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Mature Drivers: Some Facts and Tips

As we enter the winter season By Peggy Edwards, Council on Aging of Ottawa Louise Brunelle is chair of the older drivers sub-committee at the Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA). Louise says, “Driving gives older people independence and flexibility—a tried and true way to get where we need to go. Safe mobility in the community is...

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Recognise It! Help Stop Elder Abuse

by Peggy Edwards, Council on Aging of Ottawa Elder Abuse is defined by the World Health Organization as “a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.” Elder abuse is recognized internationally as...

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We Need Accessible Housing and Inclusive Communities

by Peggy Edwards, Council on Aging of Ottawa Accessibility is created when the needs of people with disabilities are specifically considered, and products, services and facilities are built or modified so that they can be used by people of all abilities. In 2017, 22 per cent of Canadians reported living with a disability. This...

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Snow Moles on Patrol: Age-Friendly Volunteers Root Out

Winter Walking Problems By Peggy Edwards, Council on Aging of Ottawa There is nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season. Walking is free and one of the best ways to stay active and healthy. We walk outdoors to get to needed destinations and public transportation, and to be with other people. Like many other...

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