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Seniors’ Travel Training

Free Lunch, who says there’s no such thing?

Date, time, location: November 9, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue.

Thanks to: OC Transpo, The Council on Aging of Ottawa, the Government of Canada

This event includes not only a free lunch, but also a bus trip with a surprise destination. Register in advance by calling 613-829-9777 extension 233. Adults with physical disabilities are welcome.

Olde Forge Annual Bazaar

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015

To add to the success of our Bazaar, we are seeking donations of the following items:

  • Empty 28 ounce cans for Christmas pudding making
  • Attic treasures, jewelery and collectables
  • knitting
  • Silent Auction Donations
  • Christmas Items
  • Preserves – Dated and labelled please
  • Baking… Baking… Baking

55 Alive Driver Training

November 2015 Session Date, Time & Place: Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to noon and Friday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon at The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue

Registration: Please call us at 613-829-9777 to register or for more information. The course fee for each session is $25.00. Payment is due for the September session by September 1 and is due for the November session by November 13.

For participants in the 55 Alive Driver Training courses, above, we’re taking seniors’ driver education a step further with a

Virtual Simulator

Date, Time & Place: La Cité Collégiale, Tuesday, November 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Transportation will be available.

Registration: The cost is included with your 55 Alive Driver Training fees, but note that spots are limited so be sure to call us at 613-829-9777 to register early.

The simulator will supply the visuals, sound and environment for pretend driving so you can

  • try challenging traffic situations
  • sharpen your observation skills
  • learn, compare and share information and concerns,

all without any actual risk to people or property.

Monthly Cooking Club

Do you enjoy cooking or would you like to know more about healthy meal preparation? We are running a monthly cooking club at Woodroffe United Church. Meet new people and share healthy and delicious recipes. Next session, on Monday, November 16, will start at 9:30 a.m. and run for a few hours to allow for an educational component, cooking and instruction and enjoying the meal together as a group. Space is limited. Call 613-829-9777 to book your spot or for more information.

Guide to Funeral Planning

Date, time, place: Monday, November 23, at 10:00 a.m.

Thanks to: Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa (FCO)

FCO is an independent not-for-profit funeral home that offers a range of options for traditional or simple funerals or memorial services. This presentation will review the essential decisions around funeral planning, some of the frills that can be costly and what you have a right to request or decline when making funeral arrangements.

Seniors Fair 2015 Edition

Thursday, April 23th, 2015

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre

The Seniors Fair was a great success again this year, with over 200 attendees who enjoyed a delicious boxed lunch catered by Nate’s Deli. Visitors had the opportunity to bid on some fantastic auction items and visit over 40 booths to check out programs and services specifically geared to the older adult. We wish to thank our sponsors, listed below.

Platinum Sponsor, Bank of Montreal:


Gold Sponsor, Hollis Wealth:


Silver Sponsor, Deputy Mayor & City Councillor:


Bronze Sponsors



Annual Bazaar

Saturday, November 22rd, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue

This very successful event featured baking and preserves, a silent auction, attic treasures, knitting, Christmas items, jewelry and collectables. An interesting variety of items was on offer. The most popular table was the baked goods but the Silent Auction was also well supported. A hearty ‘thank you’ to the Staff, led by Elizabeth Parcher, for all their hard work in organizing this popular event and to all volunteers who contributed to make our Bazaar such a great fundraiser.

1st Annual Antiques Appraisal Day

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

McLean and Associates

Our first ever Antiques Appraisal Day was a great success. Over a hundred people attended and appraisals were made on a variety of items from jewelery to art to books and china. You name it, they appraised it. We raised over $1100 for the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year.