Create you own custom course. Learn How?
Loading Events

« All Events

Tuesdays with OSSCO – The Emergence of the Personal Advocate

April 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


The emergence of the Personal Advocate comes from watching those in crisis mode ‘navigating’ not just today’s healthcare system but advance care planning from having updated documents and lifestyle planning to dealing with family angst over care, estates and where mom will live. During these moments, you can become overwhelmed with your voice lost in the conversation and that’s where a Personal Advocate can be your voice when you need it! Gary Hepworth, Founder & Managing Director of Hepworth & Associates will cover what the Personal Advocate does and does not do, as well as those situations where one can be invaluable to you!

Gary is the Founder and Managing Director of Hepworth & Associates, a private consulting firm providing Personal Advocacy and Elder Planning Services.  He brings 30 years of experience with “people” across all demographics with a specialization over the past 10 years in healthcare, home care and elders advocacy.  He is a Certified Elder Planning Councillor (EPC), and a Certified Cognitive Coach.

Also included on the agenda: Insights from the Council

The Rotary Dial Council provides daily information and entertainment designed to support people over the age of 50, and engages subscribers in ongoing opinion research which is shared with academic research, advocacy and organizations serving the aging population. This opinion data helps influence policies and decisions affecting healthcare, housing options, government services and products or services. Jim Ellis, President & Managing Director of The Rotary Dial Council will be sharing interesting findings from opinion surveys since the Council’s inception last year.

The “Council” engages its subscribers through a number of online and in-person activities regarding health, housing, family, finance, legal and lifestyle aspects of the life course.  Along with daily news, it produces a regular videocast series on relevant topics called the Council Connection, its Councillor Survey activities and Council Events such as the recent panel discussion on Canada’s National Seniors Strategy.

Tuesdays with OSSCO is offered free of charge to adults 55+ by Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations. Light refreshments will be served and sponsored by Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence.

Registration is required, space is limited. For more information, please contact OSSCO by phone: 416-785-8570 or email:


27 out of 30 available Tuesdays with OSSCO (April 2019)
Send RSVP confirmation to:


April 30
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence
1955 Steeles Avenue E
North York, Ontario M2H 3P1 Canada
+ Google Map