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Attention older adults! Aging Well Together Programs for October!


Aging Well Together is a year-long series on healthy aging being presented in Ottawa Public Library branches across the city. This fall, we will continue to host important programs in English and French. Look below to see the list of programs in October on fitness, dance and movement, art therapy, social connectivity, elder abuse, cancer coaching, and financial literacy.   

In addition to programming, Aging Well Together offers an innovative online platform featuring themed digital stories, booklists, blog posts and tips on healthy aging. Click here to visit the portal and see the newest content!

With thanks to our major partners, Ottawa Public Health, Compassionate Ottawa, and the Council on Aging of Ottawa. Through this initiative, we seek to meet the needs of older adults in Ottawa and provide up-to-date information from experts on healthy living and community services. Aging Well Together is funded by and supports the vision of the City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan.

October sessions

A Seniors’ Home-based Exercise Plan: Fitness for Fall Prevention
In this interactive workshop, Amanda Sterczyk, fitness instructor, will teach participants how to incorporate foundational exercises into their daily lives to improve their balance and prevent falls.

The Quiet - Seniors' Dance Program with Lola Ryan
This program is ideal for people with limited range of motion, and emphasizes mobility and relaxation. It also invites participants to engage their minds and muscles.

The Elastic Body - Seniors' Dance Program with Lola Ryan
This class uses stretching, yoga, breathing and gentle movement activities to encourage participants to open muscles and joints without risk or strain.

Art Therapy for Seniors with Art Therapy Inc.
Through a variety of art mediums, art therapists encourage creativity, help process trauma, and use art, music, and movement for purposes of grounding, decreasing anxiety, and learning new skills.

The Importance of Staying Socially Connected as You Age  / L’importance de maintenir les liens sociaux en vieillissant
Join the Council on Aging in Ottawa to identify the benefits of social connections and explore ways you can connect socially. / Joignez-vous au Conseil sur le vieillissement d'Ottawa pour une discussion interactive sur les bienfaits de l’interaction et les façons de la favoriser.

Let's Talk Elder Abuse / Les mauvais traitements des aînés, parlons-nous en

Making a Difference for Families Facing Cancer – Cancer Coaching / Faire une différence pour les familles qui font face au cancer : le coaching en matière de cancer
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is addressing gaps in cancer care by offering a health service called Cancer Coaching.  Come learn more about the impact of Cancer Coaching and how to access this health service.  / La Fondation du cancer de la région d’Ottawa comble les lacunes qui subsistent dans les soins en offrant un service de santé appelé le coaching en matière de cancer. Venez en apprendre davantage l’impact du coaching en matière de cancer, et la façon d’obtenir ce service.

Estate Planning
Estate planning involves much more than making a will.  Join a lawyer from Mann Lawyers for an informative discussion.

Your Digital Legacy
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the Cloud, PayPal, loyalty schemes, on-line dating profiles, etc. What happens to these accounts/ assets when you pass away?

Look forward to the November sessions on this page!


Why are all the courses in Orleans only in French there are many English speaking people in Orleans?

Thank you for your comment about the Aging Well Together series sessions at Orléans branch. Orléans tries to offer over the season a balance of English, French and bilingual sessions over time to reflect the bilingual community served.
The session of Let's Talk Elder Abuse had been listed in the blog post as a French-language session; this was a mistake and the entry has been corrected to “bilingual”, meaning that the presenter will adapt the presentation to the needs of those present.
The blog post is only listing October Aging Well Together sessions. In November, Orléans is offering an English-language session on Make a Will.