June is Seniors Month

Posted by Port Colborne Corporate Communications on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
At their meeting on May 25, 2020, Council proclaimed June as Seniors Month.

On Monday, June 1, 2020, Mayor Steele raised the Age-Friendly Niagara and City of Port Colborne Flag with Senior Citizen Advisory Council members Betty Konc and Valerie King, for the month of June to recognize and honour the seniors in our community.

This Seniors Month we would like to thank and recognize our Senior Advisory Council (SAC).

Their purpose is to:

– Advise Council of issues that will have an effect on Port Colborne seniors;

– Identity ways Port Colborne can become a more age-friendly community for persons of all ages and ability levels; and

– Identify and advise of opportunities to establish policies, services and structures that support and enable seniors to live in security, enjoy good health, and continue to participate fully in society.

The members of the SAC are: Betty Konc, Chair, Susan Brown, Vice-chair, Angie Desmarais, Council representative, Connie Butler, Nancy Busch, Audrey Garrett, Heidi Grzesina, Valerie King, Lesley Richard, Maggie Wahl-Horne, Lisa Coxen, Niagara Region Seniors Community Program, Jonna Wolfenberg, Community Support Services of Niagara, and staff representatives, Ashley Grigg, Director of Community & Economic Development, and Karen Walsh, Executive Assistant to the Director.

For more information about the SAC, click here.

A few services available for Port Colborne Seniors, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Community Support Services of Niagara is a volunteer based, client-driven community support services to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently in their own homes. Call: 905-682-3800. Visit: http://www.cssn.ca/.

Community Support Services of Niagara has also launched a temporary grocery delivery program in Port Colborne for seniors 65+. Their objective is to support older adults by providing access to groceries during COVID-19 without having to leave their homes.

Some restrictions are in place:
• Must be 65 years of age or older or adult with a disability.
• Unable to get groceries independently, unable to drive, etc.
• Priority will be given to individuals who meet the at-risk category for COVID-19 WITHOUT family within Niagara Region
• Restricted to local grocery store capacity
• No in-store shopping
•Unable to facilitate returns of goods

Interested? Call Darlene at 905-682-3800 ext. 706

Meals on Wheels Port Colborne services are available to individuals who are at nutritional risk because they are unable to prepare meals due to an illness or recent surgery, age, living with a disability or needing support as a caregiver. Call: 905-835-1581. Visit: www.mealsonwheelspc.ca.

Port Cares is a non-profit organization which provides help, hope and opportunity for all community members to achieve their potential. Call: 905-834-3629. Visit: www.portcares.on.ca/