EBlast June 12, 2020 WHAT’S NEW?

Contact Samantha at her OSA virtual office:

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

INTRODUCING OUR OSA BOARD

Find out more about our Board by clicking here to visit our website: Barry Pendergast - President; Julie Kearns - VP/Secretary; Peggy Churchward - Treasurer; and Directors Sheila Foster, Yvette Nesry and Jennifer Pendergast.


JOIN OUR BOARD!

Currently we need a SECRETARY to attend monthly board meetings, maintain our board correspondence and meeting minutes. Please contact Samantha.


OSA MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES!

OSA Membership is required to participate in programs, currently only offered virtually. New programs and events are coming. Fees have been waived for the current year (normally $10 per person). BUT if you renewed and paid already, your membership is extended for an extra year, until April 2022.

Please click here to visit the OSA webpage, then click on the OSA Member Sign Up link (top righthand side), and fill out the form so we can keep YOU in touch with all we have to offer now and in future.

Members enjoy reduced fees for live events (hopefully returning soon.) We are compiling discounts for members to receive special offers at local businesses or suppliers. And members get a vote in the affairs of OSA at the AGM.

BONUS Sign up as a new OSA member NOW and your name will be entered in a weekly prize draw. Also a special draw for the first 50 new members signed up starting today in Oakridge community’s 50th year!

100 OSA LAWN SIGNS – POPPING UP EVERYWHERE!

Monitors are placing and maintaining signs throughout Oakridge. Many of you have already done this! Thank you! We have now placed 30 signs. Please contact Ted Foster fosterted@shaw.ca to get one on YOUR property.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED: WITH TECHNICAL I.T. EXPERTESE

Do you have - or know anyone who has - an I.T. background? We urgently need someone to join our planning group to direct how we can help seniors in our community become computer literate? We have people with devices and apps they need help with. Please contact Samantha.

LAPTOPS AND ANDROID TABLETS

We are starting our program to distribute Android tablets and HP laptops. Contact Samantha if you are interested in this program.

PREFERRED SERVICE PROVIDERS

Looking for local and locally-used businesses to recommend to members. Have a favorite renovator, plumber, painter, yard worker, pet sitter, dog walker?? Send us your suggestions and we will check it out. Help your neighbours get things done around the house or yard. Contact Del Kobelsky at drkobe@shaw.ca


WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

June 15 is an official United Nations day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and a human rights issue. The pandemic demonstrated again that older adults are disproportionately affected during crises, through increased risk of isolation, unmet healthcare needs, poverty and elder abuse. It’s time to rethink policies with an age friendly lens to guarantee safe and healthy aging. OSA will be participating in the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse’s 2020 campaign: Plant a Seed for Change to #UprootElderAbuse. On June 15, please join us in planting a seed/flower/tree to remember and honour older people who are affected by elder abuse and grow the conversation. Share photos of your gardening work on your social media platforms with the hashtag #UprootElderAbuse and by email to info@oakridgeseniors.ca. We will be posting all submissions on our website.


We all deserve to lead happy and healthy lives free from abuse as we age.

#UprootElderAbuse #WEAAD2020

SHOUT OUTS THIS MONTH – A BIG THANK YOU TO: OUR VOLUNTEERS

Del Kobelsky and Steve MacInnis for ongoing work sourcing and vetting Preferred Service Providers. Look for this program to begin soon!

Sue Comeau, Our Website Creator and Administrator

Ted Foster, Lawn Sign Coordinator

OUR SESSION PRESENTERS

Jane Sponiar - Instructor of our TaiChi classes on Zoom currently

Sharon Lord - Instructor for Pole Walking

Dianna Campbell-Smith, our Feel Good Friday coach

From Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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