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…
Watch: Bagpipers give seniors in the Glebe reason to dance
Bagpiping brothers are using their imagination and their music to help seniors cope with the isolation caused by the pandemic.
Ottawa community centre keeps seniors connected despite pandemic
COVID-19 is preventing seniors from meeting each other in-person, but Ottawa West Community Support has found different ways to make sure their clients stay social.