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Home Owners Review Presented by the Sandycove Home Owners Association July 2014.

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1 Home Owners Review Presented by the Sandycove Home Owners Association July 2014

2 WELCOME - Please review this brief presentation on the Sandycove Home Owners Association – who we are and what we represent. Also shown are some highlights of activities over the past year.

3 Your Association Objectives 1.Protect, as far as possible, the interests and investments of the members consistent with existing agreements with Parkbridge Lifestyles Communities Inc. 2.Assist members in respect to major problems or complaints. 3.Determine the interest of members in matters affected by legislation and regulation and make appropriate representation to the governing body. 4.Promote a professional, constructive and satisfying relationship between members and Parkbridge Lifestyles Communities Inc. 5.Promote protection of the environment

4 Your Association Board Members John Bicknell – Ted Gemmell - Wayne Whittaker – Pat Porth - Phyllis Bier - Larry Laidlaw – Paul Martell - Betty Priddle - Kathy Richmond – Sharon Raycraft - President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Director

5 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members John Bicknell President TV/Internet Liaison

6 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Ted Gemmell Vice President Community Events Committee

7 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Wayne Whittaker Treasurer

8 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Pat Porth Secretary Member Events Committee VON Liaison

9 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Phyllis Bier Director Chair – Public Relations Member Events Committee

10 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Larry Laidlaw Director Chair - Community Events Committee Public Relations

11 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Paul Martel Director Chair – Membership Committee

12 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Betty Priddle Director Civic Affairs – Chair Public Relations

13 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Kathy Richmond Director Complaints Member Events Newsletter

14 Meet your Home Owners Association Board members Sharon Raycraft Director Chair – Emergency Preparedness Committee Community Events Committee

15 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS The Home Owners Association is always looking for volunteers that would be willing to work with the Board or on one of our existing Committees. If you are interested in volunteering some of your time to your community please speak to one of the Board members.

16 Tony Barros Accessibility Committee Coordinator Dave Cooper Web Site Administrator Many people work closely with the Board. These activities/groups are external resources that are sponsored by the Board and play an important role in life in Sandycove.

17 How your Association works for YOU Following are a number of ways the Home Owners Association advocates on your behalf. Both inside the Sandycove Acres community as well as in the Innisfil community.

18 How your Association works for you With the change in ownership of Sandycove Acres the Home Owners is part of a “Parkbridge Umbrella Group” that represents similar communities owned and operated by Parkbridge in Ontario. This group meets regularly to discuss common issues and to compare notes. Representing the Home Owners are; John Bicknell – President Ted Gemmell – Vice President Paul Martell – Director Sharon Raycraft - Director

19 How your Association works for you Complaints: Assist members of the Association with respect to major problems or complaints which may arise and cannot be resolved through direct communication between the member and Sandycove Acres.

20 How your Association works for you General Interests: Through direct communication and liaison with Sandycove Acres/Parkbridge Management, promote a relationship between members and the Company which is professional, constructive and satisfying and which results in members receiving maximum benefit from living in Sandycove Acres.

21 How your Association works for you Emergency Preparedness: Promote, support and develop an Emergency Plan for SCA. Through the Emergency Preparedness Committee promote activities to aid in the event of a community emergency.

22 How your Association works for you Elections: The Home Owners hosts candidate meetings for Federal, Provincial and Municipal elections The Candidates being introduced and just some of the large gathering in attendance

23 How your Association works for you Television: Discussions with the Cable provider for rates and channel selections. Due to changing Federal regulations this effort is primarily controlled by the signal providers (Rogers, Bell Media, Shaw) and this determines cost and what programming is available.

24 How your Association works for you Home Fair: Hosts an annual exhibition of local contractors and home improvement suppliers in the spring of each year.

25 How your Association works for you ALTERNATIVE LIVING FAIR was held in November The Fair attempts to provide alternatives to what is the next step if living in Sandycove becomes difficult? Numerous long term care, retirement homes and home healthcare providers were at the WHEEL to present their services. This event is held periodically and is provided so residents can visit and speak directly to care providers in our community.

26 How your Association works for you HEALTH FAIR was held in November 2012 and was very well attended. Numerous health care providers were at the WHEEL to present their services. The Health Fair is a regular event and is provided so residents can visit and speak directly to care providers in our community. Watch for announcements for a November 2014 Health Fair

27 Innisfil Community Health Two groups are actively working to develop a plan for primary healthcare services in Innisfil. The Innisfil Community Health Committee is reviewing the Town as a whole and is considering various alternatives. Extensive work has been done on this initiative that has been very worthwhile but has not yet been able to address specific issues to replace the BCHC medical offices that moved from the Sandycove Plaza in May 2011.

28 Innisfil Community Health Also the North Innisfil Health Services Committee continues to work specifically for the Sandycove community. The Home Owners fully supports both these Committees, with Sandycove representation on both Committees, as they work toward healthcare solutions for Innisfil and in particular the residents of Sandycove. This is a slow an-going process so please watch the Newsletter, the WEB site or signup to the eBulletin Community Newsletter for current information.

29 The VON CANADA SMART Exercise Program provides Seniors support to improve their strength, balance and flexibility regardless of their current ability level. physical activities designed for successful aging. The Home Owners Association, through the efforts of former Board member Pat Whittaker, continues to support this valuable program. How your Association works for you The program is successful because there is an excellent team of volunteers. Please see Pat for more information.

30 Communications Monthly submission to the Sandycove Acres Newsletter picked up at the 3 Recreation Halls and the SCA Offices. The full newsletter is also available at

31 Communications Check out your web site at Home Owners has its own web site. Regular updates of the web site, introduced in early 2008 the site provides a current view of life in Sandycove and a sample of its’ many activities.

32 Communications The web site features –current events/news –monthly Sandycove Newsletter –Association information – who are we…… –Seminar series info – upcoming and past meetings –detailed activities at the HUB, Wheel, Spoke & Vets –Homeowner tips – Tenancies Act, How to Sell, etc. –Emergency Preparedness –Archives – what has happened in the past

33 Just some of the folks attending an earlier Seminar presentation at the WHEEL Welcome to the SEMINAR Series

34 Information Seminars Information Seminars were introduced in 2009 – each session is presented by professionals in their fields and are generally well attended and have covered a number of topic areas, such as;  Gardening in Sandycove (Apr 2014)  Pet Training (Mar 2014)  Meal Preparation for Seniors (Feb 2014)  Downsizing (Nov 2013)  RVH & CCAC – from hospital to home (Oct 2013)  Travel & Tourism in Ontario (Sept 2013)  “Keeping Safe” by South Simcoe Police (Mar 2013)  Estate/Executor Planning (Jan 2013) Summaries of each are on the web site –

35 Shown above is the audience for a very successful Seminar at the SPOKE covering “What your Executor Should Know”. Great turnout, Great session, Great handouts…….

36 Information Seminars New sessions are being planned for 2014 – 15. If you have any ideas about topics of interest please speak to any member of the Board. As they are planned they will be announced in the Newsletter, Web site and through the eBulletin Summaries of each will be on the web site

37 Sandycove Home Owners Association has a number of Brochures of Interest and are available at all Home Owner events

38 Annual Home Fair Home Fair this year was held at the Wheel in April and attracted nearly 400 residents to see 36 vendors who talked about their products and gave some advice on renovations etc. Please watch for announcements of Home Fair for 2014 at the Wheel next April

39 Just a few of the exhibitors at the 2014 Home Fair Services Plus Some of the great visitors to our 2014 Home Fair Bayfield Carpet

40 more of the exhibitors at the 2014 Home Fair Innisfil Hydro Fralick Aluminum Big Bay Point Golf Club Total Cable & Nextcom Innisfil Hydro

41 Emergency Preparedness in Sandycove The Emergency Preparedness Committee in Sandycove is comprised of interested residents. Watch for newsletter announcements in the coming months. Sandycove residents are covered by the Innisfil Emergency Services, through the Fire Department, as well as the Simcoe County Emergency Services groups. During the past year an important list of people that would need additional help in the event of an emergency was compiled and is now available to emergency services of the Fire Department and 911 Simcoe County Services.

42 Emergency Preparedness in Sandycove The Emergency Preparedness Committee in Sandycove is only as strong as it’s volunteers. This is a vitally important group that has grown under the direction of Board member Sharon Raycraft, Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee. Please see Sharon if you have any questions or would like to help this very active group of volunteers.

43 Emergency Preparedness Day in Sandycove May 7 th, 2014 ALL Town of Innisfil & Simcoe County First responders were present to demonstrate and answer resident’s questions. Shown (from l – r) Marg Sawyer, Don Richmond, Norm Raycraft, Barb Payne, Kathy Richmond, Anne Baker, Sue Nassey, Sharon Raycraft & Jim Payne.

44 Emergency Preparedness in Sandycove In October 2013 members of the Sandycove Emergency Preparedness Committee participated in an “Emergency Simulation Exercise” based on a tornado touching down in Sandycove Acres. Primary participants in this exercise involved first responders such as the Red Cross, County of Simcoe Paramedics, Town of Innisfil Works Department, Innisfil Fire Department and South Simcoe Police Services. During this exercise, your Emergency Committee found out, first hand, how efficiently these entities can and will work together to provide assistance and care to the residents of Sandycove Acres in the event of an emergency.

45 Accessibility Committee This Accessibility Committee has been hard at work and have done an audit of the various buildings. Lots of work ahead. Volunteers have put together some plans on how to help those in need and these have been presented to Sandycove Acres/Parkbridge management. To help in this process or if you have suggestions please see Board member Pat Porth who is Chairing this committee.

46 Annual Christmas Lights Competition in Sandycove 1 st Place linden Lane 2 nd Place - 33 Mimosa Dr 2013 SOUTH Side Winners

47 Annual Christmas Lights Competition in Sandycove 1 st Place - 4 Spruce Court 2 nd Place – 2 Tamarack Court 2013 NORTH Side Winners

48 Your Home Owners Association continues to get support from local area politicians as well as Provincial and Federal representation.

49 Innisfil Mayor BARB BAGULEY Deputy Mayor DAN DAVIDSON Ward 6 Councilor MARIA BAIER

50 Our Federal MP is Peter Van Loan a senior member of Cabinet and currently is the Government House Leader. Shown here at Canada Day 2013 with former Board member Dave Cooper Shown here at a Home Fair is our Provincial MPP is Julia Munro

51 Please feel free to ask our Board members any questions relating to our community. Presentation & Photography by Dave Cooper


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