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New Ontario Electricity Support Program – You May Be Eligible

You or someone you know may be eligible for the Ontario Electricity Support program. This program helps reduce electricity bills for low-income households with a monthly on-bill credit. The amount of the credit will depend on how many people live in your home and your combined household income. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply. Call 1-855-831-8151 toll-free within Ontario. Find out more at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca

2017-03-15T10:42:31+00:00November 27th, 2015|Financial|

Painter’s Circle – Every Tues.

Meet weekly to spend time together with other fellow painters. All media except oils are welcome. When: Every Tuesday, 4:30pm - 07:00pm Where: Gloucester Legion Branch 627 Cost: Lunch $2; Annual Membership $10 Contact: Clea Derwent: 613-695-0505 clderwent@gmail.com

2017-03-15T10:42:31+00:00November 14th, 2015|Community Events|

Cribbage at the RA Centre – Every Tues.

You can participate in cribbage every Tuesday! What is the perfect cribbage hand? Join our members weekly for fun and sociability. All supplies provided. When: Every Tuesday, 11:30am - 2:00pm Where: RA Centre - 2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa Contact: Raquel Leger: 613-736-6226 rleger@racentre.com

2017-03-15T10:42:31+00:00November 14th, 2015|Community Events|

CTV Morning Live (2015) – An Interview with Seniors on Site for National Seniors Month

CTV Morning Live speaks to Caroline Midgley of Seniors on Site and Alana George and Caroline Franklin of the Dovercourt Recreation Centre about Seniors on Site‘s partnership with Dovercourt to promote active living for seniors.

Care for a game of Bridge?

Basic skills are required. Annual membership of $5. Schedule When: Tuesdays & Thursdays (10:30AM – 3:30PM) Where: Jack Purcell Centre (320 Jack Purcell Lane) Contact: 613-564-1019

2017-03-15T10:42:47+00:00March 27th, 2015|Community Events|

Living the ‘Moment’ in Memory Care

As we age, we naturally start worrying more and more about our memory. Lapses in memory at a younger age are not given much thought but now seem to have new meaning. Research indicates that proper nutrition, medication, physical activity, cognitive exercise, and routine health monitoring can dramatically influence daily abilities, quality of life and health. Some important things to consider when it comes to prevention are: Specialized diets enriched with omega 3 and vitamins Hydration Cognitive exercise regimens Physical strength training and exercise Music, aroma and massage therapy Physical, speech and occupational therapy Fall prevention training Families are encouraged to be a part of the wellness [...]

Why Strength Training?

Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health.  In fact, people with health concerns including heart disease or arthritis often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times a week. There are numerous benefits to strength training regularly, particularly as you grow older.  It can be very powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of several chronic conditions, including: arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back pain and depression. As people age, poor balance and flexibility contribute to [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:48+00:00May 26th, 2014|Physical Health, Weight & Appearance|

Coping with Cancer

The word ‘cancer’ is fraught with emotion – mostly negative.  How does one manage the physical and emotional components of a cancer diagnosis? Taking Control Navigating a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Treatment usually happens quickly. Aside from dealing with physical effects of the disease itself and conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, people may have to adjust their lifestyle, with changes to their diet, supplement, and exercise regimens. Then there's the emotional impact. A diagnosis can trigger deep inner turmoil. Many people find they need support and healing for their mind and soul as much as for their body. There [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:48+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Coping, Food & Diet, Health & Medical, Physical Health|