November 2020 Newsletter

Written by Over 55

November 28, 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

November is a time of remembrance for those who have served their country. We would like to express our gratitude to the men and women who have given so much in times of war and peace to help us live in this wonderful community.

Support Seniors in Your Community this Holiday Season!

As you know, COVID-19 has presented a difficult situation for our entire community, including our seniors. During this pandemic, we have worked to offer vital services, such as food delivery and transportation to medical appointments for seniors in need at no charge.

With a donation of $20 or more, you can receive a tax-deductible receipt, and help us to continue serving seniors in need this holiday season. Please click here for more details.

Winter is Almost Here – Book Your Snow Removal Now!

Don’t forget to book your snow removal – due to COVID our availability is limited. Be sure to call us at (519)438-1111 or email info@o55.ca.

Crime Prevention Week

The first week of November marked Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. Our friends at Neighbourhood Watch have put together some great infornation for you here

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

November 1-7 also marked Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in Ontario. It’s an annual reminder by the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal to test carbon monoxide detectors as well as ensure all fuel burning appliances, chimneys and outside vents are inspected to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Here is how you can help protect yourself from the dangers of carbon monoxide:

  • Look for signs of exposure which could include flu-like symptoms – headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and in extreme cases, death.
  • If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, get everyone out of the home and into fresh air, and call 9-1-1.
  • Read the manufacturer’s instructions for your carbon monoxide alarms to know the difference between the sound of an alarm and the sound of a low battery or end of life warning. Test your alarms monthly and make sure everyone in your home knows the difference between the sound of each alarm.

There are more safety tips and information on this Ontario government website.

City of London – Parking

Beginning November 1, the City of London requires residents and visitors to obtain an overnight parking pass to park vehicles on city streets. This is in effect until April 30, 2021. The pass is free of charge, however there’s a limit of 15 free passes per vehicle license plate. The passes can be obtained online, or by calling 519-661-4537, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information can be found here: City of London Parking

We hope that you stay happy and healthy, and we look forward to connecting with you in our December newsletter!

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