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211 Ontario can help you find support during COVID-19. 211 Ontario is your primary source of information on government and community-based social services.
Programs and services to help you through this pandemic:
- Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious about COVID-19? Do you want information on mental health services to manage those feelings?
- Are you experiencing financial pressure because of self-isolation measures?
- Do you have questions about applying for Employment Insurance?
- Do you need help getting groceries or running errands while you are at home sick or self-isolating?
We are happy to help spread the word about Quipit to help get gently used assistive and home health equipment to people who need it most. www.goquipit.com is a free classified website that connects buyers and sellers online and keeps essential equipment out of landfills. Click here to share our Quipit Facebook Post.
OCSA Essential Delivery Services for isolated, low-income seniors - Ontario Community Support Association - https://www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca/
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Mary's Conference (Victoria Harbour) Food Bank
Remaining open to serve registered clients and Tay Township residents in need.
Heightened precautions in place - Restricted access to one person at a time with precautions & physical distancing practices. We offer delivery service to your door for those in isolation or seniors staying at home. We will do errands for our anyone in need or if someone just needs to connect or talk.
Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Friday morning 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Call us if you need help - Food Bank: 705-956-0022
Councillor Mary Warnock: 705-534-3933
County Releases 2018 Progress Report on 5-Year Positive Aging Strategy
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The County of Simcoe is proud to release the first annual progress report on our Positive Aging Strategy, which highlights our successes over the past 12 months and our sustained efforts to improve the quality of care and services to address our growing seniors population’s needs.
Age-Friendly Business/Organization Award Program
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Helps business owners assess whether their business is designed to serve everyone. The program provides a guide, resources, tools and recognition to enable business owners to identify, promote and be recognized for implementing age-friendly practices. As our population ages, it makes viable business sense to adapt to meet changing needs.
Age-Friendly Business/Organization Recognition Application Program closed June 15th and is now closed for 2019.
2018-2023 Simcoe County Positive Aging Strategy:
Older Adults Strengthening our Communities
Simcoe County Positive Aging Strategy
2016 Community Needs Assessment Report
About An Age-Friendly Simcoe County
From the World Health Organization (WHO) to our municipal government, there is a call for an age-friendly society. The County of Simcoe recognizes the Age-Friendly Community (AFC) concept as an initiative that falls within their mandate and, in support of our aging population, has chosen to develop a framework for the communities that reside within its geographical area. Developing a framework will help our community stakeholders identify, plan and address needs and priorities related to older adults in our area.
How to Become Involved
Two levels of involvement and contact information are
highlighted in 'How to Become Involved'. These criteria are intended to guide the planning process by involving seniors along the way towards developing the County's Age-Friendly Community framework.
We Want to Hear From You
To better understand the issues related to aging, we would like to invite you to become involved by answering some questions relating to Civic Participation and Employment, Communication and Information, Community Support and Health Services, Housing, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Respect and Social Inclusion, Social Participation and Transportation. Click here to provide your feedback.
Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide
Age-Friendly Community Planning
Guide: Creating a More Inclusive Ontario
Ontario Seniors' Secretariat Publications and Resources
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