Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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May 13, 2021 9:00 AM  Advisory Committee on Aging Meeting
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Henry Hunter, Chair, noted the Wood Buffalo Housing offices are closed for three weeks as a result of increased COVID-19 cases in the region.

Linda Mywaart, Vice Chair, commended Wood Buffalo Housing on their efforts to get the rent supplement program reinstated.

Carol Theberge, Committee member, noted that the move to Willow Square is still scheduled to proceed on June 21, 2021 as it has previously been delayed a month due to a COVID-19 outbreak amongst the contractors

Carolyn Evancio, Committee member expressed thanks for the efforts of the Seniors Resource Committee to support seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luana Bussieres, Committee member, noted efforts of the hospital in light of the recent restrictions put in place as seniors are reluctant to attend the hospital, it was also noted there will be an upcoming interprovincial meeting with different provincial and federal Health Ministers to look at age friendly initiatives across Canada and what each province is experiencing.

Action Item: Department Administrator, Melissa Williams, to provide monthly updates to the Committee from meetings held with the provincial government.