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Information and Resources for Seniors

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There are several general and community specific resources available for seniors:

Shopping/Essential Services:

  • Cedars & Co. is offering front door next day delivery for those currently under quarantine or over the age of 65. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with order requests. Cedars will contact you by phone to confirm the order and process payment (credit card is required). Order will be dropped off at the front door. There will be no in-person contact.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart is dedicating the first opening hour (8-9am in Old Ottawa South) of shopping to customers who need assistance or consideration, including seniors and people living with disabilities. Shoppers Drug Mart will also offer the 20% Seniors Day discount on regular priced items for the first hour each day every day. They are also offering free shipping on all orders, no minimum spending. Shoppers is also offering safe online access to a doctor network. Find out more details online here.
  • Riley’s Independent Grocer at Billings Bridge will be open from 7-8am each day only to people 65-plus, those with compromised immune systems, and people needing physical assistance.
  • On our How and Where to Volunteer page, we have posted several links to places that are coordinating volunteer efforts to support people in isolation. They provide a good resource if you are looking for help: https://oldottawasouth.ca/resources/item/6939-how-and-where-to-volunteer

Mental Health and Isolation Prevention Resources:

OSCA Resources and Instructors Online:


  • Technology​ is really important right now, especially as we socially distance. If you need some help navigating your computer (e.g. help with email, searching for things, etc.), the Goodwill Community Foundation has several “How-To” tutorials to help people become more familiar with using their computer. Here’s the link to their website: ​Technology Tutorials at GCFGlobal.
  • Connected Canadians provides free tech support for seniors.  They can help you ‘get online’.
  • There is also a website called ​Tech Boomers​ that has other tutorials that helps with setting up things like Social Media, Netflix accounts, etc. It can be found here: ​Techboomers.com: Learn How To Use Websites, Apps, and Devices.
Last modified on Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:08

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