INFO-FLASH Events 2021-03-09
NEW Smart Aging Stand-Alone Workshops
Try one, try them all!
March is nutrition month. Join us to explore your best steps to healthy eating with a professional registered dietician.
Healthy eating looks different for everyone. In this workshop, we'll explore how your culture, food traditions, personal circumstances & nutritional needs all contribute to what healthy looks like for you.
Registration closes March 17
Do you have 72 hours of supplies on hand? How many important phone numbers do you have memorized that you could call in an emergency? Have you practiced a fire drill in the last year? Do you have a household emergency plan? Have you shared it with others?

Participants will consider the potential for disasters, the risks for older adults, and how to prepare themselves for situations such as winter storms, heatwaves, floods, power outages, pandemics, and more.
Registration closes March 12
Registration Information
  • Register early - space is limited to 25 people in each workshop
  • Workbooks will be mailed to your home
  • Loaner tablets are available for those without the technology to connect *
  • Free spots are available for those that find the cost challenging *

Additional details at
Smart Aging Core Program
Registration is now closed for the current sessions of the Smart Aging Core Program.
However, if you are interested in being put on a waiting list for the next time the program is run, please send an email to .
* Making online education accessible to all
The Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA) wants to ensure that anyone wanting to access our Smart Aging educational programming can do so. 

For those without the necessary technology or internet access: The COA has joined with a group of Ottawa Community Support Services agencies to access a joint technology lending library. Through this partnership, we are able to make a few devices available, either with or without data (depending on the need) to attendees of our Smart Aging Program. If this would allow you or someone you know to access this programming, please contact Stephanie Cadieux at 613-789-3577 x.4 or

For those for whom cost is a barrier: The COA has a few sponsored spaces available in each of our Smart Aging Programs. To register for these sponsored spaces, please contact Stephanie Cadieux at 613-789-3577 x.4 or
Community Events this Week
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 Community Event

Mar 10, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Compassionate Ottawa and the OPH’s Aging Well in Ottawa program are hosting a free online workshop where you will be invited into a conversation and facilitated group discussions about your values, wishes, and beliefs for personal future health care. These conversations may be among the most important you will ever have. They are also an integral part of advance care planning.
*Please note that this will be an interactive workshop held over Zoom which will include small group discussions.
To register, please visit the Eventbrite page link. The Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Get your daily workout in with Erin & Julia! We will do a stretching warm up, some chair exercise ...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chair yoga is an adaptation from modern yoga through the use of sitting on a chair or standing and using ...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us as we boost our brain activity with trivia! There are 30 questions in total covering six ...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CARIBBEAN FIT FETE is a ‘Get Fit, Island Style” cardio workout. This experience emulates the spirit of ...

Tuesday, March 10, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Compassionate Ottawa and the OPH’s Aging Well in Ottawa program are hosting a free online workshop ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t be social! Freiheit Care Inc. invites you to join us for some ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us on Seniors Centre Without Walls in this educational nutrition session. Part-time Vegetarian These ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Reach Canada for a session on Indigenous perspectives and lived experiences with the Canadian legal ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SOG Garden Symposium Join us every Wednesday until April 7th for a series of 6 virtual workshops. Here is ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 7:00 pm -
This is a session about prearranging your funeral. Get answers to some of the most important and ...

Ottawa PC Users' Group Q & A "Passwords"
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The next meeting of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Get your daily workout in with Erin & Julia! We will do a stretching warm up, some chair exercise ...

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tai Chi QiGong is a mind-body Chinese practice that involves a combination of slow-motion exercises and ...

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for “Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music”— a very entertaining presentation that explores the ...

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In a small group, participants are given an opportunity to share the music and songs that they love to ...

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Come be part of the fun and join us in this great session on Seniors Centre Without Walls, we welcome ...

Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dancing with Nubia is a fun opportunity for participants to learn how to keep physically fit through ...

Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 1:30 pm -
There is a lot to consider when choosing a retirement home. Is now the right time? What kind of support ...

Monday, March 15, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Have you been doing a lot of online shopping and are worried about how safe it really is? Have you heard ...
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