Savvy Seniors, a YourTV Halton Production

Host: Mary Dilly, Owner of Downsizing Solutions

Why not stroll into your senior years with ease and grace? Join Mary as she hosts the professionals she works with every day to support seniors and their families. Learn the secrets of becoming a Savvy Senior.
Savvy Seniors airs every Monday night at 7pm on YourTV Halton (Cogeco). It also airs on Cable14 Hamilton.

Season 2 of Savvy Seniors has started production. Check out the aired episodes here!

In this 3-part series, Mary speaks with Dr. Alexandra Ginty about her work with breast cancer, reconstruction and nipple tattooing at Halton Healthcare.

Mary also speaks with Barb Daize of Body Med Boutique to find out about the Camisole project helping to support women going through breast cancer treatments and what unique items her store has.

In this 3-part series, Mary speaks with a forensic investigator, Dave Oswald, about how to avoid fraud and senior scams. She also speaks with one of Dave's clients about how she lost money in a fraud scheme.

In this 3-part series, Mary focuses on seniors volunteering in the community and the great things they are doing for other seniors. In Part 1, Mary speaks with Meals on Wheels, Oakville and one of their senior volunteers. In Part 2, Mary speaks with the Compassion Society and one of their senior volunteers. In Part 3, Mary speaks with a volunteer from the Halton Regional Police Victim Services Unit.

In this 3-part series, Mary speaks with Smith Funeral HomesFuneral Director, Sarah Sunnucks, about preplanning your funeral. Learn all the options you may not be aware of and the perks of sharing your wishes with family.

Part 1 is an introduction of Sarah and her role as a Funeral Director. In Part 2 Sarah and Mary openly discuss and ideas on how to deal with family dynamics. Part 3 is a gift from Sarah, as she helps people understand death and dying.

Meet the ladies of Corelife Wellness and one of their clients.

Corelife Wellness is the only pelvic floor centre offering women treatment options and programming. They are a small group of women with their own pelvic health experiences. Learn more in this 3-part series where Mary facilities an active discussion on typically a taboo topic.

Guests:

Brenda Sutherland & Shawna Morell

Guests:

Brittney Legere & Priyanka Gulati

Guests: Brittney Legere & Debbie, a client of Corelife Wellness

Mary works with seniors every single day and she knows one of the most daunting tasks for seniors and their families to do is to pick out a retirement living option for their parents or loved ones. In this 3 segment series, Mary talks to three different retirement residences in Oakville to get an idea of the different types of areas where people can go.

Guest: Jade Willemsen

Amica Bronte Harbour

 

Guest: Megan Spencer

VIVA Oakville

Guest: Laurie Hunter

Oakville Estates

Watch Season 1 episodes here!

Mary shares her thoughts on the important services available to seniors.

Mary introduces Sarah Feere, a realtor with Team Logue, who specializes in seniors real estate sales.

Mary introduces Jeanette Bock, the Owner of Fluid Senior Transitions - assisting seniors to live their best lives.

Pre-planning Your Funeral

Guest: Sarah Sunnucks, Funeral Director

Sarah explains why it’s a good idea to preplan your funeral arrangements.

Burial Options

Guest: Sarah Sunnucks, Funeral Director

Sarah breaks down some of the funeral options you may not have been aware of.

Sex With Seniors

Guest: Brianna Urquhart, Sex Therapist

Brianna cautions listeners about the growing number of sexually transmitted diseases with seniors.

Good Enough Sex Model

Guest: Brianna Urquhart, Sex Therapist

Sarah discusses aging and changes to body and sexual relationships in our later years.

Options for Caregivers

Guest: Ashley Kwong, Founder, Co-Owner & CEO of Memory & Company

Ashley discusses the risks of Caregiver burnout when caring for a loved one with dementia and options to consider to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Memory Care

Guest: Ashley Kwong, Founder, Co-Owner & CEO of Memory & Company

Ashley discusses how to help a family member diagnosed with memory loss.

Dementia

Guest: Karen Robbins, Team Lead of Public Education and Social Programs, Alzheimer's Society

Karen speaks about dementia, the risk factors, and the importance of good nutrition and exercise as ways to reduce the risk.

Occupational Therapy to Age in Place

Guest: Margo McWhirter, Occupational Therapist

Margot discusses what it means to age in place and shares how her work as an Occupational Therapist can help people successfully age in place.

End of Life Options

Guest: Sandra Andreychuk, Registered Nurse

Sandra talks about future health planning, and brings awareness to the challenges around preparing for end of life, the options you may not know about and discussed Medical Assistance in Dying Law and the changes coming in March 2023.

Food, Recreation Activities and Care Levels are important factors when choosing retirement living. In this 3-segment series, Mary & Sarah discuss different retirement residence options with:

Revera

Chartwell

Sunrise

 

Seniors Rights

Guest: Christine Morano, Elder Law Lawyer

Christine discusses rights in Long Term Care and Bill 7, Personal Injury and how it applies to older adults, and Elder Abuse.

 

Financial Planning

Guest: Amal Helbah-Dawson, Financial Advisor

Amal discusses planning for your financial future.

Senior Fraud

Guest: Dave Oswald, Forensic Investigator

Mary, Sarah, and Dave discuss scams on seniors and what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Life Leases

Guest: Alanna Stephen, B.A., LL.B., J.D. Law Professional at Escarpment Law Group

Alanna demystifys Life Leases and how they differ from other home purchases.

Last Will And Testament

Guest: Sharon Davis, B.A., LL.B, Principal of the law firm Sharon D. Davis & Associates. Her primary areas of focus are estate & trust litigation, mediation, planning, and administration.

In this segment Sharon explains the importance of a will and why/who you choose as your power of attorney matters.