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EBlast December 18, 2020

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

Contact the OSA virtual office: Phone: 403-801-7254 or Email: Check out our website:

We follow COVID-19 safe meeting protocols. Please note that all OSA Events and Programs must be registered for in advance via our website. Thank you.

With All Good Wishes From Everyone On The OSA Planning Team For A Safe And Happy Holiday Season. Stay Well! Stay Home!

Special Events Holiday Cheer with Ted and Sheila via Zoom Thursday December 24 and Thursday December 31 at 4:00 p.m. please join Sheila and Ted Foster for holidays and New Years cheer. Pull out your ugly Christmas sweater or your glamorous gladrags! Pour your favourite libation, grab the smoked salmon nibbles. Get ready to share your joy with other like-minded neighbours intent on capturing the spirit of the Holidays and New Years. Come and share your Holiday or New Year traditions with your friends at OSA. Please click here to view the OSA calendar and register. Report On MLA Whitney Issik December 10 Chat A group of members enjoyed an open discussion via Zoom on how to better serve the Oakridge community, not just seniors. Thanks to Karen Lee for hosting the session and Shearer Johnson for thanking our speaker. And of course to president Barry for connecting with our MLA and facilitating the session on Zoom. MLA Issik promises news soon on planned senior housing initiatives. We look forward to more sessions like this in future.

What's New

OSA Services Take a look at the updated OSA Services page (click here). Many interesting services and facilities are available to seniors. Some come to you through our OSA volunteers while others from Calgary Seniors*, who have a well-established network of volunteers and programs. Register online and start using some of these great resources. *Pet Assist, Caring Companions, Holiday Helpers, Seniors Connecting Seniors Porch Portraits Sorry to report only one member took advantage of the roaming photographer at your door - but check out the cheery greetings from members posted in the middle section of our website home page(click here). Still remind you to send us a selfie (via our email address) with you and your holiday arrangement, door wreath, Santa or welcome mat. Our trusty webmaster Sue will post them for the holidays on our webpage.

Ross and Joan

Senior's Resources Check the OSA website (Latest News, Senior Resources) for updates on what’s available (click here to see what has recently been added). TELUS Mobility for Good program Providing Canadian seniors on GIS with low-cost wireless service and a free refurnished device to connect to the Internet. 9 Ways To Improve Aging Here is a quick reminder of easy things to do to keep up our spirits and vitality. Feeling Lonely? Are you feeling lonely? Jamie at MyLife has suggestions on ways to connect with others at this difficult time. One sure way is to connect with neighbours through OSA.

Oakridge Community Oakridge Community Garden The garden has gone to sleep for the winter but good things are still happening down there. Lights installed on the pergola cheer up the neighbourhood, not just around the holiday season. Drop off books to their Little Library (gardening books preferred.) Check their Facebook page (click here) for Oakridge Little Library walks. Oakridge Echo Check out the latest edition of the Official Oakridge Community Newsletter, the Echo by clicking here.

Shout Outs Have you seen any neighbours performing outstanding neighbourly actions? Send us your shout-out to highlight here. Thanks to Sheila Broadbent who has stepped up to answer our OSA phone calls and also to web administrator Sue Comeau in BC who monitors our emails.

Be kind! Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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