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EBlast February 22, 2021

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

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.


Welcome New Part-time Manager Sarah Ferguson

We’re pleased to announce that Sarah has joined us as OSA manager! Sarah has experience both working with volunteers and being a volunteer as president of the MacKenzie Community Association. A mother with two young children age 6 and 11, Sarah hopes to help us create closer inter-generational links within the community.

Events and Programs The Program Planning committee has been busy identifying possible programs and finding presenters for future Zoom sessions. Ask us how YOU can join Zoom sessions by phone without the Zoom app on your device. OSA programs will generally run from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Check back regularly for new additions. Here are some new entries so sign up on our website by clicking here. Don’t miss these Events:

  • Feb. 22, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Creative Writing with Karen Lee

  • Feb. 24, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meet Jeromy Farkas, Ward 11 Councillor

  • Feb. 26, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Co-Housing Options – John Mungham

  • Mar. 5, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PC Taylor (CPS) Senior Safety

  • Feb. 19, 2:00 p.m. TaiChi. This event was postponed, however click here to watch as instructor Jane Sponiar outlines the benefits of TaiChi for newcomers. (available this week only).

On-going Programs:

  • (New)Feb. 23: Get going on Arts and Crafts with Sonja and Norma – introduction to a 4-part series to be held in March

  • (New) Geneology/Shared Heritage: Next meeting Friday March 5, 2:00 p.m.

  • (New) Let’s Grow - Gardening tips and chat with Julie Kearns and guests: Next meeting Saturday March 6, 10:00 a.m.

  • Walkers at 2:00 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Catch the warmest part of the day as a volunteer leads a walk and go wherever you choose, starting from the Community Centre. Or plan a walk starting from somewhere else. Just give us time to get it on the Program schedule.

  • TechTalk at 10 a.m. - Every Monday at 10:00 a.m., February though March. Join members on Zoom to bring us your tech problems, and hear how to solve them from various sources.

  • Improve your Spanish with Norma - Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

  • Ladies Chat/Movie – Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Valentine's Extravaganza

Enthusiastic members joined together to celebrate love and chocolate, a perfect combination. In between nibbling on chocolate goodies, chocolate fondue and chocolate covered strawberries, we enjoyed testing our brains with Jennifer’s quiz. Two lucky members won a Godiva chocolate collection and spring plant.

Free Membership Now at Oakridge Community Centre Gary Davies, VP Communications tells us: OCA 50th anniversary free membership drive runs from now through to April. Must have an Oakridge address to qualify for the free membership. People can register for their free membership right by clicking here. Seniors' Resources Age-Friendly Calgary is a collaboration between the City of Calgary, senior-serving organizations and community-minded Calgarians. They encourage the city to consider needs of older adults when making decisions. Learn more about AFC, its history and future plans at

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing! Stay well! Stay Home! Be Kind! Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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