Health Clinic meet­ing moves to Le­gion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ayer's Cliff

Af­ter learn­ing that a lot of peo­ple are plan­ning to at­tend this Satur­day’s meet­ing to dis­cuss a Health Clinic in Ayer’s Cliff, mem­bers of the com­mit­tee study­ing the is­sue have changed the lo­ca­tion from the Ayer’s Cliff Town Hall to the Ayer’s Cliff Le­gion, lo­cated at 176 Rosedale. It will still take place be­tween 10:00 am and noon.

The meet­ing will be fa­cil­i­tated by Serge Audet and all the com­mit­tee mem­bers will be on hand. “We have been re­search­ing this for more than a year now, look­ing at the back­ground and the needs of the pop­u­la­tion. Be­fore go­ing fur­ther, we want to ask the pop­u­la­tion what kind of a health cen­tre they want, not just re­gard­ing which busi­ness model, but also what ser­vices they want of­fered,” ex­plained Dian Co­hen who chairs the com­mit­tee.

Ms. Co­hen ex­plained why Ayer’s Cliff would ben­e­fit from a health clinic: “We are quite far from the hos­pi­tals so there is a huge need in the area. Be­tween Ma­gog and Coat­i­cook there are 3000 peo­ple with­out a fam­ily doc­tor. Although the pop­u­la­tion is ag­ing and old peo­ple are liv­ing longer, we also have young peo­ple with chil­dren mov­ing in. Ayer’s cliff is grow­ing.”

The other mem­bers of the com­mit­tee in­clude: mayor Alex van Zuiden;

Uniprix-Santé owner and phar­ma­cist Benoit Lemieux; Ca­role Mooney, vice-pres­i­dent of the Lampe Foun­da­tion; and busi­ness­man Gabriele Paliotti.

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