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Staying Active Year Round

Working out and staying active is important through all walks of life. The most difficult thing about it can be sticking to a routine. I know that when it is sunny and hot outside I would rather be by the beach or my pool than working out. Then in the winter it is so cold and outside that working out does not really cross my mind all that much. Before you know it a whole year has gone by and you have had less than a handful of workouts completed. Well if this is you, this is the right article for you to be reading. I am gonna show you tips and tricks to help keep you active all year round.

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Making the Most of Everyday

When you wake up in the morning you have the choice to decide how you go about your day. Whether you choose to sleep until noon, wake up and exercise, or maybe stay inside and read a book for the day. The most important thing is that you get to decide. This article is about how you can fully enjoy life’s luxuries and the joys of life.

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How To Get Involved in Your Community

Volunteering for community is beneficial at any age. Helping out your community not only benefits your neighbourhood but also helps you to feel accomplished. There are so many places in London and the surrounding area that could always use the extra helping hand. Here are some ways that you could help.

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Aging Well in Your Home

Aging well in your home is becoming a reality for more seniors in Canada, here is how…

We have all heard the saying that there is no place like home, and as you continue to age that saying becomes more and more relevant. The comfort of your own home is something that can feel irreplaceable. This blog post will share with you how you can prepare to live independently in your home as you continue to age.

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Over55 at The London Beatles Festival!

Here we are at The London Beatles Festival!

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OTF Funding Received

For over 30 years, Over55 has operated as one of London’s oldest social enterprises. We support entrepreneurs age 55+ who offer a variety of services, including home repairs, cleaning, transportation, and more. To date, our Associate Members have served over 25,000 clients in London and area, many of which are seniors themselves.

While we have had many successes throughout our history, now is the time to grow and diversify our organization. Seniors have long been ignored by key initiatives, and in particular senior entrepreneurship has not been considered high priority. We are grateful that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has recognized the need for a solution in our community. With the valuable support of the OTF, we aim to scale our current social enterprise so that we can create more senior entrepreneurs in London.

Additionally, we have identified diversity as a strategic focus. Over55 will be working with the Canadian Latin American Association to recruit new, diverse Associate Members, and in addition we will seek to add more female members to our organization. We will also be working towards using our business model to help combat senior poverty, by connecting our members 55+ to flexible, short-term, self-employment opportunities.

We would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for seeing the value of Over55, and recognizing the economic impact that our seniors can still contribute to our community. We hope that you will support us as we launch this exciting project. Thank you.

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Home Extend – 2017

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***UPDATE: Home Extend applications are now closed; we hope to announce 2018 dates very soon!

With the generous support of the Sifton Family Foundation, Over55 is pleased to announce that applications for Home Extend are once again open.  Home Extend provides seniors in financial need with free repairs in the areas of energy efficiency, safety and accessibility so that they may stay in their homes longer.  For more information, please contact us.

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Over 55 and Looking for Work?

Older adults looking for work can often face challenges unique to their position. Employers still think that they are dealing with a 50+ person that existed 50 years ago and not realizing that the 50+ person of today is younger looking, healthier, has longevity, and wants to continue their careers. If you are over 50 and looking for work, here are some things you should keep in mind. 

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Thanks to Our Volunteers

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our volunteers. Over 55 had over 5,000 points of contact last year, and completed over 4,000 support services for people in London and area. This simply would not be possible without their support. Congratulations, and once again, THANK YOU!

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Help keep seniors in their homes longer!

As seen on CTV London News, Home Extend by Over55 provides low-income seniors with no-cost renovations to keep them in their homes longer. You can do your part to help our seniors by donating today, either by calling or visiting our offices, or online.

You can donate now to help Over55 continue to improve quality of life for Seniors in our community by donating.