Home4Good has launched the Seniors’ Info Hub, in collaboration with the Huron County Library. Trained Home4Good volunteers are available in the Bayfield library on the First Monday of the month from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. to talk with people wanting to know about resources available to area residents who wish to ‘age in place’. The Huron County Library has provided space to host the ‘Hub’ within the Bayfield Library, and library staff have helped create a database of locally-relevant materials. In addition, the Friends of Bayfield Library have generously funded furnishings so that Hub volunteers and visitors can meet comfortably. You may also phone the library at 519 565 2886 and ask for a volunteers to return your call.
The Seniors’ Info Hub also sponsors information sessions with resource people from various health and social agencies. Watch our FaceBook page for information about upcoming sessions.
The Seniors’ Info Hub has been quietly underway since January, 2017 allowing volunteers to settle into the Monday routine of fielding questions and talking with library visitors. The volunteers have also been meeting with service providers to learn more about what’s available and how recent changes announced by the Ministry of Health will affect resources available to local residents.
The Seniors’ Info Hub has been several years in the making. Through two-years of community consultation, Home4Good identified three priorities to assist those wishing to remain in the Bayfield area as they age: transportation, housing and information. To help people find up-to-date information, Home4Good hosted “Time of our Lives” expo, a very successful information fair held November 2016 at the Bayfield Community Centre. The expo welcomed 22 exhibitors from area service providers (both for-profit and not-for-profit), and presentations including advice on downsizing your home from professional organizers service, demonstrations by local exercise groups, and a session about the changing role of estate executors. Those who attended confirmed the ongoing need for current, locally relevant information about programs and services to support older people and their caregivers in our community underscoring the need for the new Seniors Info Hub.
Info-Resources for Seniors
Refer to our Resources for Senior’s page for useful information, to our transportation page for information related to seniors and transportation, and to our housing page for ideas about finding suitable housing.