Keeping Fit at the Firehall

A new collaboration between Abbotsford Senior Centre and the Ottawa South Community Association now gives Older Adults (55+) the choice to take a functional fitness class at the Firehall for the same price as classes offered at Abbotsford, provided you are a member of Abbotsford. Annual membership at Abbotsford is $50 and gives access to its classes at a reduced rates, participation in its clubs and activities, and much more. Explore the benefits of…

SWOOS is seeking your input

SWOOS is seeking your input

Community Feedback Questionnaire Seniors Watch Old Ottawa South (SWOOS) needs to know what is missing in the community for healthy aging and who is willing to participate in its vision. By answering this questionnaire, you will provide information needed to move forward and continue to develop the SHIH (Seniors Health Innovation Hub). Come back as often as you wish before January 31, 2024. Take the Survey.

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now

The topic of housing models for older adults will be the subject of a series of presentations planned to take place at the Abbotsford Seniors Centre during the month of May. Abbeyfield Riverside, a not-for-profit based in Old Ottawa South, is exploring the potential for an Abbeyfield-style residence (abbeyfield.ca) to be established in the area, possibly in the new tower planned for the west side of Bank Street at Riverside. Before we proceed too…

Snow Mole Report 2021

Snow Mole Report 2021

Cold temperatures and snow may be a long way from our thoughts but it’s the perfect time to review the Snow Moles Report for 2021. The report summarizes key findings and recommendations about winter walkability and pedestrian safety on our streets and pathways.

Healthy Aging in Old Ottawa South

Should we make OOS a model community for healthy aging? Help SWOOS with this creative visioning exercise! Seniors Watch of Old Ottawa South believes that healthy aging, community involvement and economic regeneration are synergistic. We would like to demonstrate this by making Old Ottawa South a model age-friendly community as we rebuild from the pandemic. Our group of volunteers are working to identify needs as well as creative responses. We need to hear from…

Community Pillars for Seniors in Old Ottawa South

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…

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