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General · 6th March 2014
Maureen McDowell
Housing Committee: The 14-member committee plans to update our data on the housing needs of Quadra's seniors, in view of the population changes here since our last survey in 2007. Individuals and community organizations are expressing support for our Seniors Supportive Living Residence concept and long-range plan for affordable housing choices for Islanders who need or want to live in the Q Cove village area. For details or to volunteer call Maureen:285-2221.

The Transportation program has openings to drive seniors to appointments or shopping, especially from the southend. To become a volunteer driver (with flexible assignments based on your availability) call Diana at 285-3630.

Seniors Outreach Worker, Marie Sheran: 285-3950 has recruited 4 volunteers who begin training this week as Senior Peer Counsellors. They will visit seniors who want more information on our programs or who are recovering from illness or sometimes feeling a bit isolated.

Quadra Home Meals: This 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 1:30pm for lunch and a speaker in the Lower Level at 1281 West Road (Quadra Bible Church). March 7's speaker is Judy O'Dell with her delightful Fractured Fairytales. Food prep volunteers are welcome at 10am: Karen 285-3477.