Addressing seniors needs and desires
Our Seniors Action Committee is committed to representing seniors in our community with outreach, advocacy, and social events. These initiatives include:
- facilitating Seniors awareness through Information sessions.
- making Seniors feel welcome by holding regular social functions.
- constantly inquiring from our Senior Community what are their needs.
- being the voice of the Seniors in our community in order to make Blackburn Hamlet a desirable and safe community for Seniors
- facilitating community Seniors involvement and encouraging Seniors participation in activities.
- Para Transpo
a public transportation alternative for customers who are unable to take conventional transit (buses and O-Train) some or all of the time due to a disability.
- City of Ottawa Older Adults
a City of Ottawa website with information of interest for older adults.
- Spanish Language and Food – CancelledDue to low demand, this event has been cancelled. Interested in learning some Spanish and tasting some South American cuisine? The Blackburn Community Association is excited to invite you to join professora Auramarina on Saturday October 22nd from 11h30am to 1pm at the Blackburn Community Hall (190 Glen Park Drive) for a short Spanish for
- Blackburn residents are training to help othersPublished in The BANAR September 2022 Sarah Morgan-White, Co-Director Seniors Portfolio Director of Environment Tree Team Lead On July 24 we held our first CPR C & AED training at the Blackburn Community Hall, offered by the Ottawa Paramedic Service. Our instructor Pierre Pierre led a very engaging course where we learned how to perform
- Join the Neighborhood Watch!The Blackburn Hamlet Community Association (BCA) is developing a Neighborhood Watch for our community. The Neighborhood Watch is a program to help neighbors watch out for neighbors. It aims to get citizens involved in discouraging and preventing crime at the local level. By joining the program you can learn; How to make your home less
- Safe Winter WalkingPublished in The BANAR February 2021 by Don Kelly, Community Safety According to Statistics Canada, in 2019 Blackburn had a population of 8,468 residents and that 20% of these residents were persons aged 65 and older. Another 13% of the population were between the ages of 55-64. The Hamlet has a robust, active community, with
- Seniors Information Night a SINsational SuccessPublished in The BANAR November 2015 National Seniors Day was celebrated during the first SIN (Seniors Information Night) at the Hamlet trade show. Fifteen tables were set up by local businesses, resource centres, community clubs, and the public library to offer information tailored for seniors. Every October 1st, Canada celebrates National Seniors Day. The Government