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16
Aug

0

App-ified world for seniors

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) is a solution accelerator in the longevity sector, helping Canadian and global innovators test, develop and validate their products, practices and services. In CABHI’s recent blog post, four apps among more than 210 CABHI supported projects are highlighted. These apps help impact the lives of older […]

07
Aug

0

Show A Little Heart Video Competition 2019

Heart to Home Meals sponsored a competition this year for students to submit videos showcasing their relationship with older people. In April 2019, 4 judge panelists, which included Elizabeth Macnab, Executive Director OSSCO, reviewed the 5 finalists and selected the top 3 videos which fulfilled the competition’s criteria. The Show a Little Heart Video Competition […]

01
Aug

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Addressing Ageism to Ensure the Safety & Security of Older People

After many months, the long awaited Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry Report was released. The 1,500 page, four-volume report addressed systemic vulnerabilities and the 91 recommendations are built around four strategies: prevention, awareness, deterrence and detection. While the report identified systematic gaps and recommendations to prevent these horrific events from occurring again, the report missed […]

27
Jun

0

Step Up To Elder Abuse – We need your input!

Update: OSSCO would like to thank everyone who completed this survey. We appreciate your feedback and input in helping us implement this new project!  Greetings from Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations! We are implementing a new project called “Step Up To Elder Abuse”. There are 7 workshops which will deliver knowledge on 7 different […]

19
Jun

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Federal parties should use election as chance to revisit seniors’ benefits

*This OPED piece in The Hill Times is written by Ghazy Mujahid, Board Member of Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations With the changing balance between working-age Canadians and seniors, it should be obvious that the current coverage and level of benefits cannot be sustained without overburdening the taxpayer. With the 2019 federal election round the corner, […]

12
Jun

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2019 for Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations at North York Memorial Community Hall (Burgundy Room A) – 5110 Yonge Street, North York, ON M2N 5W4 Join us at 10:00 am on Tuesday June 25, 2019 for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as per the notice below. Following the order […]

12
Jun

0

Volunteers Needed!

Do you have a good knowledge of elder abuse? Are you interested in engaging older people in the community to help educate and inform them? We are seeking volunteers to steer the implementation of a new project ‘Step Up To Elder Abuse’ and to plan and implement the ‘Step Up To Elder Abuse’ conference. Volunteers […]

10
Jun

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Five Tips To Help You Age Well

In the Empowering Aging Canadian’s campaign, OSSCO submitted an article about programs and workshops that give older people experiences that increase their knowledge while giving them new social engagement opportunities. As we age, various events affect our social interactions and connections. Living on a pension with decreasing savings may limit social outings. Loss of driver’s […]

07
Jun

0

Consultation Survey on Ontario’s Seniors Strategy

Ontario’s government is putting seniors first by engaging with the public on the development of a government-wide seniors strategy, first announced in the 2019 Ontario budget. The feedback gathered will help develop a new strategy which respects Ontario’s aging population, while growing jobs and economy. Take the survey to help inform the government on ways […]

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