Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
- Worked with seniors organizations such as Chebucto Links and the Golden Age Social Centre to ensure seniors needs are met
- Developed the service dog park at Ardmore Park in consultation with the public
- Built an accessible playground and leveraged our district capital by obtaining $15,000 in other grants for Ardmore Park
- New accessible regional playground for the Dingle – Fall 2016
- Increased the seniors and persons with disabilities snow removal program by $200,000 to meet the demand that we could not fulfill last year and it will accommodate increased requests.
- Based on resident requests ensured we had a consistent level of sidewalk snow clearing throughout the municipality
- Obtained Council and staff approval to have all public meetings in Council chambers close captioned
Issues in the News
Halifax to help more seniors clear snow-Regional council Tuesday agreed with Coun. Linda Mosher’s motion to bump the current $400,000 to a maximum of $600,000 for next winter with a report from the audit and finance committee on funding sources. That could result in another 233 people being helped by the program, which ensures those who qualify due to low income and physical impairment can get help clearing their steps and walkways, and provide access for oil trucks, but not their driveways. “It is a public safety issue,” said Mosher (Halifax West Armdale), noting more than 15 per cent of the would-be applicants couldn’t be served by the program, operated by the YMCA for the municipality, because it is always over-subscribed. “We’re just trying to meet the needs of seniors and people with disabilities,” she said.
-The Chronicle Herald July 28, 2016
Sidewalk clearing up for debate- “Currently there’s a hybrid of sidewalk snow removal,” Mosher said Sunday. “I would like a predictable and consistent approach so anywhere in the municipality during winter, the city would clear the sidewalks. “we own the sidewalks, we clear the roads, It’s just a consistent level of service.” She said she heard from many seniors this winter who find it hard walking in their neighbourhoods after a snowfall. “They physically can’t go out and plow, and if they pay someone to do it, the plow keeps filling the sidewalk in,” she said.
-Metro News, February 18, 2013