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In November, the Chalk River and Area Lions Club donated $500 to the Seniors Friendship Club.
Seen here presenting, on behalf of the Chalk River and Area Lions Club, are Becky Daynard and Vandaline Lance. Accepting, on behalf of the Seniors Friendship Club, is club president Rolland Kelly.
Thank you very much to the Chalk River and Area Lions Club for this thoughtful and generous donation.


2020 April 24

This is being shared:

Good afternoon,

Protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians is our government’s top priority, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 30th, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health recommended that individuals over 70 years of age to self-isolate. We need to do everything we can to protect our seniors and most vulnerable citizens. That is why Ontario is launching the new Ontario Community Support Program to assist low-income seniors and people with disabilities in need.

By partnering with the Ontario Community Support Association (OSCA), our government is helping to provide delivery of meals, medicines and other essential items to those in need during COVID-19.

The OSCA is an experienced not-for-profit organization comprised of community organizations serving Ontarians across the province. By working through their existing network, we can help ensure that seniors, people with disabilities and those with underlying medical conditions receive the supports they need as quickly as possible.

The program will expand existing Meals on Wheels capacity to reach even more people in need. To support this expansion, the government is partnering with SPARK Ontario ( to encourage volunteers to assist Meals on Wheels and other programs in need of support. The program will also develop the capacity of community organizations and others to help deliver medication and other essentials.

Seniors, persons with disabilities and people with underlying medical conditions, their families or caregivers can access delivery services by visiting

Those without internet access, or who require service in a language other than English or French, can contact 211 at any time by dialing 211, 1-877-330-3213 (toll free) or 1-888-340-1001 for TTY service.

We encourage you to get the word out about these services to your communities and community partners.

Thank you in advance for your support as we continue our work to support seniors and people with disabilities through these challenging times.

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Jaqueline Cureton

Assistant Deputy Minister

Policy, Programs and Strategic Partnerships Division


Susan Picarello

Assistant Deputy Minister

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Division



Bon après-midi,

Protéger la santé et le bien-être de tous les résidents de l'Ontario constitue la principale priorité de notre gouvernement, particulièrement durant la pandémie de COVID-19. Le 30 mars, le médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario a recommandé aux personnes âgées de 70 ans et plus de s’auto-isoler. Nous devons faire tout en notre pouvoir pour protéger nos personnes âgées et nos citoyens les plus vulnérables. C’est pourquoi l'Ontario lance le nouveau programme provincial de soutien communautaire pour aider les personnes âgées à faible revenu et les personnes handicapées dans le besoin.

En collaborant avec l’Association ontarienne de soutien communautaire (AOSC), notre gouvernement appuie la livraison de repas, de médicaments et d’autres produits de première nécessité aux personnes dans le besoin durant la pandémie de COVID-19.

L’AOSC est un organisme sans but lucratif d’expérience, formé d’organismes communautaires au service des Ontariennes et des Ontariens dans l’ensemble de la province. En passant par leur réseau existant, nous pouvons aider à faire en sorte que les personnes âgées, les personnes handicapées et celles ayant des problèmes de santé sous-jacents reçoivent les mesures de soutien dont elles ont besoin le plus rapidement possible.

Le programme élargira la capacité des popotes roulantes pour rejoindre encore plus de personnes dans le besoin. Pour soutenir cet élargissement, le gouvernement s’associe à ÉLAN Ontario ( pour encourager les bénévoles à aider les programmes de popote roulante et autres programmes ayant besoin d’aide. Le programme renforcera également la capacité de divers organismes, dont des organismes communautaires, à livrer des médicaments et autres produits de première nécessité.

Les personnes âgées, les personnes handicapées et les personnes ayant des problèmes de santé sous-jacents, leurs familles ou leurs soignants peuvent avoir accès aux services de livraison en visitant le site

Les personnes qui n’ont pas accès à Internet ou qui ont besoin d’un service dans une langue autre que l’anglais ou le français peuvent communiquer avec le 211 en tout temps en composant le 211, le 1 877 330-3213 (sans frais) ou le 1 888 340-1001 pour le service ATS.

Nous vous encourageons à informer vos collectivités et vos partenaires communautaires de ces services.

Je vous remercie à l’avance de votre appui alors que nous poursuivons nos efforts pour aider les personnes âgées et les personnes handicapées durant cette période difficile.

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Jaqueline Cureton

Sous-ministre adjointe

Division des politiques, des programmes et des partenariats stratégiques


Susan Picarello

Sous-ministre adjointe

Division de l'accessibilité pour les personnes handicapées de l'Ontario






Carmen Goold

Regional Development Advisor I Conseillère en développement régional

Regional and Corporate Services Division I Division des services régionaux et ministériels

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries I Ministère des Industries du patrimoine, du sport, du tourisme et de la culture

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility I Ministère des services aux aînés et de l’Accessibilité

347 Preston Street 4th Floor, Ottawa, Ont. K1S 3J4
Phone: 613-323-3118 | Email


Please contact me if you require this email or any of the attached materials in an alternate format.

Veuillez me contacter si vous avez besoin de cette information dans un autre format.


2020 April 10

From the SFC Membership Director
Greetings Seniors Friendship Club members. The club administrative assistant receives a lot of information, much of which we can ignore, but the following may be of interest those who hunt, fish and walk or hike in our public places. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry hasn't altered fishing and hunting in the province, but access to many areas used by anglers, hunters and walkers/hikers has been restricted due to COVID-19.
In order to help stay up-to-date on any closures or restrictions across Ontario that may impact spring activities, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has launched a webpage that will serve as the home for this information.
The site lists closures and restrictions for conservation authorities, county forests, trails, national wildlife areas, and boat launches, among other things as information comes in. The list will be updated on a daily basis to reflect any new additions or changes.
In order for this list to be as comprehensive as possible, the OFAH is asking for your help. If you know of any closures/restrictions not included on the webpage, please email the details with a link to the source to .
Thank you for your help. This list will change daily, so please check back often.
Please follow the health guidelines during this time, and stay well.
Best regards,
Ann Serdula
Membership Coordinator
Seniors Friendship Club