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Descriptions of Websites

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly: The Advocacy Centre for The Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors.

Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus: Its mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence.

Fifty Plus (CARP): If you are fifty years or older, CARP is your ticket to savings, CARPNews FiftyPlus, our award-winning magazine -- and a strong national voice! The greater our numbers, the greater our clout.

Maddak: Manufacturer of aids for daily living

Parent Giving: Incontinence is a complex issue. It can range from light leakage that requires wearing a simple liner to an extreme condition marked by a total loss of control. Understanding the causes of incontinence and being aware of the wide range of products available that offer protection and can rebuild confidence are keys to improving quality of life.

RCMP Scam Prevention:

Senior Smart: OntarioSenior Smart Ontario Senior Smart Ontario is a new Internet resource that may be of interest to members. Designed by the Ontario Seniors Secretariat in partnership with the Ontario Gerontology Association, this informative website is made up of the following components: statistics on Ontario seniors, an aging quiz to test knowledge of seniors' issues and the aging process, academic resources including links to gerontology journals, links to organizations that are developing or implementing policies on aging in Ontario, information on the National Framework on Aging, tools and techniques for effectively communicating with seniors, and a database of policies and programs for seniors across Canada. Senior Smart Ontario is found at: www.gov.on.ca/citizenship/seniors/english/seniorsmart.htm Senior Smart Ontario is a new Internet resource that may be of interest to members. Designed by the Ontario Seniors Secretariat in partnership with the Ontario Gerontology Association, this informative website is made up of the following components: statistics on Ontario seniors, an aging quiz to test knowledge of seniors' issues and the aging process, academic resources including links to gerontology journals, links to organizations that are developing or implementing policies on aging in Ontario, information on the National Framework on Aging, tools and techniques for effectively communicating with seniors, and a database of policies and programs for seniors across Canada.

The Canadian Hearing Society: The Canadian Hearing Society provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss. This organization provides hearing care counselling (55+), audiology, hearing aid programs, sign language classes and many other services

The Caregiver Network: Caregiver Network Inc.(CNI), the first of its kind in Canada, is a resource centre created to help caregivers of the elderly and ill.

Pleural Mesothelioma Centre: Mesothelioma cancer is a serious concern for those who have had any exposure to asbestos in their life. We offer free resources and information for those unfortunate enough to be seeking it.


GENEALOGY

Canadian Genealogy Centre: This is a single window providing electronic access to genealogical resources in Canada.

Global Gazette: The Global Gazette is filled with helpful family history “How-To” articles, and heritage news for everyone interested in genealogy and history.



TRAVEL

CSA Canadian Snowbird Association: The CSA is a national and international non-profit organization created to represent the health care, social and economic interests, needs and concerns of Canadians who travel.

Journeywoman: This is a Canadian online travel resource for women.

Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is known worldwide for publishing practical, reliable and no-nonsense travel information. Lonely Planet is passionate about bringing people together, about understanding our world, and about people sharing experiences that enrich everyone’s lives.

Merit Travel: We are delighted to announce the launch of The Retired Teachers of Ontario Travel Program. As you may know Merit Travel was selected in December of 2005 as the travel agency of choice offering full services to RTO/ERO members. Please visit www.rtotravel.ca or www.erovoyage.ca to view the new RTO/ERO Travel Program or call 1-877-872-3826 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-872-3826 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Ontario's Finest Inns: Take your time to discover Ontario's Finest Inns. From quiet rural hideaways to elegant village estates, there is an inn to suit every taste.

Travel Guild Inc.: The ‘Travel Plans’ got off to a roaring start in 1970 and quickly grew as a unique and much envied group tour travel program designed exclusively for the Retired Teachers of Ontario, their families and friends. RTO/ERO members and spouses receive a $30 discount per person per tour or holiday. Non-members are welcome to join the tours and holidays.

 


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Elderhostel: Elderhostel, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with 25 years of experience providing high-quality, affordable, educational adventures for adults who are 55 and older. From New Hampshire to New Zealand , South Africa to South Dakota , Elderhostel offers you a world of educational opportunities at exceptional values.

U of T Continuing Studies Lectures: The School of Continuing Studies will offer courses and University Lecture Series in Aurora, Markham, 2006

 



THEATRE, MOVIES

Drayton Entertainment: A number of seasonal playhouses in southern Ontario provide great entertainment.

Stage Door: Stage Door is dedicated primarily to serving all the theatres of Southwestern Ontario, plus selected stages (from among the over 100 available) in Toronto.

Theatre Ontario: Theatre Ontario works with the Association of Summer Theatres 'Round Ontario (ASTRO) to make it easy for you to find out what's happening at summer theatres around the province.

Toronto Theatre: This is a central information site for theatre in Toronto.

Toronto Movies: This is a central information site for movies in Toronto and the surrounding regions.