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SWOOS meets iGEN: June 1st – Come Out And Vote!
Senior Watch Old Ottawa South celebrates its first year with an invite to young and old to vote for the best location for a city bench!
Where: Cast your votes at The Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Avenue
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:30am to 11:00am.
This past year, May 2018-2019, the SWOOS team searched what we, as a watchdog for seniors in Old Ottawa South, could or should actually do.
Old Ottawa South is a great community for young and old, but, by means of engaging local residents in our various projects, SWOOS strives for our community to become truly Age Friendly in terms of:
- Adequate snow removal, salting/gritting ofsidewalks
- Extend timing of automatic crosswalk signals
- Improve accessibility, increase the number of benches (Bank Street, parks), increase and identify washrooms availability to the public (decals?)
- Intergenerational Social Connections
- Promote get-togethers and community participation
- Support for making the Firehall a more welcoming place
- Establish “BuddyBenches”
- Promote and provide information on accessibility in existinghomes
- Inform our community on the inadequate availability of diverse suitable housing options for seniors (e.g. Co-housing, co-op housing,Abbeyfield)
- Support an “Inclusionary Zoning” Zoning Bylaw Amendmentthat includes seniors as a separate category
- Health and Quality ofLife
- Provide information about available health resources, publications and lectures
- Support Exercise classes suitable forseniors
- Maintain working relationships with health networks such as thecurrent LHIN, Abbotsford House and the Council On Aging
Present: Barbara Brown (chair), Catherine Read, Anna Cuylitis, Maura Giuliani (minutes)
Regrets: Helen Lynn, Christine Franklin, Fran Mowbray