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Meeting Name: Seniors Advisory Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/22/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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TMP-27995 1  Presentation - AC/RCPREVENTION OF SENIORS ABUSE AND AGEISM - HEALTH Pauline Luening and Laura Proctor from Prevention of Seniors Abuse Network - Simcoe County provided a presentation concerning elder abuse prevention. Ms. Luening and Ms. Proctor gave a brief history and introduction of the organization, discussing slides concerning the following topics: · A vision of seniors living with dignity, respect, and in a safe environment through promoting awareness, prevention, and response by speaking out, educating, and providing resources; · The organization’s recent accomplishments, including a new website, Abuse Prevention Kits, the 2020 Road Show, virtual education and training, which is all funded by the Seniors Community Grant 2019; · Current activities, which include video productions, safety kit distribution, the New Horizons Grant, and recruiting new members; · Risk factors of vulnerable groups can include depression, anxiety, and social isolation; · Recognizing abuse and the abuser, which could be from a friend, family, neighbour, or caregiver; and · Types of elder abuse include financial, psycho   Not available Not available
TMP-27996 1  Presentation - AC/RCFOOD BANK Sharon Palmer from the Barrie Food Bank provided a presentation on Serving Barrie’s Vulnerable Individuals and Families. Ms. Palmer discussed slides concerning the following topics: · A vision of a community where no one goes hungry, with a mission to provide temporary food relief and serve as a resource to guide along to self-sufficiency; · The Barrie Food Bank is a community funded charity, providing grocery hampers, emergency bags, and camping bags with a compliment of three full-time staff, three part-time staff, and approximately 60 volunteers; · Statistically, approximately 10 percent of the client base are seniors 60+ years; whereas, the number of seniors using the Barrie Food Bank has more than tripled since the start of the pandemic; · The increase in the cost of housing and food affecting low-income earners, such as seniors; and · Access to food from the Barrie Food Bank and the limitations, such as transportation, and help. Members of the Committee asked questions of Ms. Palmer and received responses.   Not available Not available
TMP-27997 1  Presentation - AC/RCSIMCOE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES - AGE-FRIENDLY Tracy Hill from Georgian Village, County of Simcoe provided a presentation on an Age-Friendly County of Simcoe. Ms. Hill started the presentation with an introduction of the team and discussed slides concerning the following topics: · Age-Friendly Community Planning is a global effort lead by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Eight Dimensions identified by WHO in assessing environment, services, and policies of active aging; · The 2018-2023 Age-Friendly Planning framework regarding a Simcoe County Positive Aging Strategy for Older Adults; · Programs and services supporting seniors in Simcoe County during COVID-19 through the County’s Age-Friendly Community Website, containing links and useful information, such as 211 Ontario to assist in finding support during COVID-19 and government or community based social services; · The Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant Program within the Simcoe County 2018-2023 Positive Aging Strategy, the Simcoe County Age-Friendly Municipal Grant Program assisting municipalities in supporting the agi   Not available Not available
TMP-27988 1  Discussion Item - AC2022 MEETING SCHEDULE The Committee discussed the 2022 meeting schedule and agreed to defer this item to the next meeting for further discussion.   Not available Not available
TMP-27998 1  Discussion Item - ACSENIORS EVENTS/INFORMATION/UPDATES Gwen Kavanagh indicated that CAPR is continuing to work on the Seniors Community Fund to assist seniors living at or below the poverty line. Colin Green informed the Committee that he is leaving his position at the Gilbert Centre and the Committee. Mr. Green mentioned that all contact information would be forwarded along once a replacement was found. Lucia Ricardo provided that the Nanji Family SmartLife Centre continues to offer one-on-one assistance with technology and that there are no in-person group, currently. Councillor, A. Kungl discussed the Walk with Me Wednesdays at the Georgian Mall, as a form of physical activity from seven a.m. to nine a.m., before stores open. She briefly spoke about sponsoring drop-ins at the East Bayfield Community Centre, the All-Body Swim, pickle ball, and facility resources for all ages.   Not available Not available