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  • August 27, 2019 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    Date:  Thursdays, September 5th – October 12th, 1:00 pm– 3:30 pm

    Location:  Jewish Community Services, 30 King St East, Dundas

    Parking:  Street or Lot


    Chronic Pain Topics in this free 6-week course:

    • Treatments that are available to you
    • What to do when you have difficulty sleeping and feel worn out and closed off from others
    • How to cope when you feel like pain is controlling your life

  • August 01, 2019 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    MURA member librarians and library TMG retirees:

    This message is being forwarded to you from CURAC, the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada.

    To CURAC/ARUCC member associations:

    Our friends at Academics Without Borders have asked us to share the following volunteer opportunity with you.

    Academics Without Borders is looking for a librarian to go to the University of Central Asia (in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) on a project to assist its library staff to fully utilize the Integrated Library Management Software “OCLC WMS Worldshare”. The staff need expert support and training from an experienced systems librarian in order to obtain full understanding and competence in the use of the software. The full listing for this volunteer opportunity can be found here: We welcome both current and retired faculty and staff members to apply.

    Please direct any questions to:

    Mindy Gordon
    Executive Officer & Board Secretary
    Academics Without Borders/Universitaires sans frontières
  • July 26, 2019 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    Registration Open!
    Registration is now open again for Caregiving Essentials. Please see the attached poster for more detail.

    Further information, including registration instructions, can be found here: or by contacting

    Program Update
    In 2018/19, McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and THRIVE group developed and offered Caregiving Essentials twice, reaching 140 caregiver participants. For 2019-2021, we are pleased to have entered into a partnership with the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario to offer the course at least 4 times over the next 2 years.

    Program Details
    Caregiving Essentials is a free, 8-week online course for family or informal caregivers of older adults. Participants will work through online training at their own pace and when it is most convenient (30 - 60 minutes/week is recommended). There are no assignments or grades, rather, participants will be guided through informative modules and a wide variety of resources. Participants will be prompted to participate in online discussions with others in similar situations and to create a Caregiver Action Plan (CAP).

  • July 26, 2019 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    Do you want to meet new people of all ages? Are you interested in sharing your story? Do you want to participate in casual social gatherings? 

    Starting this September, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), together with Residence Life Services at McMaster University, will begin offering intergenerational social programming on campus. This programming will give older adults and undergraduate students in residence the opportunity to socialize, build new relationships, and learn more about each other. 

    For more information, please contact Allison Ward at or 905-525-9140 ext. 21428.

    Please note that MIRA will reimburse participants for parking expenses for the length of the program (e.g. 2 hour passes).

     Timeless: An Intergenerational Social Program

  • June 12, 2019 3:40 PM | Anonymous

    Here’s an opportunity from McMaster Continuing Education.

    Have questions about the process or the program? Contact us at

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