Staying and Aging in West Carleton
On Wednesday March 2 at Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church, Julie McKercher of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) and key partner, Dr. Barry Bruce of the West Carleton Family Health Team hosted a discussion on ‘Staying and Aging in West Carleton’, from housing to hospice.’ This well attended round table discussion was part of the ongoing community engagement project in West Carleton, “Engaging on Health Priorities with Seniors and Caregivers in West Carleton.” The WOCRC is committed to enhancing services in West Carleton.
The project’s aim is to help the community to do the following:
- Determine the service needs of the aging and caregiver population that require outside expertise, ranging from affordable housing to Adult Day programming to hospice, and beyond;
- Determine the volunteer capacity and current asset base that currently exists in the community that may be mobilized to work jointly to support the population in co-creation of services and programs;
- Identify the current “movement” of people and the way in which they currently access services so that WOCRC and the WCFHT can forge partnerships with agencies that make sense.
To date, 3 of 5 scheduled forums have been completed.
For information, and to catch up on the latest information about the project, blog posts are accessible at: https://ruralcommunitydevelopmentstory.wordpress.com
Julie McKercher Community Developer | Rural Goulbourn and West Carleton can be reached at : 613-591-3686 x 498
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