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Healthy Aging Expo Speakers

Protect Your Money - presented by Allister Field and Christine Allum.

Allister Field has served at the Ontario Securities Commission for 10 years and is currently the Manager of Transition and Implementation Office of the Enforcement Branch. Previously Allister served with the Toronto Police Service for 22 years in a variety of uniform and investigative roles, ten of those years as a Fraud Investigator. Allister was a part-time member of the faculty for the Police Sciences Program at Sheridan College where he taught the Fraud Investigations course. Prior to his policing experience Allister studied Social Work at Ryerson University and worked as a residential counselor with developmentally challenged adolescents.

Christine Allum is a Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement and Stakeholder Partnerships in Investor Office at the Ontario Securities Commission where she partners with various groups and organizations to deliver investor education and fraud prevention workshops. Her financial education expertise includes adult learning, curriculum resource development, relationship management and community outreach. She graduated from Ryerson University.

Your Health is Your Wealth: How Not to Outlive Your Money - presented by Nicole Prozenko and Bob

Bob and Nicole are a dynamic duo recognized for their information sessions across Windsor-Essex County. They feel education and transparency are key to one's financial well-being. Bob has been in the industry since 1987 with 20 years of banking experience and is partnered with Nicole, in the business five years and in the process of completing her Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. Together, they run a multi-generational practice with the goal of enriching lives.

Aging is Not an Illness - presented by Rob Shaw

Rob Shaw was born and raised in Amherstburg and worked in Toronto for a few decades in marketing and publishing for the natural health sector. He returned to Windsor-Essex county in 2016 to get back to the many natural resources the area offers, and to help small business and non-profits with marketing. Rob Shaw Media publishes the Half Century Centre's web site and newsletters.

Avoiding Falls Around the House - presented by Peter McKeen

Raised in Harrow, Peter spent decades working in Toronto as a marketing executive before returning home to live closer to family. He started Safe At Home so that he could work with his hands and help people improve their quality of life.

How to Choose the Best Home Caregiver - presented by Shelagh Fackrell.

Shelagh Fackrell, PhD is the owner of Qualicare Family Home Care. She was born and raised in Windsor and brings 20 years of business and care giving experience to this presentation.

Loneliness: A New Health Crisis - presented by Diane Mulcaster

Diane Mulcaster is a training facilitator with the Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community (WECCC). Diane brings over 40 years of nursing experience, working in acute critical care, along with over 30 years in the community as a nurse and manager at the Community Care Access Centre. In her current role Diane is passionate about promoting Windsor Essex to be the most compassionate community in Canada.

Protecting Your Privacy; Protecting Yourself Online for Seniors - presented by Sandra Verissimo and Rae-Ann Scratch

Sandra Verissimo is a Leamington native and has been employed at the South Essex Community Council (SECC) for 21 years. She previously supported seniors and persons with disabilities through SECC’s Community Home Support Services department from the front lines of the Meals on Wheels, Security Check and Home Maintenance programs, graduated to Intake Worker, and currently is a Case Manager assessing client needs, recommending and matching clients to agency services, and arranging referrals to other service providers in the area.

Rae-Anne Scratch is a Blythswood native and has been employed at the South Essex Community Council (SECC) for 12 years. Rae-Ann supports seniors and persons with disabilities through SECC’s Community Home Support Services; first as a driver with Erie Shore Community Transit, then as Transit Program Leader, as well as Program Leader for Security Check, Friendly Visiting and Home Maintenance programs. She currently is a Case Manager assessing client needs, recommending and matching clients to agency services, and arranging referrals to other service providers in the area.