Jeff Green | Dec 03, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - December 3, 2009Seniors Advisory Committee formed in Addington Highlandsby Shirley Sedore
The Seniors Advisory Committee was formed recently to help identify the needs of seniors living in Addington Highlands. We are a sub-committee of Land O’ Lakes Community Services Management Committee who are governed by the Board of Directors.
We have two main objectives. The first is to ensure that people are aware of the services that already exist, how to access them and eligibility for them. The second is to gather information on what services seniors feel are missing, look at ways to provide them and help provide advocacy for them.
One of the steps we have decided might help us achieve our goals is to find out more about the present services so that we can help make the general public more aware of them. We also hope to meet with the Senior Advisory Committee from North Frontenac to look at ways we might collaborate and to learn from their experience.
In the spring we are planning an open forum to identify and understand the community's needs from their own perspective.
Land O' Lakes Community Services is looking at putting in a proposal to supply homemaking services that the Community Care Access Centre does not supply. This needs to be a community effort. If you feel this service is needed, there is a binder at our office to sign to show your support.
Current members include: Mary McKinnon - Denbigh; Elizabeth Bass - Denbigh; Linda Armstrong – Northbrook; Connie Lessard –Northbrook; Shirley Sedore – Flinton.