2020 was not only our 45-year anniversary but a year of transitions and changes. The global pandemic had us working online from home and rethinking how older adults are treated and supported in good times and bad. We started 2020 with our new Smart Aging program and ended the year with our new office space, with many highs and lows in between. Here are a few highlights from an extraordinary year living out our vision for respected, informed, and engaged seniors living in an age-friendly city.
Smart Aging has something for everyone! It is an opportunity to engage with aging through increased knowledge and awareness. I hope the Council on Aging is able to provide the program on an ongoing basis.
~ 2020 Smart Aging participant
Smart Aging was offered in 4 locations with 126 participants supported by 27 older volunteers at the start of 2020.
At the end of 2020, COA secured funding to move Smart Aging online.
Our members are people who believe in strong leadership in addressing issues of concern to older adults in the Ottawa community.