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Latest COVID update from the Brant County Health UnitStarting Tuesday, April 20, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to those aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province.For a list of available pharmacies in Brant, please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations. ... See MoreSee Less
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Register today for the next Community at Home Free Virtual Workshop:6 Financial Facts Everyone Over 60 Should Be Aware Of (But Most are Not!)The Grand River Council on Aging invites you to join, by ZOOM, Jennifer Daniel, Financial Advisor from GP Wealth Management, to learn how to protect your finances as you grow older. Jennifer will share tips on CPP, OAS, GIS and TFSAs which could save you money and bring you greater confidence in managing your finances. Wednesday, April 28 from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. Register by e-mail to admin@grcoa.ca If you have missed any of the Community at Home Workshops, go to grcoa.ca/ and access links to videos of all our workshops. While on the website, subscribe to the GRCOA Bi-weekly Newsletter and get links and resources to connect you to all the great events happening locally. ... See MoreSee Less
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It is National Volunteer Week!This past year we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbors and strangers.We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that has been displayed.Join the movement and learn more about volunteering for the GRCOA at grcoa.ca/volunteering/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Volunteer Recognition

The Volunteer Recognition Program consists of articles highlighting a different volunteer each month who has been integral to the success and growth of the Grand River Council On Aging.

 

Sara Darling is the volunteer to be recognized for the month of March.

View the history of  Grand River Council on Aging as a “Community  Builder”! CLICK HERE

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What’s New!

6 Financial Facts Everyone Over 60 Should Be Aware of ( But Most Are Not!)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

The Grand River Council on Aging invites you to join, by ZOOM, Jennifer Daniel, Financial Advisor from GP Wealth Management, to learn how to protect your finances as you grow older.  Jennifer will share tips on CPP, OAS, GIS and TFSAs which could save you money and bring you greater confidence in managing your finances.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Please email Linda Moyer at admin@grcoa.ca or call 519-754-0777 ext. 439 and leave a message.

All workshops will be presented online and registrants will receive a Zoom link through email to access the workshop the day before the scheduled workshop.

If you missed any of our past Workshops  CLICK HERE  to access the links to view the videos of the presentations.

Coming Soon– Decluttering Your Home Made Easy, May 5

Join the Mayors 4X4 Challenge with a donation to the Grand River Council on Aging!
You can help the GRCOA promote the voice of seniors, and encourage community engagement which decreases the impact of social isolation that can contribute to loneliness and health issues.
Donate now and receive a charitable donation receipt for donations over $20. Donations support the activities of the Grand River Council on Aging including the Community at Home Newsletter, Workshops, Seniors’ Discount Directory and Info Hub.
Then enter the 4X4 Challenge by posting the challenge you completed with #Brantford4x4Challenge and you will be entered into a weekly draw to win a Local Vendor Gift Basket. The draw will run for 4 weeks starting April 7, 2021.
It is just that easy to make a difference, show support locally and enter to win!

Expressing Gratitude

The Grand River Council on Aging is grateful to the Brant Community Foundation for providing the funds to support the development of the Community At Home Virtual Workshop Pilot Series.

  Learn more about what the City is doing to support Seniors:

For Neighbours Helping Neighbours click here

For Healthy Aging Without Walls click here

Call 211 and ask for BuzzMe to engage in friendly conversation and learn about local resources

 

Other events

Check out What’s Happening for a calendar of other GRCOA upcoming events