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2018 Housing Exposition For Seniors – A One-Stop to Learn About Options

April 14, 10-3, Holiday Inn

Press release – Understanding later-in-life housing options or discovering what is best for an aging relative can be a daunting task. For those exploring housing options for themselves or an aging family member, this FREE Housing Exposition dedicated to helping seniors determine the next place they’ll call home can help! It will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre in Burlington.

The 2018 Housing Exposition for Seniors brings together over 20 exhibitors from Burlington retirement residences, innovative housing options such as Home Share and Sell ‘n STAYTM, services that can help with what to do with all the ‘stuff’ and how to make a move easier. There will be various service providers that support aging in place plus information on how to generate income from investment savings and protecting wealth. It’s a great opportunity to have all senior housing related questions answered.

There will also be hourly presentations addressing important matters such as how to avoid being scammed, information about wills and power of attorneys and living with Alzheimer’s. Attendees are sure to come away with an increased awareness and at least one ‘to-do’ on their list of important things to take care of.

Our government has an important role in providing support to older adults so they can stay independent, safe, healthy, active and connected to the community. Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors focuses on areas that seniors say they care about most, including living independently for as long as possible and staying connected through social, recreational and volunteer activities. Eleanor McMahon, MPP for Burlington, will speak about the seniors’ action plan at the Housing Options Expo on April 14.

The event is being hosted by Marion Goard (Sales Representative, Senior Real Estate Specialist®/Master Accredited Senior Agent®, Keller Williams Edge Realty Brokerage) and Amal Helbah-Dawson (Financial Planner, Investment and Retirement Planning, RBC Royal Bank). As a Master Accredited Senior Agent Marion focuses on assisting seniors and is experienced in helping them navigate the many aspects that surround a later-in-life move so they’re able to make their decisions by choice rather than circumstances. “This event is one of the ways we can help seniors and their families begin the important discussion of what’s next,” says Marion. “As we age there will come a time when the question arises – should I stay in my home or is it time for a change? Just the thought of change can be overwhelming for some so the subject is often avoided until a crisis arises. My hope is that by offering information in this format it will be easier for seniors and their families to explore their options and meet people who can help.”

Amal Is an Investment and Retirement Planner who has helped clients through developing retirement plans and addressing concerns around affordability and cash flow planning as well as discussing their estate planning needs. “I am very privileged and honoured to help clients through some of the most important financial decisions they need to make in their lives. I help clients sort through all the options and considerations they need to address so that they are fully informed and confident in their decisions”

The Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre is located at 3063 South Service Road in Burlington.

For more information visit www.seniorsinburlington.ca or call 289-208-1000. Advance registration is not required to attend.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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