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Falls Prevention Screening

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 14 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Ottawa Public Health will host this event at Capital City Dance Studio, in the lower level of Westgate Shopping Center. A public health nurse will test your balance, gait and blood pressure. Westgate Shopping Center is at 1309 Carling Avenue on the North side of Carling just east of the Queensway overpass.

Please call 613-829-9777 to book your appointment.


Pet Social: Volunteers from The Ottawa Humane Society will visit the Olde Forge with temperament tested and friendly animals for a great opportunity to cuddle some furry friends and meet other animal lovers.

Date, time, location: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14 at The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue.

Please note that these animals are not up for adoption.

Call Vanessa at 613-829-9777 to confirm.

Merrickville Outing

Sorry, this event has been Sold Out.

Please call if you want your name added to the wait list.

Join us on a scenic tour of Merrickville! Enjoy the fall colours in the company of other seniors. Explore Merrickville’s offering of shops and boutiques.

Typical Merrickville Scene

Date:  Friday, October 17th, 2014

Departure Place and Time: Lincoln Fields Shopping Center at 10:00 a.m.

Return Time: 3:30 p.m.

Payment and Reservations: Your cost is $35.00 per person. This includes the bus fare, all taxes and gratuities plus lunch at Mainstreet Family Restaurant. Please call 613-829-9777 to reserve your spot. In addition to your name, phone number and method of payment, we will need your license plate number for security and parking purposes if you plan on leaving your car at Lincoln Fields. Trip reservations are secured with payment in advance, by September 26, 2014

Note: Please wear or bring sufficient clothing for unpredictable Fall weather.

Dine for the Cause Banner

Location: Biagio’s Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario

Cost: $25.00

Cost includes: The meal, taxes, gratuities and a $5.00 donation.

Suggestion: Bump your donation to $10.00 for a total of $30.00 and receive a tax receipt to reduce your taxes!


ANTIPASTI: Choice of Mista Salad, Mixed greens with balsamic dressing, or
Butternut Squash Soup

SECONDI: Choice of Chicken Sandwich, Fish and Chips, Grilled Vegetable Wrap or Pomadoro

DOLCI: Pumpkin Pie

Intergenerational Event at the NAC


We will see: The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s most effervescent,
flamboyantly witty and best-loved play.

Time and Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: National Arts Center

Cost: $20.00

This brilliantly clever and inventive 1895 comedy of manners is without peer. A triumph of subtlety and sophistication, The Importance of Being Earnest is a masterpiece of polished decadence – one of the funniest plays ever written. Stylish and stylized, this satire of London society and social conventions features true love, false identities, guilty secrets, cucumber sandwiches, and the grandest dame in drama, Lady Bracknell. Grab your finest Bunburying outfit and join us.

For more information or to confirm your participation, please call Effie or Vanessa at 613-829-9777.

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.

Seniors Fair 2014 Edition

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre

It seemed that winter had finally retreated when The Olde Forge staged its second annual Seniors’ Fair where close to 300 seniors cruised the 40 booths featuring services and products for the “older adult”. A boxed lunch created especially for the the occasion was provided by Nate’s Deli and washed down with Starbucks coffee. Mayor Jim Watson, MPP Bob Chiarelli and Olde Forge Chair Mary Houston-Lambert spent over an hour meeting old friends and making new ones among the crowds of happy seniors. Bob Chiarelli showed considerable interest in visiting the booths since he was, “getting up there” himself. There was great participaton in the 50/50 draw and the Silent Auction with its 30 plus items. “Please do this again next year” was a request heard from many of the visitors as they left. It’s too early to nail down final numbers, but apparently this year’s fair raised close to $17,000 to the delight of Chair Houston-Lambert who headed the Fair Committee.

Seniors Fair Sponsors: