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Introducing: New Services for Older Adults

Introducing: New Services for Older Adults

Four Award Winning Entrepreneurs have teamed up to further the reach and impact of their business offerings. Areas of cooperation include research, education, outreach and the offering of guest speakers tailored to your requirements and interests. Please do not hesitate to contact any one of the following businesswomen – Winners of Second Start Pitch Contest from the Business Advisory Centre of Durham.


Isenor Live Mediation Services


Audrey has held various roles (legal assistant/law clerk) in the legal industry and retired from a major Toronto law firm as the Director of Human Resources. She holds a recent one year Post-Graduate Certificate in Mediation/ADR at Durham College. The learning continues and Audrey has recently completed intensive training and is pending certification as an Elder Mediator with Ontario Association for Family Mediation. Audrey has taught legal courses at Durham College (corporate & wills and estates) and is currently the Mediation Case/Training Coordinator and a project manager with CJA.

Isenor Live Mediation Services’ mediation practice is focused on but not limited to Elder Mediation. These services can save you valuable time, a great deal of stress, unnecessary and high legal fees and allow for the continuation of important relationships. Raising awareness of the benefits of mediation and alternative dispute resolution, in its many forms, will be a focus and her key partnerships include associates, seniors’ groups, legal and medical professionals, Ontario Association for Family Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario and Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region.


Step-By-Step Seniors Downsizing Experts


Catherine is the founder and CEO of Step-By-Step Seniors’ Downsizing Experts. A downsizing move is an enormous project to undertake and can become overwhelming. Catherine has over 25 years of extensive project management experience, including leading protracted negotiations with a union representing more than 25,000 members. That project management experience helped in the past when downsizing and moving seniors and ensures that services will be seamless, efficient and successful.

Step-by- Step offers total peace of mind to seniors and their adult children when its time for seniors to downsize and transition to retirement living. The comprehensive end-to-end solutions alleviate the anxiety and time commitment associated with a downsizing move. Step-By-Step offers three packages; the first is to help to find the retirement home in Durham that best suits the client’s needs. Then regardless of whether the client is moving to a retirement home, a condominium or any other new residence her company will help downsize and get ready for the move and then set up the new home so it is walk-in ready. We can help every step of the way. At Step-by-Step we transition seniors with care.


Abounding Grace Home Care Services


After working in the Financial Services industry for over 20 years in roles of Governance, Quality Control and Client Service Management, Gale left Bay Street in 2011 to follow her desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. She is a certified Personal Support Worker and is thrilled to be launching a non-medical personal support and respite care agency in the communities of Durham Region and parts of the GTA.

Abounding Grace Home Care Services provides compassionate care to seniors, disabled adults and children, to persons with dementia and to those at the end of life within their own homes, retirement residences, long term care facilities, schools and hospitals. Our comprehensive services are responsive to the individualized care needs of each client to improve their emotional, physical, social and spiritual well-being while alleviating the demands upon the primary caregiver(s) through flexible respite services. Families can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one will be safe and cared for with compassion and abounding grace.


Live Love Life Music


Roxanne is the founder and owner of Live Love Life Music. Live Love Life Music was inspired by Roxanne’s passion for music as therapy and bringing this work to the Durham Region. Music Therapy as a profession is more utilized in the United States of America than it is in Canada, and particularly in Durham Region. As a graduate of Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby, Roxanne wanted to come back to Durham to create opportunities to employ other gifted music therapists and provide music therapy services within the Durham Region.

Roxanne is a skilled and talented Music Therapist. She graduated from Berklee College of Music with her BA in Music Therapy. Roxanne Christian is registered and Board Certified through the Certification Board of Music Therapists and the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. Live Love Life Music’s mission is to help enrich the lives of individuals and meet their desired goals through the therapeutic use of music. We empower individuals with tools to enhance and self-regulate their mood, increase their sense of purpose, improve their social and cognitive functioning, and provide healthy means of self-exploration and expression that ultimately promotes joy in the present moment.


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