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Upcoming Events


September 2018

Fall Rhapsody Lunch and Dance
Wednesday, September 19
Cost: $12
12:00 pm            Menu:  Mixed Greens Salad, 4 oz. Strip Loin Steak with Shrimp Skewer, Roast Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Apple Cobbler, Coffee and Tea.
1:00 pm              Entertainment provided by the Rideau River Ramblers
Deadline for ticket purchase is September 17 by 3pm.

Ottawa Public Library 50+ Short Story Contest Award Ceremony
Tuesday, September 25
1:30pm— 2:30pm
Come join us for an afternoon of storytelling. The Good Companions will be hosting this year’s award ceremony. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited seats available. This is a free event but registration is required.

Birthday Party & 15 Year Recognition Tea
Friday, September 28
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by Ladies of the Day Chorus. The September birthday party is sponsored by Revera—Landmark Court.
Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Members celebrating 15 years of paid membership this year (consecutive membership – April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2018 will receive an invitation by mail). Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party.


October 2018

New Member Orientation
Tuesday, October 2
1:00 pm—2:00 pm
This orientation will provide new members (or existing members seeking more info about TGC) with the opportunity to meet other new members and staff. There will be mingling, refreshments, and details on all the Centre has to offer. There is no charge for this event.

Day Trip- SOLD OUT
Fall Colour Tour
Tuesday, October 2
10:30am – 5:30pm
Cost: $95 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Includes:

  • Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
  • Buffet lunch at the historic and picturesque Fairmont Chateau Montebello
  • Admission to and driving tour of Parc Omega

Harvest Meal
(licensed event with a cash bar)
Friday, October 5
Cost: $12
12:00 pm            Menu: Roll, Roast Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Green Beans, Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream, Coffee and Tea.
1:00 pm              Entertainment provided by Arlene Quinn
Deadline for ticket purchase is October 3 by 3pm.

Member’s Meeting
Tuesday, October 23
1:00 pm Room 142/147
Monique Doolittle-Romas (Executive Director) will be hosting the meeting. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.This is a great opportunity to find out what is happening at your Centre.

Oktoberfest Lunch
(licensed event with a cash bar)
Wednesday, October 24
Cost: $12 
12:00pm               Menu: Red Cabbage Slaw, Braised Brisket, Cauliflower, German Potato Salad, Black Forest Cake, Coffee and Tea
1:00pm                   Entertainment will be provided by The International Set
Deadline for ticket purchase is October 22 by 3pm.

Birthday Party
Friday, October 26
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by magician Tyler Rourke.
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.

Halloween Tea
Wednesday, October 31
1:00 pm
Cost: $5
Entertainment will be provided by Hart Cowley & Friends. The dessert will feature Apple Strudel with Caramel Sauce, Coffee and Tea. All participants are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume.
Deadline for ticket purchase is October 29 by 3pm.

 


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


September 2018 

Chatting About Music: The Artistry of Paul Simon
Presented by Garry McGurrin
Wednesday, September 19
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:30—11:30am
Paul Simon’s parents would kvetch to their son, “You practice guitar for six hours a day when you should be studying. What do you want to be, a musician?” Of course, they had no way of knowing that their son would become one of the outstanding singer-songwriters of the 20th century. Come and hear about Paul’s childhood friendship with Art Garfunkel, their early efforts as a musical duo, and their role in the folk music revival of the sixties up to the time of The Sound of Silence and their first album released in 1964, titled Wednesday Morning, 3 AM. This is a free presentation. All in the community are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please note and respect that our centre is scent free. Please register in person or call Front Reception to reserve your spot.


October 2018 

Lets Talk Diabetes
Presented by Delia Fagundes, from Diabetes Canada
Wednesday, October 10
10:30am – 11:30am
Free OC Transpo Rides for seniors on Wednesdays
Come learn how to get active, one step at a time! You already know that you should eat well and exercise. But are you confused about how to get started? Join Diabetes Canada for a quick, interactive talk on how you can stay well. Diabetes Canada will have simple tips to get you feeling better. Bilingual question period to follow.

Foot Health
Presented by Lisa Garland and Diane Crocker, from TiredSole
Tuesday, October 16

10:30am – 11:30am
Foot care is an essential part of preventative health care, just as important as blood pressure, screening, and yearly checkups. Come and meet foot care nurses from TiredSole, gain some information on how to care for your feet and what to look out for so you know when to get assistance.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours
Presented by Shelagh Tuddenham, from the National Association of Federal Retirees
Wednesday, October 24
Free OC Transpo Rides for seniors on Wednesdays
9:00am – 3:00pm
This workshop was developed by the Victorian Order of Nurses in 2003. The objective is to provide individuals with enough basic information to feel comfortable volunteering to offer respite care to primary caregivers. Burnout is a consequence of providing care to someone who is ill or aging. The VON wanted a way of giving primary caregivers a temporary break at no cost to the caregiver or the care recipient.  With the cutbacks to funding and community services, volunteering has become so much more important. Come and learn ways to help someone in your community.