Painter of Joy

Katerina Mertikas is a magic maker on the canvas  By Jennifer Hartley Her work adorns the homes of prime ministers as well as celebrities—Julio Iglesias and Nana Mouskouri jump to mind, and one of her original paintings hangs in the mayor’s boardroom at Ottawa City Hall. In 1999, Katerina Mertikas was honoured as one of Ottawa’s Women of...

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Celebrating Older Men: The Importance of Social Connection

By the Council on Aging of Ottawa: Peggy Edwards Social connectedness is essential to our overall health and well-being at any age. However, men in our society, especially after retirement, tend to have low levels of social connectedness, often experiencing loneliness, isolation and lack of purpose. This can lead to severe physical and...

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