Movie Monday
Teaching Tuesday
Together Thursday
Feel-good Friday
Seniors Saturday

Mon, Nov 22 at 6:30pm
5-pin Bowling with OSPN

EVERYONE is welcome to join us for a fun evening of bowling at the West Park Lanes bowling alley at 1205 Wellington Street West at 6:30pm.

We play two games. The cost is $8.00, including shoe rental. It’s quite informal. You don’t have to join a team, just show up at West Park Lanes.

Please come to the lanes early—at least 6:15 or a bit earlier for COVID check-in protocols.

  • Upon entry to the bowling lanes you will be asked to sanitize your hands, wear a mask and sign in for contact tracing. You will need proof of double vaccination (letter or QR code) and ID.
  • Once you get to our alley you can remove the mask if you wish.
  • Anytime you leave our alley, you must put your mask back on.
  • The alley has added some extra cleaning protocol throughout the day (door handles, bathrooms etc.). We recommend that after every frame of bowling you sanitize your hands.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Mon, Nov 22 at 7pm
‘Before Night Falls’

Mon, Nov 29 at 7pm
‘The Danish Girl’

Join us online at Kast for our special screenings each Monday evening.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Tue, Nov 23 at 1pm
Introduction to OSPN’s Educational Services Program

Join as we introduce our new Educational Services Program.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Thu, Nov 25 at 7pm
Baby Boomers Coffee Club

We’re back! Take a break with hosts George Hartsgrove and Lyse Cloutier and have a sip of coffee (or tea) with your 2SLGBTQ+ friends to chat about topics of interest to you and learn more about resources near you and other on-line programs offered by OSPN. We are meeting online bi-weekly for the summer months and hope to see you take part. All 50+ queer seniors welcome! Enter the Zoom chat room at the link in the event description above 5-10 minutes before we start.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Thu, Dec 02 at 10am
Health and LTC Team Open Discussion

Join our Health and LTC Team in this open meeting.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Fri, Nov 26 at 10am · Fri, Dec 03 at 10am
Meditations with Samten Chödrön

Mindful or mindless? Present for this moment, this person, this bird song, this flowering tree or just half aware, or completely gone, lost in thought? I think most of us would like to choose mindfulness and presence, at least some of the time. However, if we are swept along by a culture and a daily practice of distraction, we just might miss out on this precious moment.

Join us for Friday morning meditation to strengthen your mindfulness muscles and cultivate the habit of being here, awake, alive in your life. Each Friday there is a combination of guided and silent meditation, followed by time for comments and questions.

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Join instructor Thubten Samten Chödrön on Fridays at 10am.

Join us on Zoom in our special meditation room a few minutes before 10am.

Your instructor: Thubten Samten Chödrön (Nyingje Gloria Norgang, PhD). Samten learned to meditate as a teenager and it was so powerful for her that she wanted everyone to experience its benefits. She introduced it to young children with whom she worked, then with women in prison and has continued to share it in every work situation she has entered. She has been teaching meditation in various forms for more than 40 years now and looks forward to meditating with you.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Sat, Nov 27 at 10am
OSPN and The Good Companions: LGBTQ2+ Senior Saturdays

The Good Companions is open two Saturdays every month for LGBTQ2+ Seniors. Come for lunch or join in an activity with Ottawa Senior Pride Network friends.

This coming November 27th The Good Companions is open again specifically for LGBTQ2+ seniors. There will be meditation, table tennis, brain games, yoga, and a discussion on senior’s housing and long-term care. You can bring your own lunch to eat in the dining room or purchase a delicious hot meal from the kitchen for $5.90. Online sign-up is now available by clicking here. Please sign-up at least two days in advance of when you would like to attend. You are able to sign up for the activities you wish to participate and then leave when you choose.

Parking is available at the centre for $2.50 per day or $30.00 for an annual pass. You are welcome to attend programs once before needing membership to The Good Companions to attend again, you can find information about membership by clicking here. Please bring your vaccination documentation as everyone needs to be vaccinated in order to enter the centre.

For more information please contact Amanda at akristalovich@thegoodcompanions.ca or 613-236-0428 ext. 2353.


Sat, Nov 27 at 12:30pm
OSPN and MAX Ottawa: When I Get Older… Where Will I Live?

As part of the OSPN Senior Saturdays event at the Good Companions on Sat, Nov 27, a special conversation on Housing and Long-term Care, “When I get older… Where will I live?” will take place from 12:30-1:30pm. You can join in person or online through Zoom [see button below to join live at the date and time specified above].

Join Ottawa Senior Pride Network and MAX Ottawa for a chat about options. We will answer your questions as you, or those you care about, are deciding how and where we live as we age. What about downsizing, living with others, modifying our homes so we can age in place, what about assisted living, when do we need to transition from independent to supported living?

Send us your questions in advance. This session is for you! Submit your questions to georgeis@rogers.com by November 24.

Sat, Dec 11 at 11:30am
Holiday Party for LGBTQ2+ Seniors

Doors open at 11:30am; turkey lunch at 12 noon. (vegetarian option available). Performances from 1-2pm. $13 per Ticket.
Purchase tickets at TGC, in-person, online [thegoodcompanions.ca/lgbtq2-holiday-party] or by phone 613-236-0428. Purchase before December 3rd. COVID_19 Safety protocols and vaccine mandate in place.
Parking is available at the centre for $2.50 per day or $30.00 for an annual pass.
For more information please contact Amanda at akristalovich@thegoodcompanions.ca or 613-236-0428 ext. 2353