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Upcoming Events


February 2019

Birthday Party & Farewell to Mary Wallace!
Friday, February 22
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by Marleen Fawcett. Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party.


March 2019

Book Launch: Apse the Gate
Presented by Shawn Anthony
Tuesday, March 12
12:30pm—1:30pm
Join us for a book launch! Meet the author, get your book signed, and enjoy free  refreshments. APSE THE GATE is a collection of essays from Newfoundland transplant and author Shawn Anthony. It offers a glimpse inside a family who experienced the economic exodus of Eastern Canada during the 1970s and 80s. But it also hints at the contrast
between perspectives and attitudes that are shaped by different landscapes. Please RSVP at Front Reception.

Shamrock Tea
Wednesday, March 13
1:00pm
Cost: $5
Entertainment will be provided by the Trillium Academy of Irish Dance. The dessert will feature Chocolate Guinness Cake, Coffee and Tea.
Deadline for ticket purchase is March 11 by 3 pm.

Birthday Party
Friday, March 22
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by Paddy Stewart. Cake, ice cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. The birthday party is brought to you by First Memorial Funeral Services.


Alan P. Sentance Educational Seminars

Seminars at The Good Companions are free. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please register in person or call Front Reception. Parking available.

Visit our website: www.thegoodcompanions.ca
The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre
670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6L2
(613) 236-0428
OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99


February 2019

Bullying Between Older Adults
Presented by Stéphanie Cadieux from Elder Abuse Ontario
Tuesday, February 26
10:30am—11:30am
The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, working in partnership with Elder Abuse Ontario (EAO), conducted an Ontario-wide study to learn more about the prevalence and nature of bullying between older adults. Come join Stéphanie Cadieux, from Elder Abuse Ontario as she will share with us the results of this important study.

How to Be Your Own Pain Detective
Presented by Hillel M. Finestone, MDCM, FRCPC, from Bruyère Research Institute
Wednesday, February 27
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
1:00pm—4:00pm
What is chronic pain and why is it bothering me? What can I do to advocate for myself at my doctor’s office? What’s the difference between musculoskeletal pain, arthritic pain, muscular pain, bone pain, neuropathic pain and do I care? What is the Pain Explanation and Treatment Diagram (PETD) and how can I use it ? Have these and other questions answered by Dr. Finestone, author of the book  “The Pain Detective, Every Ache Tells You A Story” and become your own pain detective.


March 2019

Good Grief Introduction Lecture: Loss
Presented by Jill Whitford from First Memorial Funeral Services
Thursday, March 14
10:30am—11:30am
There are all kinds of loss that we must cope with in our lives; different people need different kinds and different levels of support during times of loss. Let’s look at types of loss that take place in people’s lives. Join Jill Whitford, a family services counselor from First Memorial Funeral Services, to look at ideas and strategies to consider using during a loss.

Health, Reason and Common Sense
Presented by Dr. David Albuquerque
Wednesday, March 20
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
1:00—2:00pm
Join us for this informative session as  Dr. David Albuquerque, MD, 50 years experience in medical and surgical practice, will explain how reason and common sense can contribute to  better health.

Organic vs. Non-Organic: Debunking the Myths
Presented by Kyle O’Donohue CCA, P. Ag., from AGRI-TREND® Agri-Coach®
Wednesday, March 27
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:30am—11:30am
Kyle is a conventional farmer who grows NON-GMO crops. Kyle has a cousin who is organic and is hoping that he will convert. Kyle has spent the last 2 years researching organic farming practices and how to make the switch. He would like to share with you his perspective on both types of practices and allow you to decide where you would like to spend your food dollars.