Fall Friends of WSAC “Toonie Talks”

Come join us in our Community Cafe – Cost $2.00
Please pre-register at our Front Desk
Open to Edmonton area seniors (you do not have to be a member of our centre to attend these presentations!)



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”




Photo Legacy  – Presented by Karen Murdock, Your Organized Friend
Monday Oct 7th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Bring a shoebox of loose photos with you and learn best practices about taking your printed photos from chaos, to collection, and ending up with a Photo Legacy!


6 Investing Basics that Women (& Couples) HAVE to Know – Presented by Brad Hurshowy of Investors Group
Tuesday Oct 8th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Investing builds wealth, but it can also seem incredibly confusing. We have some wonderful and exciting news: It’s not. Grasp these 6 investing basics concepts, and you’ll be well on your way to more financial confidence and growing your wealth more safely!


“Executor’s Role & Funerals” Information Every Executor Should Know – Presented by Dignity Memorial
Tues Oct. 15th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What is the role of the executor when it comes to funerals? Pre-arranged funerals versus at need funerals with no arrangements in place-what are some of the decisions executors will make. What information does the funeral home need from the executor? These are just some of the answers you will learn.


Learn The Truth About Hearing Aids – Tips & tricks for the everyday patient – Presented by Amplifon
Monday Oct 21st – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Improved hearing in a noisy environment…. is it possible? Join us to hear what hearing aids can do and also know their limitations. Discover what is involved in the cost of hearing aids and evaluate if they are worth the price. As well, information will be shared on how best to choose a hearing aid provider, to best suit your needs.


Part One “Dementia/Alzheimer’s – Having The Conversation” – Presented by Homecare Assistance
Tuesday October 22nd – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to recognize if a loved one may have Dementia/Alzheimer’s ( Having the Conversation )

Your loved one just heard three difficult words: “You have dementia.” Then your head starts swirling with a million questions:

  • “Why did this happen to my mom/dad?”
  • “What could we have done to stop it?”
  • “What should I do, What should I say — or not say — to my loved one?”

Suddenly you’re a caregiver. Now what? We will discuss navigation through the ups and downs:

  • Getting prepared and having a plan
  • Listening for meaning behind words, body language and tone of voice

Next we will provide you with tips on Interacting with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias
We will wrap up our presentation and cover

“Now What”

  • the next steps after a Dementia/Alzheimer’s diagnosis and navigation through health care system.


Tales From The Legal Crypt! – Presented by Estate Connection Law Firm
Friday Oct 25th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What happens when you move on but your family can’t. Join Stacy Maurier as she shares with you the horror stories from her files and scares you into making sure your estate planning documents are done right. From probating a three-month-old estate in Italy, to stories about urn collections and to missing people and their continuing CPP payments. Come join Stacy as she shares stories that will scare you to…shake your head in disbelief!


ARTHRITIS Symptoms, Management and Treatment – Presented by Terra Losa Pharmacy
Monday Oct 28th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Arthritis is a highly prevalent chronic condition that increases with age. Coping with ongoing pain can be the hardest part of living with arthritis or a related condition. Pain can affect every aspect of your life, and many areas of your life can also affect your pain. Come and learn more about causes, symptoms, management, treatment options and tips to live better with arthritis.


Part Two “Dementia/Alzheimer’s – Having The Conversation” – Presented by Homecare Assistance Edmonton
Tuesday October 29th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Self Managed Care

  • The eligibility of funding program through AHS
  • How the process works
  • The program itself
  • The importance of taking advantage of funding program.

Financial Assistance Program

  • Overview
  • How the process works
  • Navigating for home care, supplies and personal support
  • Funding models

Private Home Care Assistance for high caliber, quality care services

  • Overview
  • Process
  • Services that can be provided
  • Navigation through home care agencies and what to look for regarding caring for your loved one.


Falls – Causes & Prevention – Presented by Equisicare
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.


What To Expect From Dentures – Presented by Oliver Denture
Tues. Nov 5th – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In this presentation, we will discuss new and existing dentures, different levels of dentures, TC Liners, and Relines. When should you visit your denturist and how to care for your dentures. Denturist Shristi Chand will be happy to answer any questions during the presentation.


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.