Shingles Vaccine Announcement

Date: September 21, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Shingles Vaccine Announcement Ontario is expanding the province’s publicly funded immunization program to help more seniors stay healthy. Beginning September 15, 2016, Ontario will offer the shingles vaccine free of charge to seniors 65 to 70 years of age. Shingles can be very serious and cause complications such as loss of vision and debilitating nerve pain and studies show people 65 to 70 years of age are most prone to getting shingles. The shingles vaccine reduces the likelihood of...

Reminder: Webinar on the proposed Patients First Act, 2016

Date: September 15, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Reminder:  Webinar on the proposed Patients First Act, 2016 On September 7, 2016 Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provided an update on status of the Patients First Act, 2016 and the implementation planning activities which are underway. The webinar was a follow-up to the June 10, 2016 session following introduction of that bill, to provide an overview and address questions. Interested in knowing more? Click link: http://www.vvcnetwork.ca/moh/20160907/  

Reminder: The National Research Council of Canada wants your input / ** Rappel : Le Conseil national de recherches Canada souhaite recevoir vos commentaires

Date: September 1, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Reminder : The National Research Council of Canada wants your input / ** Rappel : Le Conseil national de recherches Canada souhaite recevoir vos commentaires You recently received an invitation to participate in an online consultation, being conducted by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This exercise seeks to identify the major barriers which limit the ability for seniors to remain living at home for as long as possible, as well as those technologies with the potential to...

Nominations now being accepted for Dan Benedict Memorial Award

Date: August 30, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Nominations now being accepted for  Dan Benedict Memorial Award Ontario Society for Senior Citizens Organizations is seeking nominations and applications for its Dan Benedict Memorial Award. This distinguished award celebrates the contributions of an individual or organization that advances social justice for seniors in their community. The Award honors the legacy of former board member Dan Benedict. In his memory, OSSCO annually reaches out to the community to find individuals and...

Combating Sexual Violence in the Workplace

Date: August 23, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Combating Sexual Violence in the Workplace: Employers required to have new and updated workplace harassment policies, procedures and training By Elizabeth Nykorowytsch Macnab, CHRP, CHRL Did you or your HR staff remember that Ontario's Bill 132 regarding Harassment and Sexual Violence takes effect on September 8, 2016?  After your summer vacation, are you prepared to implement this new legislation? Carolyn Lee writes that “navigating the complexities of workplace harassment is a...

Beware of new telephone scams.

Date: August 23, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Beware of new telephone scams By Elizabeth Nykorowytsch Macnab, BA, CHRP, CHRL Recently, seniors have been reporting to Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO)that they received aggressive or threatening calls supposedly from CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). Some operators have threatened the senior i.e. if you do not return the call within  the next 3 hours, your husband will be jailed. Other operators have represented themselves as police officers i.e. I am Officer Peter...

Air conditioning should be required during heat waves, say advocates for homeless, elderly

Date: August 16, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Air conditioning should be required during heat waves, say advocates for homeless, elderly Some long-term care units for elderly are 'oppressively hot' and windows don't open, says lawyer By Laura Wright, CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2016 5:00 AM  John Argue, a Board member of OSSCO, was invited to express a seniors' group's views about how to protect seniors in times of excessive hot weather, for a CBC News interview.  John recommended that the City of Toronto's Public Health offices have...

2016 Awards of Excellence - Voting is now open!

Date: August 11, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

VOTING is NOW OPEN for the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury RehabilitationResourse from Brain Injury Rehabilitation The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) along with the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law) are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. These awards are meant to recognize exceptional service to the brain injury community in the following categories: Hospital Social Worker Case Management Health Care Provider...

New interior elder abuse hotline getting steady stream of calls

Date: August 5, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

New interior elder abuse hotline getting steady stream of calls Source from Globalnews By Megan Turcato Reporter An elder abuse hotline recently launched by the Interior Health Authority has been getting a steady stream of calls since it opened in May. It’s bitter sweet for organizers who are happy people are using the service but saddened to know that it’s needed. The 2011 census shows more than 27 per cent of Okanagan residents are over 65 years old. That means many in our...

Why you might still need travel insurance when you’re just hopping to the next province

Date: August 5, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Why you might still need travel insurance when you’re just hopping to the next provinceExcerpt from Financialpost by Garry Marr  Horror stories about hospital stays outside of the country — especially in the United States — resulting in medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars should drive any Canadian to purchase some type of travel insurance that includes medical coverage for travel abroad. But what if your travels are taking you to another part of the country,...


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