Federal affordable internet program welcomed but some worry about those left out
The federal government is set to announce a new affordable high-speed internet for low-income families and seniors, but some students feel left out due to narrow restrictions.
Volunteers help ease food insecurity in Alta Vista seniors building but often it’s not enough
Cathy Hamilton, a resident of the Clementine Towers in Alta Vista, started a food pantry in September 2021 to address food insecurity in her building.
COVID consequences: Pandemic has shifted retirement realities
In a year of missing milestones, retirement has become another casualty of the pandemic. Retirees face psychological, financial and health impacts.
Lookahead ’21: Alberta seniors club helps community battle pandemic isolation
For many members of the Okotoks and District Seniors Club, which serves the town of 31,000 south of Calgary, the pandemic has meant learn how to use technology or face long stretches of loneliness. “The main thing for the seniors is the social aspect,” said Valerie Thom, the club’s outreach co-ordinator. And connecting people remains the ODSC’s priority today. Even…
COVID consequences: Ottawa mosques adapt in-person prayers and virtual services
The Ottawa Mosque and the Mosque of Mercy (Masjid ar-Rahmah), invite the Muslim community to attend in-person prayers and online services and programs.
Faces of change: Helen Hirsh Spence hopes to energize an aging Ottawa
Capital Current is profiling people who are making a difference in our community in the series Faces of Change. At 71, Helen Hirsh Spence takes pride in many things: a degree from Dickinson College, a successful career in education and becoming the self-appointed CEO of her own organization. Still, what Hirsh Spence feels proudest of is her age. After living…
Ottawa seniors group proposes inter-generational housing project
Young and old alike could soon be living under the same roof thanks to a new housing proposal in Old Ottawa South.
Hungry in the Capital: Food bank use rising in Ottawa
Average income may be rising in Ottawa, but low income households are facing increasing rates of Food Insecurity.
Ottawa rethinks recreation for aging, diverse downtown residents
City review aimed at making programs downtown more culturally diverse, better serving aging population.