Hearing Canada Services will be making its way to the Minden Legion Sunday, March 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. as the branch continues new informational programming for seniors.

Chris Burton has been working hard behind the scenes on the schedule, which started March 3 with Minden OPP giving a seminar on fraud and safety. That was followed up this past Sunday, March 17 with the Minden EMS offering advice on emergency medical services.

Burton said he is already working on booking April offerings.

April 7 will feature fraud on phone passwords. April 14 will see a travel consultant speaking on travel insurance and safety tips. And on April 21, a Rexall drug store representative will discuss all that they do.

Burton said the learn series involves a presentation followed by a question-andanswer session.

He said the Legion is putting on the series free of charge for seniors and he is already lining up speakers for May and June. He said the speakers are also volunteering their time and the Legion gives them a thank you card, hat and a little gift.

Burton has been with the branch for 20 years. People would recognize him from the colour party. He is a big part of the annual poppy campaign and is also the sports officer. He said he loves playing cards and talking to people. He estimates he does 48 hours with the poppies.

“I love doing poppies when poppy season comes around. I do 48 hours with poppies. I love doing it because of the stories that people tell me. And when the people are donating, I tell them all the money stays here.”

He said with March being fraud prevention month, there are also lots of tips for seniors being put out by the OPP.

On April 20, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Minden Legion is also hosting a fundraising concert featuring Jeff Moulton and Mike Clewlow, with proceeds going to the Minden Community Food Centre. Admission is by donation.