Welcome to October and we begin our month with the International Day of Older Persons. Locally, we have been involved in the organizing and planning of the event that is happening at City Hall in Hamilton on Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. Look for our table with our banner and handouts. There will be lots of information and the speakers are well known experts sharing their vast knowledge about senior issues. The mayor of Hamilton is expected to bring greetings from the city. I hope to see you there!
Every day should be a celebration of older persons. We have many years of experience that we bring to anything we do but we also have to remember to be prepared, stay alert and drive safely. I have noticed that drivers seem to be more aggressive and take chances that keep me shaking my head. With the advent of fall, check your first aid kit to see if anything needs to be replaced and keep an extra blanket in the car. If driving conditions are poor, think about delaying and cancelling your trip. Avoid rush hours. Be vigilant at all times, especially when backing up and entering intersections. Avoid driving when you are tired, under stress or ill. Remember that some medications may cause drowsiness and be sure to have your annual vison and hearing checks. That way we can continue to celebrate us as mature drivers on the road.
This month we have our Fall luncheon on October 26 at the Waterfront (details on the website) and I hope to see you there!
President, District 13 – Hamilton-Wentworth & Haldimand