Northern Bruce Peninsula Community Support Advisory Action Committee To Discuss Need for Available/Affordable Housing and Rentals

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Submitted by Sharron Colter

The Northern Bruce Peninsula Community Support Advisory Action Committee (NBP CSAAC) will meet on Wednesday February 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to discuss the need for available and affordable housing and rentals. Jan Chamberlain from Owen Sound, member of the Council on Aging Grey Bruce, will be the speaker to talk about available housing. A discussion on the need for housing and rentals on the peninsula will follow. What can the community do? What is your vision for the future of Northern Bruce Peninsula? 

There are one page surveys about “Rural Transit Transportation” needs on the Northern Bruce Peninsula available at both libraries and Family Health Teams in Lion’s Head and Tobermory. Return the survey by February 29th. A report of the collated surveys will be available at the March 11th meeting. Rural communities are at a disadvantage due to the lack of rural transit transportation. Let your needs be known should you not be able to drive in the future.

Several topics and speakers for the upcoming meetings have been planned for you to mark on your calendar:

• Wednesday March 11th at 1:00 p.m. – Speaker: Brenda Scott from George Funeral Home to discuss making those final decisions for yourself or a loved one. Hear about the scattering garden in Lion’s Head. 

• Wednesday April 8th at 1:00 p.m. – Sheatre Production, “Ye Canna Throw Granny off the Bus” – a question and answer session after the play. The Ontario Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility is encouraging communities to become aware of the signs of Elder Abuse in their community and how a community can respond to ensure the well-being and safety of their residents. This presentation is sponsored by the Violence Prevention Team in Owen Sound. Donations at the door are welcome (a loonie or toonie). 

• Wednesday May 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Speaker: Pam McDermid from the Seniors Group in Beaver Valley to present a workshop entitled “It’s Not Right”. This is an interactive workshop for the audience and the speaker. Do you have time to volunteer?

•Wednesday June 10th at 1:00 p.m. – June is “Senior Citizen Month”. Choose to honor a senior during June (senior is 65+ according to the government). Preparing for Emergencies and Outdoor Activities – Do you have your 72 hour Emergency Kit prepared? If not, ideas and a list of suggested items will be available. Notices will be sent out if there are changes in this schedule.

Meetings are held at the Northern Bruce Peninsula Municipal Building, 56 Lindsay Rd 5. For more information contact: Sharron Colter, chair at 519-793-3473 or dshcolter@cabletv.on.ca If you would like updates from the committee send your e-mail to be added to the network connecting with others.