Of Interest To ERAO Members

Education Retirees Association of Ottawa

ERAO posts notices from outside organizations that may be of interest to education retirees



    Of Interest
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    ERAO boasts an active and growing membership of 450 Ottawa-area retirees from all public education sectors. ERAO exists to provide camaraderie through social, recreational and educational activities, and to promote our members' life-long learning.

    As a service to the broader community, ERAO also posts notices from outside organizations.

    If your non-profit organization would like to post a notice about events and activities that would be of interest to retired educators, please apply to: info@erao.ca
    Free tech support for retirees
    CONNECTED CANADIANS — Offers technical support services free of charge to older adults in the National Capital Region and across the country
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    CONNECTED CANADIANS is a federally incorporated, nonprofit organization whose philosophy is simple: “We believe digital literacy is a human right. Our mandate is to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older adults by promoting digital literacy skills and providing technology training and support.”
    If you're a retiree who needs help with a computer, smartphone or tablet; or with Zoom, FaceTime or other video conferencing tools; or you want to learn more about how to use technology to connect to online support groups, learning events and social programs, you can contact Connected Canadians in several ways (assistance available virtually or in-person):
    • Call 613-699-789
    Or sign up for help.

    > Read this article to learn more
    > Visit this page if you're a retired educator who would like to become a Connected Canadians volunteer
    Scammers Paradise - A CBC three part series
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    The CBC Explore program About That explores the fascinating and frightening world of Artificial Intelligence and how it is growing into a powerful tool for scammers. Scammers Paradise is a three part series that includes How AI makes money, How scammers can use 'deep voice' AI technology to trick you, and How AI chatbots make money.
    Find it on Gem or start here in your browser: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2176979011561
    ACER-CART elder abuse
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    It is important that older persons have access to information to make informed decisions and be aware of available help. This may include support and assistance from family members or friends, health care providers, social services, police, legal professionals and/or members of faith communities. No one ever deserves to be abused or neglected.
    Ottawa Police Services - elder abuse
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    Elder abuse is a contemporary issue that, given the projected demographics, is expected to intensify over the coming years.

    By 2031, one in four people living in Ottawa will be over 65 years old, with the largest cohort of this demographic being between 79 and 84 years.

    The Ottawa Police Elder Abuse section is staffed by specialized police officers who investigate all allegations of elder abuse (including vulnerable adults 18 years and over). They investigate situations where there is a relationship of trust or dependence between the victim and their abuser. The Partner Assault unit investigates cases of domestic violence.

    A vulnerable adult is considered any adult who depends on others to meet everyday needs because they have a mental illness or developmental disability and require long-term or indefinite care due to age or medical condition.

    > Ottawa Police Elder Abuse
    Compassionate Ottawa
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    Compassionate Ottawa is a community movement that works to change the way we think about living well, dying, death and grief and to strengthen the capacity of people to care for each other in times of serious illness and loss. We passionately believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy wellness and self-respect until the end of life.
    > Visit this webpage
    Friends of the NAC
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    Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (FNACO) is a not for profit organization which supports the NAC Orchestra and their music education initiatives. Founded at the same 6me as the Orchestra in 1969, Friends have been connecting music and people ever since. Our membership is a diverse and dynamic group of enthusiasts who share a passion for music and a desire to encourage Ottawa's young musical talents.
    > Read more (PDF)
    Ottawa Road Trips
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    Do you live in or around Ottawa? Are you looking for fun excursions for a day, a weekend or longer? Then Ottawa Road Trips is for you!

    On this site, I write about daytrips, weekend getaways and serious road trips for fun-loving explorers of all sorts: families and singles, history buffs and thrill seekers, foodies and music lovers, and more. Whether you want to go to Wakefield for the afternoon, Prince Edward County for the weekend or New York state for a week, you’ll find ideas here.
    >Visit the website