seniors

A lifelong affair

Whether they sign up for dance instruction or a lecture series, seniors can benefit from heading back to class You make sure to get your steps in everyday, have a workout buddy and a membership to the gym. But Dr. […]

Fifty years of fun: the Nepean Sportsplex

The Woodroffe Ave. facility plays host to athletes, artists and artisans, seniors, kids, and well, everyone When it first opened its doors in 1973, the Nepean Sportsplex was the largest recreation complex in Canada. Half a century later, much has […]

Sarah and Alex Fields and their children (names withheld by request). Photo Courtesy JHarris Photography

The heart of the matter

Most people are unaware that heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women The last thing Sarah Fields expected was to be a patient at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Fields had always been an active person. The […]

SWOOS members (from left to right) Anna Cuylits, Terrance Hunsley and Carolyn Inch. Photo Credit SWOOS

A place to grow old in

An Ottawa-based organization is working to make communities age friendly and intergenerational. SWOOS shares their ideas with Sheryl Bennett-Wilson   In response to Canada’s aging demographics, a local group is planning for the future.  Senior Watch Old Ottawa South is […]

From cradle to grave

How its youngest and oldest citizens are treated is telling of a community. Here are three organizations that are making a difference in the lives of families   From Andrew Fleck Children’s Services for preschool aged kids and their parents; […]

Gregor Sneddon, right, with a HelpAge International client. Photo Courtesy of HelpAge Canada

A helping hand

By 2030, one in six people in the world will be over the age of 60. Here’s one organization that’s helping seniors in Ottawa and beyond          For Nancy (her last name has been withheld to protect her privacy), everyday […]