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Seniors Advisory Committee

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic this Committee is currently meeting by remote video and telephone conference.  

As a Committee of Council, the Tay Seniors Advisory Committee (TSAC) shall act as a liaison to enrich and enhance the lives of seniors in the Township, identify barriers, form partnerships with the community, and act as a public forum for issues affecting seniors.

The Township of Tay is taking steps to become a more age-friendly community, where all residents can be active and engaged members of the community at every stage of life.

Information for Seniors

Transportation 

Community Reach offers RIDES to people who do not have access to transportation or need accessible transportation. They are connecting people of North Simcoe, rural and town, to programs and services through barrier-free, innovative transportation programs and in-depth community information.  Call 705-528-6999.for rates.  For information on other services visit communityreach.ca

Simcoe County LINX Transportation

 Simcoe County LINX is a conventional public transit system that links major urban hubs and local transit services in the County of Simcoe. The LINX transit system provides citizens and visitors reliable and courteous transit in clean, safe vehicles equipped with features to make them fully accessible. If you are unable to use conventional public transit due to a physical disability or functional disability you may be eligible for travel on Linx PLUS+, the County of Simcoe's specialized transit service.

The routes currently provided are:

Route 1 - Penetanguishene/Midland to Barrie

Route 2 - Wasaga Beach to Barrie

Route 3 - Orillia to Barrie

Route 4 - Collingwood  to Wasaga Beach

Route 5 - New Tecumseth to Bradford West Gwillimbury

Route 6: Midland to Orillia​​ 

QUICK FACTS - LINX TRANSIT ROUTE 6

  • Travels to/from Midland and Orillia
    • Stops in Tay Township include:
  • Victoria Harbour:
    • Richard St. and Albert St. (heading to Midland or Orillia)
    • Park St. and Industrial Rd. (heading to Midland or Orillia)
  • Waubaushene:
    • 415 Sturgeon Bay Rd (heading to Orillia)
    • Sturgeon Bay Rd. and Pine St (heading to Midland)
  • Started running August 3rd, 2021
  • Runs Monday to Friday (not on weekends or Stat Holidays)
  • Starts at 8 am and runs every 60 minutes. Last bus leaves at 5 pm from Midland and 5:55 pm from Orillia.
  • Current Schedule available by clicking here (or navigate to route 6 at linx.simcoe.ca)
  • Pay with exact Cash or with LINX transit card (card info at linx.simcoe.ca)
    • LINX + Service

      Accessible door to door LINX + transit service for individuals who have a disability which prevents them from being able to use the conventional LINX service will also become available on Route 6, once additional buses are delivered. For those wanting this service they can register at linx.simcoe.ca or call 1-800-263-3199

For more complete information on this program, please visit  https://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/linx

Resources:

  • Canadian Red Cross Frozen Meals on Wheels Program 
  1.        Frozen Meals on Wheels Price Letter
  2.        Menu - Frozen Meals on Wheels

 

 The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is leading 1 hour exercise classes on Rogers Channel 53   every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m..

Seniors Knitting for Warm and Cozy Children's Charity needs your help.  

2022 Schedule of Meeting Dates

Draft Minutes of June 14, 2021 Meeting

Seniors Advisory Committee Members

Sylvia Bumstead, Chair
David Shaw, Vice-Chair
Dennis Esterbrooks
Michele Gouett
Jo-Anne Granger
Joyce Himel
Leanne Juneau
Lynn Morton
Mary Warnock, Council Representative

Cyndi Bonneville, Staff Support
Vera Finlay, Administrative Support

Committee Terms of Reference & Roles