Corinna’s Support for Older Adults

Corinna, with her Mom Terry Traill, who served on the Board of the Bowmanville Older Adults for several years
  • Corinna was a strong supporter of the Bowmanville Older Adults during the negotiations with the Municipality to become independent from Clarington. Some other actions she has taken to support seniors in our community are:

    – Declaring  June “Seniors Month” in 2014;

    – Moving to allow residents to vote by phone and online in the 2022 election to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to make voting easier for those in wheelchairs or those abroad (i.e. “snowbirds”);

    – Creating the Seniors and Affordable Housing Task Force to help provide more affordable housing options in Clarington and enable older adults to downsize while still remaining in the community – there is currently: $4 million in the fund and it’s expected to have approximately $10 million in a few years;

    – Moving that the Newcastle Fire Station be staffed full-time to increase the firefighter response for Wilmot Creek calls;

    – Standing with residents of Wilmot Creek and saying  “NO” when the owner proposed allowing new Phase 8 residents to have access to the existing services at Wilmot Creek such as the golf course, Wheelhouse and swimming pool;

    – Supporting the $300 million Bowmanville Hospital Expansion Project;

    – Implementing “Cookies, Coffee and Carols” in December, 2011 – a joint initiative between the Tyrone Community Centre and the Clarington Older Adults (as it was known at the time) to bring  programming to older adults living in Tyrone;

    – Moving that the fee for resident participation in the Senior Citizens and the Physically Disabled Sidewalk and Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program be frozen in 2012; and

    – Supporting the expansion of Bowmanville Medical Professional Building in Ward 3 to add 26,295 square feet and a new parking lot to accommodate up to twenty new doctors.