Open to Edmonton area seniors (you do not have to be a member of our centre to attend these presentations!)

Fall Friends of WSAC “Toonie Talks”

Come join us in our Community Cafe – Cost $2.00
Please pre-register at our Front Desk


Since January 2019, we have had 30 “Toonie Talk” presentations here at our centre with 680 people attending these presentations!  Here is what attendees said about the Toonie Talks they attended! 

“Exceptional. A well educated facilitator with excellent presentation skills”

“Very informative approachable, clear, knowledgeable, inviting and motivating”

“Excellent session. Thank you very much”

“Excellent info. I would never have considered such situations. Very enlightening”



Falls – Causes & Prevention – Presented by Equisicare – CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Monday November 4th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Did you know 87 percent of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls… Among people aged 65 to 69, one out of every 200 falls results in a hip fracture. That number increases to one out of every 10 for those aged 85 and older. One-fourth of seniors who fracture a hip from a fall will die within six months of the injury. Scary stats to be sure! Come learn what are the causes of falls and what steps you can take to help prevent a fall.


Master The “1 Issue Per Visit” Rule – Presented by Navigate Your Health
Wed Nov 6th- 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Many patients are frustrated by the “1 issue per visit” rule at doctor’s offices… and for good reason! If patients have more than one concern, it means that they have to prioritize their issues, they have to book multiple appointments, and make plans for multiple trips. It wastes patients’ time, and leads to drawn out and fragmented care. Whether you simply feel your doctor rushes you, or whether your doctor has the “1 issue” rule, come learn 3 strategies to work with your doctor to bend the rule, and get more timely and effective care.


“Funeral Expenses Explained” – Presented by Trinity Funeral Homes
Tuesday Nov 12th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Whats new in funeral planning and why you need to know. How to research funeral homes. Learn what to do when someone dies away from home. What happens if you pre-arrange and then move cities. How your Executor accesses government benefits and all attendees will receive a comparison worksheet for comparing funeral homes.


Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney – Presented by Masuch Law
Monday, Nov 18th – 1:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney – what are they? Why do I need one? We will explore what each of these documents do for you as well as discuss some commonly held misconceptions around health care and finances when considering whether or not you should have a personal directive and a power of attorney.


Protecting your Retirement Portfolio in Today’s Economy – Presented by Wei Woo of Mackie Research
Thurs Nov 28th – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The global economy is presently in an uncertain state due to the slowing global economy. For your retirement savings, it is important to have specific financial strategies to manage the volatility of the markets, take advantage of compelling opportunities, look at options in protecting the principle of your retirement investments, and ensuring you have the cash flow you need regardless of the economic situation . Come join Wei Woo as we discuss these timely themes for current retirees.


How To Prevent Frauds, Scams and Becoming A Victim – Presented by Servus Credit Union
Monday Dec 2nd – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Jeremy Nichols, Senior Fraud Investigator for Servus Credit Union returns to our centre to share with us general ways to keep us safe in today’s modern environment. Jeremy shares practical tips and ends his presentation with a Q&A!Come learn about common scams including internet, phone, face to face, plastic cards and bank accounts


Progressives, Bifocals, and Readers – Presented by Everywhere Eyecare
Tuesday Dec. 3rd – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Do you ever feel like you don’t really know what your eyewear providers are talking about when it comes to your lenses? Know what your lenses can do for you. Progressives are Not the only option, and sometimes they are not even your best option. Why are some lenses so inexpensive and others so much? What’s the difference in the coatings. What is high index? Come with your questions and have a laugh at some of the things you never knew about the lenses you’ve been wearing for years.