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Seniors

Volunteering

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The word is getting out there and our Whitewater Seniors Program is growing.  While this is very exciting, we are ramping up our efforts to build on our pool of volunteers.  

Check out this little video to see where we need some help.

If this is of interest and you would like to be added to our list of volunteers, reach out to the Seniors Liaison Coordinator.

Email:  seniors@whitewaterregion.ca or Call: 833-582-7004

Or you can complete this online volunteer registration form


For ACTION

August 12, 2021

Transportation TORONTO – Ontario has launched an online survey to gather valuable local input on regional transportation needs and priorities in Eastern Ontario. Feedback from the survey will be used to help develop a long-term plan that will improve the transportation network in the region.“Public input is crucial to shaping the future of transportation in Eastern Ontario; that is why I encourage everyone in the region to participate in the survey,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “As we gather feedback from the survey, we will continue to work closely with municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, transportation agencies, local businesses and the public so that we can deliver transportation that will make an impact for decades to come.” The survey, which will remain open for six weeks until September 23, 2021, seeks input on how people and businesses move across the region, transportation concerns as Ontario reopens, and how the province can support better travel and priorities for the transportation system. This survey builds on the province's recent actions to improve transportation across Eastern Ontario. This includes moving forward with widening Highway 17 from two lanes to four between Arnprior and Renfrew, providing up to $1.2 billion for Stage 2 of the Ottawa LRT, extending the Community Transportation Grant Program funding for two more years in 10 Eastern Ontario communities and more.


Brainy Active Challenge

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We are looking for team members for a September Challenge to support The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. There are no age requirements, so share, share, share 
It's pretty easy to participate as part of our team ~ commit to doing one activity each day. You can choose to fundraise as part of our team. What a fun way to bring us all together for such a great cause.
Learn more this challenge:: http://brainyactivechallenge.ca/

Seniors Safety Line

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Let's learn a little bit more about what the Seniors Safety Line.
"The Seniors Safety Line (SSL) is a "senior friendly" service with a live counsellor available to help navigate often difficult systems, 7 days a week, 365 days a year."
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The safety of our more life experienced community members is a very important aspect to consider. This website is an excellent resource for everyone to become aware of.

Train Your Brain

Train Your Brain Week 3

#TrainyourBrain🧠#3
Thought it might be fun to do a little mid week brain exercise!
This week brain challenge is all about lateral thinking

:://:: Sourced from Readers Digest.
 


Newsletter

The HUB

Our Summer Newsletter dedicated to our Whitewater Seniors is now available.  As our program continues to grow and expand, we look forward to sharing this news.  

If you have an event or would like to contribute to our newsletter with information or topics that positively impact our readers, please send in your submission.

NOTE:  The plan is to put out a Newsletter each season.  The next one will be for FALL (Sep-Nov)

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pdf fileSummer 2021 Edition
Introduction to the New Whitewater Seniors Program. Our newsletter will cover off Core Programs Available, Areas to Volunteer and Upcoming Events.

Physical Activity & Fitness

Adult Group Fitness

We are so pleased to be connected with ConnectWell Community Health for access to Physical Activity and Fitness programming.  All of their classes are FREE.  You can find out more information on their website.


Seniors' Centre Without Walls

Seniors' Centre without Walls

This is a fantastic program that is truly got something for everyone and the best part is you only need to have a telephone to access. 

The Renfrew & Area Seniors Home Support (one of our partners) Inc has put together some an amazing information package you view or share with others. >> Check it out here.

For July's Calender, click here

We would invite you to take a look at what else they are doing just down the road in Renfrew.  If you travel there or know someone else you does and would benefit from the programs and services they offer, make sure you share this info.  Friends help friends stay connected.

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The Frozen Meal Program

THE Frozen Meal Program

One of the challenges with daily living as an older adult is FOOD.

FOOD Buying         ~                 FOOD Preparing           ~          FOOD Cooking

Who may benefit from this service

  • It can be challenging to make nutritious meals for 1 (One) or 2 (Two) people.  
  • Those who may require help with meals as they recover from illness or injury
  • Those who may not be able to prepare their own meals.
  • Those with specific dietary needs - diabetic, low sodium 

We would invite you to check out the The Frozen Meal Program.  It is nutritious and economical. $6/meal.  It is easy to order to try a few. 

PSST, once we can open and host in person events ~ we are going to host a taste testing time for our frozen meals. More information to comelaugh

Questions??? Reach out by phone @ 833-582-7004 or by email: seniors@whitewaterregion.ca

There are 2 Menu's to choose from.  Griffith Farms  & Apetito

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pdf fileApetito Menu
Apetito has been working with Carefor & Renfrew & Area Home Supports for some time. These frozen meals have been enjoyed by many older adults.
pdf fileGriffith Farms
Local family farm located in Renfrew County does the buying, prepping and putting together delicious meals. With 24 options that are low sodium, low fat and no sugar added!

Building Our Age Friendly Community

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Our top priority for our Seniors in Whitewater Region is to build an Age Friendly Community that encompasses as many programs and services that we can.  It is important to make mention that building and creating this community can not be fully accomplished without truly hearing what your needs are.  The slogan "Nothing About Us without Us" rings true, we need you to let us know what matters to you.  

We would love to receive your insights, comments and suggestion to what would make Whitewater Region the very best Age Friendly Community that it can be.  Learn More>>


Transportation

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

Our non urgent transportation program offers flexible and affordable transportation to help individuals unable to access other means of transportation to local and out of town medical appointments. There is a fee for this service.

Please allow at least 2 business days to process your request.


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Updates and News

Site is OPEN

We are OPEN!  The Whitewater Seniors Home Support and Active Living project has a storefront site.  

Our Location is 1765 Beachburg Road (former Scotiabank).  Look for our sign. 

Thanks to the Horticultural Society of Beachburg who planted the wonderful flower bed and to Krueger Signs for the wonderful new sign. 

This site will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am –3pm.  

Drop In  (Covid safety measures in effect) OR call 833-582-7004

**Leave a message anytimelaugh, and we will return your call promptly** 

We are creating stronger partnerships with Carefor and Renfrew & Area Home Supports to increase access to transportation, frozen meal programs, friendly calling (until visits can be resumed). 

This is just the beginning of some of the programs we will offering to Seniors.  We will continue to link arms with many organizations throughout Whitewater Region and Renfrew County to continue to build on our Age Friendly Community. 


Pathway of Whitewater Seniors Development

The Seniors & Older Adults Task Force will serve in an information gathering and advocacy role to provide recommendations and advice to Council regarding the development and provision of services by the Township or partner organizations to those...
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pdf fileSeniors Community Needs Assessment and Age Friendly Plan
This document provides details on the work that has been done, needs assessment report and next steps to implement the Age Friendly Community Plan.
pdf fileAdditional Resources for creating Age Friendly Communities
A planning guide for municipalities and communities.