The OACAO has been asked to assist a Government of Ontario cross-ministerial team that is exploring issues related to seniors digital access and literacy in Ontario with an eye to supporting the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility’s “Seniors Strategy.” The team is gathering information regarding seniors access to and use of digital tools/programs in Ontario.
To this end, the team has prepared a short survey: Accessible Technology for Seniors Survey.
Please complete the survey by Friday, April 23. Results of this survey are anonymous and confidential.
COVID19 Vaccine Information from Ottawa Public Health
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April 7, 2021 – Ontario is moving into Phase Two of the COVID-19 vaccination plan.
As the first step in the Phase Two plan, all Ottawa residents age 60 and over (born in or before 1961) can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics today.
Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to access the provincial booking system or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. Only book or call if you are eligible.
The City will be adding additional bookings up until April 30, 2021. More vaccination appointments will be available after this date once vaccine deliveries are confirmed.
Appointments will be available at four community vaccination clinics:
· Nepean Sportsplex
· Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA
· Eva James Memorial Community Centre
· Ottawa City Hall
When you book your appointments through the provincial booking system, you will receive a confirmation code. Please bring this code with you when you go to your appointments. If you do not have a confirmation code, your appointments were not successfully completed. Please revisit the provincial booking system or call 1-833-943-3900 to book your appointments and receive your confirmation code.
Plans are also underway for the sequencing of the other priority groups identified under Phase Two of the vaccine roll-out, which runs from April to July 2021. Please do not call the OPH booking line at this time as bookings for these priority groups are not yet available. More details on booking these appointments will follow.
Please sign up for the City of Ottawa’s COVID-19 vaccination updates e-subscription to get the latest updates on when the vaccine becomes available to these groups. You can also share this information with friends and family to ensure they get the latest information straight from the source.
If you are a member of an Indigenous community or receive chronic health home care services, you may also be eligible. For information on who is currently eligible, please visit the OPH eligibility tool and Frequently Asked Questions web page.
Transportation services are available for those who require transportation supports.
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To receive updates on the vaccination roll-out in your email inbox, sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination e-subscription.
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Transportation to COVID-19 vaccination clinics
- Residents who are eligible for vaccination are encouraged to make a transportation plan in advance of their appointment. This could include asking a family member or caregiver to provide you with a ride to your designated vaccination clinic.
- If you are a Para Transpo user, you can book your ride to the vaccination clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation telephone line at 613-842-3600.
- If a transportation option is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after you have booked your appointment. Ottawa Community Transportation will contact you directly.
- If you or someone you know require transportation but do not have online access, please contact 211 and they will help complete the transportation request form on your behalf. Please have your vaccine booking confirmation number available when calling.
COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure the safety of the rider and the driver, and wearing a mask is mandatory.
Notice to G50+ 2020-2021 Members
DATE: April 20, 2021
FROM: Carol Nicholson, Chair
2021 Nominating Committee
SUBJECT: Recommendation for Election of Candidates to the Board of Directors
As per By-law V (6) (c) Committees/Duties and Structure of Standing Committees/Nominating Committee:
The Nominating Committee has completed the process to seek candidates to stand for election to the Board of Directors for the Gloucester 50+ Centre. The Nominating Committee is recommending the election of the following candidate as a new member to the Board of Directors:
- Lucy Pasiecznik
and the re-election to a further term:
- Jackie Lafontaine
Election of the above candidates will be conducted at the Annual Meeting (via ZOOM) scheduled for Thursday, June 17, 2021, commencing at 10:00 AM
2021 Nominating Committee:
Save the Date!!! Virtual Annual Meeting June 17, 2021 at 10:00 am
Did you know that in order to vote at the annual meeting you must be a member of Gloucester 50+ Centre in good standing, 21 days prior to the annual meeting date? Be sure to get your membership if you’d like to have your vote count at the annual meeting in June!
2020-2021 G50+ Membership
If you have already renewed your G50+ Membership – Thank You. If you wish to renew your membership, please email me for options. There is limited access to the Centre at this time, it is easier to get in touch with me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost for Membership is $35.00. If you are interested in the Zoom fitness programs, with Membership and a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire you can join the classes free of charge. We can complete all forms over the phone, or simply print and send them to the Centre.
Members can join Fitness on Zoom courtesy of Gloucester 50+ Centre!
All Participants must have their camera turned on.
CoreFit on Mondays
Join Susan Sloan Mondays on Zoom from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Write It Now (WIN)
Join Gary Johnson Mondays on Zoom from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zumba Gold on Wednesdays
Join Susan Sloan Wednesdays on Zoom from 12:15 to 1:15 pm
Yang Style Tai Chi
Join Yuko Suzuki on Wednesdays on Zoom from 11:05 am to 12:05 pm
Mat Yoga and Chair Yoga Thursdays
Join Kim Bolton on Thursday’s s on Zoom for Chair Yoga 9:30 to 10:30 am and Mat Yoga 10:45 to 11:45 am
Chair Core Fitness Thursdays
Join Nina LePage on Zoom from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
If you are interested in joining the classes listed above please email me at email@example.com
Senior Centre Without Walls Programs Gloucester 50+ Centre Call toll free 1-855-899-3213 – G50+ Coffee Chat Tuesday’s at 10:00 am
Senior Centre Without Walls Programs Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre SCWW CSS Calendar Jan-Feb-Mar 2021
or for more information contact Nadine White at 613-741-6025 X325 firstname.lastname@example.org
ZOOM Meetings – Tim Tierney Coffee Chat TBD
Important links to Senior Services and Information
For Information on Cancer Coaching (5 hours of free counselling) https://www.ottawacancer.ca/
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Heartwise)
Fantastic FREE Resources. Please visit the link below and explore the vast array of programs to join!
Tired Sole Complete Medical Foot Care 613-823-3668 or book and appointment on line at http://tiredsole.com/contact/
Below is the new free online mental health support available to all Canadians
Champlain Community Support Network – Senior Services
Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre 613-741-6025 x 300