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2016 Awards of Excellence - Voting is now open!

Date: August 11, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

VOTING is NOW OPEN for the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury RehabilitationResourse from Brain Injury Rehabilitation The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) along with the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law) are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. These awards are meant to recognize exceptional service to the brain injury community in the following categories: Hospital Social Worker Case Management Health Care Provider...

New interior elder abuse hotline getting steady stream of calls

Date: August 5, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

New interior elder abuse hotline getting steady stream of calls Source from Globalnews By Megan Turcato Reporter An elder abuse hotline recently launched by the Interior Health Authority has been getting a steady stream of calls since it opened in May. It’s bitter sweet for organizers who are happy people are using the service but saddened to know that it’s needed. The 2011 census shows more than 27 per cent of Okanagan residents are over 65 years old. That means many in our...

Why you might still need travel insurance when you’re just hopping to the next province

Date: August 5, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Why you might still need travel insurance when you’re just hopping to the next provinceExcerpt from Financialpost by Garry Marr  Horror stories about hospital stays outside of the country — especially in the United States — resulting in medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars should drive any Canadian to purchase some type of travel insurance that includes medical coverage for travel abroad. But what if your travels are taking you to another part of the country,...

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Three Commissioned Research Papers on Improving Last Stages of Life

Date: August 4, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Three Commissioned Research Papers on Improving Last Stages of Life/ La Commission du droit de l’Ontario publie trois rapports de recherche commandés dans le cadre de son projet sur Améliorer les dernières étapes de Resource from Law Commission of Ontario  The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release three papers inits series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. This initiative forms part of LCO’s project,...

Seniors - Not the Same Old Story

Date: June 24, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ghazy Mujahid, a board member was invited as a panelist on The Agenda by Steve Paikin aired by TVO on 14th June to discuss issues relating to seniors.   For more details, please follow the link below.  http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/seniors-not-the-same-old-story

New Horizions Grant

Date: June 24, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

A message from MP Levitt. The honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families Children and Social Development, today announced that the Call for Proposals for the 2016-2017 New Horizons for Seniors Community-Based Projects has been issued.  The Call for Proposals is open until July 29, 2016. To support you in your outreach activities for this important program for Seniors in your constituencies, I am pleased to provide you with a generic press release,  media lines, speaking points and...

Press Release - June 7, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

AMENDMENTS TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARD UNDER THE AODA A STEP BACKWARD Yesterday, the Liberal Government announced their amendments to the Customer Service Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  These amendments did not improve accessibility for persons with disabilities – it weakened them. The new Standard does not provide critical guidance from consumers on what they would find beneficial at low or no cost to the organization. ARCH Disability Law...

The folks are alright: Older Canadians tend to be happier; most want to live to 90 or beyond

Date: June 7, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The folks are alright: Older Canadians tend to be happier; most want to live to 90 or beyond On average, the 65-plus crowd says ‘old age’ doesn’t begin until 80 June, 6 2016 – Most Canadians believe old age is “scary,” but those who are closest to it say they have less to fear than younger generations. A study by the Angus Reid Institute finds the golden years remain golden for older Canadians – especially those who have already reached age 65. Members of this group say...

When it comes to hospitals it's 'Hacksaw Kathleen': Ontario Health Coalition

Date: June 7, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

When it comes to hospitals it's 'Hacksaw Kathleen': Ontario Health Coalition By Christina Blizzard, Queen's Park Columnist, Toronto Sun, Sunday Edition, May 29, 2016 Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government are hacking and slashing hospital budgets in a way that’s more chaotic than Mike Harris ever was, says a coalition fighting to save hospital beds. “Chainsaw Mike,” as Harris was dubbed, was “more honest and more transparent,” than Wynne, said Natalie Mehra of the Ontario...

Ontario Renovating More Than 300 Long-Term Care Homes

Date: April 21, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Renovating More Than 300 Long-Term Care Homes Province Investing in Renovations to Improve Care and Comfort for Residents  Ontario is investing in long-term care homes to improve the quality of care and comfort of residents.  Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dipika Damerla visited Stouffville's Bloomington Cove Care Community, where more than 30 resident spaces will be upgraded. This is one of more than 300 long-term care homes that will be upgraded over the next...


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