Upcoming events

    • April 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • March 31, 2022
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Subscription Series from 07.2021-03.2022
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    In one minute you can learn a new healthy living tip by subscribing to theActive Aging Series.

    We have partnered with Active Aging Canada to offer a series of videos that were developed and created by Dr. Nicole Didyk from the Geriatric Medical Complex Clinic at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario.

    Active Aging At Home

    Subscribing to Active Aging emails will help you stay active in your own home. It is also good for your mind, your body and your spirit. And these days it is so important to keep busy and staying active. You will receive short and informative tips and videos on how to stay active, stay safe and keep your distance.

    View this video: How can we have more energy as we age?

    Remember, what you do every day, matters!

    Be sure to consult with a physician, physical therapist, or other trained health or exercise professional before doing a new exercise routine, in case you have medical and physical conditions that affect the exercises and how they are applied.

    Active Aging Canada is a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes and advocates for the physical and mental health of older Canadians since 1999. They offer hundreds of resources for older Canadian adults seeking a healthier, happier life. 

    This Connecting Matters! program is made possible through the federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.



    This is a QCC member-only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

    • June 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom virtual event
    • 959
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    Road Trip Webinar with Johnson Insurance

    Travelling this summer, even with some provincial restrictions lifted, means more preparations and precautions are necessary. It is expected that fewer people will be road tripping this year, but the exact numbers are hard to forecast.

    Many people have avoided flying because of the pandemic and may see travel by car as more responsible. There is a long roster of reasons to limit travel by car and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

    If you do want to hit the road, join us and hear from the experts on travel, home and auto insurance on some fresh considerations, as well as the traditional advice for getting road ready. 

    When: June 23, 2021 at 12:00 noon

    Questions about the event? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation in your email Inbox with a link to secure your spot on Zoom webinar platform, please make sure to do so.

      

    This is a QCC Member-Only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

    • July 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • January 04, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • ZOOM virtual event
    • 29
    Register

    TORONTO COFFEE TIME CHAT

    Let’s Get Together for Coffee!

    Join QCC and connect with your fellow retired public servant peers each month over a cup of joe.

    We’ll have a professional moderator to assist in breaking the ice with questions designed to facilitate a fun conversation and establish deeper connections with your fellow QCC members.

    Who: QCC members over the age of 60

    When: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM beginning in July. Please note that the first coffee time session will be held on Wednesday, July 7th as an exception. 

    Where: Join zoom meeting link with your computer or tablet for the full virtual experience.


    Questions about the event? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation in your email Inbox that will have your unique link to access the Zoom event online.  

    Connecting Matters! programming is made possible through a federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.

    This is a QCC Member-Only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

    • July 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • January 11, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • ZOOM virtual event
    • 29
    Register

    THUNDER BAY COFFEE TIME CHAT

    Let’s Get Together for Coffee!

    Join QCC and connect with your fellow retired public servant peers each month over a cup of joe.

    We’ll have a professional moderator to assist in breaking the ice with questions designed to facilitate a fun conversation and establish deeper connections with your fellow QCC members.

    Who: QCC members over the age of 60

    When: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM beginning in July 

    Where: Join zoom meeting link with your computer or tablet for the full virtual experience.

    Questions about the event? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation in your email Inbox that will have your unique link to access the Zoom event online.  

    Connecting Matters! programming is made possible through a federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.

    This is a QCC Member-Only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

    • July 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • January 18, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • ZOOM virtual event
    • 30
    Register

    WINDSOR COFFEE TIME CHAT

    Let’s Get Together for Coffee!

    Join QCC and connect with your fellow retired public servant peers each month over a cup of joe.

    We’ll have a professional moderator to assist in breaking the ice with questions designed to facilitate a fun conversation and establish deeper connections with your fellow QCC members.

    Who: QCC members over the age of 60

    When: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM beginning in July 

    Where: Join zoom meeting link with your computer or tablet for the full virtual experience.

     Questions about the event? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation in your email Inbox that will have your unique link to access the Zoom event online.  

    Connecting Matters! programming is made possible through a federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.

    This is a QCC Member-Only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

    • July 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • January 25, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • ZOOM virtual event
    • 30
    Register

    LONDON COFFEE TIME CHAT

    Let’s Get Together for Coffee!

    Join QCC and connect with your fellow retired public servant peers each month over a cup of joe.

    We’ll have a professional moderator to assist in breaking the ice with questions designed to facilitate a fun conversation and establish deeper connections with your fellow QCC members.

    Who: QCC members over the age of 60

    When: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM beginning in July 

    Where: Join zoom meeting link with your computer or tablet for the full virtual experience.

     Questions about the event? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation in your email Inbox that will have your unique link to access the Zoom event online.  

    Connecting Matters! programming is made possible through the federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.


    This is a QCC Member-Only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today

    • July 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom virtual event
    • 908
    Register

    What is Cloud Storage & How Does it Work?

    Presented by Senior Tech Services

    Is your computer or smartphone offering to save everything in the Drive or Cloud and you're not sure what to do? This 1.5-hour webinar with Senior Tech Services is for you.

    Cloud storage is now part of everyday life. Most of our important information is now kept by service providers who store and manage our information in the Cloud. We may submit it ourselves or it is automatically uploaded to the cloud when we use our smartphone, tablet, or computer.   

    Topics that will be covered:

    • Explain what is cloud storage?
    • How cloud storage works?
    • Privacy concerns.
    • Security and file encryption.
    • Common cloud storage providers.
    • Advantages and disadvantages.
    • Options to cloud storage.
    • Free and paid cloud storage.
    • Demonstration of One Drive

    Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Tools & Materials: Pen and paper for notes, if you would like.

    Accessibility Level: Easy. This workshop can be accessed online through the Zoom app. This is a video conference experience that can be accessed via Mobile, iPad, and Computer devices. 

    After registering, you will receive an event confirmation email that will have your unique link to access the Zoom event online.

    When: Wednesday July 28, 2021, at 12:00 Noon EST

    Presenter: Vuso Moyana

    Vuso is an avid technology geek. Drawing on over 25 years extensive experience he has developed effective computer training programs and strategies for elderly learners. An active volunteer and passionate advocate for quality hospice care, he was awarded the June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers Award (Ontario) by HPCO for his volunteer work. 

    Each month Senior Tech Services hosts free educational workshops and online webinars by professional, reputable presenters. Senior Tech Services also offers one-on-one services for hire to teach and provide tech help to seniors across Canada and USA remotely using Zoom and other programs.

    Connecting Matters programming is made possible through a federal New Hrizons for Seniors grant.


    This is a QCC Member-Only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

    • August 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom virtual event
    • 998
    Register

    How to Organize Your Photos & Videos

    on Your Windows Computer

    Presented by the Senior Tech Services

    So, you have collected hundreds of photographs over the years. Remember all those pictures and videos you took when you purchased your new camera? Lots of memories: your wedding, your kids growing up and now your grandchildren. Do you love to look at those old black and white portraits of family members? Priceless!

     Like most people you have your photos on your computer but you hardly look at them. Do you find it cumbersome and tedious to find that special photograph you need? You always meant to organize all your photos and videos but do not know where to start. Well, this course is for you. We will show you step-by-step how to organize, catalogue, rename your photos so that you can easily find and show your collection to your friends and family.

    Topics that will be covered:

    1. How to create a folder

    2. Utilize the ‘Photo’ program to view and scroll through your photographs & videos

    3. When to use the List & Thumbnail Views

    4. How to select ‘Consecutive Files’

    5. How to select ‘Random Files’

    6. ‘Batch Rename’ – how to rename a large number of photos in one easy step

    7. When and how to use a ‘Split Screen’ to Copy or Move files

    8. Select several photos of the same topic and Move them to a unique folder

    9. Consolidate all your Folders: Relocate them to the Windows Library ‘Picture’ Foler

    Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate Tools & Materials: Pen and paper for notetaking, as required

    When: Wednesday August 18, 2021, at 12:00 Noon EST

    After registering, you will receive an event confirmation email that will have your unique link to access the Zoom event online.

    Presenter: Frank Cosentino

    Frank is an associate at Seniors Tech Services.  Before his retirement, he has had extensive experience in the IS/IT environment. In his last position, Frank was Director of Computing Services at one of the largest consulting companies’ worldwide.

    Since retirement, Frank has developed and delivered a number of courses specializing in Windows OS and Apple devices. Microsoft Office, photo editing and video creation are just some of the subjects he enjoys teaching.

    Frank’s passion is to help mature adults overcome their fear of using computers and embrace new technology and applications. His goal is to ensure that his students not only learn but have Fun at the same time. Frank believes that making mistakes is one of the best ways to learn and retain information. He encourages seniors to embrace technology and keep learning for a more productive lifestyle.

    The Connecting Matters programming is made possible by a federal New Horizons for Seniors grant. 

    This is a QCC Member-Only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

    • October 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • January 06, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • ZOOM virtual event
    • 0
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    TORONTO BOOK CLUB

    "That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

    You are cordially invited to join QCC for our Toronto book club's first ‘chapter.’
    Our book selections are made thoughtfully, in hopes to inspire meaningful conversations, create discussions that offer new perspectives, and allow for stronger connections with other QCC members in your community.

    Who should join? Book lovers over 60-years of age. 

    Space is limited – so be sure to join today! 

    Once you have registered to join, we ask you to please commit to attending all four sessions, including the first introductory meeting on September 9th.

    Timelines:

    1. Register to join before Tuesday, May 25th  and receive a link to vote for your favourite books.
    2. Shortlist of chosen books will be announced the week of June 14th
    3. Introduction Meeting for all four book clubs will be held on September 9th
    4. Book club discussions will be held at 7:00 PM on October 7, November 4 and January 6.
      Questions? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.
        This Connecting Matters! program is made possible through the federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.


        This is a QCC member-only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

        • October 14, 2021
        • (EDT)
        • January 13, 2022
        • (EST)
        • 3 sessions
        • ZOOM virtual event
        • 13
        Register

        THUNDER BAY BOOK CLUB

        "That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

        You're invited to join QCC for our Thunder Bay book club's first ‘chapter.’ Our book selections are made thoughtfully, in hopes to inspire meaningful conversations, create discussions that offer new perspectives, and allow for stronger connections with other QCC members in your community.

        Who should join? Book lovers over 60-years of age. 

        Space is limited – so be sure to join today! 

        Once you have registered to join, we ask you to please commit to attending all four sessions, including the first introductory meeting on September 9th.

        Timelines:

        1. Register to join before Tuesday, May 25th  and receive a link to vote for your favourite books
        2. Shortlist of chosen books will be announced the week of June 14th
        3. Introduction Meeting for all four book clubs will be held on September 9th
        4. Book club discussions will be held at 7:00 PM on October 14, November 11 and January 13.
        Questions? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca


        This Connecting Matters! program is made possible through the federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.



          This is a QCC member-only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

          • October 21, 2021
          • (EDT)
          • January 20, 2022
          • (EST)
          • 3 sessions
          • ZOOM virtual event
          • 19
          Register

          WINDSOR BOOK CLUB

          "That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

          You are cordially invited to join QCC for our Windsor book club's first ‘chapter.’ Our book selections are made thoughtfully, in hopes to inspire meaningful conversations, create discussions that offer new perspectives, and allow for stronger connections with other QCC members in your community.

          Space is limited – so be sure to join today! Once you have registered to join, we ask you to please commit to attending all four sessions, including the first introductory meeting on September 9th.

          Who should join? Book lovers over 60-years of age. 

          Timelines:

          1. Register to join before Tuesday, May 25th  and receive a link to vote for your favourite books

          2. Shortlist of chosen books will be announced the week of June 14th
          3. Introduction Meeting for all four book clubs will be held on September 9th
          4. Book club discussions will be held at 7:00 PM on October 21, November 18 and January 20.

          Questions? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.

          This Connecting Matters! program is made possible through the federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.


          This is a QCC member-only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

          • October 21, 2021
          • (EDT)
          • January 20, 2022
          • (EST)
          • 3 sessions
          • ZOOM virtual event
          • 3
          Register

          GTA BOOK CLUB

          "That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

          You are cordially invited to join QCC for the GTA book club. Due to popular demand we have created a 2nd book club in this city. 

          Our book selections are made thoughtfully, in hopes to inspire meaningful conversations, create discussions that offer new perspectives, and allow for stronger connections with other QCC members in your community.

          Who should join? Book lovers over 60-years of age. 
          Space is limited – so be sure to join today! 
          Once you have registered to join, we ask you to please commit to attending all four sessions, including the first introductory meeting on September 9th.

          Timelines:

          Shortlist of chosen books will be announced the week of June 14th

          Introduction Meeting for all four book clubs will be held on September 9th
          Book club discussions will be held at 7:00 PM on October 7, November 4 and January 6.

              Questions? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca.
                This Connecting Matters! program is made possible through the federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.



                This is a QCC member-only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!

                • October 28, 2021
                • (EDT)
                • January 27, 2022
                • (EST)
                • 3 sessions
                • ZOOM virtual event
                • 11
                Register

                LONDON BOOK CLUB

                "That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri

                You're invited to join QCC for our London book club's first ‘chapter.’ Our book selections are made thoughtfully, in hopes to inspire meaningful conversations, create discussions that offer new perspectives, and allow for stronger connections with other QCC members in your community.

                Who should join? Book lovers over 60-years of age. 

                Space is limited – so be sure to join today! Once you have registered to join, please commit to attending all four sessions, including the first introductory session.

                Timelines:
                1. Register to join before Tuesday, May 25th  and receive a link to vote for your favourite books
                2. Shortlist of chosen books will be announced the week of June 14th
                3. Introduction Meeting for all four book clubs will be held on September 9th
                4. Book club discussions will be held at 7:00 PM on October 28th, November 25th and January 27th

                Questions? Feel free to contact us at qcclub@ontario25.ca

                This Connecting Matters! program is made possible through the federal New Horizons For Seniors grant.

                This is a QCC member-only program. If you would like to invite a friend or family member, they must first become a member. Click here to join today!