Seminar Series

SEMINARS are presented for Sandycove resident who are members of the Home Owners’ Association. These sessions were started in 2009 and have continued with successful seminars presented on a regular basis. These are information sessions specifically focusing on the interests of Seniors and retired folks. When scheduled they are normally held the 3rd Monday of the month at the SPOKE starting at 1:00pm and are generally well attended and generate a number of questions about our community and life style.

These SEMINARS are presented for the members of the Home Owners’ Association and you are able to sign up at the Seminar where membership information is available. Watch the monthly newsletters for current seminar information. Plan now to attend these very informative sessions.

SEMINARS PLANNED for 2022 – 2023


FRAUD & SCAMS – presentation by Brock Godfrey of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – Sunday, August 21, 2022 at the Wheel Main Hall at 1:30pm (doors open 1:00 pm) – for more info click here.

September 19, 2022 – Estate Planning: Wills & POA’s  – Debra Wall-Armstrong, Wall Armstrong & Green Barristers, Monday, September 19, 2022 – 1:00 pm – Spoke  – for more info click here.

October 17, 2022 – Hearing Loss – Amplifone Hearing Centre (Barrie), Monday October 17, 2022 – 1:00 pm – Spoke – for more information click here.

OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, January 8, 2023 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Wheel Main Ballroom (doors open 1:30 pm) This is HOA Christmas affair – theme red/white/wine/cheese etc. – for more info click here.

HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR – Saturday, November 19, 2022 – 9:00 to 12:00 pm located in the main Wheel Ballroom – for more info click here.


HOME FAIR & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DAY (EPT) – Saturday in May – 9:00 am (Fair in Wheel Ballroom) (EPT in Wheel North Hall) – for more info click here.

FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL & MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON-SITE DEBATES During election years, if requested. This is a great time to come and ask questions of your candidates – for more info click here.

OTHER EVENTS – These are arranged with presenters to advise residents of some of the frauds, fire safeguards and prevention: only to name a few – for more info click here.

SEMINARS PLANNED for 2020 – 2021

All other planned seminars where cancelled due to COVID-19 hall closings. 

FRAUD & SCAMS – presentation by Brock Godfrey of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre- Monday, February 10th, 2020 at the Spoke at 1:00pm – for more info click here

HOSPICE SIMCOE CANCELLED presented by Kelly Hubbard, Hospice Simcoe – Monday, March 16th, 2020 at the Spoke at 1:00pm – for more info click here.

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION CANCELLED presented by Karen Hunter, OTN Coordinator, CMHA Innisfil – Monday, May 11th, 2020 at the Spoke at 1:00pm for more info click here

SEMINARS from 2019 – 2020

CHARTWELL BARRINGTON Retirement Residences presented Monday, September 16th at the Spoke

SENIOR CARE SYSTEM – What you need to know. presented by Diana Boyes, Barrie Manor – Monday, October 21st

ORAL HEALTH & SENIORS presented by Georgian College of Dentistry – Monday, November 18th, 2019 at the Spoke

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN AN SCA EMERGENCY?? – presented by the SCA Emergency Preparedness Team – Monday, January 20th, 2020 at the Spoke

SEMINARS from 2018 – 2019

SAFE DRIVING and some special tips for renewing your license. September 17th, 2018 at the Spoke.

HOUSE MAINTENANCE – will be the topic and how to maintain our homes in Sandycove Acres. October 15th, 2018 at the Spoke

PROCESS OF DOWNSIZING – Presented by Connie Campbell, The Move Planners – Monday, November 19th, 2018

FIRE PREVENTION – Presented by Mike Symes, Innisfil Fire & Rescue – Monday, January 21st, 2019

HEARING LOSS – Presented by Kathy O’Connor, Canadian Hearing Society – Monday, February 11th, 2019

FRAUD PREVENTION – Special Presentation – co hosted by the Home Owners Association and the Sandycove Computer Club – attend this presentation by Brock Godfrey of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – Saturday, March 16th, 2019l at the Wheel

CANNABIS 4 SENIORS – presented by Teresa Turner – Monday, March 18th, 2019

IOOF SENIORS< presents the story of IOOF – presented by Mary McDougall, Housing Accommodations and Gaja Damas, Program Support & Volunteer Services – Monday May 13th, 2019 at the Spoke

SEMINARS from 2017 – 2018

SAFE DRIVING, September 18th, 2017 presented by Allen Lawrence of Ray’s Driving School and included topics covering new laws, seniors written test, seniors driving tests and lots of discussion

ELDER ABUSE, October 16th, 2017 – presented by the South Simcoe Police

NEW ESTATE RULES and POWER OF ATTORNEYS – was held November 20th, 2017 presented by Deborah Wall-Armstrong. There is some IMPORTANT information regarding new estate rules and powers of attorney

INNISFIL PUBLIC LIBRARY – and specifically Seniors Programs was presented by the Innisfil Community Library on Monday January 15th at the Spoke at 1:00 pm.

MANAGING MEDICATIONS, February 12th, 2018 – presented by Sandycove Drug Store and will cover how to properly manage your medications.

CONTAINER GARDENING, March 19th, 2018 – presented by the Garden Gallery

PET SAFETY-WINTER, SUMMER and ENVIRONMENTAL – at the Spoke Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 1:00pm. This important (to our best friends) seminar will be presented by Dr Christy Inglis and will discuss everything you wanted to know about our pets.

For brief summaries of previously run Seminars & other events please click on the following:

Seminars held – Fall 2012 – Spring 2017

Seminars held – 2009 – 2012

ARCHIVES – Special Events

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