City builder: Wendy Alexis proves sprint championships can come at any age
Wendy Alexis proves that age and injury cannot hold you back from becoming an internationally competitive sprinter.
Ontario breaks ground on new $55 million LTC home in North Bay
Ontario government officials gathered in the empty lot of what used to be the old St. Joseph’s McLaren Hospital site overlooking downtown North Bay to break ground on one of the province’s newly announced long-term care projects. “We are going to build the nicest long-term care home this town has ever seen,” said Premier Doug Ford. Water’s Edge Care Community,…
Grassroots group helps people navigate Ontario’s complex vaccination appointment system
An organization in Toronto is trying to get vulnerable people in the community vaccinated by helping them overcome the confusion many are facing while booking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Quebec’s long-term care COVID-19 crisis: ‘Unless you talk about it … it’s never going to be resolved’
Quebecers say COVID-19 crisis in CHSLDs revealed chronic flaws and has shown what needs to be done to learn from mistakes and mismanagement.
Vaccinated older adults hopeful that end in sight for social isolation
As the Canadian vaccination efforts deliver doses to seniors, many are looking forward to socialization after a year of isolation.
Project aims to better understand older women’s health — including impact of COVID-19
Research foundations in Canada are teaming up to raise awareness on women’s health after survey finding shows Canadian’s minimal understanding
Lookahead ’21: Council on Aging aims to keep Ottawa seniors connected through the pandemic
The Council on Aging is working hard to help seniors navigate the changes caused by COVID-19.
Faces of change: Arielle Contreras combats loneliness among long-term care residents
Letters to Elders is an initiative to connect residents in long-term care homes to the outside world.
Ottawa seniors seek companionship as pandemic forces community centre to adjust services
Seniors in Ottawa, and the organizations that serve them, are adjusting their routines to fight through isolation caused by the pandemic.
Graduating Ontario high school students struggle to secure volunteer placements during COVID-19
COVID-19 is limiting opportunities for graduating high school students who are trying to secure volunteer placements in the local community.
Amid COVID devastation, staffing crisis, ‘unacceptable’ service in Ontario’s long-term care homes persists, survey shows
Ninety-five per cent of respondents in a new survey of long-term care homes in Ontario say they’re short staffed and therefore unable to properly care for residents.
‘Know that you are special’: Cards, letters deliver powerful message to Ottawa seniors in pandemic isolation
As the temperatures neared the mid-30s on Father’s Day, Debbie Abfalter took a detour on her way to the beach to stop at the Stirling Park Retirement Community. Despite the blistering heat, residents gathered outside of their building — located near the Merivale Mall in west-end Ottawa — to greet her. That’s because when Debbie stops by she always brings…