The Power of Women Working Together
CFUW-Northumberland’s 31st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Moira Welsh, investigative journalist with the Toronto Star, will be the guest speaker at the Canadian Federation of University Women – Northumberland’s (CFUW-N) 31st Annual Scholarship Fundraising Event on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 2:30 p.m.
In her presentation, Happily Ever Older: living well in our later years, Moira will be sharing her insights into how the right living arrangements can create a vibrancy that defies age or ability, and can create a future with strong social connections and reasons to go on living.
The in-person event will be held at Dalewood Golf Club, 7465 Dale Road, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J7. Doors open at 2 p.m. The program starts at 2:30 p.m. Cash bar. Light refreshments and delicious hors d’oeuvres, sweet & savoury, will be available after the presentation. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $65, with net proceeds to the CFUW-Northumberland Scholarship Trust Fund. An official receipt for income tax purposes will be issued at time of ticket purchase for the charitable portion ($45).
Please note that all tickets are non-refundable as this is a fundraiser.
About Moira Welsh
Moira Welsh has spent years investigating retirement homes and long-term care facilities and wants to tell the “dangerous stories”. Not the accounts of falls or bedsores or over-medication, but of seniors living with purpose and energy and love. Stories that could change the status quo.
Moira has written extensively on seniors’ issues, with a focus on long-term care, along with issues related to social justice, health and the environment. Moira has co-authored investigations that have won three National Newspaper Awards and a Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism.
She was a finalist for the Justicia Award for Legal Reporting and the Canadian Hillman Prize for investigative journalism in “service of the common good.” In her book, Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care, Moira takes readers across North America and into Europe on a whirlwind tour of facilities with novel approaches to community living, including a day program in a fake town out of the 1950’s, a residence where seniors school their student roommates in beer pong, and an aging-in-place community in a forest where everyone seems to have a pet or garden or both.
The Covid-19 pandemic cruelly showed us that social isolation is debilitating, and Welsh tells stories of elders living with friendships, new and old, in their later years.
Copies of Moira’s book, Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long- Term Care, will be available for purchase on site and are available now through Furby House Books in Port Hope.
The Canadian Federation of University Women-Northumberland (CFUW-N) was founded in 1991. CFUW-N promotes education and advocacy for women and girls. Membership is open to all women who value lifelong learning. CFUW-N works with the six Northumberland County high schools, The First Peoples House of Learning, Fleming College and Trent University, to identify women who will benefit from financial support as they pursue their education. Over $18,000 in scholarships and bursaries was awarded in 2021-2022.