Who are the Community Pillars in Old Ottawa South? They are the three churches, Trinity Anglican, Wesleyan and Southminster United, the Sunnyside Library, Abbotsford House, the Community Association, our City Councillor, MPP and MP. Organizations and political elements that have been here “forever.” As a watchdog for seniors, Senior Watch Old Ottawa South (SWOOS) organized a meeting on May 28, 2020 on ZOOM to share and learn with one another outreach efforts and resources for seniors in Old Ottawa South living under COVID-19 distancing and isolation restrictions. Here is what we learned:
Trinity Anglican's "Reaching Seniors In Old Ottawa South (RSOOS)" initiative will be hosting their first "Seniors in Conversation" Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 16th. The first meeting is a Meet & Greet and an opportunity to discuss topics for future meetings. Topics for the first couple weeks include:
- Tuesday June 23rd: The Link Between Anxiety and Uncertainty
- Tuesday June 30th: Intentional Self-Care
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.