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
Note: The Kanata Senior’s Centre will be closed until June 30, 2020.
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.
No decision on the Far West Fun Fest has been made yet.
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
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.
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.
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.