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EBlast January 7, 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.

With All Good Wishes From The OSA Planning Team For A Safe And Happy New Year. Stay Well! Stay Home!


Upcoming Events

Check the Events and Programs page for new and old programs. Note some regular programs are at new times or maybe in the future. The Program Planning committee has been busy identifying sessions of interest to members as well as presenters for future Zoom sessions. Check back regularly for new additions to the calendar. Safety For Seniors free webinar* January 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Start the new year off right with a safe home environment. Proactive Seniors will share important tips and practices to improve how you function within your home, to reduce your risk of falls and accidents. Sign up by clicking here. *Proactive Seniors uses the Microsoft Teams videoconferencing platform so if you are not familiar with that application you can download the application or access it through your web browser.


What's New on our Website

OSA Services Check out the updated OSA Services website page (click here). Register on-line for many interesting services available to seniors. Some come to you through our OSA volunteers while others from our trusted partner Calgary Seniors, who have a well-established network of volunteers and programs. Senior Resources New senior resources are being added regularly to the OSA Resources website page so please click here to see what is available.



Beginners Spanish Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 AM January 13 - March 3 News from Norma: “Would you like to brush up on your Spanish? I am Norma born in Peru and I facilitate the Spanish group. We learn while we are having fun. Members of our group are pleasant and participate in friendly conversations. Our meetings are engaging and effective. I invite you to join our Spanish group because learning another language benefits our cognitive and creative abilities. To register, click here and select the Wednesdays you'd like to join Refresh your Spanish. Beginners Tai Chi Mondays 6:00 p.m. Jane Sponiar is offering Tai Chi for Beginners at 6:00 p.m. Mondays. Sign up now for that class to happen. More experienced members can attend her Tuesday morning Tai Chi class. Paid registration is required. Click here to register. Family Leisure Centre - Seniors Club Check out some of the interesting activities offered nearby at the FLC Seniors Club. It is a non-profit group operating out of Trico Centre in SW Calgary, opposite the Fish Creek Library. Seniors over 55 and their spouses over 50 are welcome. Some members are currently in the drama/acting program. Click here to visit their website. Excellent Seniors Exercise Programs Emma Kobelsky tells us More Life Health Seniors on YouTube has excellent short and long programs tailored to seniors and are led by a physiotherapist. Find many and varied sessions by clicking here.


Other News

Holiday Cheer with Ted and Sheila Sheila and Ted Foster were really happy to host Zoom Happy Hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. With about 15 registered for each, we put on our party gear, poured our favourite tipple, served nibbles, and shared joyous greetings with one another from the safety and comfort of our own homes. Let’s hope next year we can meet in person to do this again. Oakridge Community Garden The garden has gone to sleep for winter but good things are still happening down there. Lights installed on the pergola cheer up the neighbourhood. Drop off books to their Little Library (gardening books preferred). Check out their Facebook page for Little Library walking tours around Oakridge. Shout Outs Have you experienced or seen any outstanding neighbourly acts of kindness? Send us your shout-out to highlight here. Oakridge Echo Check out the latest edition of the Official Oakridge Community Newsletter, the Echo by clicking here.


Music – the only human language that cannot be misunderstood – eliminates differences. Be kind! Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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