Aging in Ottawa

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Join Bonnie as she welcomes local guests to talk about relevant issues for older adults in our community – active living, accessing health information, social services, transportation, housing, to name a few. With an aging population expected to double in the next 20 years, Aging in Ottawa is your information source on what really matters for older adults in Ottawa. 

Starting September 17, 2013, watch Aging in Ottawa on Rogers TV – Ottawa Cable 22 on Tuesdays at 4:30PM and 8:30PM, Thursdays at 9AM and Fridays at 4PM.

Every two weeks, Aging in Ottawa brings local experts and resources into your home. Whether you are an older adult or a caregiver of a senior, this show is for you! With 20 shows in the lineup, there is bound to be a topic for you! For updates on future episodes, go to the Aging in Ottawa website. 

Episode #1: September 17 – 27: Building an Age-Friendly Ottawa

The Council on Aging of Ottawa

Guests: Cal Martell, President & Caroline Midgley, Age Friendly Ottawa Committee

Episode #2: October 1 – 11: Successful Aging

Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario

Guest: Dr. Bill Dalziel, Medical Director, Geriatric Day Hospital and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa

October 1 is National Seniors Day

Episode #3: October 15 – 25: City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan

City of Ottawa

Guest: Mark Taylor, Councillor, 

Chair,  Community Protective Services Committee

Episode #4: October 29 – November 8: Falls Prevention for Seniors

Ottawa Public Health

Guest: Lydia Christ, Public Health Nurse, Seniors Health and Caregiver Support

November6 – 12 is National Seniors Safety Week

Episode #5: November 12 – 22: Positive Aging

Guest: Barb Burns, Energetic at 80

Community Advisory Committee
A Community Advisory Committee supports Aging in Ottawa. The Committee meets twice a year to identify the topics and guests featured on the show. 

Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Champlain Community Care Access Centre and Champlain Healthline

Champlain Regional Palliative Care Program

Council on Aging of Ottawa

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

Ontario Association of Social Workers – Social Work in Aging & Gerontology

Ottawa Community Support Coalition

Ottawa Public Health

Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario

Aging in Ottawa would like to acknowledge the support of Aging in Peel and Peel Senior Link to bring the show to Ottawa.
Host Information
Bonnie Schroeder knows caregiving! In fact, she come from a long line of caregivers watching her mother move from one caregiving relationship to another (At one time, her mom was caring for both her aging and ailing parents, a foster son and several neighbours). Her mother’s caring capacity has inspired her to do more – to care more – to make a difference! 

Bonnie is a social worker and program consultant to health and social service agencies who serve seniors and their caregivers. Prior to consulting, Bonnie was the National Director of Caregiving at VON Canada and the District Executive Director of VON Eastern Ontario and Quebec. In her personal life, Bonnie is a partner, mother of two beautiful girls and avid cookbook reader in search of the next recipe to master! 

Aging in Ottawa is very much an extension of Bonnie’s personal and professional experience. Join her as she celebrates the lives of older adults and talks with other leading experts about what really matters for older adults and their caregivers in our community. 

Get in touch with Bonnie by email or through her website.

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