COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTRE PROGRAMS
The CBBCA is delighted to announce the next layer of services available at the Constance Bay Community Centre. The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) is now providing its services for older adults and adults with disabilities in our community centre. These services initially include:
Check the latest calendars WCSS March-April 2017 for the latest one- time and recurring seminar announcements being offered by the WOCRC & CBBCA Adults 55+; you’ll also find them on the CBBCA homepage calendar.
Every Thursday from March 2nd to April 20th, from 1:00 to 3:00, is Tea & Talk. These are informal workshops to start conversations about healthy relationships, age and discrimination, protecting your finances, and increasing self-esteem. Participants are welcome to all or any workshops.
Info Session on the Community Helpers Program on March 6 from 10:30 to 11:30,
Health Links Info on March 13 from 10:00 to 11:00,
Free Dental Screening Clinics on March 27 & April 24 for all ages from , from 11:00 to 3:00,
Crafting in the Community on April 5 from 10:30 to 12:30,
Diabetes Screening Event April 10 from 1:00 to 3:00,
Card Club starts April 27 from 10:00 to 11:00.
West Carleton Diners Club
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and community volunteers host a nutritional lunch, entertainment, and/or educational program for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in our community – a great way to socialize, learn and have some fun at the same time! Catered by Heart and Soul Café and the Lorne Sutherland Women’s Institute. Click here for calendar.
The second and fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please register at least 7 days in advance at 613-591-3686 ext. 320. Transportation can be arranged upon request. Club cost: $8
> Low cost transportation for people with major requirements – trips up to 30 km are $10 per person (eg. return trip to Kanata), trips over 30 km are $18. This service can also be used for shopping trips, to attend special events, and other group activities.
> Meals on Wheels, delivery of frozen meals
> Intake and referral to appropriate community resources/agencies, e.g. Community Care Access Centre, special programs.
> Training of volunteers to help deliver these and other services
> Home Maintenance Program: One goal of all seniors health/wellness programs is to enable seniors to live in their homes as long as possible. But looking after their homes becomes more and more difficult. One of the services being offered by the Fitzroy Hub is a “handyman service” to light home maintenance – changing light bulbs, cleaning gutters, etc. A group of men (so far it’s all men) have volunteered to make house calls. The homeowner pays for materials. We would like to create the same service for our community. If you are interested in helping do that, or being part of the CBBCA’s Adults 55+ please contact Andy Rapoch at 290-8311.
Our community centre is one of two such “Hubs” serving all of West Carleton; the other is at Bethel-St. Andrews Church in Fitzroy Harbour.
The services of the WOCRC will be delivered in the centre’s new Studio room, off the main floor lobby. Enabling key services was a fundamental component of the Project Sandhills vision “Creating New Opportunities”. Adding the services of the WOCRC to the Foot Therapy and Massage Therapy services that are already available brings the Studio almost halfway to its ultimate purpose as a full service hub for medical, health, and social services.
For more information please contact the WOCRC at 613-591-3686 x 3