General Interest

General Interest

There is a wide variety of general interest programming that the ParkSide Centre offers to its members. There is everything from discussions on Powers of Attorney to presentations on how to find your family with help from the Public Library.

Income Tax Clinics

The ParkSide Centre, in partnership with the Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Collins Barrow, is pleased to announce that we will be offering Income Tax Clinics for people with low income. You will receive free tax return preparation if your household income is less than $20,000 without dependents, or less than $30,000 with dependents. Please call the ParkSide Centre at (705) 673-6227 to book your appointment! 

Thursday
March 12, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Cartomancy – Lenormand Level 2

Parkside’s new Cartomancy Series is an introduction to the practice of card reading. Originally, normal playing cards were used for divination purposes. From those origins, three major approaches to cartomancy are now practiced in modern times. These approaches are the Tarot cards, the Lenormand cards and the Oracle cards. In this course, we will be focusing on the Lenormand cards, which are easier for beginners to understand & read as compared to Tarot cards. In fact, the approach is so accessible that you will be able to lay down cards and read them from the very first lesson!! Whether you use the Lenormand as your “go to” card system, or choose to broaden your Cartomancy skills to include Tarot cards, or even for the simple joy of participating in a new hobby, come join us as we explore the fascinating world of the Lenormand!! 

Mondays
April 6 – June 8, 2020 (No Classes on April 13 or May 18, 2020)
1:00 – 2:00 pm
$40.00 members         $50.00 non-members

Genealogy: Find Your Family at the Library 

Are you researching your family history or new to genealogy? Find out how the library can help! Join Kristen Bertrand, Local History Librarian, for an information session exploring the wide variety of resources that the Library can provide. Through examples of print and online resources, this introductory session will be especially beneficial to anyone wondering what the library has to offer, and for those working on creating their family tree. Resources being featured include: Newspapers on microfilm, City Directories, Ancestry.com basics, INCO Triangle Digital Archive, Books.... and much more! 

Thursday
April 2, 2020
1:00 pm

Estate Planning 3: Investments and your Estate Plan

Although Powers of Attorney and Wills are the things people think of the most when considering an Estate Plan, the structure of your investments and the investments you hold can cost you tens of thousands of dollars if not structured properly. The biggest mistake people make is that they assume everything is fine. During this presentation we will discuss the items that you should look at and consider. 

Thursday
June 4, 2020
1:00 pm

Strategies to help maintain your Physical and Mental Health

Join Tracy Leung, Occupational Therapist from HeadWay Clinic, in a useful and interactive discussion around every day tools, equipment, and strategies to help maintain your physical and mental health, so that you can keep doing the things that you love doing at home and when you are out and about. If you have any specific questions about improving your ability to participate in activities inside or outside of your home, bring them along! 

Thursday
April 16, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Living in your Home

Individuals often reach a point where the tasks of living in their own home becomes tedious or seemingly impossible. This seminar will include a variety of speakers who will be discussing the next steps in deciding whether or not to stay in your home. Jennifer Turgeon from Bayshore will be discussing the services they provide to help take the burden off of you, Terry Ames from Remax will be discussing options people have such as downsizing or renting and Marc from Edward Jones will be discussing how he helps people determine which options will make the most financial sense. This seminar is sure to provide you with all the information and necessary steps to take in order to live comfortably and safely in your own home. 

Thursday 
April 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Estate Planning 1: Power of Attorney

Did you know that the Power of Attorney is one of the most important documents to have while you are still alive? Did you know that everyone should have 2 Powers of Attorneys? Have you reviewed your Powers of Attorney within the past 5 years? If the answer to any of these questions is NO then this seminar is for you! This seminar was previously included with Will's. However, because of recommendations we have split the seminar into two parts!

We hope you and a guest will join us. To register, please call the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227. Don’t leave your future to chance. 

Thursday
April 9, 2020
1:00 pm

Estate Planning 2: Wills and Probate

Most people can say that they have a Will. However they have not been reviewed or updated in quite some time. Even though most of your wishes are the same as they were when the Will was drafted tax laws and regulations have changed and could cost your loved ones thousands. Join us at this seminar to get a better idea on whether you need to have your documents reviewed! This seminar was previously included with Powers of Attorney. Because of recommendations we have split the seminar into two parts!

We hope you and a guest will join us. To register, please call the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227. Don’t leave your future to chance. 

Thursday
May 7, 2020
1:00 pm

Travelling with Arthritis

Claire Yachuk is an Occupational Therapist with the Arthritis Society here in Sudbury she will talk about the challenges of travelling with arthritis and will offer a few ideas that may make your travelling more enjoyable. 

Tuesday
May 12, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 pm

A Wives’ Tale

Cathy Mulroy will be showing this documentary film, directed by Sophie Bissonnette, Martin Duckworth and Joyce Rock and released in 1980. The film explores the role of women in the community during the 1978 INCO strike, when a nine-month strike at INCO's mining operations in Sudbury, Ontario decimated the local economy.

Thursday
May 14, 2020
1:00 pm

The Costs of Long Term Care

Join, Robert (Bob) Chappell, President Birkenhead Insurance, for an informative discussion on Long Term Care. Do you know that 70% of individuals 65 and over will require some type of long-term care? You’ve planned for retirement and the inevitable, but have you planned for long-term care? We’ll discuss: Do you need long-term care? Do you know who will take care of you when you are unable to care for yourself AND where the $$$ come from? 

Thursday
May 21, 2020
1:00 pm

Knees and Osteoarthritis Workshop 

This session will answer all questions related to osteoarthritis of the knee. We will look at the entire joint, common areas of arthritis and how to decrease both risk and pain. We will demonstrate stretching and strengthening exercises for the knee. Finally we will look at prevention, footwear, braces and orthotics that can help keep you moving pain free. This workshop is presented by Kyla Rouleau of BioPed will be leading this seminar. 

Thursday
May 28, 2020
1:00 pm

Men’s Sheds at the ParkSide

The ParkSide Centre has recognized a need to have programs specifically for men in our community and after some research have decided to sponsor the beginnings of a Men’s Shed here in Sudbury. Men’s Sheds are welcoming, supportive places for friendship and fun. They provide opportunities for men to socialize, take part in activities, and learn something new. They are places where members can be themselves.

Men’s Sheds can be located in a variety of places; they may be made up of a few men or a large group and they may focus on one or more activities. While locations, activities and membership can vary from shed to shed, the core vision of the Men’s Sheds movement is equality and inclusion for all members – regardless of age, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation and income or employment status.

Men’s Sheds is a grass-roots, bottom up movement where the members decide what to do. Sheds are what we make them. Go to www.menssheds.ca for the Canadian Men’s Sheds Association and please call the ParkSide Centre for more information about our own Men’s Shed.

Thursday
June 25, 2020
12:00 - 4:00 pm

Fraud Prevention

Anyone can be a target of fraud and incidences of senior fraud and identity theft are on the rise. People over the age of 50 are often targeted by scammers. Given the growing number of people in the City of Greater Sudbury in this demographic, this is a problem that is only going to increase if preventative actions are not taken. Community Safety Personnel, Lise Perreault, a civilian member of the Greater Sudbury Police Service will be attending to speak to you about various frauds and scams so that you have a better understanding of what to do to not be a victim. 

Thursday
June 11, 2020
1:00 pm

Introduction to BounceBack

BounceBack is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

Thursday
June 18, 2020
1:00 pm

Men's Discussion Group                                                       
 
According to Clyde Henry’s Men’s Group Manual, “A men’s group is a special form of community. It is a community that meets a man’s need for friendship, support and loyalty.”  The Parkside Centre offers a Men’s Discussion Group. The members are male over the age of 50 discuss and share (at your own pace) your frustrations with various issues such as work, separation, marriage, divorce, loss of loved one, depression etc. There will be numerous topics. Everyone is welcome.
 
“In this group you will find understanding, compassion, laughter, wisdom, support and growth,” said Luc Desormeaux, group participant and moderator. “The door is wide open; all you need to do is step in.” For more information on this program please call Luc at (249) 879-1007 

Tuesdays
April 7, 2020
3:00 pm

ParkSide Creative Writing

Do you want to improve your writing skills? This group offers: workshops; peer exchange; knowledge sharing and presentations by published authors. Join us. You will become a better writer.

Meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
April 7 – June 23, 2020
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Free Admission!

Memoir Writing Club

Pursue Memoir Writing, offer support and encouragement to each other, share writings orally with the group. This group is a non-judgmental way to write your memoirs.

Tuesdays
April 7 – June 23, 2020
1:00 pm
Free Admission!