By Anne-Marie Mawhiney, Jane Pitblado

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Our centre also requests that new arrivals sign consent forms, giving us permission to seek information and services needed to support the client. We encourage seniors to get involved by volunteering at the centre. Their participation not only helps them to stay independent, it also eases their adjustment to new environments with which they are faced. Seniors also have a lifetime of knowledge and experience, and their input helps the centre operate more efficiently. The Elliot Lake Men's Support Centre has become an important service for men in our community.

The City of Elliot Lake in 1991: Before the Roof Fell In 2 31 Gunterman was in possession of a Geiger counter that he had been passing over old rock samples. 3 Joubin is a world-respected geologist and discovered, in addition to the Elliot Lake field, important mineral deposits on five continents. He was one of the 12 charter members of Canada's Mining Hall of Fame, and his life is chronicled in his autobiography, co-authored with D. McCormack Smyth, Not for Gold Alone: Memoirs of A Prospector (Toronto: Deljay Publications, 1986).

Although the apartment has only two bedrooms, with three beds, we have had as many as five clients in residence at one time. 5 percent were referrals from other local social services, such as Detoxification Services and the Camillus Centre (both in the Oaks Centre), and Algoma District Social Services (welfare). We provide this service 24 hours a day. Once the user contacts us directly, or through referrals, we do an intake to get some background information. Next we do an assessment with the user to see if a referral to another service or organization is necessary.

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