Resident News

Survey: Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay

We would like to invite you to participate in a study that we are conducting called Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay. This research is being led by Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH) at Lakehead University, and colleagues Dr. Rhonda Koster (School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism) and Dr. Rebecca Schiff (Department of Health Sciences). Our research purpose is to explore perceptions of aging in place from the perspectives of various community members, specifically focusing on what assets and needs the community has related to aging in place. This research study is being conducted in partnership with the township of Terrace Bay to assist in local planning and decision-making for an aging population, and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Township of Terrace Bay.

We are inviting you to fill out a survey about aging in place in Terrace Bay. The link is below. The survey should take you 20-30 minutes to complete. Only the research team from Lakehead University will have access to the surveys. A report will be generated for the township of Terrace Bay that will include only anonymous and non-identifiable information.

Filling out the survey is completely voluntary. You do not have to do this. All of the information you write on the survey will be anonymous and confidential. Only Dr. Wiersma’s research team will be able to read and access the surveys and comments. The information on the survey and comments will be stored for 5 years, and then destroyed. It will be kept on a password protected computer and paper copies will be kept in a locked filing cabinet in a locked office. There are no foreseeable harms or risks to completing the survey. The information we collect can benefit Terrace Bay in planning for the future and for aging in place, along with various housing options.

You can contact Dr. Elaine Wiersma at ewiersma@lakeheadu.ca or 807-766-7294.

This research study has been reviewed by the Lakehead University Research Ethics Board. If you have any questions related to the ethics of the research and would like to speak to someone other than the researcher, please contact Sue Wright at the Research Ethics Board at 807-343-8283 or research@lakeheadu.ca.

Thank you for your consideration in participating in our research.

Online Link to Complete Survey: Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay
PDF Document for paper completion: Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay

Aging in Place Community Meeting and Focus Groups

Supporting Aging in your Community
Terrace Bay Community Meeting

Wednesday Jan 8th, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Terrace Bay Community Centre
Activity Room (Old Library)

Lakehead University will be providing an overview to the community of the work they have done and will continue to be doing in partnership with the Township of Terrace Bay, and what the community can expect in terms of research participation.

Presenter

Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Director, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University.

 

Supporting Aging in your Community
Terrace Bay Focus Groups Continued

Members of the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH) from Lakehead University are hosting more focus groups:
January 8th – 10:30am
January 9th – 10:00am and 6:30pm

CERAH would like to invite all community members who are interested in participating to sign up. Their research purpose is to explore perceptions of aging in community and senior housing.

For more information or to sign up to participate in a focus group, please contact Emily Shandruk, the Project Coordinator of the CERAH group.

Emily Shandruk
Phone: 807-633-0568
Email: eshandruk@lakeheadu.ca

 

Revised Skating Schedule for Jan 3rd to Jan 7th

Updated Skating Schedule for January 3rd to January 9th.

Please note that Public Skating is cancelled Friday January 3rd in the afternoon as there is a private rental.

Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

2019 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

Thursday, December 19 – curbside recycle day

Tuesday, December 24 - garbage collection day

Tuesday, December 31 - garbage collection day

Landfill site will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1st

Tipping fees will be waived December 27, 28, & 30, 2019 during normal hours of operation for household garbage only

Note:  Remember wrapping paper is not recyclable and should go into the garbage

 

 

 

To Be Rescheduled – Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay

Unfortunately, due to the weather and unforeseen circumstances yesterday, the community meeting with the presenters from Lakehead University was cancelled. There will be another meeting rescheduled at a later date. Updates will be provided as soon as we're able to confirm a time and date.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused and appreciate your understanding during this time.

Thank you.

Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay

Thursday November 21st, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Terrace Bay Community Centre
Activity Room (Old Library)

Lakehead University will be providing an overview to the community of the work they will be doing in partnership with Terrace Bay, and what the community can expect in terms of research participation.

Presenters:
Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Director, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University
Emily Shandruk, Project Coordinator, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University
Emilie Gaudet, Research Assistant, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University

Winter Overnight Parking in effect November 15

This is a reminder that in accordance with By-Law No. 95-18, The Uniform Traffic By-law, Section 22, Winter Overnight Parking, Subsection 22.1 No person shall park or stand a vehicle on a street or highway effective from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., between November 15th and April 15th of each calendar year and By-Law No. 29-2014, Section 2, “No person shall throw, place, dump, deposit or permit or cause to be thrown snow, ice and slush on any municipal roadways.”

Please note that this By-law will be enforced.

Council Meeting Date Rescheduled

The Council Meeting for Monday, November 11 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers.  All residents are welcome to attend!

Terrace Bay Memorial Arena – Opening Date

The Terrace Bay Memorial Arena will OPEN for the season on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Check out the Arena webpage for the weekly arena schedules.

Snow Removal Assistance Program 2019-2020

For the upcoming winter season, the municipality will be offering snow removal services to eligible individuals, couples or families.  Snow Removal Assistance Eligibility Requirements

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday, October 29, 2019:          10:00am to 12:00 Noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019:     10:00am to 12 Noon

If you are not able to attend the Municipal Office on the above dates to complete the form, please contact the Municipal Office at 825-3315, ext. 229 during regular business hours to make alternate arrangements