COA Events
Join us! Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Ottawa. Many older adults will have different housing needs as they age, especially the need for affordable and accessible options due to changing health and lifestyle.

We want to know:
  • What are your biggest housing challenges?
  • Have you thought of other age-friendly housing options?
  • What home and community care supports do you need to allow you to age safely and comfortably in the community?
  • What should be done to prepare older adults to meet their future housing needs?

Each Community Conversation session will be a chance to explore your journey to find the right solution for your future age-friendly housing needs. We want to empower you to share how your housing needs affect you and your community. It will also be a chance to discuss actions that individuals, communities, and the City can take to build more age-friendly housing options that are affordable and accessible for older adults in the Ottawa region. Your feedback will help us understand the housing needs of older adults and will shape future actions we can take together.

We ask that you register for a community conversation in your neighbourhood. We hope to see you at a location close to you!

Brittany Park - Le Parc
545 St. Laurent Blvd.
Tuesday, February 6
10:00 -11:30 AM

Orléans - François Dupuis Recreation Centre
2263 Portobello Blvd.
Monday, February 26
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Ottawa Senior Pride Network at The Good Companions Centre
670 Albert Street
Saturday, March 23
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Questions?
afo@coaottawa.ca
613-789-3577 ext. 3
Can’t make one of these Community Conversations? Fill out our Age-Friendly Housing Survey.
2024 Calendars
Available Now!

Calendars have been mailed to all members, volunteers, and donors and distributed widely in the community.
You are invited to join us for an Open House
Wednesday, February 14 from 1:00 - 3:00!

  • Learn about our many committee initiatives
  • Register for a Smart Aging workshop
  • Find out about the various educational events planned for 2024
  • Discover volunteer opportunities
  • Hear about the Spring Luncheon 2024
  • Bring a friend and be entered to win prizes

Join us and show your love for Ottawa's older adults!

We look forward to seeing you there!
Just Don't Fall
Join CARP Ottawa, the Council on Aging of Ottawa,
Public Health, HealthCraft, and BuildABLE
Find out how you can prevent falls – for YOU and your loved ones.

FREE event at The Spot at Carlingwood Mall
January 24, 2024, from 10 am to 7 pm

Find out about:
  • Safer footwear – especially in the winter
  • Better balance
  • Safety renovation
  • Fall-proofing your bathroom and stairs
  • How to assess your own risk of falls

Check out the short talks throughout the day:

10:30 am
Nancy Edwards, CARP Ottawa
Fall Prevention is an issue for everyone

11:30 am
Sandy Alexander, HealthCraft
Your personalized guide to home safety, an online assessment tool

12:30 pm
Kyla Cullain, BuildABLE
Renovations that are tailored for fall prevention

1:30 pm
Mary Haller, Council on Aging
Keeping your balance and safe footwear

2:30 pm
John O’Brien, HealthCraft
Fall Prevention Simplified

3:30 pm
Ginette Aislin, Ottawa Public Health
Fall Prevention Resources – bilingual

4:30 pm
Nancy Edwards, CARP Ottawa
Making our homes more visitable

5:30 pm
Claude Paul Boivin, Pres. CARP Ottawa
Working together on fall prevention – bilingual.
 
SHARE your own experiences with the experts
CHECK OUT resources and products to keep you safe
FIND OUT how to get involved in falls prevention
 
SEE YOU AT CARLINGWOOD MALL
JANUARY 24, 10 am – 7 pm
Learn More about how to get involved! Come Play With Us!
  • Engage in meaningful relationships with staff, children & other grandfriends
  • Bring More Joy to Your Daily Routine
  • Improve Your Physical & Mental Health
  • Engage in Physical Activity
  • Build Community Connections
Intergenerational Programming │ Andrew Fleck Children's...

We aren't just a child care centre. We are a community. Young and old, hand in hand, heart to heart. While the concept of intergenerational programming has been offered for years, what would happen if we went beyond mostly planned moments, where...

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Getting Involved - Andrew Fleck Children's Services

At the core of our intergenerational practice is the goal of building meaningful relationships between the young and the old. Our Intergenerational Programs are where meaningful interactions and "playtime" are commonplace. It is key that the...

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Feb 6, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us! Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Ottawa. Many older adults will have different housing needs as they age, especially the need for affordable and accessible options due to changing health and lifestyle.

Feb 14, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
You are invited to join us for an Open House on Wednesday, February 14! Please join us to show your love for Ottawa's older adults!

Feb 26, 2024 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us! Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Ottawa. Many older adults will have different housing needs as they age, especially the need for affordable and accessible options due to changing health and lifestyle.

Mar 23, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us! Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Ottawa. Many older adults will have different housing needs as they age, especially the need for affordable and accessible options due to changing health and lifestyle.
External Community Events
NOTE: The Community Events listed in the INFO-FLASH are provided as an information service by the COA. We are sharing this information on behalf of other community organizations.
 
For more event details or how to register, please check with the organization listed as the event host.
Featured Event
Digital Literacy Workshop: When Things are Hard to See
Jan 25, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Date: Thursday January 25, 2024
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Zoom and Limited In-Person
RSVP: Please use the Registration Form to sign-up for the event.

Connected Canadians has partnered with Ottawa Foyers Partage to bring a series of 12 workshops designed for older adults, folks with disabilities, and caregivers.

A part of the Connected Canadians Accessibility Workshop Series, this virtual workshop teaches participants how to adjust settings on mobile devices so they are more accessible to use for those with minor vision loss.

This workshop is held in partnership with Ottawa Foyers Partage for their community members and hosted on Zoom with limited space available in-person at Ottawa Foyers Partage’s location, 764 Belfast Rd, Ottawa, Ontario.
SPARK! is a friendly, conversation-based, free program designed for individuals living with dementia, and their care partners.
Together we look at and talk about works of art in the Gallery collection, sparking connections in a welcoming and inspiring space. Each month we consider different works. No prior experience or knowledge of art is required.

This year, we are thrilled to welcome you either onsite at the National Gallery, or virtually over Zoom.

SPARK! and SPARK!@Home are FREE programs. Because space is limited, registration is required.

Please REGISTER by email at reservations@gallery.ca, or call 613-990-4888.

Programme également offert en français. Veuillez voir RAYON D’ART ici.
Jan 25, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A part of the Connected Canadians Accessibility Workshop Series, this virtual (Zoom) workshop teaches participants how to adjust settings on mobile devices so they are more accessible to use for those with minor vision loss.

Jan 25, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A weekly gathering for seniors in the community! This week's speaker, The Rt. Rev. Peter R. Coffin, retired Anglican Bishop of Ottawa and to the Canadian Forces "A Chaplain's Experiences in the Military".

Feb 1, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A weekly gathering for seniors in the community! This week will be our Creative Wrting Group or Coffee Klatsch.

Feb 6, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
SPARK! and SPARK!@Home are FREE programs. Because space is limited, registration is required.
Please REGISTER by email at reservations@gallery.ca, or call 613-990-4888.

Feb 8, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This virtual workshop will give participants the tools to better understand touch screens, adjust sensitivity controls, and learn how voice controls can replace actions.

Feb 14, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SPARK! and SPARK!@Home are FREE programs. Because space is limited, registration is required.
Please REGISTER by email at reservations@gallery.ca, or call 613-990-4888.

Feb 22, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Connected Canadians “Accessibility Workshop Series – Making Technology Work For You!”, this Zoom workshop will help participants learn how to adjust settings on devices so that they are more accessible to use for those with ...

Mar 5, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This virtual workshop will help participants to simplify their devices to reduce confusion, and set reminders and shortcuts to reduce the need for excess cognitive capacity use on extraneous tasks. Participants will also ...
Other Organizations' Community Event Calendars

The Dementia Society

Dancing With Parkinson's Canada

Ottawa Centre Men's Shed

Connected Canadians
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Commitment: As a bilingual organization, COA makes every effort to provide complete and well-written information available in both official languages. The information coming from third parties may not be bilingual but is shared in both languages when available.
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Contact Us
(613) 789-3577
The Council on Aging of Ottawa gratefully acknowledges the financial support of
the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa.