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Updated 2020 November 30

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Click here for PFLAG Durham Region - Community Building Session on Zoom December 16. Topic: Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Rights for Inclusion in Ontario Schools

To all members please be advised your Board of Directors, at a meeting held August 18, 2020, to review the protocols and restrictions currently in effect, have unanimously decided not to open our Club at this time. Physical distancing, pre-registration, pre-screening, signed waiver requirements and the wearing of PPE along with the limited number of members that can participate in any one activity, all negate a positive decision which was made in the best interest of our members, our volunteers and your executive. We will revisit the status as the situation unfoldes this fall and after the survey response data is reviewed.

The Board also, unanimously, fixed our membership fees for 2021. Members renewing their membership will pay $5.00 while new members will pay $10.00.

Thanks for your patience and on behave of your Board of Directors

Ed Fry


The Little Book of Scams 2nd edition. This new edition of the book brings you the latest on fraud and how to recognize, reject and report it. The link is here.

 New Expert-Developed Tool Helps Individuals Assess Their Risks Associated with Visiting Others During COVID-19 Pandemic

myCOVIDVisitRisk provides risk assessment and education to visit more safely

Today, the National Institute on Ageing released myCOVIDVisitRisk, an online decision aid designed by Dr. Samir Sinha and a team of experts to assist individuals, families, and friends in considering the risks associated with visiting with others during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Building on the success of previous decision aids recently created by the NIA to help older adults and their caregivers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic-related decisions, there emerged a need to develop a more sophisticated tool to specifically assist individuals, families, and friends in understanding and discussing their risks associated with visiting with others," said Dr. Sinha, director of health policy research at the NIA. The myCOVID19VisitRisk decision aid has been designed over the past 3 months to provide individuals with a mechanism to assess their level of risk in acquiring and/or dying from COVID-19 during visits. The questionnaire is based on criteria selected and weighted by infectious disease, epidemiology, and occupational health experts, including age, sex/gender, pre-existing health conditions, and visit considerations. Each questionnaire generates an individualized visit risk categorization of low, moderate, or high, along with an individualized score of between 1-100. Each individualized visit risk assessment result is bolstered by general public health information to help the user better understanding the risks associated with visiting with others during the pandemic. Assess Your Risk Today

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