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Better Strength, Better Balance! Exercise Program

free fall prevention group exercise program for adults 65 years and older. This is a beginner level class for those wishing to improve strength and balance. Strong muscles, strong bones and better balance will make you more mobile and less likely to fall.

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Participants can expect:

  • Instruction by a certified fitness instructor to increase muscle strength, balance and coordination.
  • Education on preventing falls provided by Ottawa Public Health staff.
  • To attend the program twice a week for 12 weeks.

The Better Strength, Better Balance! program is funded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and is a collaborative effort between Ottawa Public Health and Parks, Recreation and Culture Services.

Registration begins on December 8, 2014. For more information please call Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656).


No classes on February 16, 2015 (Family Day).

In Nepean the classes are being offered at the Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place, Wednesday and Friday, starting January 7,2015.

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation


Our catchment area is one of the fastest growing and aging populations in Canada with 14% of the population  over the age of 65 (Source: 2011 Census Ottawa).  Implementing the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit embraces our vision to meet the growing needs of this aging population.

The Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) specialty medical/surgical unit will comprise of 34 beds to support our excellence in elder care mission.  A state- of- the-art elder friendly physical environment, the ACE Unit will maximize staff and enable patient focused care.

ACE unit care will be provided by a collaborative inter-professional team with specialized geriatric knowledge addressing complex geriatric issues.  This unit and program values and respects seniors’ rights and promotes good health, embracing our “Home First” philosophy. Home First means shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions for patients.

Better Care for Seniors in the ACE unit is associated with fewer falls, less delirium, less functional decline at discharge, and more discharges to home.

Seniors News Free community web site for Anyone 50+

For Seniors and People with Disabilities – Winter Help

An Ottawa winter has much snow and freezing rain. Clearing snow from private driveways and walkways is difficult but essential to ensuring mobility in the winter months. Many seniors and people with disabilities are unable to clear snow from their own private driveways or walkways and must rely on friends, family or private contractors.

The City of Ottawa’s Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways.

Our area is served by Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre:

Phone:  613-591-3686

or by email at:

 Exercise for Senior and Mature Adults

  • The exercise classes  open to the public and free of charge.

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Classes re-starting on January 6, 2015 every Tuesday from 2:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.