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HEART HEALTH FOR SENIORS – Part II : At the webinar held by the Marathi Bhashik Mandal’s Senior’s Forum on Sunday, October 24, 2021, Dr. Ashok Wardekar made a highly informative and beneficial presentation on Cardiac Health. Once again, he has kindly permitted us to share his presentation.

The following links will give access to his recording and the slide deck of his Part II webinar.

Heart Health for Seniors – Part II Recording https://youtu.be/vRMWuaQYLP8

Heart Health for Seniors – Part II Presentation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AYbTELjE1iFQjxDiAdehiAjPi6HZ_sZd/view?usp=sharing

Following are the links for Dr. Wardekar’s Part 1 recording and presentation:

Heart Health for Seniors – Part I Recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?

Heart Health for Seniors – Part I Presentation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s9jHqz6zyvsquktb79ky_Qpq7jzRleVe/view?usp=sharing

TECHNICAL SUPPORT RPOGRAM FOR SENIORS: “Super Tech Savvy Seniors” is the brainchild of Ria Koppikar a 11th grade student from Minneapolis to help seniors feel confident and comfortable in the use of the emerging Technology. Under this program, we have already organized three highly productive and beneficial Technical Support Workshops each of which were attended by close to 70 seniors from all over North America. Now Ria with her team members Aditya Pai, Ananya Pai and Kiran Swan, all from Canada, is ready to help seniors online. Those who need any assistance in handling emails, phones and computers/programs may email their questions to supertechsavvyseniors@gmail.com. Ria is also looking for youth to help her on the Team. Those who want to volunteer should send an email to the same address. This program is mutually beneficial. We thank Ria for this initiative and wish her all the very best.

INDUS COMMUNITY SERVICES: This organization provides very helpful service to South Asian seniors. They had held a Town Hall on Monday, November 29, 2021. At this highly informative session, the Director of Health Services shared updates on Health Services and programming while the CEO shared updates on a Long Term Care facility that Indus will be running for the South Asian community. The session also involved discussions about what supports the community requires. For the presentations, please visit https://www.induscs.ca/seniorstownhall/

 If you want to stay connected with Indus, you may sign up for their newsletter here https://us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=221bf58d23739503b62d39139&id=86c5f11ff4

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.

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.