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DesignAbility – Ottawa Region and beyond

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DesignAbility volunteers develop and build unique assistive devices to aid persons of all ages with physical disabilities to be more independent and to participate at school and work, to parent, to take part in recreational and social activities, and to generally live more fulfilled lives. DesignAbility Volunteers work with clients to understand their specific challenges related to mobility or daily … Read more

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Ageism at heart of B.C. driving rules – North Fraser Chapter Chair Bruce Bird

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Ageism shows up in many aspects of seniors’ lives, including condescension, arbitrary rules of retirement and a general attitude of treating seniors as less than equal. Unfortunately, ageism also manifests itself in B.C. driving rules for seniors. When B.C. drivers reach age 80, they are mandated to have a medical examination to determine their fitness to drive. According to the … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, CARP in the News, CARPool, News, North Fraser, Your Rights

Ontario changes the Senior Driver Renewal Program

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The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is changing its senior driver’s licence renewal program for drivers over the age of 80. It was announced on January 28, 2014 that the new program promises to help seniors who are able to drive renew their licences in a less onerous while way while also addressing general road safety concerns. Starting April 21, 2014, … Read more

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Attention GTA CARP Members Volunteer Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels!

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Mid-Toronto Community Services provides programs and services for seniors and adults living with disabilities, and one of their key programs is Meals on Wheels.  They are in need of drivers to help take volunteers to locations within the GTA area to deliver a hot lunch to those in need. Contact Heather Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator for details: 416-962-9449 ex. 225 More … Read more

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Zoomers at AutoShow

ZoomerNew Videographer Darrin Maharaj, visits the 2013 Toronto International Autoshow, to check out the latest Zoomer-Friendly vehicles.

Posted in CARPool

Anonymous tip line to ‘rat out’ unfit elderly motorists unfairly targets seniors, critic says

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In what a seniors advocate calls unfair targetting of older people, Sudbury police are urging residents to anonymously report elderly motorists they feel are no longer fit to drive. “If [someone] is really erratic, sure, rat people out. The thing is, that’s not what’s happening here. This is targeting older people,” Susan Eng, vice president for advocacy at the Canadian … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, CARPool

Susan Eng talks “Snitch Line” on Goldhawk Fights Back

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On January 21st, 2013 – Susan Eng, vice-president of Advocacy at CARP was invited to do a segment for AM740′s Goldhawk Fights Back to discuss  the Sudbury Crimestoppers program that invites people to turn in senior drivers they believe should not be on the roads.  To listen to Susan’s chat with Dale Goldhawk about the “snitch line”, please click here. … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, CARPool

Sudbury Snitch Line to Report Older Drivers

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People in Sudbury are being encouraged to use Crimestoppers to report older drivers; police then show up at the home of the driver and counsel the driver to get tested or give up their licence This initiative is targeted at family members who want to get the older driver off the road but don’t want to confront him/her themselves There … Read more

Posted in CARP in the News, CARPool, Your Rights

Tip line to identify unsafe elderly drivers draws criticism

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In what a seniors advocate calls unfair targeting of older people, Sudbury police are urging residents to anonymously report elderly motorists they feel are no longer fit to drive. “If [someone] is really erratic, sure, rat people out. The thing is, that’s not what’s happening here. This is targeting older people,” Susan Eng, vice president for advocacy at the Canadian … Read more

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The Mississauga Furniture Bank

The Mississauga Furniture Bank

Looking to volunteer your time or donate your furniture? The Mississauga Furniture Bank collects new and gently used basic household item and furniture from individuals and corporations and redistributes those items to families in need as determined by local social agencies.  By acting as a hub between donors and social agencies the furniture bank not only helps those in need … Read more

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