Aging in Ottawa

Local aging and caregiving expert, Bonnie Schroeder shares her passion for making a difference for seniors and their caregivers in Ottawa.  Join Bonnie as she welcomes local guests to talk about relevant issues for older adults in our community – active living, accessing health information, social services, transportation, housing, to name a few. With an aging population expected to double in the next 20 years, Aging in Ottawa is your source of information on what really matters for older adults in Ottawa.

Starting November 2014 watch Aging in Ottawa on Rogers TV – Ottawa Cable 22

Mondays at 10PM (premiere)

Tuesdays at 4:30PM

Thursdays at 9AM

Fridays at 1:30PM


Episodes – Season 2


Episode #1: HelpAge Canada Programs

November 2-14, 2014

Natalie Fraser, Programs Director

Earl Lilytle, Senior Spect-ACT-ular

HelpAge Canada


Episode #2: Health Literacy

November 16-28, 2014

Maureen Forsythe, Program Director, Age-Friendly Ottawa

Isaac Goodine, Volunteer Facilitator, Health Literacy Pilot Project

Council on Aging of Ottawa


Episode #3: Caregivers: Essential Partners in Care

December 1-12, 2014

Patrice Connolly, Vice-President, People and Stakeholder Engagement

Dee Campbell, Former Caregiver, Co-Chair, Client and Caregiver Council

Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)


Episode #4: Reminiscence & Interactive Arts in Dementia Care

December 14-26, 2014

Christine Novy, Creative Arts Therapist

Robin Myers, Program Manager

Carefor Health & Community Services


Episode #5: Incontinence: Bladder Matters!

January 4-16, 2015

Kelly-Anne Buck, RN, Nurse Continence Advisor

The Ottawa Hospital – Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre


Episode #6: The Pillars of Health: The Impact of Nutrition

January 18-30, 2015

Hélène Charlebois, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Coach, Communicator & Influencer

HC Nutrition Inc.


For more information

For information on local health and social serviced for seniors and their caregivers, please contact:

Community Information Centre of Ottawa or call 211

City of Ottawa or call 311

Champlain Community Care Access Centre or call 310-2222

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Bonnie Schroeder knows caregiving! In fact, she comes from a long line of caregivers watching her mother move from one caregiving relationship to another (At one time, her mom was caring for both her aging and ailing parents, a foster son and several neighbours!). Her mother’s caring capacity has inspired her to do more – to care more – to make a difference!

Bonnie is a social worker and program consultant for health and social service agencies who serve seniors and their caregivers. Prior to consulting, Bonnie was the National Director of Caregiving at VON Canada and the District Executive Director of VON Eastern Ontario and Quebec. In her personal life, Bonnie is a partner, mother of two beautiful girls and avid cookbook reader in search of the next recipe to master!

Aging in Ottawa is very much an extension of Bonnie’s personal and professional experience. Join her as she celebrates the lives of older adults and talks with other leading experts about what really matters for older adults and their caregivers in our community.

Contact Bonnie.

Community Advisory Committee

To reflect the local trends and issues of aging, the following agencies participate on the Aging in Ottawa Community Advisory Committee. The Committee meets twice a year to identify the topics and guests featured on the show.

Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Champlain Community Care Access Centre and Champlain Healthline

Champlain Regional Palliative Care Program

Council on Aging of Ottawa

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

Ontario Association of Social Workers – Social Work in Aging & Gerontology

Ottawa Community Support Coalition

Ottawa Public Health

Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario

Aging in Ottawa would like to acknowledge the support of Aging in Peel and Peel Senior Link to bring the show to Ottawa.