WOCRC January programming in WC

WEST CARLETON – The start of the New Year is a busy month for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC).

The WOCRC is hosting several events in West Carleton this month and here’s the list.

Care for the Caregiver

The WOCRC Care for the Caregiver program has a new, beautiful location. The Care for the Caregiver program is now held at the Carp Commons Retirement Village at 458 Donald B. Munro Dr.

“Are you caring for an older adult?” the WOCRC released in a statement. “Are you feeling tired? Overwhelmed? Would you like to meet other caregivers?” Our caregiver support group meets on a monthly basis to discuss topics that might assist you in your well-being.”

The program is held the last Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information about the support group including how to join, you can contact Erin Bignell at 613-591-3686 ext. 299 or by email at bignell@wocrc.ca.

Community Cafés

The Fitzroy Harbour Community Café is a free event where you are welcome to drop-in and have a coffee, perhaps a snack and some enjoyable chit-chat.

The next café will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Bethel-St. Andrew’s Untied Church at 184 Jack Lougheed Way. It runs from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is also a café scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19.

You can also enjoy Community Cafés in Constance Bay. The next Constance Bay Community Café is Thursday, Jan. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. They are held at the NorthWind Wireless Fibre Centre at 262 Len Purcell Dr. There will be another café on Thursday, Feb. 20.

If you would like to RSVP, you can contact Erin Bignell at 613-591-3686 ext. 299 or by email at bignell@wocrc.ca.

Yoga and Tea

The WOCRC, in partnership with United Way, is offering four free sessions of Yoga and Tea in West Carleton for Adults and Teens starting tonight (Jan. 9) and running every Thursday in January. The program is being held at the West Carleton School of Performing Arts and starts at 7:45 p.m. Pre-registration is requested and you can do so by clicking here.

Kids in Action

Don’t think there isn’t something for the kids. Every Saturday from November to May the WOCRC in partnership with the United Way and the Ottawa Public Library hosts a free Kids in Action Children’s Program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The program is hosted at the Carp branch of the OPL at 3911 Carp Rd.

Activities include Lego, arts and crafts, nature walks, games, homework support and more. The program is recommended for children aged seven to 11.

To register the WOCRC asks you fill out a registration form found on their website at www.wocrc.ca and send it to youth@wocrc.ca/

The West Carleton Diners Club

The West Carleton Diners Club dates have been set for January and February. The first one is tomorrow and they are held the second and fourth Friday of every month at several locations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The WOCRC and its community volunteers host a nutritional lunch, entertainment and/or an educational program aimed at seniors and adults with physical disabilities. The cost is $10 and transportation can be arranged upon request. The WOCRC asks you register at least seven days in advance at 613-591-3686 ext. 327.

“A great way to socialize, learn and have some fun at the same time,” the WOCRC said.

Tomorrow the Diners Club will meet at the Kinburn Communit Centre at 3045 Kinburn Side Rd. for a presentation Called Travelogue by Peter – Bike-Barge Trip from Brugge to Amsterdam.

Registration has passed for this event.

On Friday, Jan. 24 the Diners Club will be at the Huntley Community Centre at 2240 Craig Side Rd. Entertainment will be by Roxyswan.

“We will beat the winter blues with a tropical theme,” the WOCRC said. “Bright colours, leis and vacation wear is encouraged.”

On Friday, Feb. 14 the Diners Club will be back in Kinburn. Entertainment will include a Valentine Celebration with Robin and Joe. It will be a joint lunch with the Kinburn Seniors and Huntley Friendship Club.

Friday, Feb. 28 is a special event in Stittsville at 6130 Hazeldean Rd. The Diners Club will have lunch and a tour of the Hazeldean Gardens.