Sunday, June 25, 2017

Co-Housing Pilot Program

Attention Seniors!!

*NEW* SYMBIOSIS CO-HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM for Seniors and McMaster University Graduate Students

Symbiosis matches grad students (masters and PhD) looking for lower cost housing with older adults (age 55+) who can offer a clean, furnished bedroom in their home or apartment. Students agree to help the senior around the house with some basic tasks such as groceries, yard work, etc. The goal is to match 5-10 student/senior pairs in the pilot phase (September to May). If you are interested in learning more, please contact Soumeya or visit:

Symbiosis Phone: 647-648-4421

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Ainslie Wood Community Clean Up

The Ainslie Wood Community Association is holding its community clean up
day on Saturday May 13th from 1-3. The meeting place is the playground
at Alexander park on Whitney Ave. (Riffle Range and Whitney is the
closest intersection) All supplies will be provided. High School
students can earn volunteer credits. For more information please email

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Here are the scheduled dates for upcoming board meetings:

March 9  - Thursday
April 12 - Wednesday ***note the change 
May 11 - Thursday
June 8 - Thursday

**July and August no meetings**

September 14 - Thursday
October 12 - Thursday
November 9 - Thursday
December 14 - Thursday

All meetings are held at the Fortino's Community Room upstairs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Please submit your Ainslie Wood Ideas for PBAC

Dear Ainslie Wood Folks:

Below is the link to submit your ideas for the 2016/2017 Ainslie Wood
PBAC projects.  You can submit more than one idea, but each one must be
submitted seperately.

We did very well last year for PBAC funding: especially for our ongoing
large project funding towards a Rec centre/community hub at the former
Prince Philip property .... we now have a cool million towards it.

Canadian Martyrs public school got funding for a new playground, and the
Hebrew School on Dow is funded to upgrade the play ground.  We also
received funding for a traffic study in Ainslie Wood including Main
Street.  These are just a few examples of the projects funded by PBAC
for 2016.

  So, we are doing great here in Ainslie Wood, please keep supporting
our ongoing large project for a Rec centre/community hub, and come up
with other ideas that would improve our Ainslie Wood neighborhood.  Each
person in your household can submit ideas, the more we submit a common
idea, the more likely it will be that idea makes it to the voting ballot.

  Use the link below to submit your ideas online.  Click on Submit
Ideas.  The submitting Idea Phase is open as of today, and it ends on
December 8, 2016. (The  Voting will be from March 20 - April 6, 2017). 
Many thanks!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Oct 2nd - McMaster Student Union (MSU) community clean-up

The McMaster Student Union (MSU) Student Community Support Network, will do a community clean-up. Thank you!

Please support the Mac students in this effort by joining them in the community clean up:
Date: October 2, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 2:30
Meeting up place: Mills Plaza outside the McMaster Student Centre.

October 4th Optimal Aging Talk

On October 4th, Mark Tewksbury, Debbie Muir and Dr. Jennifer Heisz will be speaking at a free public talk about Going For Gold As We Age (see details below). I am hoping that you could help us share the event details with the members of the Ainslie Wood community. All are welcome to attend this free event, which will also be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person. We will also be providing refreshments and hosting an information fair in advance of the talk.

If you’re willing to help us promote the talk via social media, the following are draft tweets for your consideration: 
Going For Gold As We Age
When: October 4, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON
>> 5:45 p.m. Refreshments and info session
>> 6:30 - 8 p.m. Free public talk
Join Mark Tewksbury, Debbie Muir and Dr. Jennifer Heisz as they discuss the benefits of exercise and social engagement for optimal aging; and share tips for setting goals and creating a winning mindset to help us achieve gold as we age!

All are welcome to attend this free public event, which will include an opportunity for audience questions. Can’t attend in-person? Join us online via live web stream at https://www.
Follow the discussion on Twitter at #MacAging. Follow @Mac_AgingNews and @ MacHealthForum
This public talk is organized by the McMaster Health Forum and is supported by the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative.