Grace Village's "Resources For Seniors" Seminar Series

Information & Resources To Help Seniors And Their Families

As part of our commitment to truly Making A Difference in the lives of our residents and the seniors of our community, Grace Village is pleased to launch a series of seniors-oriented information seminars in support of our own residents, their families and the seniors of the community.  This series will be presented in English - French seminars can be planned based on demand - in partnership with a variety of key community resources. We will benefit from ongoing participation by Wade Lynch of Bishop's University and the Bishop's Seniors Academy for Lifelong Learning (SALL) where he is Director. You can use the form below to submit questions or suggest topics of interest for future seminars.

These seminars will be held at 6:30PM on the last Tuesday of each month, in Grace Village's Grand Hall. There is no charge but if the seminar is of value to you we would appreciate a small donation from each attendee following the seminar, e.g. $5, to cover the costs of the refreshments and facility cleanup.

2020 Seminar Schedule

The Christmas Story: A Historical Perspective

Within the broader Christian world, Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ around 2,019 years ago.  This has been celebrated in many different ways throughout the centuries and around the world.  This time of "good tidings" comes with lights and trees, poinsettias and yule logs, gifts and Santa Claus.  Tonight's presentation will give us an insight into where some of these traditions come from, and into how celebrating Christmas has changed throughout the centuries.

This unique perspective on Christmas will be given by Rev. Linda Buchanan of  the Lennoxville United Church, who also leads one of the regular monthly religious services at Grace Village.

Time: 6:30PM


English Language Legal Resources For Seniors / Seniors' Families

This seminar will be presented by a lawyer from the not-for-profit organization Éducaloi, who specializes in "Plain Language" legal documentation.  Éducaloi is Montréal-based and is sponsored in part by the Ministère de Justice du Québec and the Department of Justice Canada.

This organization provides extremely well written English language publications and informational workshops on legal issues of interest to seniors and seniors' families.  Their specialist will give an overview of the range of resources they provide as well as a workshop covering two specific topics from among their offering that includes Powers of Attorney, Protection Mandates, Public Curator, Seniors and Financial Fraud, Protective Supervision, Advance Medical Directives and others. The choice of topics will be finalized and announced shortly.

Time:  6:30PM


Refresher:  Financial / Tax Planning For Seniors

Due to popular request we will present a review and update of the highly appreciated Oct. 2019 seminar that clearly and simply described key investment alternatives and their respective tax and yield advantages, in preparation for the end of the year and tax time!

This update will again be given by Peter Provencher, a certified financial planner with a heart for seniors who is a member of our Grace Village Care Foundation.

Time: 6:30PM  (Time and date to be confirmed)


Future Seminar Topics: Dates And Speakers to be Confirmed

Local / Community Gardening For Seniors

To be presented in collaboration with Bishop's University - a local gardening concept in which seniors can participate within a community context.

Nutrition And Diet Guidelines For Seniors

Practical guidelines for a healthy nutrition plan specific to seniors' diet requirements, physical abilities and lifestyle.

Questions Or Suggestions?  Contact Us!