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EBlast October 26, 2020

Contact 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.

Special Events October 30, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Laughter & Yoga with Cheryl Oberg & The Rewards of Generosity with Dianna Campbell-Smith  Want to be healthy and happy, but instead you are getting stressed out, depressed, getting less sleep, more negative thoughts and feeling isolated? Join us for this free event via Zoom. Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise where anyone can laugh, and with practice, soon becomes real and spontaneous. Presenter Cheryl Oberg, a clown with Children’s Hospital, will build on the popular OSA session she ran last year. She trained under Patch Adams, who stressed the value of laughter in treating hospital patients.  Dianna Campbell-Smith, a local psychologist, ran a well-received OSA Happiness event last year. She leads a weekly OSA Feel Good Group Zoom session, exploring ways to stay positive during COVID-19. She will explore the positive values of being generous with your resources or your time to help others. Please wear a fun hat, tie, wig, shirt, dress from your favourite vacation or anything that makes you happy! Sign up now to Zoom with FUN! Click here to register.

October 31, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Halloween in the Garden Oakridge Community invites everyone to the garden on Halloween day to see the spooky decorations. You may also want to get creative (and messy!) by participating in the pumpkin carving contest. Two prize baskets are up for grabs! (home-carved pumpkins brought to the garden will also qualify for prizes.) After dark, there will be lights and glowing pumpkins, so stop by after sunset.... that is...if you are feeling particularly fearless.   November 18, 12:30 p.m. OSA Annual General Meeting Don’t forget to register to attend the OSA AGM. Please consider getting involved with our very active board to plan events and programs for the coming year. There’s a list on the invite of positions you could consider filling. Click here to register for the Zoom option, click here for the in person option.  December 10, 6:45 p.m: Chat with MLA Whitney Issik  An open discussion via Zoom on how to better serve Oakridge community, not just seniors. How the two associations (Oakridge Seniors and Oakridge Community) can form enhanced relationships to deliver programs to a wider audience. Click here to register.

Programs and Services  Winter Care - you told us - we listened Members told us that snow clearing and winter safety is of primary concern.  OSA is creating a program of proposed winter care for Oakridge seniors. With roads and sidewalks getting icy and homes snowed in, everyone’s thoughts are on safety and staying upright while getting out in the fresh air too. OSA is investigating getting partners for snow-clearing, installing handrails on outside steps, and helping residents secure walking aids (trackers, poles, non-slip crampons) and other safety aids. Watch for news soon if funding is secured for this important program. Wednesday Walkers at 10:00 a.m.  If Wednesday isn’t your day of choice and you’d like to walk, why not volunteer to host another day or time and we will put it on the schedule. Thursday/Thursday Trotters, Friday Fitties, Saturday Striders anyone? Tai Chi/Yoga for Winter Months with Jane  A big thank you to all who started a new session with me, either on-line or in person. I'm truly thankful for your support!

  • Some people might be interested in evening online class, especially for the winter months, from the comfort of your home without driving?

  • Tai Chi, Yoga for backs, Meditation? Or the new offering: Move Your Chi? Perhaps easy Yoga combined with meditation for good sleep? Tai Chi for beginners? Day time or evening? 6 week session.

  • Possible on-line workshop topics for winter months: maybe 10am Saturday morning: Breath for Health, Simply Tai Chi, Basics of Yoga for backs. Cost $35 including workshop recording. Available for purchase without participating in workshop.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Jane  403- 281-7553

Be kind! Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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