EBlast July 18, 2020

Contact Samantha at her OSA virtual office:

Phone: 403-801-7254 or Email: info@oakridgeseniors.ca

Check out our website: www.oakridgeseniors.ca

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT PROGRAM LAUNCHING MONDAY JULY 22

Samantha and Julie have been very busy creating a Volunteer Program for OSA. We are excited to share the first draft of the program outline to be launched on the website next week. Look for details of how to volunteer to help neighbours and also how to apply for help yourself.


MEMBER PROFILE: Del Kobelsky Born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Del has a diploma in Architectural Technology from Moose Jaw. His career was in home design and construction (Saskatoon and Red Deer), then commercial construction. In 1989 Del moved to Oakridge, working in Property Management (maintenance and property upgrades), and eventually as a construction manager for a large downtown high-rise property management firm.


Del has two kids, a son in the oil industry and a daughter in 4th year university. Del was also active in Oakridge Boy Scouts for 15 years.

Active in helping OSA since 2018, Del's also involved in monthly meetings, vetting contractors, and the Men’s Coffee Group. His hobby is woodworking. 

PREFERRED SERVICE PROVIDERS PROGRAM COMING SOON

Send us your suggestions and we will check them out. Help your neighbours get things done around the house or yard. Look for details on the website soon.


FEEL GOOD GROUP – FRIDAY ZOOM MEETINGS AT 10AM

Our discussion leader, Dianna Campbell-Smith tells us: “Strangely enough, this COVID time creates a wonderful opportunity for us all to find new and trusted friendships. Hats off to the Feel Good Group, among others.” Join by registering via our website and clicking on Activities and Events

SAY HELLO TO OUR FIRST TECHNOLOGY VOLUNTEER

"My name's Emily, I'm a born and raised Calgarian, but I've spent the last four years in London, Ontario finishing my finance degree at Western. I have a love for the outdoors, have played ringette competitively for 15 years, and love to bake. I'm starting my career in consulting, but I fill my time with volunteerism, staying active, and hobbies like hosting and producing my own podcast about women in sport. I'm really looking forward to connecting with the Oakridge community and helping with technology needs and access!" - Emily, OSA Tech Mentor  

NEED HELP GETTING A HANDLE ON TECHNOLOGY?

Oakridge Seniors Association is committed to bridging the digital divide for older adults. We can help you use the Internet, connect to social programs via Zoom, and more! If you don’t have a computer, tablet, or Internet connection, we can help with obtaining these. Please contact Samantha to register for this important program. Also if you can help train others in basic skills.

REMINDER!  COVID19 TESTING JUST MINUTES FROM OAKRIDGE

Phone 811 to set up an appointment. Location: 10301 Southport Lane S.W. 

  • Turn right from Southland Drive, just before the traffic light with CIBC bank on the corner

  • Drive straight ahead and follow see the signs. Big parking lot on the right with people directing where to go

Drive through, they test you by swabbing your throat and will phone you with the results.

OSA MEMBERSHIP GROWING

We are working to remedy the signup problems some of you have been encountering by making the steps clearer:

1. Click on OSA Membership Sign Up / Log In at the top right hand side of the OSA website.

2. On the Log In page, click on Sign Up

3. Complete the form. 

4. Notes:

  • Do not use autofill to complete the fields or you will receive an error message

  • Use your mouse to scroll down as you fill out the form

5. Click Submit

Even if you signed up manually and paid for 2020, YOU NEED TO SIGN UP ON THE WEB PAGE. Call Samantha if you are having any issues with this and she will help you sign up and allocate a temporary password. Membership fees have been waived for 2020.

Please complete the website OSA Membership Sign Up form so we can keep YOU in touch with all we have to offer. Note: OSA Membership is required to participate in our programs. 

BONUS Sign up as a new OSA member NOW to enter your name in a weekly prize draw. PLUS a special draw for the first 50 new members signed up – celebrating Oakridge Community’s 50th year!

THIS WEEK’S $25 CO-OP GIFT CARD WINNER: BRIAN BURRELL

JOIN OUR BOARD!

Currently we still need a SECRETARY to attend monthly board meetings, maintain our board correspondence and meeting minutes. This is not an onerous task, few meetings are held (none over the summer) and basic note taking and computer skills are the only requirement. 

The secret to living well (Tibetan Proverb)

Eat half - walk twice - laugh triple - love without measure

Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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