Notes from the Rotary Meeting 12.30pm Thursday, April 25, 2024
President Jackie chaired the meeting.  
Club Business
The Toonie Quest West 50-50 draw had a winner this week.  
Guest Speaker
Olaf introduced the guest speaker Janna Hartson.   Janna is a member of the Western Health FACT (Flexible Assertive Community Treatment) Team. First introduced in 2020, FACT teams provide treatment for individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing serious mental illness. The teams offer individuals hands-on assistance with daily living activities and provide continuous long-term support. Janna spoke about FACT and the composition of the local FACT team. FACT teams are often called hospitals without walls because they provide treatment such as medication administration when individuals are unwell and unable to do this themselves. FACT teams also closely monitor individuals, help with hospital admission when needed and with discharge back to community as soon as possible. Through their long-term engagement with individuals and families and their assertive outreach approach, they help prevent unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital admissions and provide better opportunities for individuals to live well in their communities. FACT teams are available up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week with after-hours service available in the event of emergencies.
Janna talked about her role as a member of the FACT team and the different services available. Throughout her talk she answered questions that added to her presentation so Rotarians could more fully appreciate the work she is doing. 
Janna was thanked for her most informative and interesting talk before the meeting was adjourned.