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DIABETES CANADA PEER CONNECT PROGRAM: Register for the last Type 1 or Type 2 Peer Connect session. It will feature presentations aimed towards the uniqueness of the type 1 or type 2 diabetes community and provide an opportunity to hear from knowledgeable speakers, connect with a panel of experts, and provide an opportunity to discuss with peers in breakout discussions.

Peer Connect – Type 2 Series, Session 4 – Mental Health
Wednesday, October 27; 7:00 – 8:50PM, EDT. Speakers: TBD

Peer ConnectType 1 Series, Session 4 – Mental Health
Thursday, October 28, 2021; 7:00 – 8:50PM, EDT. Speakers: TBD.

For more information, visit  event page or contact DC-ontario@diabetes.ca


Diabetes technologies have shown to improve health outcomes – learn how they can help you! You’re invited to join this free virtual session for an evening of presentations on the latest in diabetes technology. Industry experts will share information on device innovations in the areas of insulin pumps, sensor technology, glucose monitoring, and diabetes apps.

  • Type 2 Diabetes Tech Night info: Wednesday, November 24, 2021; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
  • Type 1 Diabetes Tech Night Info: Thursday, November 25, 2021; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST. Click here to REGISTER.

WEBINAR ON SENIOR’S COMMUNITY:  The webinar on Retirement/Senior’s Community held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 was attended by close to 100 families. At this virtual Session Mahesh Nileshwar of Nirvana, Raghu Krishnamoorthy of RetCom GTA and Sandeep Duphar of Jeevan Niwas familiarized us with the progress of their efforts to build Retirement/Senior’s Residences for our community. Sadanand Mankikar shared some important facts and stats to start the session. Anita Nayak moderated a lively Q&A session. Please view the event recording here Event Recording.  

OKA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM: Estate, Will and Power of Attorney and End of Life Planning are two major elements of this OKA Seniors Forum Program.

For preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney you may contact Marvin Talksy (905) 405-0199 ext.  257 or Mary Bojkovski (905) 405-0199 ext. 276 of Nanda & Associate Lawyers. For additional information or assistance, you may also contact Raghunath Kamath or Ashok Bhatt.

For End of Life Planning please contact Harjinder Bilku of Chapel Ridge Funeral Home at (905) 305-8128 or (647) 966-0093.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KITS: If you have not received complimentary kits, for a limited time, you may obtain them by sending an email to sadanand.mankikar@gmail.com. Additional small, medium and large size kits at cost may be obtained by sending an email to the same address. For more information , please visit Emergency Preparedness Program tab on www.ontariokonkanis.com.

OKA AADHAR CHAT: This interactive, the web-based chat was established in 2017 as a part of the OKA Seniors Forum to facilitate communication amongst seniors and soon to be seniors. Since then, we have started posting upcoming events and relevant information on this chat. Members may post any questions and we will attempt to get answers. We invite everyone, young and old, seniors or not, to join this chat and share information including their experiences and expertise. To join this chat group, please email shraddhapai.home@gmail.com.

About the Author
Sadanand Mankikar is the Past President (2004-2005) of the Ontario Konkani association and has been instrumental in the initiation and maintenance of the OKA Seniors Forum.