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The Council on Aging of Ottawa: Capital Aging Special Report 2018

The Boomer Market and the impact of the increasing spending power of a rapidly aging population on business was the hot topic at the West Ottawa Board of Trade’s recent “Business over Breakfast” meeting.  “Seniors in Ottawa are the fastest growing age group with significant power that can no longer be ignored”, said Doug Norris, one of Canada’s leading experts on the Census and author of the report “Tapping into Ottawa’s older consumer market: worth 12. 6B and growing”.  The report was commissioned by the Council on Aging of Ottawa. Caroline Midgley, member of the Council on Aging’s [...]

A Healthy Alternative Doesn’t Have to Cost a Lot

--Alan Freishtat, Healthy Living Golden Age It sometimes seems that in order to stay healthy, it might cost a lot of money. Granted, not being healthy will ultimately cost more money than buying healthy food, but for many it seems like we must spend a lot of money to buy healthful food, see a dietitian, buy exercise equipment, go to the gym or have a personal trainer. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Many years ago, before I was a fitness trainer, I used to sell freshly squeezed orange juice. One potential client told me that Coca-Cola was much [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:28+00:00May 9th, 2016|Food & Diet, Health & Medical|

HelpAge Canada’s “Seen Your Citizen?” Day to Help Reduce Seniors’ Social Isolation

Oct 1 was "Seen Your Citizen" Day - HelpAge Canada's multicultural, multi-faith and intergenerational day of sharing to help reduce isolation among seniors. The following are remarks given by Seniors on Site's very own Director of Marketing, Caroline Midgley, as a panel member at the event.   Causes of Isolation As we age, our health and social world changes. For some of us, our health may be deteriorating, we may no longer be able to drive, many of our friends have passed away, our families live at a distance and we no longer have the strong social and family support network of our [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:29+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Coping, Health & Medical, Mental Health|

Tax Time – Important Medical Expenses to Consider, Particularly for Seniors

As an aging nation, it beneficial to be familiar with the medical expense tax credit. Many people do not even bother to add up and claim their medical expenses because they do not believe the effort will pay off. This may not be surprising considering it's probably one of the more difficult tax credits to calculate since the rules are complicated in terms of what is eligible and what is not (Carrick, 2015). For these reasons, many people miss out on the medical expenses tax break. They also may not be aware of the vast array of medical expenses that [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:30+00:00February 17th, 2016|Financial, Health & Medical|

Stay Active at Dovercourt Gold Club!

>>Click here for Upcoming Schedules<< Seniors who feel a sense of purpose or engage in hobbies of genuine interest are less likely to succumb to the negative effects of social isolation. Engaging in the community through recreational activities allows seniors to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and also to maintain a healthy social life which can be highly beneficial for mental health and well-being. Dovercourt Recreation Centre has some ideal fitness options for seniors aged 55 and over. Strength and Fitness Classes: Women on Weights - Strength training with weights, along with a variety of activities and experience, is proven to [...]

Monthly Caregiver Support Group

Beth Donovan Hospice is holding a free drop-in caregiver support group once a month. When: Please contact for next meeting Where: 25 Hilltop Cres., Kemptville, ON Cost: Free Contact: RSVP Erika at 613 258-9611 ext. 6 or email counselling@bethdonovanhospice.ca

2017-03-15T10:42:30+00:00January 15th, 2016|Community Events|

Daily B-I-N-G-O!

Fourteen local charities benefit when you play! Groups are welcome. Call 613-822-211 ext. 2 for prize board details and session times. When: Daily at 6:45pm; call for other times Where: Rideau Carleton Raceway (4837 Albion Rd) Contact: 613-822-2211 ext. 2

2017-03-15T10:42:31+00:00November 28th, 2015|Community Events|