Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Our Services

Answers4Seniors

On Monday mornings from 10a.m.-12:30p.m and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30p.m.-3p.m. Answers4Seniors or on any other days by appointment, Answers4Seniors resource volunteers are available at Beaver Valley Outreach to meet in person.

You can phone 519-599-2577 ext. 29 at anytime and leave a message; your call will be returned promptly. You can also email seniors@bvo.ca. 

 This is a free service for seniors, caregivers and anyone else concerned about matters involving seniors in our community. 

http://www.answers4seniors.ca/                                              Money Smarts for Seniors Survey

                                                                                         Click on the link to complete on Survey Monkey. 


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Contact:Pamela McDermid
Phone:519-599-2577 Ext. 29
Fax:519-599-9979
Email:seniors@bvo.ca
Website:www.answers4seniors.ca

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Georgian Bay Youth Roots

BVO partners with Georgian Bay Youth Roots (GBYR), an organization committed to encouraging all youth to become healthy, safe, hopeful, engaged, educated and contributing members of the The Town of The Blue Mountains and The Municipality of Meaford.  Youth Roots seek to create connections and partnerships between youth and community so that opportunities are created for youth to lead, develop and thrive.

Youth Roots meets several times each year.  Email us for times and dates.  The meetings, open to adult and youth participants, are used to communicate and update Youth Roots initiatives and strategies.  If meetings are not your "thing" there are other ways to become involved.  Connect with us and we will keep you informed of these opportunities.

Youth Roots is actively looking for participants in the community.  Have your voice heard! Help ensure our community is meeting the needs of all youth.

 

 

Contact:Melri Wright
Phone:519-599-2577 Ext. 27
Email:youth@bvo.ca
Website:http://thebluemountains.ca/youth-council.cfm

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Recreational Funding

Want to send your child to camp? Register them for swimming lessons? Enroll them in hockey, skating, music, dance, soccer or art?

BVO has a Recreational Funding service designed to help with the cost of all sorts of recreational activities.

Ages:  Children up to 18 years of age

 

Contact:Executive Director
Phone:519-599-2577 ext. 21
Fax:519-599-9979
Email:executivedir@bvo.ca

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Youth Engagement

Youth are important to BVO, and we want to make sure that young people have a voice.  BVO is working to support youth in the Town of The Blue Mountains in a variety of ways.

Recreational Funding - You can apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of sports, music, arts or other organized activities that interest you.  Please contact Carolyn Letourneau for more information @ 519-599-2577 Ext.21 or executivedir@bvo.ca.

Vounteer Hours - High School Students need 40 volunteer hours before they can graduate from high school.  We have many different opportunities for volunteering available for youth.

Co-op Placements - Whether a High School Student is interested in focusing on children's programs or gaining an overall understanding of BVO, we can provide 2 credit or 4 credit Co-op opportunities.

Treasure Shop - The Treasurer Shop is a great place to shop for Grade 8 Graduation, High School Commencement of other important occasions.  You will find great clothes at amazing prices and clothing you can use to make an incredible new design of your own!

BVCS Supplies Box - BVO keeps a box of items like toothpaste, deodorant and soap at BVCS.  If you are running low, talk to one of the Grade 7/8 teachers for more information.

If you would like more information or have ideas about needs for youth in our community, please contact Melri Wright, BVO Youth Engagement Coordinator.

Contact:Melri Wright
Phone:519-599-2577 Ext. 27
Email:youth@bvo.ca

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Emergency Assistance

BVO provides emergency help with food, clothing, shelter and transportation.

All requests are handled on a completely confidential basis; at BVO we respect your privacy.

You Can Help!
Donate funds to support our Emergency Services.
Donate food: Organize a food drive or drop off needed items.

 

Contact:Carolyn, Executive Director
Phone:519-599-2577 ext 21
Fax:519-599-9979
Email:executivedir@bvo.ca

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Information and Referral

BVO provides community and social services information and referral as necessary, but we encourage families and individuals to call 211 to find the services they need.

When you dial the 211 hotline, you are connected with a Certified Information and Referral Specialist who has been trained to assess your needs, answer your questions accurately, and advise you about help available for you and your loved ones.

211 is Free, Confidential, and Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Dial

 

www.211ontario.ca

or call

Contact:Carolyn, BVO Executive Director
Phone:519-599-2577 ext. 21
Email:executivedir@bvo.ca

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New Territory for Seniors

An education/information series helping seniors access the resources to maximize their independence & well-being.

 

 

 


 

Contact:Pamela McDermid
Phone:519-599-2577 Ext. 29
Fax:519-599-9979
Email:seniors@bvo.ca

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Good Food Box

 

Good food for good value! This monthly fruit and vegetable buying cooperative makes healthy food available at a very reasonable cost for anyone in The Town of Blue Mountains community. This service runs September - June. Please find our registration form below or come into the office and sign up today.

Order: Call by the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Pick Up: 3rd Wednesday of the month; 11a.m. – 6pm
Cost: Individual box $10.00 Family box $15.00
  Subsidy available, please call
Location: Beaver Valley Community Centre

You Can Help!

  • Donate to subsidize a Good Food Box recipient
  • Volunteer to pack or distribute boxes at the Community Centre

 

 

Contact:Catherine Sholtz
Phone:519-599-2577 ext 26
Fax:519-599-9979
Email:admin@bvo.ca

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Grocery Delivery for Seniors

 

Good news! Thornbury Foodland is now delivering groceries to your home. You just tell them what you want and they will select your groceries exactly how you like them, from shaved-not sliced deli meats to single stalks of fresh celery, to in-store and flyer specials.

Order between 9am-4pm-4pm Monday for Tuesday Deliveryor between 9am-4pm on Thursday for Friday delivery

For more information, please call 519-599-3000 or email fld6792thornbury@sobeys.com

 

 


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Transportation

Transportation is now available through MOVIN'GB. They provide Social and Non-Medical Transportation to residents of Grey and Bruce Counties, 18 years of age and older, who have barriers to accessing other modes of transportation. (Accessible vans available)

 

Schedule a Ride 519-370-0558 or toll free 1-888-660-6048
Fee: Service Fee: $10 for local round trips under 20km and for trips over 20km it is a flat rate based on 45 cents km.
   

 


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Treasure Shop

 

The Treasure Shop is staffed by a large number of enthusiastic volunteers who will be only too pleased to help you find whatever treasure you might be looking for! We provide recycled clothing and quality house wares at very reasonable prices. Please visit us often.

If you are donating goods, we appreciate receiving clean, saleable items. Please DO NOT donate the following: strollers, car seats, cribs, playpens, microwave ovens, computers, TV sets, sharp knives, life jackets, protective helmets or mattresses. Please, no wire hangers or items that are soiled, ripped, rusted or broken. Due to lack of storage, we CAN NOT accept large items.

If you are unsure about an item, which you are thinking of donating, please ask a Treasure Shop volunteer or call us.

Please note : The Treasure Shop does not need donations of plastic bags. We encourage people to bring their own reusable shopping bags when they come to the store.

Contact:Treasure Shop - Volunteers
Phone:519-599-2577 ext 27
Fax:519-599-9979
Email:admin@bvo.ca

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Valley Visitors

 

 

Do you know a senior, relative or neighbour who might enjoy a friendly, regular visit from a fresh face? BVO has a dedicated group of volunteers, matched to seniors, who provide visits. If you would like to have a visit from one of our volunteers, or if you know someone else who may benefit from a visit, please call us.

You can help!

  • Volunteer to visit
  • Do you know a senior who may want a friendly visitor? Please call us.

 

Contact:Pamela McDermid
Phone:519-599-2577 ext 29

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Christmas at BVO

Christmas Hampers include gifts, clothing, festive foods and treats for people in our community who may need assistance and support over the Christmas holidays. Donations of food, gift cards, clothing and toys  are assembled and hampers are prepared by a group of BVO volunteers.

Please note that BVO is only able to accept applications from families or individuals who reside in The Town of the Blue Mountains/Thornbury/Clarksburg. The names and addresses of all applicants are only known to our Executive Director.

Apply:  available below or in person
Pick up:  

You Can Help!

  • Donate cash, gift cards, toys and other goods to help us make good things happen for families and individuals in our community during the Christmas Season.
  • Volunteer to help pack and deliver hampers.

 

 

Contact:Carolyn Letourneau
Phone:519-599-2577 ext 21
Fax:519-599-9979
Email:executivedir@bvo.ca

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