Seniors in Conversation is back

St. Patrick’s Day on Zoom with Seniors in Conversation, an initiative of Trinity Anglican Church’s Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa South program   Photo: Paige Kahkonen

By Paige Kahkonen

We are back! After a long month of planning and preparing for an exciting year ahead, the Trinity Anglican Church’s Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa South leadership team is thrilled to announce that Seniors in Conversation is back starting June 1.

Seniors in Conversation is a virtual program that hosts a weekly live webinar-style event every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Each week, we welcome a guest speaker to discuss a topic tailored for and requested by participants. The conversations are stimulating, educational and fun to be a part of. They typically begin with a presentation by the speaker, followed by questions and conversation with the participants. All participants are welcome to stay on or off camera and participate in the conversation as they see fit.

You may be feeling socially isolated, but you are not alone at Seniors in Conversation. This program is a great help for those feeling lonely because of the pandemic, for those who want to meet new (virtual) friends and for those who just want some enlightening conversation. To join this free program, simply register by emailing seniors@trinityottawa.ca, highlighting the conversation that you would like to be a part of.

Still not sure? We have a huge variety of conversations tailored to all kinds of topics and interests. In past conversations, we have heard from an epidemiologist talking about COVID-19, Algonquin spiritual leader Albert Dumont speaking about Indigenous reconciliation, a variety of stand-up comedians who make us laugh our socks off, Connected Canadians who taught us about using online tools and social medias, and even Elvis for a groovy Valentine’s Day concert.

Here’s a sneak peak at a few of our upcoming sessions:

June 15: Breanna Pizzuto from TalkTools speaks about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives.

June 22: Rev. Canon John Bridges discusses his many pilgrimages to Jerusalem.

June 29: Tim Boreham talks about his hike on the Camino Trail.

July 6: Liam Graham-Morton and his team from the Glebe Osteopathy and Wellness Centre describe how to heal your body and boost your wellness with manual osteopathy, yoga and massage therapy.

By popular request, we plan to welcome back Dr. Fred Goodwin and Dr. Pamela Walker as well as some new professors. We are also expecting to welcome CBC news anchor Adrian Harewood, who is starting a new job as a professor at Carleton’s journalism school, federal cabinet minister and Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna and Senator Gwen Boniface. If you would like to learn more about our program or register, email seniors@trinityottawa.ca, or find us on Facebook at @HealthyAgengOS or on Twitter @RSOOS_Trinity. We can also provide you with a link to Connected Canadians to help you Zoom.

Paige Kahkonen is a Carleton journalism student who does communications for Trinity Anglican Church’s program, Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa South.

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