HEALTHY AGING IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE ONTARIO: Initiative by the Ontario Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs

HEALTHY AGING IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE ONTARIO: Initiative by the Ontario Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs Recognizing the urgent need for the culturally sensitive Retirement Homes in Ontario, The Honourable Dipika Damerla, Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs, has started public forums where she has invited those who are interested in developing these houses. Initially, they will be[…]

Developing a Better Community Support for Ontario Konkani Seniors by Sadanand Mankikar

Developing a Better Community Support for Ontario Konkani Seniors by Sadanand Mankikar SOCIO-CULTURAL SUPPORT SYSTEM The goal of this program is to improve access of OKA seniors to social and cultural activities, provide community-based avenues for non-medical support, and increase knowledge about the practical aspects of retired living. Shraddha Pai is coordinating various programs identified[…]

Building a stronger Konkani Community: Developments Since the 2016 Konkani Sammelan in Atlanta ……. by Sadanand Mankikar

Building a stronger Konkani Community: Developments Since the 2016 Konkani Sammelan in Atlanta ……. by Sadanand Mankikar Since the 2016 NorthheAmerican Konkani Sammelan held in Atlanta last July, the Ontario Konkani Seniors’ Group has been actively organizing events to bring the seniors closer and improve community knowledge on issues related to seniors living. OKA Grant[…]

55+ Symposium April 6th 2017

55+ SYMPOSIUM: SERVING BURLINGTON’S OLDER ADULT COMMUNITY – Organized by Hon. Karina Gould, Federal Minister of Democratic Institutions. The Symposium held at the Burlignton Seniors’ Centre on Sunday June 04 afternoon drew a sizeable crowd. A well packed Resource Gallery had displays from CARP, Circle of Friends, Seniors’ Advisory Committee, Seniors Without Walls, McMaster Optimal[…]

OKA Seniors’ Brainstorming Session – in a nutshell By Divya Nayak

OKA Seniors’ Brainstorming Session – in a nutshell By Divya Nayak Saturday October 22nd dawned bright and clear. I had a chat with Sadanandmam who had undertaken the initiative to bring the seniors of the Konkani community together to have a seniors’ brainstorming session. The purpose of this session was to highlight the concerns and[…]

Seniors’ Brainstorming Session – What next? By Sadanand Mankikar, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Seniors’ Brainstorming Session – What next? By Sadanand Mankikar, Burlington, Ontario, Canada The Seniors’ Brainstorming Session held on Saturday, October 22nd at the Sindhi Gurumandir, Etobicoke, Canada was indeed a great success. With 58 in attendance, six presentations on relevant topics, two breakout sessions – one dealing with Social and Cultural Needs and the other[…]

ONTARIO KONKANI ASSOCIATION TO HOLD A SENIORS’ BRAINSTORMING SESSION October 22, 2016

SENIORS’ BRAINSTORMING SESSION Sindhi Gurmandir Temple, 207 Queens Plate Drive, Etobicoke Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM The purpose: To highlight the concerns and issues related to seniors and determine whether a Social Support System is needed for seniors in our community. This will be done by input and discussion by[…]