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County forms new Seniors Advisory Committee

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Journal staff

A new community group has formed to advocate on behalf of local seniors, the County of Lambton announced this week.

The Seniors Advisory Committee held its inaugural meeting last month, and will report to the Warden and county council on issues affecting seniors in Lambton County.

“The main premise the committee operates under is ‘All seniors are entitled to age safely and with dignity,’” said chair Bill Weber. “We have a great group of individuals who are excited to work together and make a difference in our community and connect with residents.

“Ultimately, the [committee] will work hard to advocate on behalf of all seniors in Lambton County.”

Current committee members include one senior representative from each of the 11 local County of Lambton municipalities, one County of Lambton Councillor, one County of Lambton staff member, and one member from Navigating Seniors Care Lambton.

The group has also identified Indigenous representation as a priority moving forward.

“The Committee is working to identify concerns and challenges experienced by seniors and ready and willing to work with other seniors advisory groups and organizations to ensure the supports and services seniors in our community need are in place for everyone who needs them,” Weber added.

The Seniors Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of every other month for the 2023 year.

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