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…

NRC Aging in Place – Expert by Experience (EBE) Project Advisor Recruitment

Older adults across the country agree that they want to keep living in their own homes for as long as possible—safely and injury free.  In 2020, the Government of Canada announced the new Aging in Place Challenge Program led by the National Research Council of Canada. Researchers from the NRC are partnering with like-minded private, public, academic and other research organizations to develop technological breakthroughs to help older adults and their caregivers to live…

What will our Candidates do to support Aging in Place?

What will our Candidates do to support Aging in Place?

On September 13th, Senior Watch Old Ottawa South (SWOOS) reached out to the three candidates running in Capital Ward. We provided background information, the link to the SWOOS Webpage and sent four (4) reminders informing the candidates that we would like responses in time for publication on National Seniors Day. So far we have received a response from Shawn Menard. Please find below the question and response.

Bus 7 Stop at Sunnyside and Leonard to be Reinstated

Bus 7 Stop at Sunnyside and Leonard to be Reinstated

As mentioned in the April 2020 OSCAR, the longstanding number 7 westbound bus stop at the corner of Sunnyside and Leonard was removed in 2014 when the rain gardens were installed. Since then, some passengers descending from this bus had to walk about an extra 170 metres to get to their destinations. An extra 170 metres doesn’t appear much if you are young, vigorous and the weather cooperates, but when you are getting on…

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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