2 Annual Client BBQ Bake & Plant Sale! Friday June 26, 2015 OWCS, 1137 Wellington Street $10.00 for lunch, $5.00 for a drive RSVP to Renee by June 19, Providing the assistance you need to stay at home Health and Safety Corner You can protect your family and still have fun under the sun. This summer our Accounting Manager, Adrienne Goodwin will be retiring from OWCS. Adrienne has been dedicated to our Accounting department for over 20 years. We wish you all the best in your retirement! You will be missed by all of us! Cover up. Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat made from breathable fabric. When you buy sunglasses, make sure they provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Limit your time in the sun. Keep out of the sun and heat between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. When your shadow is shorter than you, the sun is very strong. Look for places with lots of shade, like a park with big trees, partial roofs, awnings, umbrellas or gazebo tents. Always take an umbrella to the beach. Use the UV Index forecast. Tune into local radio and TV stations or check online for the UV index forecast in your area. When the UV index is 3 or higher, wear protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen. Use sunscreen. Put sunscreen on when the UV index is 3 or more. Drink plenty of cool liquids (especially water) before you feel thirsty. If sunny days are also hot and humid, stay cool and hydrated to avoid heat illness. Dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body) is dangerous, and thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.
3 June 2015 OWCS continually strives to keep our fees as low as possible for our clients, however due to increased costs the rates for some Ottawa West Community Support services will be increasing effective September 7, Day Support Programs $17.00 Transportation to Day Program $6.00 Friday Luncheon Program $10.00 Transportation to Lunch Program $6.00 Foot Care $15.00 Transportation to Foot Care $6.00 Medical Transportation $12.00 Short distance, round trip Shopping Bus Outings $6.00 Round Trip Respite & Personal Care $ $20.00 Homemaking $ $20.00 $17.00 Long distance, round trip (i.e. General, Riverside, Queensway-Carleton etc.) Our In Home Services Department is Growing! $9.00/hr. for 2 hours a week for qualifying seniors, additional hours at regular OWCS rate of $20.00/hr. Over 15 hours of service per week requires a deposit. $9.00/hr. for 2 hours bi-weekly for qualifying seniors, additional hours at regular OWCS rate of $20.00/hr. Diane Chavez and Carole Timinski will now be out in the community in their new Care Coordinator roles. While they won't be in the office as often, they will be serving a critical function in the community working with clients in our Respite, Personal Care and Homemaking Programs. In the office you'll be connecting with Catherine Labrecque and Valerie Haycock about scheduling services. Samantha Zukowski will now be the Human Resources Coordinator and the main contact for staff regarding annual medicals, training and more. Elizabeth Hodgson remains in her Admin role and is responsible for timesheet management. Mark Jenkins will be responsible for scheduling odd jobs and home maintenance schedules for clients and employees. All requests for schedule changes must go through the OWCS office! Thank you.
4 Providing the assistance you need to stay at home Take a Break! Answers on back page 1. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away? 2. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday? 3. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching! Looking Too Young Too Long. Now a youngish face is no disgrace, But seldom reflects maturity, And I was accused in many a case Of juvenile duplicity. For at the age of twenty-three The barkeeps often challenged me; You look too young to order a beer So show an ID to make it quite clear That you re old enough to tipple here. Now at the age of eighty three Servers continue to challenge me; It doesn t matter how old you feel, You must show an ID to get a deal On our Seniors Menu value meal. Now a youngish face is no disgrace But seldom reflects maturity, And I have discerned as the years go by It can be a liability. By OWCS Volunteer Denis Roden Aging In Place (AIP) continues to be one of the most vibrant and unique senior support partnerships in the region. Currently active in 11 low-income seniors buildings across Ottawa, AIP acts as a bridge between low-income seniors in the community and the existing city wide support network. As well it provides onsite support and a variety programs and activities free of charge to residents by assisting resident seniors to navigate all aspects of their lives as they age. Not a week goes by when AIP does not receive calls from interested seniors or their families asking how to access AIP services, and where they should apply. Our tenant and partner feedback is overwhelmingly positive. OWCS remains delighted and humbled to be a lead agency in this ground -breaking project.
5 June 2015 Summer Outings Registration for all trips begins June 8, 2015 Cost is $5.00 for Transportation and client is responsible for lunch/ ticket costs. Call Renee to register. Thursday Extra Shopping: July 16: Lansdownearea: Whole Foods August 20: Bayshore September 17: Tanger outlets Weekend Socials: Sunday July 26: Herbfest, Almonte Sunday August 16: St Albert s Cheese Curd Festival Saturday Sept 12: Lunch at Cheshire Cat Pub & Carp Famer s Market Extra Friday Outings: Friday July 3: Antrim Truck Stop Friday July 17: Miller s Oven Friday July 31: Bytown Days Festival at Rideau Canal Locks & Bytown Museum Friday August 14: St Albert Cheese Factory Friday August 28: Perth and Balderson s Summer Holiday Grocery/Shopping Schedule Regular shopping buses to Loblaws and Carlingwood will operate throughout the summer. The Wednesday Grocery bus scheduled for July 1, 2015 will be combined with the grocery bus on Tuesday June 30, Carlingwood First Monday of the Month personal shopping for August and September will be delayed one week due to the long weekends. Happy Father s Day on June 21st! Happy Canada Day on July 1st!
6 June 2015 Four men are in the hospital waiting room because their wives are having babies. A nurse goes up to the first guy and says, Congratulations! You re the father of twins. That s odd, answers the man. I work for the Minnesota Twins! A nurse says to the second guy, Congratulations! You re the father of triplets! That s weird, answers the second man. I work for the 3M company! A nurse tells the third man, Congratulations! You re the father of quadruplets! That s strange, he answers. I work for the Four Seasons hotel! The last man is groaning and banging his head against the wall. What s wrong? the others ask. I work for 7 Up! OWCS has added a new payment option! Credit Cards are now accepted as a form of payment only through the OWCS website: As always, we still accept cheques through the mail, or in person at our main office. Cash payments can be made in person. Please do no send cash in the mail. Adding your client number and statement date (as it appears on your statement) to the payment page will ensure payments are applied to the proper account. Paying by Credit Card Instructions Step 1: Visit Step 2: Click on the Services cart button Step 3: Click on the Pay Now button Step 4: Enter your payment amount in the item price field and press enter or click on Update. Step 5: You can pay without a PayPal account, just fill out the information required. Step 6: Add your client number and statement date (as it appears on your statement) to the payment page to ensure payments are applied to the proper account. Step 7: Click on the Pay button to complete the transaction The OWCS Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 10am.
7 Gazpacho 1.5 pounds tomatoes, roughly chopped & core removed 1 red pepper, roughly chopped & seeds removed 1 English cucumber, peeled & roughly chopped 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 cups low-sodium V8 (or you may use tomato juice) 3/4-1 tsp kosher salt, or to taste Red pepper flakes & Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tbsp. chopped fresh Parsley (or other herb) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar (or sherry vinegar, balsamic would also work), to taste Providing the assistance you need to stay at home Add tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion, garlic clove, lime juice, V8 (or tomato juice), olive oil, and herbs into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the seasonings (salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, vinegar) slowly and adjust to taste. Chill for 2-4 hours, or overnight. Garnish with chopped peppers, green onion, black pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil just before serving. City Councillor Jeff Leiper has agreed to take a pie in the face if we raise $1000 for OWCS by June 25 th! The chance to throw the pie at Mr. Leiper will be determined via a draw on the day of our Annual BBQ! Donations can be made at OWCS, at various locations around the neighbourhood and online Office News! Welcome to the new Volunteers, Personal & Home Support Workers who have joined our team this Spring! Welcome to Patrick & Jordon who have joined our team as drivers, summer student Katie who will be in the office this summer, and to Kelly Trottier who has returned to join the AIP team. This summer Algonquin College student Sarana will be completing her placement with OWCS. As always a great big thank you to all our dedicated volunteers including the team who answer our very busy phones! Thank you Troy, Dixie, Nicki, Pat and all the team!
8 Our Services Assisted Living Services (ALS) Homemaking, Respite & Personal Care Adult Day Program Transportation Programs Friendly Visiting, Telephone Assurance Programs Home Maintenance, Odd Jobs, Yard Work & Snow Removal Aging In Place (AIP) Housecleaning Foot Care Hair Salon Services Congregate Dining and Social Outings Going Home Project Take a Break Answers! 1. Charcoal 2. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 3. There is no letter e in the paragraph Your privacy is important to us. The Privacy Officer at OWCS is Lee McCarthy. Please help us keep our mailing list accurate. If your name is not spelled correctly or if you are receiving more than one copy, please let us know. Also, please note that our newsletter is available in both French and English. If you wish to receive a French newsletter, please call the office at to have your file updated. Our newsletter is published four times per year. For more information please contact us Wellington Street West Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y W E R E O N T H E W E B! W W W. O W C S. C A Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Ottawa West Community Support is committed to responding to seniors and physically disabled persons needing assistance to remain living independently at home. Assistance is provided through a creative community-based support service. OWCS was initiated in 1979 by Christian churches in the west end of Ottawa who were motivated by the love of Jesus Christ to provide practical services to all elderly persons in need regardless of race, colour, or creed. It continues to be supported by churches in our community.
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