Seniors of Grey-Bruce Facebook Group
Seniors of Grey Bruce is a Facebook Group for seniors who reside in Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, rural areas and surrounding communities of Grey-Bruce, Ontario. You can view activities, events and seminars that will be of specific interest to seniors at the Active Lifestyles Senior Centre Grey-Bruce; the Derby Community Centre, (Kilsyth Arena); Kemble, Shallow Lake, and other areas surrounding Grey-Bruce.
MyChart Offers New Online Tool for Grey Bruce Patients
BY JANICE MACKAY, BLACKBURN NEWS, DECEMBER 17, 2019 4:05AM
A new online tool called MyChart gives Grey Bruce Health Services patients easy access to their personal health information.
MyChart allows patients to view test results from visits to all 40 participating hospitals.
Patients will see results from blood work, medical imaging, lab results, medications, allergies, microbiology results, discharge summaries, pathology and genetics reports. Read More...
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario is a province wide organization with an extensive 'library' of information and educational webinars which are available to everyone. The overwhelming majority of the webinars are free of cost as are all the resource materials. http://www.elderabuseontario.com/
Elder Abuse Prevention Networks
The Seniors Safety Network Grey Bruce.(SSNGB) It is a sub committee of Violence Prevention Grey Bruce and can be reached by e mail at email@example.com.
It's Not Right:
Neighbours, Friends and Family For Older Adults awareness campaign with which some of you will be familiar, having attended educational sessions about this initiative. For those of you with internet access, there is a great deal of information about abuse prevention and the campaign at http://itsnotright.ca
E.A.P.O provides the essential (24 hr., 7 day a week) SENIORS SAFETY LINE 1-866-299-1011.
This offers information and consultation for anyone involved in or aware of abuse situations.
Senior to Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit
We would like to share the newly launched Senior to Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit with you as you have been identified as a stakeholder to the Senior Bullying project.
This toolkit is a culmination of our 3 year research project entitled "Bullying Between Older Adults: What is Happening in Ontario?"
We encourage you to use this FREE toolkit and to please share it as far and wide with your networks as possible. I have attached the toolkit to this e-mail & you can also download it from Sheridan's open access platform at:
Keeping Connected During COVID
Please find attached an information sheet regarding COVID-19 and Older Adults and People with Compromised Immune Systems. It can also be found here on the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s website.
Everyone can take steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect our own health and the health of others.
Keep connected with your loved ones during the COVID-19 Pandemic
For those with relatives or friends in the Grey County Long Term Care Facilities.
Please see newsletter below regarding Colour It Connect Program to use Facetime or Skype for virtual visit with residents. How to make an appointment?
A special shopping hour at No Frills for seniors and those with disability
We would like to announce that starting tomorrow Please share this post in order to spread awareness throughout the community to help those in need at this time. No Frills, Richard and Katie Bergen 1020 10Th Street West, Owen Sound,
That EVERYDAY from 8am until 9am will be dedicated strictly to our senior shoppers and people with a disability.
A special shopping hour at Zehrs
The store will be stocked, cleaned and sanitized to allow our senior shoppers to get the supplies they need in a less crowded and stress free environment. Please share this message with any one you may know that will find this beneficial. Thank you from all of us here at Zehrs Owen Sound! Zehrs Owen Sound
Opening at 7am-8am starting Wednesday March 18th, 2020 for Seniors and those with compromised immune systems to shop worry free. Regular store hours will resume for ALL customers at 8 am.
Sally Sunshine Gentle Fitness - Resistance Bands & Balls Exercises
You will need a small soft sturdy ball and a resistance band. Follow along with this 20 minute Older Adult’s Strength Training Workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4lSR8WWHaw
Driverseat Owen Sound
Starting tomorrow Thursday March 19th we will be offering DONATION ONLY in town transportation or delivery services from 8 am to 5 pm for Seniors and other Vulnerable People to help get to Grocery Stores, Pharmacies and Urgent Appointments. There is no minimum donation required but just a gesture of gratitude for our Chauffeurs during this difficult time. In order to book a ride please Call 226-909-3111 and give us 24 hrs notice to help us to coordinate your travel needs.
United Way The Do Are you in quarantine or self-isolation and needing support? The United Way of Bruce is committed to helping those affected by the pandemic. The Do - it's the place to go when you need help or you want to lend a hand to a neighbour in need. Visit www.TheDo.ca to register or call 519-376-1560 for more information.
City of Owen Sound’s in response to COVID-19:
Striving to keep our residents and employees safe and to provide needed services, the City of Owen Sound is announcing the following changes effective Thursday, March 19th. - Owen Sound Transit service will be free of charge to patrons. Please remember that safe personal hygiene practices are extremely important at this time.- Bag tags are required for curbside garbage pickup. IF you are out of bag tags place household garbage at the curb on your normal scheduled day and it WILL be picked up. - Downtown parking enforcement will not be undertaken until further notice.
World Day Prayer suggested for March 31, 2020 at 3 p.m. Imagine the power of people around the world saying this prayer. This prayer was written by a retired Honorary Chaplain for the Royal Canadian Legions Dominion Command. It is your choice/optional to participate. CLICK HERE
Information about the latest response to COVID19 by Bruce County LINK HERE
Important information about COVID19 March 26th. Attached is an article written by Justin Maloney, E.R. Doctor at the Ottawa Hospital. It is a long article but important to read. Some of you may already have received this article. There is so much that we do not know about this virus. Link
Community Food Programs Grey Bruce https://povertytaskforce.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/community-food-program-list-external_24-march-2020.pdf
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario presents: COVID-19 Fraud and Scams:
How to Recognize, Reject and Report LINK
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