best to park on the street. The parking lots surrounding LAF is for Shoppers and they are not too strict on people parking there but technically we shouldn’t be using their parking lot.

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 entering  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.

1001.2016

Chatham Kent Senior Resource Fair

By |January 10th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chatham Kent Senior Resource Fair

 

Chatham Active Lifestyle Centre Presents
“CONNECT”  SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR

WHEN: Friday, February 12, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE:  20 Merritt Avenue, Chatham, ON   N7M 6G9

Speakers, information sharing, entertainment, give-aways & FREE LUNCH for all seniors!

Come see our booth and learn just how affordable a new or used stairlift can be and how we can convert your bathtub to a step-in shower.

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Click here to download the flyer.  ALC_Flyer_2016

 

See you there!

601.2016

Do You Work With Seniors?

By |January 6th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Do You Work With Seniors?

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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.)

JANUARY WENAG MEETING INFORMATION:

Tuesday, January 12th
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where:  Windsor Chapel – Banwell Location
11677 Tecumseh Road East
519-253-7234

Easy to get to, just one minute north on Banwell from E.C.Row Expy.
Plenty of Free Parking in their lot. Entrances on Banwell and Tecumseh Rd.

Please RSVP  Peter McKeen at  peter@safeathomewindsor.ca

Thanks to Gavin Stevenson and Windsor Chapel for offering us a venue for this meeting.
The meeting is free and a breakfast will be provided.
Bring marketing materials for the marketing table or to hand out to those with whom you network.

*Note*   Please forward this message to 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 entering  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.

2210.2015

Life After Fifty Health Fair at Caesars Windsor

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Life After Fifty Health Fair at Caesars Windsor

When:  Thursday, November 12, 2015
9 am – 2 pm

Where:  Caesars Windsor, Augustus Ballroom 2
377 Riverside Dr. Windsor

Free admission

Free smoothie bar

Over 50 Vendors

Door Prizes!

Informative Workshops every 30 minutes

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2605.2015

Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic June 18th in Leamington

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic June 18th in Leamington

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ANYONE CAN FALL…
Prevent it from happening to you!

The Erie St. Clair Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic is a group of health care providers from the community who assess an individual’s risk of having a fall, and discuss how one can reduce the risk and remain independent.

Event Date:

Thursday June 18th, 2015

Time:

Appointments are necessary.
Call Heather Barrington at (519) 258-2146 ext. 3114.

Location:

Leamington and District Half Century Centre,   160 Talbot Street East, Leamington.

You should come to a clinic if you:

  • Are 65 years of age or older.
  • Have difficulty getting around.
  • Live alone or in assisted living.
  • Want to remain independent.
  • Have had a fall or near fall.
  • Have a fear of falling.
  • Want to maintain or improve balance.

For an appointment, please contact Heather Barrington at (519) 258-2146 ext. 3114.

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