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Seniors Helping Seniors

A service of the Kanata Seniors Council

Busy seniors are healthy seniors.

  • As a Senior, you’re probably always looking for things to. If so, this site is your one-stop spot in Kanata for information on activities, events, and other things to do to keep your mind and body active and involved.

  • This service is provided by the Kanata Seniors Council, a not-for-profit organization, working in close cooperation with the City of Ottawa’s Kanata Seniors’ Centre.

  • Click on the links below for more information.

  • Be sure the check the Special Notice section below for the latest Council and other news.


Kanata Seniors Council's

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Special Notices

Note: The Kanata Senior’s Centre has been re-opened with a reduced program offering. Available programs will require a reservation.

Go to and follow the links for reserving a spot in a Drop-In Older Adult Activity. Or you can call the Centre at 613-580-2980 between 8-4 to have staff assist you.

Reservations can only be done 2-days in advance of your desired activity.


Upcoming Annual General Meeting – Sept 26, 2020. ***CANCELLED***


A Message from our President

Read it here.


To: All Our Kanata Seniors Council Members:

As you are well aware, we are in the middle of a serious health event.  Because the Kanata Seniors Centre is closed, we are not able to produce our monthly Senior News Letter. Here are a couple of items.

It has been decided that we will cancel the upcoming Retirement Living Fair planned for April  as well as all of our scheduled trips and activities. Of course our Cafe is shut down.

Sadly, we had to cancel the Retirement Living Fair.  On a happier note, most of the exhibitors (see list below) have donated their fees to the Council allowing us to continue our service to Kanata seniors.

We will  update this website with further information as soon as it is available. Please continue to monitor this site.  

Hang in there! All our fantastic services will be restored asap.😃 


Kay Dubie,  KSC President


A BIG Thank You

As a result of the Retirement Living Fair that was scheduled for Oct 24 and which had to be cancelled due to COVID,  the Council would like to thank the following exhibitors who  generously donated all or a portion of their participation fees to the Council to allow us to continue our programs and activities to help seniors:

  • Agewell Solutions,
    Altered Spaces-Altered Lives,
    Capital Audiology,
    CARP – Ottawa
    Comfort Keepers,
    Darling Solutions,
    Hazeldean Gardens Retirement,
    Helix Hearing Care,
    Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Homes,
    Kelly Funeral Home – Kanata,
    Lepine Apartments,
    Meridian Credit Union,
    Moving Forward Matters,
    Red Oak Retirement Residence
    Renos 4 Seniors,
    Solva Senior Living,
    Tea and Toast,
    The Bradley Gracious Retirement Living,
    VOXX Life,
    Wellings of Stittsville,
    Wildpine Residence


Other Information

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve rapidly. For the latest news and updates as the situation progresses, residents are asked to frequently visit Ottawa Public Health’s various avenues of communicating their messaging:

Please continue to maintain the following Ottawa Public Health recommended practices to reduce the spread of germs including the flu and COVID-19.

While viruses such as Covid-19 can make anyone sick, some people are more at risk of severe illness or developing complications due to their age or underlying medical conditions. Vulnerable populations may include: older adults (anyone 65 and older), patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer), and/or older adults with a compromised immune system from a medical condition or treatment (e.g. chemotherapy or certain arthritis medications that suppress immune function). 

At this time, we are recommending that vulnerable older adults self-isolate and take the following actions to protect their health.

  • Stay home.

  • Wash your hands often. Make sure to wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

  • Keep your distance. If possible, leave 2 metres distance from those around you. 

  • Avoid crowds.

  • Limit visitors to your home.

  • If a visit is necessary, ask your visitors to come only when they are well. (Note: sore throat, cough, and cold symptoms could be COVID-19). If your guest has symptoms, postpone the visit.

  • Avoid looking after sick grandchildren – children tend to have mild symptoms much like a cold when they are infected with the COVID illness. 

  • If you must go out, use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces in public spaces (e.g. bank machine, railings, gas pump etc.).

  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, and mouth) unless you have just washed your hands with soap.

  • Consider asking a neighbour, friend or family member to pick up your medications or groceries.

  • Avoid unnecessary trips to your doctor – a telephone appointment may be appropriate. We have been taking guidance from the health authorities and managing patients by phone when possible. In the coming weeks, if you feel that you need to be seen, you may need to speak with a triage nurse to determine how best to manage your symptoms. This may include an initial phone appointment with a physician prior to being booked for an in-person visit.

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