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OKA EMERGENCY PREPARDENESS PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

 

The Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) is one of the eight programs identified during the Focus Group Meeting held on April 23, 2017.

 

The aim of this programis to create an emergency awareness and be ready for an eventuality. Emergency may vary from an unexpected event that requires help and/or support to, a death in the family. The program is run by volunteers and participation is voluntary.

 

This program is not just for the seniors, it is for all. As a matter of fact, youth who have parents, grandparents, spouses or siblings will find this program very helpful.

 

The program will be launched on Sunday August 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the SVBF Community Centre, 80 Brydon Drive, Etobicoke. The details to follow.

 

THIS EVENT IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OKA MEMBERS AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO ATTEND.

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EPP WILL HAVE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS. Details will become available soon:

 

SURVIVOR/EMERGENCY KIT:Coordinators: Ashok and Amita Bhatt supported by Raghunath Kamath. Aim is to help community members to build their own emergency kits that will include important/critical information and documents that will become handy during emergency, especially, after a death in the family. The focus of this team is also to develop a personal emergency information checklist and provide a suitable kit and/or process to store relevant information.

 

MEDICAL/NON-MEDICAL INFORMATION:Coordinators: Jayesh and Gayatri Nayak supported by Murali and Neeta Nayak. The focus is to develop a central repository of relevant information/links including government/ nongovernment services, legal matters, priests, funeral homes, etc.

 

EMERGENCY COORDINATION: East End: Shivdas and Sheetal Pai supported by Bina Kamath, Dinesh Shenoy and Divakar Shenoy. West End: Sudhir and Sumana Nayak supported by Niranjan Kamath, Kash Nayak and Shashi Nayak. Teams will be ready to provide information and/or support in case of an emergency including a death in the family.

 

YOUTH COORDINATION: Dr. Nikhil and Nisha Pai who will assist in developing, implementing and monitoring the program as well as maintaining communication line with the young adults in our community.

 

PROGRAM COORDINATORS:Sadanand and Suvarna Mankikar are responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the program with the help of the above mentioned teams.

All information will be posted on OKA web under separate tab “Emergency Preparedness Program”. We thank OKA EC 2018-2019, especially, Rahul Kamath for creating this readily accessible tab on the OKA website.

 

This program is supported by the funds raised by the “Culture Criminals” during their debut performance “Timeless” on February 9, 2019.