The Council on Aging of Ottawa | (613) 789-3577 | (613) 789-3577
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Workshop 4 – Preparing for a Health Crisis​

Identify your concerns about your health as you age and consider your own expectations and motivational tendencies in approaching these concerns.


In this session, you will:

  • discuss three common scenarios linked to health and aging
  • learn how advanced care planning can help prepare in case of a major health crisis
  • commit to taking action to increasing your own and others awareness of your wishes


Power of Attorney Toolkit
Download at no cost here:

Speak Up Ontario Advance Care Planning

Speak Up Workbook

Elder Abuse Response and Referral Service (NROCRC)
613-596-5626 ext. 230

Hope for Wellness Helpline
24hr wellness line for members of the Indigenous community who would like help navigating challenging situations and accessing supports.

Speak Up Advance Care Planning Quick Guide
(guides you to do your own Advance Care Planning step by step)

Death Cafes

Ontario Health – Home and Community Care Services

WabanoCentre for Aboriginal Health
Creates and delivers services to prevent ill health, treat illness and provide support and aftercare. PROGRAMS: Clinic (holistic health), healthy living, housing support, workshops & recreation.

COA Resources

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In and Out of Hospital Guide
A Senior’s Guide for Your Stay In Hospital And Return Home
The Council on Aging of Ottawa, 2013
A helpful resource for seniors and their family caregivers. It outlines what to expect before, during and after a hospital stay, and where to turn for more information and resources to help at home. (available upon request)

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