Course Catalogue

Although the following is a list of courses currently available, if you are looking to have a specific course taught, please let me know and a customized course can be created.

Note:  Where I have the skillset, I teach the class.  When I do not, I bring in a professional who teaches the classes.

Estate Planning Series


A face to face course offered by various municiaplities or local organizations (like your library)

This is a 4 part series (4 days 2 hrs. each), typically held the same day each week (every Wednesday for example).

    Living Healthy/Travel Series


    • How to find information on the Northern Ontario Health network
    • Healthy eating on a fixed income
    • Stay on your feet
    • Cooking for one
    • Staying Safe in your own home
    • It’s not right – Elder Abuse
    • Downsizing and Decluttering
    • Preparing to Move to a smaller place
    • Staying social – it is important*
    • Engaging with your skillsets to keep you busy and teaching others*
    • Senior Travel with a CAA Guest Speaker
    • Mental Health Discussion. 
    • Medicinal Cannabis – it’s not the same as the recreational kind
    • Women and Credit – the importance of having your own credit and improving your credit score
    • Firearms – did you know you need a PAL if you have them in your home even if you don’t use them?
    • Understanding all of your insurance – be “assured” you are “insured” correctly

      Getting Connected Social Series


      • How to use your cell phone
      • How to use you tablet/ipad
      • How to use to Internet in general
      • All about Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram
      • Frauds and scams – what to be aware of
      • Internet Security – understanding security settings and other information
      • Internet – browsing search engines like google and finding what you are after
      • Internet – how to clear your search history

      Computer Series


      • How to use your laptop
      • Organizing your information
      • Backing up your data
      • Managing email
      • How to use Microsoft Word
      • How to use Microsoft Excel
      • How to use Microsoft Powerpoint
      • Learning how to log off properly and clearing your browsing history

        Pictures, Pictures, Pictures


        • Getting all those pictures off your phone or tablet and put elsewhere
        • Getting your pictures organized
        • Getting your pictures printed
        • Getting your pictures from email, facebook and other websites (Like ancestry)

            Women in Business Series


            • Setting up your quickbooks
            • Microsoft Excel – basic to advanced
            • Microsoft Word – basic to advanced
            • To schedule a session, contact Barbara at

            Money Management Series


            • Income and benefits from government programs.  Don’t miss out or cause your benefits to be lost!
            • You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone – where does the money go? A 4 part series 4 – 2 hours sessions over the period of 6 weeks.
            • Internet Banking – do not be afraid, it’s great!
            • Managing and protecting your assets
            • Planning for possible loss of independence
            • Planning for your future housing needs
            • Live long and prosper, do not outlive your money
            • Financial abuse and steps you can put in place to avoid it