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Jenny Brooks, Age-Friendly Housing Committee Co-Chair

Jenny Brooks was a Critical Care and Emergency Nurse for many years, before becoming a full-time professor at Algonquin College teaching these same specialties.  She returned to university in 2000 to earn her Nurse Practitioner credential.  Jenny worked in several First Nation communities in Nunavut and Northern Ontario before accepting a full-time Nurse Practitioner position in Family Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital.  Her clinical practice included all age groups with a special focus on and interest in older adults.  Upon retirement in 2016, she joined the COA Age-Friendly Housing Committee to continue her work of improving the health of Ottawa seniors by advocating for socially inclusive, supportive, and innovative housing options. Jenny is also the Lead of the NORC- SSP (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities-Supportive Service Program) Working Group.