Tuesday, July 16, 2024

It’s National AccessAbility Week

From May 29 through to June 4, the Municipality of Meaford will be marking National AccessAbility Week. This is a week dedicated to the celebration and inclusion of people of all abilities.

The Municipality invites everyone to participate. The week’s events will kick off with Municipal Council and staff gathering to raise the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) flag at noon on Monday, May 30 at the downtown Market Square flag poles. Each night for the remainder of the week, the water tower will be lit up in blue and yellow in recognition of accessibility.

On Tuesday, May 31 at 11:45 a.m., yoga instructor, Paula Stepan, will be leading a chair yoga class at Meaford Hall. Chair yoga has many benefits, including building strength and feelings of confidence. The class is being offered at no cost and persons of all abilities are welcome, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Visit www.meaford.ca/accessibility for registration instructions.

On Wednesday, June 1 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., the public can drop in at the Meaford Public Library Parkette to talk about accessibility with Municipal staff. No registration required, and light snacks will be provided. Bring your ideas for opportunities to enhance accessibility in the years ahead!

On Thursday, June 2 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., stop by the Meaford Museum to check out their exhibits, talk about accessibility features, and enjoy a free coffee.

Can’t make it out to an event? Check the Municipality’s website and social media for daily profiles of accessibility in arts, culture and recreation around the community.

National AccessAbility Week 2022 was planned in partnership with the Municipality’s Accessibility Advisory Committee.

For additional information about accessibility in the Municipality of Meaford, visit www.meaford.ca/accessibility.

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