How seniors are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

Jan 20, 2021 | 10:00 am -

 Online via Zoom

About this Event:

Between May and June 2020, the team at Adele Furrie Consulting Inc. (AFCI) tasked themselves with collecting information that would shed light on the impact COVID-19 has had on the lives of Ottawa seniors. Over two thousand respondents shared their stories, which allowed AFCI to get a clear picture of how older adults were coping with the pandemic and also what they've done to adapt to this changed reality to protect themselves and their loved ones. Many completed the second questionnaire sent to them in early August, again sharing their thoughts on what they needed to help them cope during the upcoming winter months.

Join us on January 20th, as the AFCI team shares the findings from the two questionnaires. Their presentation will be followed by a short talk from a representative of the Council on Aging of Ottawa's Social Inclusion Committee about the resources and supports that are available throughout Ottawa. Then, we want to hear from you - your questions, your suggestions, your coping strategies!

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Presenter: Adele Furrie

Throughout her career at Statistics Canada, and now as President and CEO of Adele Furrie Consulting Inc., Adele has worked with government officials, grassroots organizations and researchers in Canada, Hungary, Malta, Columbia, New Zealand and North Korea, as well as with officials at UNICEF, the United Nations and the World Health Organization to develop and produce information that informs the development of social and economic policy to address the issues faced by seniors, adults and children with disabilities. She is a member of the Technical Advisory Group to provide advice on the implementation of Canada’s new Disability Data Strategy. She is a member of Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, and she represents that committee on Ottawa’s Seniors Roundtable.  


Date:  NEW DATE January 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Link:  A confirmation letter with the ZOOM link
will be sent to you on the morning of the event.
Cost:  Free

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