June is Seniors' Month!
June 2016 marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors' Month in Ontario. To recognize the important role seniors play in our communities, this year's theme is, "Seniors Making a Difference".
North Kawartha Council proclaims June as Seniors' Month
Whereas Seniors' Month is an annual province-wide celebration;
Whereas seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community;
Whereas seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community;
Whereas their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told;
Whereas the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community;
Whereas the knowledge and experience seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all;
Now Therefore, June 1 - 30, 2016 is hereby proclaimed Seniors' Month in the Township of North Kawartha and all citizens are encouraged to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors.
You can also view the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat website for more information about how to celebrate the contributions seniors make in our community
Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
Action Plan for Seniors
Ontario Electricity Support Program
Local Seniors' Groups
North Kawartha has two Seniors Groups:
Meetings Tuesdays 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Line Dancing Wednesdays 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM
North Kawartha Community Centre
340 McFadden Road
705-656-1585 Barrie Richardson
Glen Alda Seniors
Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Glen Alda Community Centre
3723 County Road 620, Apsley
Additional information of interest to Seniors, may be found on the Community Groups page or the What's Going On page.
Ontario Provincial Police
Peterborough County - Ontario Provincial Police
Local Detachment 705-742-0401
P.O. Box 477
453 Lansdowne Street East
Visit the Ontario Provincial Police website for helpful information.
Visit the Seniors Assistance section of the O.P.P. website for helpful information for seniors such as tip sheets, videos and links.
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)
The Ontario Provincial Police, Peterborough County Detachment supports the program Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) which is a volunteer community-based police program designed to focus on crime prevention initiatives specifically targeted at reducing crimes against seniors in Peterborough County. During the past three years, senior volunteers and the OPP have been educating other seniors across Ontario and providing them with the tools and resources to enhance their safety and protection. Salt offers a peer to peer approach where seniors volunteers present, in collaboration with the O.P.P., information to their peers on crime prevention initatives.
More information about the SALT program can be found through the Ontario Provincial Police, Peterborough County Detachment, 705-742-0401 or through the North Kawartha Community Policing, 705-656-4445 extension 221.