Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~~ July 10’s Update

There has been no significant changes in the last 7 days but our researcher has some interesting news on Property Taxes due date and additional drive thru testing centres around Chatham Kent

Senior’s Covid Benefit

You should have notices that the benefit from the Canadian Government was deposited in your bank account, unless you receive your government payments in the mail. Those that receive their payments by mail and have not received it yet keep an eye on your mailbox it should be in early next week.

What is new in Ontario?

The Ontario Government has again extended the. They are carefully considering all their options before moving forward with both stage 3 and allowing the declaration to expire. The Ontario government is using this time by working on a bill in legislation that will continue to help the Government to maneuver and proceed to keep us safe with emergency orders that can be extended till next year, while still lifting the Declaration.

This is a taunting task as they make sure that our rights are not infringed on while at the same time keeping us safe from a surge in outbreaks of this virus.

There is a new app coming in the near future (maybe this month) that will help with Tracking/tracing the Covid-19. If you are interested in learning more please check out this week’s Ask a Tech Geek where she explain what it is and how it will work.

CK News

We have still been fortunate with keeping our Covid numbers low as well as our long-term care facilities remained free from this virus. We are still waiting on the government in implement stage 3.

There are several drive thru testing going on throughout Chatham Kent. If you know someone in these areas that would like to be tested please share this information with them.

  • Blenheim
  • Thursday, July 16 and Friday July, 17
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Blenheim Memorial Arena
  • 199 King Street South, Blenheim, ON, N0P 1A0
  • Thamesville
  • Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thamesville Area Public School
  • 30 Mary Street, Thamesville, ON, N0P 2K0

Property Tax Information

Chatham Kent has extended their Property Tax final interim due dates to September and November. With a quick call to the tax department our researcher has confirmed that our tax bills will not be mailed out till the beginning of August. So you do not have to worry about your tax bill arriving in your mailbox this month.


As we move forward slowly and cautiously seeing Ontario reopening, we are still being asked to do our part:.

  1. Wear masks when social distancing will not/ may not be feasible.
  2. Remember to wash your hands regularly. Use soap and water and should that is not available hand sanitizer. 
  3. Continue to carry hand sanitizer or a baggy of wet soapy paper towels. 
  4. Continue with social distancing and do not gather in groups larger than 10 that includes you social bubbles.

Those that are over 70 and/or have a compromised immune system you can continue to go outside in your yard and enjoy the summer months just be careful of the heat and air quality on those days stay in and enjoy some of our other segments on the website.   And make sure if you go into a place of business you wear a mask.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out and message us.

Reference links.

Ontario Emergency Order update

 Mobile/Drive Thru Testing Centers

CK Property Tax Information

CK Property Tax Frequently Asked Covid 19 Questions

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