Chair Notes – 10/07/08

Chair notes:#3-10/07/08

Great news!!

CARP has sent the Chapter copies of an “Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs”

This booklet has been produced by Emergency Management Ontario ( is offering interactive workshops to educate and prepare individuals on this topic.

The presentations include: ? Background information on why this guide is important to the over 1.5 million Ontarians with disabilities. ? The 7 categories of disabilities/special needs identified in the Guide ? What people with disabilities should include in their emergency survival kits ? Importance of having a family emergency plan in place ? Medications and labelling ? Emergency preparations for persons relying on a service animal ? What the general public should and shouldn’t do in the event of an emergency with trying to assist someone with a disability

If you are interested in having this workshop in North Bay, please let us know so that we can include it in the program for 2008-2009.

R.J. (Bob) Lewis Chairman, North Bay & District Chapter CARP – Canada’s Association for the 50 Plus 50 Sunset Boulevard North Bay, Ontario P1A 1R3 tel.: 1-705-475-1166 email: [email protected]