SpeakingIrene’s engaging presentation “Aging With Purpose and Joy- If Not Now When” presents 44 slides from her first book “Treasured Legacies- Older and Still Great” and explores some of the ideas about people who are aging well despite life’s difficulties. What are the commonalities people have who age well? Is it possible for all of us to age with purpose and joy? These questions are pondered and often answered in the inspiring personalities presented by Irene as a model for dynamic aging. Irene has several points in the presentation where the audience is invited to participate. At the end of the presentation there is a question and answer period.

Irene also has begun to explore in presentations to groups what we can all do to help improve the environment. Handouts are provided.

If you would like more information on Irene’s Public Speaking please contact her at

The Presteign-Woodbine United Church Leaside Public Library St. Peter’s Anglican Church Community Care Seniors Centre- East York
National Council of Jewish Women Amica at Swan Lake, Markham, Ontario Leaside Public Library St. Peter’s Anglican Church
Community Care Seniors Centre- East York National Council of Jewish Women York University Sheridan College
Routes to Learning Canada, Harbourfront Centre
Amica at Bayview Forest Hill Place
Hazelton Place Sunrise Senior Living of Richmond Hill 111 Avenue Road Centennial Community College
Na’amat Organizations We Care Facilities Bradgate Arms Retirement Residence Appleby Place- Burlington
Northern District Public Library The Toronto Camera Club
St. Clair West Services for Seniors Downsview Services for Seniors
Lifestyle Retirement Communities Beechwood Place
Central Park Lodges Lincoln Place Nursing Home
Holy Blossom Temple Seniors Group Northern District Public Library Sunshine Seniors Centre Tichester Gardens
The Donway Place Don Mills Seniors Apartments Huntington/Laurentian University, Sudbury Revera Holiday Lunch & Learn, The Old Barber House,  Streetsville
Probus Club- Brampton Oakville Camera Club Bernard Betel Centre Ryerson University Silver Screen Arts Festival, Toronto
Luther Court Victoria,BC Revera Knowledge Exchange, Vaughan Estate at Sunnybrook, Toronto Queens Park, Toronto,  50th Anniversary of OLTCA and book launch American College of Dentists, Ontario Branch, Annual Dinner, Columbus Centre, Toronto
OLTCA.ORCA  2009    Annual Convention,  Toronto Amica at Newmarket Thornhill Study Group Toronto Public Library, Central Reference Branch
Global TV CP24 Breakfast Television Fresh Air CBC CBC Metro Morning
CTV The Toronto Star The National Post Forever Young
CARP What’s On in the Star Canadian Jewish News City Post Magazine
The Town Crier Yeshiva University, articles published
in the Review, New York City, NY
The Ulyssean Society Newsletter The Peterborough Examiner
Metro Today St. Clair West Services for Seniors Newsletter Older Women’s Network Newsletter The Sunday Sun
CFRB/CJAD – Peter Anthony Holder program CKCB-FM THE PEAK, Collingwood, Ont. Mississauga News Article – “Putting to rest fear of ‘a home'” by Judy Steed, Toronto Star July 18, 2009
Globe and Mail – Friday April 15, 2011 – Letters to the Editor, Another View