Present: Barbara Brown, Anna Cuylits (chair), Patricia Eakins, Maura Giuliani (minutes), Peter Heyck, Terrance Hunsley (co-chair) Guests: Christine Franklin, Fran Mowbray, Peter Wells
- Agenda: approved with addition of an item from Peter Wells on winter walkability
- November minutes: approved
- Items for updates:
- Status of Health and Housing files – The Health Hub Strategy is being redrafted and will be sent out by year-end. The possibility of an Abbeyfield component in one of the Riverside/Bank St developments is still being explored, with the Kitchener model in mind. Terry is drafting an article for the February OSCAR, outlining the project and looking for volunteers with an interest in carrying it forward.
- Developing SWOOS electronic component and presence -- Pat reported that this is still in process, both the use of Google Drive by members and the identification of resources needed from OSCA to enhance our web page
- Future collaboration with Carleton U – Peter reported on meeting (with Anna) with Chantal Trudel (Professor at Carleton School of Industrial Design and Director of their Centre for Community Engagement). Her group is also collaborating with NRC’s Aging in Place program and is interested in working with SWOOS on an Abbeyfield model in our community. There was also discussion of a committee or subcommittee at city hall to collaborate with post-secondary institutions
- Ottawa U/St Paul project – Anna, Pat, Maura and Pat Goyeche (Coordinator of Community Programs at Abbotsford House) met with Julie Chateauvert (lead teacher on project) and Amelie (administrator) at their physical base in St. Paul’s. There was discussion of “Caredove” as a model for information management, and agreement that Julie would arrange a project update in the new year.
- Future SWOOS articles: Snow Moles (Anna) in January / Abbeyfield (Terry) in February
- Peter Wells suggested that we could achieve walkability reporting by providing observations on specific streets to an individual who would post info on the web. i.e., one person would type in text that seniors could access with minimal technology.
Christine caught us up on some of her iGen projects and the delights of working remotely.
Next meeting: Thursday, 13 January 2022