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BOAA Takes an Intergenerational Approach

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Over the last year, the BOAA and many local high schools and the Clarington Firehouse Youth Centre has been working hand in hand to provide engaging opportunities for both seniors and youth in the community. This time last year, BOAA was granted a New Horizons for Seniors Program Grant to implement “Growing Together – An Intergenerational Approach”. Take a look below at the many smiling faces: BOAA members, Clarington Central Secondary School students, Bowmanville High School Students and Clarington Firehouse Youth Centre.
Objectives of this program included:
 Promoting volunteerism among older adults and other generations
 Engaging older adults and youth in the community through the mentoring of others
 Supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors and youth
 Providing additional programs and events to at-risk youth within our community
 Providing social interaction opportunities to isolated seniors
 Increasing the number of older adults and youth playing an active role within the community
 Increasing the awareness of older adults on the important role youth play for the future
 Increasing the understanding and awareness that our youth have on older adults
 Improving partnerships with all levels of government, not for profits and service groups within our community
Program Successes include:
– Spring/Summer Softball on Friday mornings at 9 am with the Firehouse Youth Centre
– Partnership programming with Clarington Central Secondary School for:
performance for the November 11th Remembrance Day ServiceSassy & Sexy Grandma Makeovers at CCSSICE Training ChallengeOrganization and Implementation of BOAA Geek Squad Program o Interviews regarding marriage and relationships o Financial Seminar with BOAA Member Ted Graham IT and Programming Seminar with BOAA Member Alan TibblesYouth Volunteer assisted with the Christmas Theatre Production SoundYouth from Theatre Arts Class participated in our Christmas Theatre Production 18BOAA Craft Group joined to create wire sculpturesHoliday Baking Session with students and staffWeekly Yogalates & Zumba on Tuesday and Thursdays for BOAA female members and Grade 10 Female Phys Ed StudentsWeekly Guided Meditation course offered on Thursday mornings by BOAA members and instructor Les-Lee Bell to grade nine students at Clarington Central Secondary School
We look forward to working with our local youth in the future and thank everyone for their participation!

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📣To Our Valued Members📣

In response to the Provincial Statement on Friday November 20th regarding The Regional Municipality of Durham entering the RED ZONE in the prevention of COVID-19, effective Monday November 23rd 2020 Bowmanville Older Adult Association will be cancelling all in-person activities, with the exception of our partnership Footcare Services with Foot Care Nurse – Foot Rejuvenation & Sole Renewal Footcare & Wellness.

This decision has been a difficult one, however, we must ensure we are following all recommendations received. The BOAA’s Re-Opening Task Force Committee, Board of Directors and Staff did not make this decision lightly.

Starting November 23rd 2020, the BOAA will have limited access available for members & guests. Our facility will remain open to assist with inquiries, drop-offs, renewals & drive-thru options from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Strict facility maximums and physical distancing will be enforced. Masks are required at all times, as well as a mandatory pre-screening survey with temperature check and waiver signature.

The BOAA remains committed to continuing to provide safe and exceptional older adult programming, services and events to our members. This includes increased drive-thru events and additional FREE in-town delivery options available. In order to keep our members, staff and volunteers safe, physical distancing and disinfecting strategies will remain our top priority and will be heightened in all points of contact.

We encourage BOAA members access our FREE activities via BOAA Without Walls:

☑️Virtual Programs via ZOOM
☑️Phone Programs
☑️Videos Available on BOAA’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BOAA2856
☑️Delivery Services
☑️Care Calls

We truly appreciate the support you have offered us during these troubling times and we ask that you continue to make informed decisions while making sure you are always looking out for the health and safety of yourself. Reach out to us if you have questions or require further information.
We will get through this together. #BOAAStrong

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO ENTRY:
1️⃣Stay home if you are sick
2️⃣A signed admission checklist that includes a temperature check will be required
3️⃣Masks are required at all times within the building
4️⃣All participants must remain six feet apart when possible
5️⃣Please wash your hands frequently
6️⃣Strict facility maximums and physical distancing will be enforced
7️⃣ Please use hand sanitizer frequently
8️⃣Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth

ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES:
☑️Updated Office Hours – Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
☑️Our team will be following physical distancing protocols and our floors will have distancing
guidelines
☑️Our team will still be smiling (as always) but they’ll be wearing masks
☑️We are encouraging the use of tap & chip debit or credit cards at this time
☑️Hand sanitizer will be available

Contact us for more information:
☎️905-697-2856
📩execdirector@bowmanvilleolderadults.com
🖥www.bowmanvilleolderadults.com

 

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