We encourage feedback on any and all issues of concern to residents. Please join us at our monthly meetings to discuss issues or send an email to President@khca.on.ca. We look forward to hearing your views!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

website maintenance over next few days

Our website may be down occasionally over the next few days while we transition to a new service.  I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to having it up and running reliably again for you as soon as possible.
Cheers
Marc

Monday, January 30, 2012

Next regular meeting: February 6, 2012

Please join us at the February 6 meeting of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association at the Community Room in Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Drive beginning at 7:30 pm.
There are a number of items to be discussed at the meeting. These include any new concerns there may be about Capital Hoedown, pool enclosures by-law improvements, and drawing attention to somebody wrongly removing bus stop signage.

Also we will be open to any suggestions residents may have for community improvements as they see appropriate. The possibilities range from such topics as OC Transpo service, cycling and pedestrian safety, parks and recreation facilities and community health centre.

All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are welcome

Should you not be able to come please feel free to forward your comments to your Community Association.

Best regards,

Rod MacLean
President

Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association
Keeping Neighbourliness Easy
613-599-1634
president@khca.on.ca
www.khca.on.ca

 

West Transitway Extension



The City of Ottawa has completed an Environmental Project Report (EPR) for a new 8 km transit facility which will include a segregated busway between Terry Fox Drive and Fernbank Road via Scotia Bank Place. The project will help to improve transit service in Kanata and Stittsville areas.

The EPR is now available for a 30-day review period beginning January 28, 2012. See http://ottawa.ca/residents/public_consult/transitway_connections/march_fox/completion_en.html for details. (Note that the Hazeldean branch is closed for renovations.)

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La Ville d’Ottawa a achevé le rapport de projet environnemental (RPE) au sujet d’un nouveau tronçon de 8 km qui comprendra une voie réservée aux autobus entre la promenade Terry-Fox et le chemin Fernbank, en passant par la Place Banque Scotia. Ce projet aidera à améliorer le service de transport en commun dans les secteurs de Kanata et de Stittsville.

Ce RPE est mis à la disposition des membres du public pour une période de 30 jours, à compter du 28 janvier 2012. Pour les détails, veuillez voir http://ottawa.ca/residents/public_consult/transitway_connections/march_fox/completion_fr.html
. Veuillez noter par contre que la bibliothèque Hazeldean est fermée pour rénovations.

Meet & Greet Councillor Hubley and MPP MacLaren

Please see attached invitation to Kanata South City Councillor Allan Hubley's 1st Annual Meet and Greet breakfast on February 25. This event is open to everyone.

Councillor Hubley and MPP MacLaren are also hosting a Free Family Day Skate February 20.

rainbarrels for sale

Support the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) AND the environment by ordering a rain barrel.
http://rainbarrel.ca/stittsville

The SVA is hosting a rain barrel sale this spring, as part of a fundraising program.  The barrels are sturdy and come complete with a leaf and mosquito filter basket, an overflow adaptor that permits multiple barrels to be connected in series, 1.2 m. of of overflow hose and a spigot that attaches directly to a garden hose. Additional overflow hose can also be purchased if necessary. The price is $55 per barrel, and proceeds go toward supporting SVA events in the community, such as Artists & Authors in the Park, Canada Day celebrations, VillageFest, and Parade of Lights. We have set up an online ordering page (http://rainbarrel.ca/stittsville), or face-to-face/telephone orders may be placed through Tanya Hein, Secretary, Stittsville Village Association, at 613-686-1842. The barrel distribution date is set for April 28th, and will take place at Stittsville Sobey's on Hazeldean Road.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Seniors Invited to Emergency Services Meeting


Seniors are invited to attend a meeting about emergency services provided at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on February 9.           The meeting will be held at the Kanata Seniors Centre, 2500 Compeau Drive from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to give seniors a chance to have their say by raising their concerns, by discussing problems they have experienced in the Queensway Carleton`s emergency department, and also by proposing ways the hospital`s system might be improved for the benefit of both Kanata seniors and the hospital

Those interested in participating should phone the Kanata Seniors Centre office at 613-254-7164 to leave their name and phone number so as to reserve a place in the meeting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Exhibition on the urban forest

January 24 - May 27, 2012
 
Six Moments in the History of an Urban Forest” is an exhibit opening in January 2012 at the Bytown Museum.
 
Curated by Carleton University professor Joanna Dean and graduate student Will Knight, the exhibit explores the contested place of trees in Ottawa's urban history. The exhibit explores early street tree planting, the 1920s campaign to "control" urban trees, the commemorative Centennial crab apple tree, the role of arborists in negotiating the conflicts between trees and the built environment, and the closing of Lovers Walk behind Parliament Hill.  
 
It will include such artefacts as the cross-section of a 150-year old bur oak, arborist tools, and digital maps showing changes in Ottawa’s tree canopy since the 1920s.
 
The exhibit runs from January 24-May 27, 2012 and is funded by the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE), a Jack Kimmell grant from the Canadian Tree Fund, and Carleton University.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WOCRC Community Support Services


KanataOnta
K2L 4H7
Tel.: 613-5Welcome to Your Community
               Support Services

PART ONE CSS Success Story - Ann Owens Quality care and companionship are just one of the many benefits that
seniors receive as clients with the WOCRC’s Community Support
Services programs. Ann Owens, a senior in one of the catchment areas
serviced by the CSS, graciously agreed to share her story, so that others might also
benefit from the wealth of services provided by the CSS team.
Prior to accessing the services of the CSS, Ann realized that she needed
assistance with specific areas of her life, such as personal care, light meal
preparation, exercises and companionship. “I knew I needed some help, because
while I live with my daughter and her family, they are all at work during the day.
I wanted to ensure that I am as independent as I can possibly be,” said Ann.
Through the CSS - Respite care program, seniors like Ann can receive
assistance with daily living activities. For two hours every day, Ann’s personal care
worker, Josephine, assists her with such tasks as meal preparation and
exercises. The quality of care and support received has alleviated feelings of
worry and concern that both Ann and her daughter were experiencing prior to
Ann’s becoming a client of the CSS. “ It has helped me, and my daughter, feel
secure and comfortable that she can go to work and know that someone reliable
and competent is coming in for a few hours every day to ensure l am well cared
for and my needs are met,” said Ann. By using this service, it enables Ann to
take her time in making decisions that are best for her at this stage of her life. I
have not yet made a decision re permanent residency. This service allows me
the freedom to take the time I need to make a decision that is right for me in
terms of where I would like to reside permanently; and, in the meantime, I
continue to receive the care I need at a very reasonable cost,“ said Ann.
Community Support Services takes great care to ensure there is a good match
between client and personal support worker. Ann’s support worker filled
the bill, “Josephine is caring, honest, dedicated, reliable, respectful and very
knowledgeable about seniors care needs…She is always pleasant with a
positive attitude,” she said. “We share similar values in terms of importance
of family.” Without question Ann’s personal support worker has been a
welcome addition to her life and family, and as Ann pointed out, “Josephine
has had a very positive impact on my life and that of my daughter and
family.” When asked how Ann would describe the WOCRC to someone
new in the community, Ann stated, “WOCRC is very helpful. It enables
me to live as independently as possible at a very reasonable cost.”


PART TWO CSS  -  SENIORS and ADULTS
            with PHYSICAL DISABILITY

Services and Fees
Fees are in effect starting August 1st, 2011
Financial assistance may be available. Please
speak to a Program & Service Coordinator.

SERVICE ARRANGEMENT
(formerly Home Help, Home Maintenance
and Respite Care)

$14/hour
Includes dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and
mopping floors, wiping kitchens and
appliances, bathrooms, wiping mirrors,
cleaning toilets, tubs and sinks, cleaning
silver, general light clean up** Grass cutting,
grass and leaf raking, planting, weeding, edge
trimming, spring and fall cleanup, shrub
trimming under 6”, snow removal, odd jobs*.

Any tasks requiring the use of client’s
equipment.
$16/hour

When a mix of $14/hr tasks and $18/hr
tasks is required, $16/hr will be paid to the
worker.
When distance is a barrier to being able
to provide services $16/hr will be paid
to the worker.

$18/hour
Includes heavy cleaning, cupboards,
walls, ceilings, removing and/or
washing curtains/blinds, stripping/
waxing floors, cleaning of inside of
appliances, turning mattress, install/
remove air conditioners,** install/
remove storm windows and doors,
window washing, digging, tilling soil,
basement/garage cleaning, painting,
light carpentry*.
Any tasks requiring the use of
worker’s own equipment.
Tel.: 613-591-3686
Fax: 613-591-2501
TTY: 613-591-0484
Respite Care**
$13/hour
Basic companionship, sitting with client,
overnight companionship.
$14/hour
Above including light meal prep for client, light
housekeeping for client, light laundry for client.
$15/hour
Above including coordinating client’s
appointments and accompaniment.
$16/hour
Above including attending to client’s personal
care needs, grocery shopping, running errands,
providing transportation.
*1 hour minimum applies
**2 hour minimum applies
Time and a half is paid to workers for clients
requesting service on statutory holidays.

MEALS ON WHEELS
Hot and Cold Meals $5.75/meal
Full course meals, ready to eat Monday thru
Friday delivery.
Frozen Meals
Pre-packaged $31.50/pkg
By order $4.50 each (min 5 delivered)
Frozen meals are available for purchase at our
Nepean building, 3865 Richmond Road, Bells
Corners.

FOOT CARE CLINICS
$22.00/visit
• Valleystream Retirement Residence
• City View United Church
• Harmer House
• Nepean Seniors’ Recreation Centre
• Minto Bayshore Recreation Centre
• South Nepean Community Health
Centre
• St Richards Anglican Church
Community Support Services
GROCERY/SHOPPING
Escorted door to door grocery shopping at
designated stores and trips to malls.
$11.00/ round trip

TELEPHONE ASSURANCE
Free telephone service to provide clients with
regular telephone call for daily check in
Monday-Friday.

TRANSPORTATION to Medical
Appointments
1-10 km $10.00
11-30 km $15.00
31-50 km $20.00
51-80 km $30.00
81-100 km $40.00
Over 100 km $0.45/km
Parking fees are the responsibility of client at time
of parking. Drives not cancelled are subject to
charges. Clients charged from volunteer’s home.

SNOW GO PROGRAM
Assistance for clients in finding individuals or
contractors to clear snow and ice from private
driveways and/or walkways.

SNOW GO ASSIST PROGRAM
Approved clients may be reimbursed for 50% of
the cost of snow and ice clearing per event, up to
a seasonal maximum of $250. Must show proof of
income.


Paying for your services is easy with our monthly billing
system. You can:
• Mail a cheque back for the amount owing to 2 MacNeil Court, Kanata, Ontario, K2L 4H7.
• Pay the amount owing by MasterCard or Visa by calling 613-591-3686 and ask to speak to one
of our Program and Service Coordinators. They will take the necessary information from you.
• Drop by one of our offices (2 MacNeil Court in Kanata or 3865 Richmond Road in Bells
Corners) and pay the amount owing in person by cheque, cash or credit card.
• Prepay any amount you wish by one of the above methods.
If you have questions related to your account or wish to make alternate payment arrangements,
please call 613-591-3686 and ask for Community Support Services.
Thank you
Tel.: 613-591-3686
Fax: 613-591-2501
TTY: 613-591-0484


DINERS CLUBS
$7.00 /meal
• Nepean Breakfast Club (pay as you order)
• Nepean Lunch Club(pay as you order)
• Kinburn
• Carp
• Galetta
• Stittsville
• Kanata
• Richmond
Transportation to Diner’s Clubs
$7.50/round trip

FRIENDLY VISITING
Free service provided for clients who need regular
social contact on a one on one basis.

ADULT DAY PROGRAM
$22.00/day
Monday-Thurs 9-2:30
Transportation $11.00/round trip
Clients are referred through CCAC and must
have clear diagnosis of dementia.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT
GROUPS
Kanata 2 MacNeil Court
Dementia Caregiver Group
Nepean 3861 Richmond Road
Caregiver Support Group

PART THREE  -  CSS 

Our Service Interruption Protocol

The WOCRC strives to offer services and programs that are planned
with the safety of clients, caregivers, volunteers and staff in mind.
As such, the Community Support Services program recognizes
that there are times during the year when inclement weather
conditions may force the closure and/or cancellation of programs
and services.

We believe that if the roads are unsafe to transport local
children to school, then the roads are unsafe for transportation
associated with the delivery of our services. Therefore,
program closures and service cancellation will typically follow
decisions made by local Ottawa School Boards regarding
road conditions.

Our programs and services will be cancelled and/or closed
if the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and/or the
Ottawa Carleton Catholic District School Board cancel
their bus transportation for the day. Announcements
regarding the cancellation of school bus transportation
are broadcast starting at 6:15am on local radio stations.
The A Channel also has a local bus cancellation website
at www.morning.atv.ca.

Ultimately, the decision to close programs and/or cancel
services remains at the discretion of the coordinator,
in consultation with the Program Manager and/or the
Director of Programs and Services.

Coordinators will notify staff, clients, caregivers and
volunteers of the cancellation and/or closure. Please
note that fees for any services or programs cancelled
at the discretion of the WOCRC will not be charged to
our clients.
, Kanata, Ontario K2L 4H7
Tel.: 613-591-3686; Fax: 613-591-2501
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
The WOCRC offers programs to support individuals and families
living in Goulbourn, Kanata, Nepean and West Carleton.

Our Community Support Services assist seniors and adults with
physical disabilities who are living independently in the community.

Eligibility criteria will apply. These services are provided by
volunteers and paid workers who have been screened (including
police records checked). Volunteers are trained by staff at the
WOCRC.

The WOCRC tries to accommodate all requests; this depends on
the availability of volunteers and brokered workers.

For further information or to access this services please call:
613-591-3686  or email:  info@wocrc.ca

You may also visit the WOCRC website