MONDAY, MAY 20, 2020
ONTARIO STARTS TO REOPEN
It’s Monday and that means Libby Znaimer is joined by the Zoomer Squad including Marissa Lennox, Chief Policy Officer at CARP, David Cravit, Vice President of Zoomer Media, and Peter Muggeridge, Senior Editor of Zoomer Magazine. In the news: The end of the long weekend means Ontario starts to reopen. Stores with street access will be allowed to open, as will things like pet grooming and veterinarian services. Hospitals will also be able to start scheduling non-emergency services. The Zoomer squad will dive into how things will look and what does it mean for older Canadians? Will it be safe?
OMA CALLS FOR INCREASED HEALTH MEASURES
Libby Znaimer is joined Ontario Medical Association President, Dr. Samantha Hill. As the province moves to start reopening during the pandemic, the OMA wants more public health measures to prevent a second outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
HELPING SENIORS COMBAT LONELINESS AMID PANDEMIC
Many Canadians have been forced to live with little human contact for weeks since the start of the pandemic. It’s a struggle for people who live alone to deal with an utter lack of face-to-face human interaction, particularly for seniors. Bev Foster, the founder and executive director of the Room 217 Foundation, joins Libby to talk about how we can help seniors dealing with loneliness during this difficult time. Room 217 is a music-based health arts organization and social enterprise. We provide an innovative approach to health and well-being called music care. Music care enhances quality of life and improves the care experience.
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