Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is inviting the community to celebrate Seniors' Month in Ontario. This year’s theme is Aging Strong: Respect and Protect Seniors, and throughout June, OPL will offer events and activities for older adults. Lifelong learning is key to successful aging and living; and it is at the heart of the Library’s purpose.
Happy Intergenerational Day from all of us at OSCA!
June 1st has once again been proclaimed "Intergenerational Day" in Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson. Not only is this a day to recognize and celebrate the value of connections between generations, it is also a call to action for each of us to seek out new ways to connect with someone of another generation, particularly with those we think may be vulnerable and isolated at this challenging time.
Old Ottawa South's Trinity Anglican Church recently received a federal "New Horizons for Seniors" grant. With this grant - and in response to the restrictions experienced by seniors during the COVID pandemic - Trinity Anglican Church has created a new program called "Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa South" (RSOOS). RSOOS is a partnership of professionals, local organizations, and volunteers, that is part of the Trinity Anglican Church neighbourhood hub. One of the first initiatives to come out of this RSOOS is a meal delivery program.
Are you concerned about the increase of speeding and dangerous driving in and around the neighbourhood? The Traffic & Safety Committee reached out to our local Community Police Officer and she pledged to put in a word for increased enforcement. But did you know that OPS primarily respond to data-driven enforcement?
A name, a Facebook page, an Earth Day event – slowly, but with great enthusiasm, our neighbourhood environment group is taking shape.
Glebe Collegiate Institute presents this year's Kids 4 Kids CHEO Drive.
I started collecting materials from jumble sales in 1994. Old skirts, shirts, dresses, all cotton, also many pieces were my own from leftover dressmaking materials.
The closure of the Firehall has had a huge impact on all of us and like many, we are all missing the connections that our community space provides. As you have probably seen in the news, the City of Ottawa has announced that all recreation facilities will be closed until at least June 30th, 2020, and this includes the Firehall. One of the consequences of the closure is that we also do not have access to our phone line to answer questions and provide assistance.
Because of the pandemic, the next edition of the OSCAR will be a combined May-June issue. I took this decision in the light of the many pandemic closures and their effect on article submissions, advertising, and the challenges of distribution.