Old Ottawa South Community Association

Senior Watch Old Ottawa South Becomes an OSCA Committee

On October 16, 2018, the OSCA Board voted unanimously to endorse Senior Watch Old Ottawa South (SWOOS) as an OSCA Committee. SWOOS has been an active community group since April 2018 focusing on senior concerns such as walkability, social connections, housing, and health.

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Seniors: Where to Turn for Help

Where do we go for help when we want to make our home more senior friendly or accessible? Who can help us when we need to move? What do we do when we don’t have a family doctor and seek non-urgent care? Whom do we call when we are too sick to manage our care on our own?

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Housing Options for Seniors

Housing Options for Seniors

Seniors from Capital Ward are invited to explore housing options at this free event with Councillor David Chernushenko and Bonnie Schroeder, Council on Aging of Ottawa Director of Age-Friendly Ottawa.

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Seniors Watch: Hopeful and Worrisome Developments

“Life is like riding a bicycle: To keep your balance, you must keep moving” — Albert Einstein

This brilliant man’s observation speaks to my Dutch senior's heart. Indeed, hopefulness keeps us moving, but worrisome news should wake us up and take action!

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Illustration by Bess Fraser.

Seniors Co-housing: Rethinking Retirement

After 30 years of living comfortably in OOS, I’m reluctantly looking around. There’s another “retirement residence” being built not far away. Maybe that’s a good thing. As part of the demographic bulge that includes baby boomers, I do wonder about how long we can comfortably live in a detached house that inevitably needs maintenance, has two sets of stairs and is really a bit bigger than we need. But is a “retirement residence” the only solution?

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