June is Seniors Month in Ontario

June is Seniors Month in Ontario. The theme of Seniors Month this year is “Stay safe, active and connected“. While we always cherish our seniors, Seniors Month is a great time to acknowledge, support and celebrate the seniors in your life even more. Take some time from your schedule to help out a senior member of your family, or a senior friend. Prepare a meal and deliver it to a senior, or drop off a little token of appreciation for them.  Assist a senior with small chores like cutting grass, cleaning a garden, painting, etc.

During the pandemic, safety is paramount when it comes to our seniors, who can face serious consequences from COVID-19. While the Provincial Stay-at-Home order forbids gathering with anyone you don’t live with, the health directives do allow you to gather with one other person that lives alone. (Conversely, if you live alone, you can have close contact with only one other household.) If this describes a senior that you know, consider stopping by for a physically-distant visit, inviting them for a walk outdoors, or taking them for a ride if they are in your social bubble. Wear a facemask and stay safe at all times.

We hope the Stay-at-Home order is lifted soon. In the meantime, there are still many ways we can show our seniors how much we appreciate all they’ve contributed to our lives and community!

Solidarity Day T-Shirt Contest

In the spirit of Solidarity Day, June 21, 2021, we are sponsoring a competition to produce a T-shirt slogan that best represents the resilience of our people.  The slogan will be featured on T-shirts that will be available at the Solidarity Day Event.

All members are encouraged to submit their designs. Submissions can be delivered to the Health Centre, to the attention of Norma Tobey, Home and Community Care Supervisor, or emailed to hccsupervisor@gbtel.ca.

All members making submissions will receive a small token of appreciation for participating.  Submissions must be received by May 21, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

The Chippewas of Nawash Health Centre address is:
247 Prairie Rd.
Neyaashiinigmiing, Ont.
N0H 2T0

Seniors: Join the Home and Community Care E-Mail List

At Home and Community Care, we often receive information about webinars or virtual workshops on interesting topics.  We would like to share these opportunities with the community.

If you are interested in receiving information concerning upcoming webinars and workshops, or general health information, submit your email address to our Home and Community Care mailing list.

Your email address will also help us set up virtual visits with your friends and loved ones over the internet.

Submitting your email address is as easy as sending an email to hccsupervisor@gbtel.ca, or by calling the HCC Program at 519-534-5683.

Seniors and Youth Engagement Project

Dear Seniors!

We’re launching a project to keep life interesting despite the pandemic gathering restrictions.  We are going to pair up volunteer seniors and youth to communicate with each other in creative ways.  This could be by writing to each other on organized topics, completing online puzzles together, talking to each other virtually, or exchanging artwork.  To begin, we’re looking for seniors that are committed to developing a relationship with a youth in grade 7 or 8 from our community.

To keep everyone safe at this time, there will be no in-person visits. Interactions between our seniors and youth will be facilitated by Home and Community Care staff.

Home and Community Care will do all of the preparation and provide participants with any required supplies.

Give our youth the benefit of your life, experience, insight and wisdom!

Interested seniors are asked to please call Norma Tobey at: 519-374-4178, by January 27, 2021.

Call for Tender

Home and Community Care is seeking tenders for a Bathroom Renovations contract. Interested contractors are invited to pick up a Tender Package from the Health Centre’s reception or call 519-534-5683.

The deadline for the submission of completed Tenders is October 15, 2020, 4:30 PM.