Speaker Series continues in 2024!  Get the answers to your most pressing questions at monthly seminars and panels.

Are you finding yourself continually looking for facts to get answers to your most pressing questions? The Empowered Seniors Speakers Series is a free community service offered to seniors and their families.

Every month, you can attend a seminar or a panel where you’ll gain valuable and honest information regarding topics that are important to senior living and retired people. You’ll leave each event with the ability to make informed decisions, and you’ll meet experts who can provide reliable and current information.

The seminars and expert panels are a community service offered AT NO COST to seniors and their families. 

Space is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Click on the registration link or call 905-330-5201 to save your seat for any of the sessions. 

Location:

Burlington Art Gallery
(Rotary and Shoreline Rooms)

1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington ON

Dates and Times:

All sessions run from from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
(doors open at 1:00 PM).

All sessions are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Parking
There is a $3 fee for parking at the Art Gallery on the afternoons of each of our sessions. When you park in the parking lot on the north side of the building, there's no need to purchase parking tickets at the machine. Instead, simply head inside where you'll be asked to pay your $3 at the reception desk by the north doors of the Art Gallery. There will be no need to return to your car to place a parking pass on your windshield and your car will not be ticketed.

Upcoming Events

May 8, 2024

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(doors open at 1:00 PM)

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The Truth about Death, Dying and Funerals - Navigating End of Life Decisions

Sarah Sunnucks - Licensed Funeral Director, Smith's Funeral Homes

Denyse LeBlanc - Licensed Cemetery Director & Funeral Pre-Planner, Arbor Memorial

Tara Mae Rusin - Licensed Cemetery Director & Funeral Pre-Planner, Arbor Memorial

Laurie Smith - Registered Nurse/Intake Coordinator, Carpenter Hospice

Life’s final chapter is inevitable, but our own mortality is not a topic we talk about freely. Planning for death is uncomfortable, but prearranging one’s cemetary arrangements, funeral arrangements or a direct cremation/burial enables you to give your loved ones the gift of knowledge and financial stability when you die.

This month, Empowered Seniors Speakers Series is pleased to welcome a panel of experts who will provide essential insights, knowledge, and resources to help you address this universal stage of life. The Truth about Death, Dying and Funerals - Navigating End of Life Decisions will help you navigate death with courage, clarity, and a deep understanding of the choices and conversations that matter most.

During this panel, you’ll learn:

  • What some new options are for funerals and/or cemetary
  • What decisions an executor has to make and what is Next of Kin law
  • How pre-planning protects your family
  • What are some common misconceptions about cremation
  • What is the role of a cemetery vs a funeral home
  • What to do if you don’t want a funeral at all
  • How and when to get a referral to hospice

Free event, reserve your seat

Burlington Art Gallery - 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington ON

June 12, 2024

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(doors open at 1:00 PM)

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Frauds and Scams - How to Stay Safe and Protect Yourself From Being Scammed

Scams, spam, and frauds are getting ever more sophisticated. By using the latest technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), scammers are able to access personal details, replicate voices, and imitate credible institutions. Scams are evolving at a rapid pace and we need to be aware and alert in order to protect ourselves, our families, and our assets.

This month, Empowered Seniors Speakers Series is pleased to welcome Detective Constable Dwain Newham from Halton Regional Police for a seminar, Frauds & Scams - Stay Safe and Protect Yourself. Detective Newham will share the latest scams happening in Burlington, what strategies to use to avoid becoming a victim, and how to be more aware of fraud.

During this seminar, you’ll learn:

  • How the fraudsters and scammers target victims
  • How to be aware but not afraid
  • About the tools scammers use
  • What the latest scams are and other fraudulent trends
  • What questions to ask when you suspect you are dealing with a scammer
  • When to contact the police

Join us on June 12, 2024 for this informative and relevant seminar. Reserve your free seat at the link below.

Free event, reserve your seat

Burlington Art Gallery - 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington ON

July 10, 2024

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(doors open at 1:00 PM)

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TBA

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Join us on July 10, 2024 for this informative and relevant seminar. Reserve your free seat at the link below.

Free event, reserve your seat

Burlington Art Gallery - 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington ON

August 14, 2024

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(doors open at 1:00 PM)

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Protecting Your Digital Assets

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Join us on August 14, 2024 for this informative and relevant seminar. Reserve your free seat at the link below.

Free event, reserve your seat

Burlington Art Gallery - 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington ON

September 11, 2024

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(doors open at 1:00 PM)

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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) - What It Is and What It Isn't

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Join us on September 11, 2024 for this informative and relevant seminar. Reserve your free seat at the link below.

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Burlington Art Gallery - 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington ON

October 9, 2024

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(doors open at 1:00 PM)

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What You Need To Know About Condominiums and Condominium Living

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Join us on October 9, 2024 for this informative and relevant seminar. Reserve your free seat at the link below.

Free event, reserve your seat

Burlington Art Gallery - 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington ON

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