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Resources & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Seniors

Welcome to our Resource links page!

Here you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips. It is all available by selecting from the menus on the side panel or click on the headings below. Here you will find links to various services and information.

Senior's FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The “Centre” and the “Council” are two separate organizations.

The “Centre” is operated by the City of Ottawa and provides both facilities and activities for seniors in the Kanata and surrounding areas.

The “Council” is a private, not-for-profit, charitable corporation, whose mandate is “Seniors Helping Seniors.”

The “Centre” works in close cooperation with the “Council” and provides space for the Council’s office, the Cafe, and Computer Room within the Centre’s facilities.

In addition to having provided seed money for the Kanata Seniors’ Centre, the Council now provides an advisory function to the city. In addition, the Council has outfitted the kitchen in the Centre and operates the Council Cafe and travel club as well as providing computer lessons and other activities to help seniors lead a healthy and active life.

Another difference is that you require an annual membership in the Centre to participate in their many activities while membership in the Council is free. We highly recommend signing up for both memberships.

The Kanata Senior’s Council has a number of technically competent volunteers to assist you with your computer, tablet, or smartphone needs.

Click here for more details.

Accessible parking permits

Accessible parking permits are issued to a person or business and not a vehicle.  Permit holders must have been in the vehicle and the permit displayed on the dashboard in order to park in an accessible parking space.  

Click here for the Service Ontario website and information on getting and renewing your accessible parking permit.

“Perfect” is very subjective but here’s my formula:

  • Six parts gin or vodka to

  • One part vermouth and

  • Add 4-6 olives. (Add a little olive juice for a “dirty” martini.)

Best shared with a friend.

Senior's Resources

Links to Common Resources

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Links to Health Related Resources

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  1. Medical, Fire, or Police Emergency: 911

  2. Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000

  3. Community Services Information: 211

  4. The Ottawa Hospital: 613-722-7000

  5. Queensway Carleton Hospital: 613-746-4621

  6. Bruyere: 613-562-6262

  7. Ottawa Police, Elder Abuse:
    613-236-1222 ext 2400

  8. Ottawa Public Health: 613-580-7644

  9. Pata Transpo: 613-244-1289

  10. Meals on Wheels: 613-233-2424