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With summer ending and autumn approaching, we are seeing many changes at Heritage Woods of Ottawa.

Residents are finding new and creative ways to stay active and healthy. Friends encourage each other at meals to make smarter choices, which include choosing one of the varieties of deliciously fresh salads offered on both lunch and dinner menus.

Also, some new residents have joined the “sittercise exercise” group class that takes place three times a week. This class lasts about 45 minutes and is a truly challenging workout that stretches all the muscle groups and builds strength and endurance.

Recently, we had Ottawa high school students join us for the Friday sittercise class, and they liked it so much they asked if they could come back every
month. Of course, we said, “Yes!” It really is a fun time, and everyone benefits when local students join Heritage Woods residents for intergenerational programs, such as these.

Our Friday Walking Club is growing every week – and walking further distances, too. This is a great way for new residents to chat and get to meet some
of their neighbors. We also take morning walks to the park, which are a shorter distance for those who may not be able to go the full distance that the Walking Club normally covers.

Overall, Heritage Woods of Ottawa residents have a variety of programs and meals that help them continue a path to healthy living and a satisfying life. We invite you to stop by and see for yourself!