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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

Stay alert and protect your privacy

The City of Ottawa is warning residents to protect their privacy after reports of unauthorized callers offering vaccination appointments.

The callers ask for personal information and pretend to arrange COVID-19 vaccination appointments or tests.

Vaccine appointments

Ottawa Public Health will not call you directly about a vaccine appointment, unless you have asked for a call back.

If you are an adult recipient of chronic home health care, you may get an automated call with a recorded message to let you know you are eligible to book a vaccine appointment. Some physicians and community partners may be calling to encourage you to book an appointment as well.

In all cases, only book and give personal information through official sites and phone numbers listed below. Some individuals may also be contacted by local hospitals, primary care providers and local health care partners:

·         Provincial – Ontario.ca/book-vaccine 1-833-943-3900 / 1-888-999-6488

·         Ottawa – OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19vaccine 613-691-5505

COVID-19 test follow-up

Ottawa Public Health will follow up with each person who gets a positive lab test for COVID-19. A case manager will ask for the individual’s name, date of birth and demographic information provided at the test in order to confirm they are speaking to the right person about their personal health information.

Ottawa Public Health will never ask for money or your SIN. Neither appointments nor vaccines can be bought or sold by members of the public.

Stay informed

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.

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.

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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For Rural Pop Up Clinic Information click on the link below

Misinformation, disinformation and scams

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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:

Carol Nicholson

Cécile Schryburt

Joan Costello

 

 

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 soatway@storm.ca

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 soatway@storm.ca

 

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  nwhite@eorc-creo.ca

 

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!

https://pwc.ottawaheart.ca/resources/covid-19

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

https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mindbeacon.com%2Fstrongerminds%3Fgclid%3DCj0KCQjwhtT1BRCiARIsAGlY51JBhzzokDSE9Z9LlXfEGA8_2NFckRaGWBmjFxWCUj3QjxQ6drQA5_saAoSFEALw_wcB&data=02%7C01%7CMonique.Guilbault%40ottawa.ca%7C592b5522e19449ee24ea08d7f35c2413%7Cdfcc033ddf874c6ea1b88eaa73f1b72e%7C0%7C0%7C637245449504102858&sdata=r1%2FqZsImO%2Bkkt51gi2o3%2BB%2FGNsBN3bAcN5UV3rzmMuE%3D&reserved=0

Champlain Community Support Network – Senior Services

http://communitysupport.covidresponse.ca/

https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx

https://www.eorc-creo.ca/EORC.php

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre 613-741-6025 x 300

 

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Donations

Did you know that the Gloucester 50+ Centre is a registered charitable organization under the Income Tax Act?

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Community

Here at the Gloucester 50+ Centre, we are proud to say our Seniors give back to the community. Find out how.

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Activities

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