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Upcoming Events

July 2018


New Member Orientation
Tuesday, July 10
1:00pm
Room 142/147
This orientation will provide new members (or existing members seeking more information 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.

Dog Days of Summer Tea
Wednesday, July 11
1:00pm
Cost: $5
Entertainment will be musical memories with Mary-Ellen Shennan. The dessert will feature homemade ice-cream cake, coffee and tea.
Deadline for ticket purchase is July 9th by 3pm.

Day Trip
Kingston, ON
Wednesday, July 18
9:00am – 6:30pm
Cost: $100 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Includes:

  • Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
  • Enjoy a three hour ‘Heart of the Islands’ cruise throughout the world famous scenic 1000 islands region aboard the glass covered, climate controlled Island Star
  • Three course lunch
  • Wine tasting from a selection of local wines from Ontario


Christmas in July Lunch
Wednesday, July 25
Cost: $12
12:00pm – Menu: Roll, Roast Turkey, Dressing, Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Beans, Apple Pie with Ice-Cream, Coffee and Tea.
1:00pm – Entertainment will be provided by ‘Side by Side,’ featuring Mary Frances Simpson, Bill Luxton and John McGovern.
Deadline for ticket purchase is July 23rd by 3pm. 

Birthday Party
Friday, July 27
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by singer/songwriter 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.

August 2018


Repeat Performance Fashion Show and Tea
Wednesday, Aug 15
1:00pm
Cost: $5
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
To celebrate National Thrift Store Day, we will be having a fashion show to showcase the wonderful selection of clothing and accessories found in our one and only Repeat Performance. Keith Murfin will be our accompanist on the piano and our emcee for the event will be Beryl McKale. The dessert will feature fruit tart, coffee and tea.
Deadline for ticket purchase is August 13th by 3pm.

5th Annual Pride BBQ Lunch
Tuesday, Aug 21
Cost: $13
12:00pm – Menu: Roll, Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Roasted Red Potato, Mixed Greens Salad, Thai Noodle Salad, Beet Salad, Rainbow Cake, Coffee and Tea.
1:00pm – Entertainment will be provided by the talented barbershop quartet, Barbershop Therapy.
Deadline for ticket purchase is August 17th by 3pm.

Day Trip
Smiths Falls & Perth, ON
Tuesday, August 28
9:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $65 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Includes:

  • Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
  • Guided tour of Canopy Growth (cannabis innovation on the world stage)
  • Lunch at Michael’s Table (Perth, ON)
  • Shopping at your leisure in historic downtown Perth

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

July 2018


Acquired Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Presented by Dr. Erin Condran
Wednesday, July 11
Free OC Transpo Rides for Seniors on Wednesdays
10:30am – 11:30am
In this interactive lecture, Dr. Erin Condran will discuss 4 common age-related eye diseases. These are: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Come and bring all the questions you might have!

10 Tips For Fall Prevention
Presented by Dr. Shirley Huang; Advanced Practice Nurse, Taryn MacKenzie; and Physiotherapist Marry Haller, from Champlain Falls Assessment and Streamlined Treatment Clinic
Wednesday, July 25
Free OC Transpo Rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:30am – 11:30am
Did you know that one third of people aged 65+ fall each year? These falls can lead to serious consequences and sometimes life-threatening injuries! The good news is that falls and related injuries can be reduced when risk factors are identified and managed.
Come join a Geriatric Medicine Physician, Physiotherapist and Advanced Practice Nurse from The Ottawa Hospital for an interactive presentation on fall prevention. You will have the opportunity to identify your personal risk for falls and learn easy tips to reduce your risk and prevent falls!

August 2018


Basic First Aid For Seniors
Presented by Robert Wilson, from Ottawa Paramedic Services
Thursday, August 16
10:00am – 11:30am
Please join us for this very informative session provided by Ottawa Paramedic Services. Learn tips to stay safe and healthy at home. Paramedic Robert Wilson will teach you some very basic first aid – such as what to do for bleeds, burns, broken bones, falls, and signs of stroke and heart attacks. Come and have your questions answered!

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Self-Healing
Presented by Dr. Yu Ming Ye
Tuesday, August 21
10:30am – 11:30am
Open the fascinating TCM map to explore the interesting healing history. Understand how we can use the Ancient Wisdom in our modern, fast-paced life.