Dementia Education
Virtual Event

Financial Information for Caregivers

About This Program

A dementia diagnosis can bring several complexities with it. To maintain a stress-free lifestyle, it is important to make wise financial decisions and learn about the implications of dementia on your financial well-being. This program covers the legal and financial issues that will come into play, today and tomorrow. Learn how to manage finances, the responsibilities of a power of attorney, disability credits, taxes and more. This presentation is delivered by a Certified Public Accountant, Carol Skillen.

You can also view a video of this program.

Details

Presented By

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Date and Time

Thursday, 13 October 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost

Free

Location

Virtual

What You Can Expect

1

Learn how to manage the finances of a person living with dementia

2

Learn how to maximize income and benefits

3

Understand the role of power of attorney.

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About Carol Skillen, CPA

Carol graduated from St. Mary’s University (Halifax) with a Bachelor of Commerce and promptly started working as an auditor travelling across Canada and the northern US for a couple of years. Later, she joined the Canada Revenue Agency as an auditor and eventually became an audit team leader. For the last five years of her CRA life, Carol was a manager in GST/HST Rulings. Since retiring in March 2018, she has volunteered with The Dementia Society- helping us at various festivals around town and presenting financial literacy sessions at different locations. She presented around 20 different sessions over the last year. Carol believes that “everyone should possess the set of skills and knowledge that allows them to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. Or at least have enough knowledge to know when they should ask more questions!”

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