The Good Companions is pleased to offer many in-house services and resources to its members, clients and visitors. Services that are available at our centre are listed below. For more details, please click on the services listed below.
Our knowledgeable and friendly stylist, David Kassim, has the expertise to meet all of your hair care needs. From haircuts for everyone, colours, perms, or simply a shampoo and set, all at affordable prices! Appointments available 9 am – 3 pm.
Offered once per month on Thursdays.
Call 613-236-0428 extension 2100 for more information and to book an appointment.
Specially trained foot care nurses from TiredSole provide hands-on foot care including:
Clinics are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Please refer to our latest bulletin for upcoming dates or call 613-236-0428 ext. 2100 to make your appointment.
*Per 20 minute appointment.
First time clients must book two consecutive 20 minute appointments to allow time for assessment. To cancel an appointment, please provide our office at least 3 business days notice. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee equal to the cost of the appointment.
*Foot Care Cancellation Policy*
Clients must cancel at least three full working days before their appointment. Clients who fail to respect this cancellation policy are responsible for payment for their missed appointments and will not be allowed to book any other in-house service appointments until payment is received.
Russell Gibson, LLP is available for brief legal counseling at The Good Companions on the first Monday of every month from 1:00—2:00 p.m. No appointments in July and August.
Please refer to our latest bulletin for upcoming dates or call 613-236-0428, extension 2100 to make your appointment.
Cost per 15 minute* appointment:
*Please note that appointments cannot exceed 30 minutes. Any legal matter requiring more time must be discussed with Mr. Gibson at his office. Standard legal fees would apply.
The Good Companions Library is available for use for members and our volunteers only. Books of all genres are available to borrow for up to four weeks. Books can also be purchased from our trolley in the main hallway. Members also have access to the library computers and printer. Stop by and browse the internet and check your email!
The library is located next to the main washrooms on the first level and is open:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm
(based on volunteer availability)
Repeat Performance sells gently used clothing, handcrafted items and much more! All items are reasonably priced and all proceeds help support the The Good Companions. Stop by today and help support your Centre!
To make a donation:
We are accepting donations of clothing only. We are currently not accepting shoes or accessories.
To donate clothing, please drop them off during the store’s operating hours with a volunteer sales associate. If this is not possible, please make advanced arrangements with Front Reception. Please ensure that the donations of clothing are cleaned. Additionally, the craft department will continue to accept donations of supplies and materials such as old jewelry, yarn, fabric… Lastly, The Good Companions Silent Auction will continue to accept items of high quality such as jewelry, paintings, etc… Please drop off these donations to Front Reception.
Photo courtesy of Sonya Kinkade Design
Provided by Somerset West Community Health Centre. By appointment only – Members only.
The Good Companions members who are over the age of sixty-five and who have difficulty accessing health services can make a 20 minute appointment. Appointments must be made at Front Reception or by calling 613-236-0428 ext. 2100.
The role of a Nurse Practitioner includes health promotion, preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of acute common illnesses and injuries, and monitoring and management of stable chronic conditions. The Nurse Practitioner will also suggest community resources to support members with their immediate health issues.
Provided by Somerset West Community Health Centre. Drop-in
An outreach nurse will be available on-site to check your blood pressure and/or blood sugar and to answer your health related questions or concerns. The outreach Nurse is also able to refer to appropriate resources and services within the community to meet your needs. The Wellness Clinic is offered on a regular basis, every 3 months. Please drop by.
We’re so happy to introduce the new Partnership Program through the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls!
The SCWW Partnership Program works with partner organizations across Ontario and Atlantic Canada so they can run their own impactful SCWW program that enhances the health and wellbeing of older adults in their community. These programs encourage meaningful connections, mental stimulation, and life-long learning. Learn more at: https://thegoodcompanions.ca/programs-services/scww-partnership/
Construction on Albert Street between Empress and Bronson is scheduled to start on Monday, March 27th. The City of Ottawa is rehabilitating portions of its underground infrastructure along Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue. Albert and Slater Street will be reduced to single lanes in each direction starting on this date and lasting until the end of the 2023 construction season. For more information on this project and how it may affect your travel, please click here.