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May

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Aging Well: Celebrating the Young at Heart

In Aging Well’s May issue, you’ll find more information about OSSCO’s “It’s not right!” workshop facilitated at Kiwanis Seniors’ Centre in London, Ontario. During this lunch & learn session, Elizabeth Macnab (Executive Director, OSSCO) discussed how people can recognize the warning signs of abuse and advised seniors to use their “You Power”. To read more […]

16
Apr

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The Impact Assessment Act in the Senate

Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, is legislation that would have implications for approval processes for large-scale resource development projects, including pipeline construction. Curious about Bill C-69 and how it might affect […]

07
Apr

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A New Era of Canadian Senior Care

Seniors in Canada are living longer and healthier lives than ever. Learn about OSSCO and other organizations making a difference in the elder health care industry. Link: http://www.personalhealthnews.ca/education-and-advocacy/a-new-era-of-canadian-senior-care/5ebeb6065f64f2346dbb00ab789cf001

07
Apr

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Let seniors, and plenty of other people, share housing

Earlier this year, Ontario MPP Lindsey Park (Durham) received enthusiastic support for her bill from the floor to allow unrelated people to purchase homes together. The story which she shared was of 4 older women in her riding buying a house in order to live in their community of choice. Congratulations to Lindsey for successfully […]

07
Apr

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Innovative Toronto housing program that matches students and seniors needs $90, 000 to continue

At OSSCO’s Symposium: Best Practices on Loneliness and Social Isolation, OSSCO introduced you to Heather Thompson from Halton Region, Ontario’s 1st WHO accredited Home Share Program. We are pleased to continue to inform seniors of other home share programs such as the one recently developed and supported by City of Toronto. Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2019/03/06/innovative-toronto-housing-program-that-matches-students-and-seniors-needs-90000-to-continue.html

24
Mar

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Senate Chamber launches video broadcasting

Video broadcasting of Senate Chamber proceedings will begin Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 p.m. ET. It is the first time in the Senate’s history that Canadians will be able to regularly watch senators at work in the Chamber. The decision to allow for video broadcasting is part of the Senate’s continuing commitment to transparency […]

24
Mar

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New Hotel Scam

This is one of the smartest scams I have heard about. You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they don’t retain the card. You go to your room and settle in. […]

24
Mar

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Canada’s first poverty reduction target met three years ahead of schedule

February 26, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development issued a statement on the Statistics Canada release of the 2017 Canadian Income Survey, revealing a significant reduction in overall poverty rate. “Today, Statistics Canada released results from the 2017 Canadian Income […]

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