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Upcoming Events


March Events


Birthday Party
Friday, March 24th
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by The Ladies of the Day (Barbershop Harmony Chorus).

Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge to members celebrating birthdays; $4 for
all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party.

Day Trip
Sucrerie de la Montagne, Rigaud, QC
Tues, March 28th
9:30am to 5:00pm
Cost: $80 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Includes:
• Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
• Visit to traditional maple syrup production facility and
bakery
•All you can eat Sugar Shack meal
•Live musical entertainment and dancing
•Maple taffy on ice tasting
•Visit to general store


April Events


Spring Program Registration
April 4, 5 & 6th
10:00am to 2:00pm
Rm 142/147
Registration can be done in person or over the phone (during registration hours by credit card only). Please see the Spring Program Guide for a full list of the programs being offered. If you have any questions, please call 613-236-0428 and ask to speak to a member of the Day Centre team.

Talbots Events
Wednesday, April 12th
10:00am to 9:00pm
Talbots at the CF Rideau Shopping Centre and TGC invite you to shop for modern classic styles and enjoy light refreshments! 10% of pre-tax sales will be donated to TGC!

Easter Brunch
Thursday, April 13th
11:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: $12
Menu: Rolls, Carved Ham, Chicken in a Wine Sauce, Home Fries, Mixed Vegetables, Bacon, Sausage,
Scrambled Egg, Pancakes, Assorted Pastries, Black Forest Cake, Coffee & Tea. Deadline for ticket purchase is April 11th by 3pm.

New Member Orientation
Tuesday, April 18th
1:00 to 2:00pm, Room 142/147
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.

Birthday Party
Friday, April 28th
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by musical entertainer Deanne Vance.
Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge to members celebrating
birthdays; $4 for all others.
Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party.


Alan P. Sentance Educational Seminars. Seminars at The Good Companions are Free. Members and Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. 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


March Seminars


Healthy Eating For Older Adults
Presented by Jennifer Ong Tone, MHSc RD
Tuesday, March 28th
10:00am to 11:00am
Eating well and staying active are important, no matter what your age. In this nutrition workshop presented by Massine’s Independent’s Registered Dietitian, Jen Ong Tone MHSc RD, you will learn what nutrients to pay attention to in your later years and how to meet those needs. You will also come away with tips for cooking for 1 or 2 people.


April Seminars


CPP and OAS (Old Age Security): What Do You Need To Know?
Presented by Husam Alsousi from Old Age Security
Tuesday, April 11th
10:30am to 11:30am
OAS is an income benefit that provides financial support for seniors over 65. It does not cover medical or disability-related needs. Therefore, individuals leaving ODSP must look to other programs to help with their medical or disability-related expenses. Join us for a free information session and have your questions answered by a Citizen Services Specialist. This presentation will provide an overview of the Canada Pension Retirement Pension and different benefits available through it as well as an overview of OAS with specific focus on supplement benefits for seniors with low income and life events that may impact your benefits.
This is a free seminar. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please register in person or call Front Reception.

Know How To Travel Safely
Presented by Sven Jurschewsky
Tuesday, April 25th
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Traveling might have been one of your plans once you retired, but now you’re a bit nervous about leaving the security of your community. Today’s media headlines terrorism, crime and disease in many touristic places, even in Europe. Is it still safe to travel anywhere?
Over the course of his career as a foreign service officer, Mr. Jurschewsky and his family have lived and travelled to many places – some even dangerous. Some simple rules and a bit of knowledge that he applied in his professional life could help prospective tourists to still have wonderful and satisfying vacations.
Come join us for this interactive and informative session and learn how to take steps that will help you have the vacation you dreamed of (and deserve) without compromising your safety.