Smart Aging Stand-Alone Workshop Series (by ODAWA for Ottawa’s Indigenous Population)

Sep 2, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 ODAWA Native Friendship Centre - 815 St. Laurent Blvd., Room 106

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All workshops in this series will be held at the ODAWA Native Friendship Centre.

The Smart Aging Stand-Alone Workshop Series builds on the foundation of the Smart Aging Core Program.  This series consists of eight additional weekly, interactive workshops. Each workshop can be taken independently.  As with the Core Program, each workshop is designed to provide you with the information you need, before you need it, to make smart decisions at key transition points in your life.

Note:  Participants can select any number of the 8 workshops that they would like to attend during the registration process.

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Navigating In and Out of Hospital - September 2

Participants will determine how to prepare for, navigate through, and return home from both a planned and unplanned hospital admission. Discussion will include powers of attorney, reducing the risk of readmission, as well as recovery and convalescence.

Exploring Online Banking and Shopping - September 9

Participants will explore their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.

Connecting at a Distance - September 16

Participants will explore new ways of staying connected or becoming connected, consider their thoughts on spending time alone, and helping others be more connected during times when connecting in person is not possible.

Nurturing Resiliency and Mental Wellness - September 23

Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness. Issues surrounding COVID will also be considered.

Taking Charge of Your Emergency Preparedness - October 7

Participants will consider the potential for disasters including winter storms, heat waves, power outages, floods, pandemics, and more, as well as the risks for seniors, and how to prepare themselves.

Aging in Place with Home Modification - October 14

Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in considering whether they can or should stay in their current home and which home modifications might ease their lives now and allow them to stay in their homes longer.

Aging in Place with Services and Supports - October 21

Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

Understanding the Recipe for Healthy Eating - October 28

Participants will learn about changing dietary needs and eating habits as we age, reflect on their own eating habits, needs, and challenges, discuss healthy eating, and explore opportunities to expand their options.


Dates:  Fridays, September 2 - October 28, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: This program is being held at the ODAWA Native Friendship Centre - 815 St. Laurent Blvd., Room 106
Materials: A workbook will be provided for each workshop.
Cost: Free
Food: Lunch will be provided following each workshop.  Registrants who wish to inform Odawa of any allergies or dietary restrictions are encouraged to contact Simone Charette at (613) 722-3811, ext 231, or via email at

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Contact: Simone Charette
613-722-3811 ext. 231
Stéphanie Cadieux
613-789-3577 ext. 4


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