The Yakimovich Wellness Centre alone is hosting 30 free workshops for Embrace Aging month in March. Photo by Pixabay

Free workshops in March for Embrace Aging Month

Sessions on finanical management, safe travel and many more

March is Embrace Aging Month and the Eldercare Foundation is encouraging people to come out and take part in any of a series of free workshops.

Here’s a snapshot of some events still to come at the Yakimovich Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave.:

Friday, March 23, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m

Tips for mature travellers: How to stay safe and prepare for a stress-free vacation.

Presenter Sandy Lundmark, a travel agent and former health care social worker, will cover all travel-related processes, including how to buy appropriate insurance and book online.

Saturday, March 26, 10 to 11:30 a.m

Getting your affairs in order

This session with Dustin Marnell, a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 2008, explores wills and estates, representation agreements, power of attorney, incapacity planning and acting as an executor.

Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m to noon

Learn to maximize your retirement income

Chris Gerow, a senior advisor in the financial planning industry, will teach participants how to maximize income through Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), investments, pensions and more.

All sessions are free, but call 250-370-5641 to register. For more information visit gvef.org and click on March is Embrace Aging Month.

Aging

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria art gallery provides Open Space in an online way

View Chantal Gibson’s recent show on the web, hear Indigenous stories on Instagram starting Sunday

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Vancouver Island Brewing initiates #TakeOutTuesday to keep local eateries in the public eye

LIVE MUSIC: Artist in Residence reaching into the community

Kathryn Calder to perform livestream show on YouTube channel this Friday, April 3

Victoria vocalist Maria Manna reaches out to hard-hit Italy with special online song

Jazz singer to perform ‘Hymn to Freedom’ with Italian lyrics on Facebook at 2 p.m. Monday

Royal BC Museum joins home education trend for outreach programs

Free webinar options available for RBCM@Home and kids’ programs, starting March 31

Hip tradition sing-along planned again for Canadians April 2

The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois is encouraging all to join him virtually in a’Porch Session.’

Vancouver Island musicians in quarantine thank neighbours with backyard performance

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra director Karl Rainer and his sons play for those in self-isolation

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Campbell River journalist launches Isolationpalooza II

Featuring all local musicians, a volunteer virtual concert, of sorts

6.5-magnitude earthquake in Idaho shakes B.C. Interior

An earthquake was reportedly felt just before 5 p.m. throughout the Okanagan

Netflix reducing video quality in Canada to lower Internet bandwidth use

Bell Media is also planning traffic measures affecting the Crave streaming service

Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options for 2020

Summer events running out of time to stay on schedule, in wake of COVID-19 uncertainties

Most Read