Grace Village's "Resources For Seniors" Seminar Series

Information & Resources To Help Seniors And Their Families

As part of our commitment to truly Making A Difference in the lives of our residents and the seniors of our community, Grace Village is pleased to launch a series of seniors-oriented information seminars in support of our own residents, their families and the seniors of the community.  This series will be presented in English - French seminars can be planned based on demand - in partnership with a variety of key community resources. We will benefit from ongoing participation by Wade Lynch of Bishop's University and the Bishop's Seniors Academy for Lifelong Learning (SALL) where he is Director. You can use the form below to submit questions or suggest topics of interest for future seminars.

These seminars will be held at 6:30PM on the last Tuesday of each month, in Grace Village's Grand Hall. There is no charge but if the seminar is of value to you we would appreciate a small donation from each attendee following the seminar, e.g. $5, to cover the costs of the refreshments and facility cleanup.

2019 Seminar Schedule

Identity Theft And Online Fraud Protection For Seniors

The world is full of fraudsters and scam artists who take advantage of trusting seniors who have lived their lives with integrity, who treat people with with respect and honesty, and who assume that these values are practiced by others. Unfortunately in today's world of the internet and online communications this is too often not the case, and our seniors are frequently the victims of fraud and scam. 

In this seminar a series of valuable fraud prevention guidelines and best practices for seniors will be presented in a highly relevant and entertaining presentation by Donald Guillemette, Neighbourhood Security agent of the Service de Police de la Ville de Sherbrooke.  Identity Theft material from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will also be available.


Financial / Tax Planning For Seniors

The world of finance, investment and taxes is complex, fast moving and potentially confusing.  For seniors, financial planning and tax avoidance can be very stressful and often either gets ignored or done in a way that does not deliver the best value for their hard-earned savings.

This seniors-oriented seminar on Financial / Tax Planning best practices and opportunities will be given by Peter Provencher of Hollis Investments, a highly experienced investment advisor who specializes in financial planning and serves on the Dr. W.J. Klinck Foundation board. Peter has a real heart for the financial well-being of seniors and will present the material without any reference to specific commercial financial products or services.


Caring For The Caregivers Who Look After Our Seniors

The Caregivers who look after our seniors are an amazing group of people, whether they provide care in the seniors' own homes or in communities like Grace Village.  Is is a stressful occupation and it requires a special kind of person to do it well.  Unfortunately we often forget that our Caregivers themselves need support and resources to help them deal with the stress that accompanies their commitment to the ongoing care of our seniors.

This seminar on "Caring For Our Caregivers", presented by Sylvie Gilbert Fowlis, Director General, and Leigh Hortop, Caregiver Services, of Lennoxville & District Community Aid, will help us all to better support Caregivers in their critical and very demanding role.


Access To English Language Healthcare Services

This seminar will be presented by Angela Moore, the Estrie regional English Language Complaints Advisor for CAAP-Estrie (Centre d'Assistance et d'Accompagnement Aux Plaintes), a non-profit organization that assists and accompanies users of public healthcare services. 

She will explain in detail the access rights of Anglophones to healthcare services, particularly seniors, and describe how we can go through her to resolve service complaints and issues.


Exercise Strategies And Programs For Seniors

This session will be hosted at Grace Village by Bishop's University sports and kinesiology experts, with a focus on programs specifically adapted to seniors.

While the material presented will be of value to the seniors of our community in general, specific programs for Grace Village seniors using the exercise facility at Grace will be featured.


Future Seminar Topics: Dates And Speakers to be Confirmed

Nutrition And Diet Guidelines For Seniors

Practical guidelines for a healthy nutrition plan specific to seniors' diet requirements, physical abilities and lifestyle.

Local / Community Gardening For Seniors

To be presented in collaboration with Bishop's University - a local gardening concept in which seniors can participate within a community context.

Confidence With Computers For Seniors

Beginner level familiarity with computer hardware operation, email, simple browsing, very basic security practices and maybe a quick intro to Facebook / other social media.  The goal - enable seniors to communicate more comfortably and securely with family and friends.

Refresher:  Financial / Tax Planning For Seniors

Review and update to the March 26 seminar, in preparation for the end of the year and tax time.

Questions Or Suggestions?  Contact Us!