Sault Ste. Marie November 2014 Meeting Today

CARP members and their friends are welcome!
Join the Sault Ste. Marie chapter at our fall meeting, to learn more about how you can effect change in our community and ensure Sault Ste. Marie’s vulnerable seniors and those with disabilities get the services they deserve.
When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seniors Drop-In Centre 619 Bay Street
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Be part of the conversation and join our three guest speakers.
Do you know someone who relies on electricity for life-sustaining equipment, such as oxygen?
Would you or your spouse be able to get out of the house or apartment quickly if there was a fire?
Would you or someone you know act more aggressively towards emergency responders because of mental health?
If an evacuation was needed, would you need help getting to a shelter?
Naomi Theriault from the Vulnerable Persons Registry will discuss how this service can benefit you or a loved one who may need special help during an emergency.
Tips to Prepare for an Emergency
a) Have at least one landline non-portable phone
b) Extra cases of water
c) Store non-perishable goods
d) Keep a list of all your medications
e) Keep various sizes of extra batteries for flashlights and radios
Jennifer Bryant of Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) will introduce the SMART Program (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together). SMART offers in-home and group exercise programs for 55 plus. This program information would be great for both younger and older zoomers.
Kim Seabrook will discuss non-profit housing for seniors in Sault Ste. Marie. They support over 36,000 long term care residents annually and over 8,000 seniors housing units as well as advocacy, education and group programs.
Gain the tools and knowledge to be an advocate and help those in need!
To RSVP or for more information, please contact: Marilyn Patterson at 705-949-2299 or by email at [email protected]