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General · 7th February 2014
Maureen McDowell
Housing Committee: Our Public Information Meeting on the Seniors Residence and Affordable Housing Proposal for Q Cove Village (see DI Jan.20/14 Issue) is postponed to March so we can provide more details. Watch our local media for the Meeting date. To work on a feasibility plan we are reaching out to local expertise in Project Management, Site Engineering, Planning, Real Estate Development, Business Planning, Land Conveyancing, Architectural Design etc. Our grant from Island Health, arranged with the assistance of Jim Abram, our Strathcona Regional District representative, allows us to seek community input and potential partnerships and to hire the professional advice we need to take the project from feasibility to obtaining funding. For more information or to offer your service call Maureen:285-2221.

Our Transportation and Seniors Outreach programs are now underway. To become a volunteer driver (with flexible assignments based on your availability) call Diana at 285-3630. Outreach Worker, Marie Sheran:285-3950 will visit seniors who want more information on our programs or who are recovering from illness or feeling a bit isolated in our gray winter months. Jim Abram, longtime supporter of Quadra Circle's community service activities, has been instrumental in helping us connect with VIHA funding for these programs and the popular Quadra Home Meals program.

Quadra Home Meals
The Quadra Home Meals program provides weekly meal orders to Island seniors or care-givers unable to cook regularly and to anyone dealing with illness or recovering from surgery. These tasty, nutritious meals are cooked specially for the program by the Gowlland Harbour Resort Chef. The cost is a nominal $5 per meal. Choices range from soup/stew with bun, to a small entree to a full meal with fish or meat, vegetables and a starch. Food preferences, allergies and special diets can be accommodated. Meals can be reheated or frozen for later use. Pick them up at the Community Centre on Wednesdays between 11:30am and 12 noon. If needed, the meals can be delivered by our volunteers. To order by Sunday noon call Marie:285-3950 or Lynda:285-3205

Friday Lunch:
For everyone over 55 - please join us Fridays at 11am for armchair exercises with Ann Lawrence or at noon to 1pm for lunch and a speaker in the Lower Level at 1181 West Road (Quadra Bible Church). Food prep volunteers are welcome: Karen 285-3477.