Ontario Seniors
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Seasons Greetings from OCSCO!

The Board of the Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens' Organizations, would like to thank all of our Volunteers and Partners for your continued support.  Your efforts enable us to fulfil our mission and vision - to improve the quality of life for Ontario Seniors.
Compliments of the season! 


Sentimental Journey Down Memory Lane - The Song Book

A collection of the music and lyrics for 100 songs to be played by piano and enjoyed by seniors during sing-a-long programs in nursing homes, seniors’ centres, and long-term care facilities.

The Song Book contains both the music and lyrics for the songs.

Price:  $52.00 CAD
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Sentimental Journey Down Memory Lane - The Lyric Book

A collection of the lyrics only for the 100 songs included in Sentimental Journey Down Memory Lane – The Song Book.

Price:  $22.65 CAD
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Another successful year to report on
November 6, 2014
By: admin
OCSCO’s  Annual General Meeting  will be held on Tuesday, November 25 th   from 3 – 6pm where we will be honoring the 2013-2014 Dan Benedict Award Recipient. Each year a senior is...
Cancer Screening Workshops Coming to 40 Ontario...
September 19, 2014
By: admin
Cancer screening workshops are coming to 40 communities in Ontario during the next year (2014-2015). Contact OCSCO for upcoming workshops in your community. Click here to learn more about this...
OCSCO Board Member Roslyn Harris featured in...
September 2, 2014
By: admin
Roslyn Harris, OCSCO Board Member, was recently featured in the August 28th issue of The Canadian Jewish News . The article discussed Roslyn’s position as President of the Association of Jewish...
Age-Friendly Community Planning Guide Now...
August 13, 2014
By: admin
The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), the University of Waterloo and McMaster University has worked together to produce an Age-Friendly Community...
Town of Orangeville Launches Age Friendly Survey
August 13, 2014
By: admin
It’s time for seniors in Orangeville to have their say about what will make Orangeville an age friendly community. If you are 55 years of age or older, please take the opportunity to complete a...
Brickworks Farmers’ Market Looking for Older...
August 11, 2014
By: admin
Grassroot Organics is a small scale, organic, family farm located in the Kawartha Lakes area. They sell their goods at the Brickworks Farmers' Market in Toronto. Grassroot Organics is interested...
Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council Offers...
August 11, 2014
By: admin
OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002 (MVDA) on behalf of the Ontario government through the Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS). Their...
OCSCO Announces Feedback Sessions to Help...
July 25, 2014
By: admin
For the past 28 years, Ontario Coalition of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (OCSCO) has focused on improving the life of Ontario seniors by providing educational programming, conducting research...
OCSCO Summmer Newsletter Now Available
July 25, 2014
By: Deborah Spencer
OCSCO’s Summer Newsletter is now available. Click here for a brief excerpt from the latest issue. Full copies of the newsletter are available free to all OCSCO members. Contact OCSCO...
Ontario Protecting the Voluntary Blood Donor...
July 22, 2014
By: admin
The Ontario government just introduced legislation to safeguard the integrity of the province's health care system. The proposed Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act, 2014, combines two bills...
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A Roadmap for Informed Decision Making as You Age
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Canadian Legion Branch 76 – Minnow Lake

Friendly to Seniors – Sudbury and by the Sudbury Branch of CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) presents a “Roadmap for Informed Decision Making as You Age”, December 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Canadian Legion Branch 76 – Minnow Lake.

The presentation will be conducted by Elizabeth Macnab, Executive Director of theOntario Coalition of Senior Citizens’ Organizations. Mrs. Macnab is co- author of the report “Shifting the Paradigm of Ageism”. This report has a number of suggestions with respect to Health Care for Older Adults including the creation of a Provincial Ombudsman for Seniors to monitor and mediate services and to initiate the use of “quality of life” measures as a health care standard plus 12 specific recommendations.

This interactive session is part of a project by the Coalition to provide older adults with tools to make informed decisions to deal with this critical part of life’s journeyand to be independent during this stage of life.

Examined will be how attitudes adjust or change when encountering new circumstancesand what is relied upon to make or not to make decisions.
By the end of the presentation/workshop participants will learn;

  • how other older adults in general deal with stressful or changing times,
  • what they expressed is needed to make the best choice under the circumstances,
  • how to make decisions to respond to stressful or changing times,
  • what to know to deal with new situations,
  • how to recognize the uniqueness of each person in the aging process, and,
  • what options are important in making an informed decision as you age.

A complimentary lunch is being provided.  Registration is required by calling 705-507-6037or by e-mail to friendlytoseniors.sudbury@gmail.com.
There is room for 60 older adults to attend this free two hour session.

For more Information kindly contact: 
John Lindsay

Friendly to Seniors, Sudbury
(705) 507-6037

ILCA Seminar* "Silver Rainbow: Discrimination Against Gay and Lesbian Seniors in Long Term
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Institute, 263 McCaul St., 4th Floor Classroom


Gay and lesbian seniors are denying their sexual orientation or living “closeted” lives in order to protect themselves from discrimination in long term care. Services and supports are not designed to meet the unique needs of these seniors who are often incapable of advocating for themselves because of fear. Research findings from a systematic review that investigated the experiences and needs of gay and lesbian seniors in long term care will be presented.

Ronald Gonsalves MSW, RSW, has recently completed his MSW in Gerontology at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW), University of Toronto. He has worked for over 20 years at Community living Toronto supporting adults and seniors with mental and intellectual disabilities in both residential and community settings. His career goal is to support seniors in long term care and community setting through counselling and case management.

 Seminars are free, held at the Institute, 263 McCaul St., 4th Floor Classroom.

 Please RSVP as seating is limited.  This seminar will be webcast and can be accessed at: http://hosting2.epresence.tv/AGING

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