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Our Free Webinars

Physical not social distancing

Our free webinars are designed for seniors to connect with others and access valuable information from the comfort of your own home

Upcoming Free Webinars

Who : This is designed for everyone!

Purpose : Chilling out in the comfort of your own home

Gareth will be playing a selection of classical pieces and contemporary songs. Classical music will consist of a program of Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven. Contemporary music will include songs by Nat King Cole, Elvis, Gareth competed piano at the provincial level for many years and has played at the Aberdeen Gardens Retirement for four years during his undergraduate degree.

Date & Time : Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm EST

Cost & Where : FREE through Zoom us

Register today to join us!

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Very enthusiastic to invite Pierre-Luc, who will make us relive the old and beautiful moments of the music.

Pierre-Luc Larouche completed his college degree in classical guitar in 2020. Since he was 18 years old, the young musician has travelled to concert halls, bars and senior citizens’ homes in the region and elsewhere to spread music, dance and smiles. He loves blues, folk, jazz and Quebecois songs as well as the English music of the 70s and 80s. Now a musician.

Date & Time: Tuesday April 26th at 5:00pm EST

Cost: FREE

Where: In your living room through Zoom.us

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Take a trip in your imagination.

Are you as keen to visit Argentina as I am? There are of course some really fascinating places to see. This trip we will be visiting Buenos Aires! Caminito at La Boca, Tango and Colours, is the topic for this trip. So, come and admire some beautiful views and enjoy some great experiences without having to put your shoes on!

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Take a trip in your imagination.

We invite you to join us for a virtual tour to Australia. The tour will be a WILDLIFE SPECIAL and we will be going Kangaroo Spotting in Australia! It’s pretty amazing to be able to visit all these places, without a passport and staying perhaps in our pajamas. I hope you can join us!

 

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Do you sometimes wonder how you would respond if faced with an emergency? Would you know how to respond if a family member suddenly collapsed? This training will equip you to be able to respond safely and effectively to many first aid and emergency situations.

Some of the topics that will be covered by our experienced and Canadian Red Cross certified instructor are:

How to approach First Aid Situation
How to safely collection informationWhen to call 911
How to help an adult and baby with choking
How to help an adult and baby with CPR / use an AED
How the law protects us during emergency situations

Encore Violin Concert

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: To entertain someone 

We are pleased to welcome back Yuchen Dai, he will entertain us with the best violin music ever!

Yuchen Dai received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University studying under Jerzy Kapłanek and the Penderecki String Quartet. He also holds an ARCT Diploma in Violin Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

He has performed with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and is currently a member of the World Doctors Orchestra. Yuchen enjoys playing chamber music with friends and was recently invited to perform at the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer Festival in Germany with his string quartet.

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.

 

Classical Music

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: To entertain someone 

We are glad to welcome again Naomi Wong, she will entertain us with the Chopin and Classical pieces.

Naomi Wong is Born in Toronto, twenty-year-old pianist she is currently a performance student at the University of Toronto studying with Dr. Enrico Elisi. Naomi began performing in local music festivals at a young age, and over the years, has received many awards in concerto and solo competitions, at the local, provincial, and national level. As the Grand Prize winner of the International Music Festival and Competition, Naomi looks forward to performing Chopin’s Second Concerto with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra this season. Naomi is also an active community member, performing extensively at retirement homes, hospitals, and fundraising events. She works regularly with younger students as a private piano teacher and a collaborative pianist. Naomi is extremely grateful to her current and past teachers for guiding and inspiring her: Dr. Enrico Elisi, Ken Marple at the University Settlement Music & Arts School, and Rachel Yu.

 

Sing Bilingual Concert

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: To entertain someone 

Come on everybody, let’s have some fun! It’s an exciting Bilingual Concert that a brilliant singer will perform.

Pierre-Luc Larouche completed his college degree in classical guitar in 2020. Since he was 18 years old, the young musician has travelled to concert halls, bars and senior citizens’ homes in the region and elsewhere to spread music, dance and smiles. He loves blues, folk, jazz and Quebecois songs as well as the English music of the 70s and 80s. Now a musician, singer songwriter and singer, the self-proclaimed jukebox of an audience will bring you a magnificent bilingual show in a virtual format that will quickly chase away the February cold!

 

Comedy Show

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: To amuse the audience

It is with great pleasure that Freiheit Care presents you this time a talented comedian artist, with whom we will spend a spectacular evening! Aren’t you excited?  “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”

Noémie Calderon is an emerging artist interested in various art forms. She studied at the University of Ottawa Conservatory of Acting, then 8 months at Demain le Printemps Theatre School in Minsk, Belarus and she’s currently taking mime training with Omnibus and courses in theatre studies at UQAM. Noémie is particularly interested in the work of Grotowski, Étienne Decoux and Tadeusz Kantor for their body-centered approach.

 

Zoom Video Training

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Do you want to stay in touch with family and friends but don’t know how to use the technology?

As we are all required to maintain social distancing, online technology has become increasingly important.

This training will not only equip you to use the technology yourself, but we hope that you will also be able to train others!

This training will be ongoing throughout the coming months. Register for more details.

When: Ongoing

Cost: FREE

Where: In your living room through Zoom.us

Virtual Coffee Mornings

Who: Everyone is invited.

Purpose: Social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t be social! Freiheit Care Inc. invites you to join us for some interesting conversations and a chance to make new friends, from the security of your own home.

You bring the coffee and the conversations, we just facilitate it. Nothing will be recorded and this is a great opportunity to stay connected during the pandemic.

When: Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Where: In your living room through Zoom.us

Previous Free Webinars

Christmas Concert

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Let’s welcome once again Heidi Li. She will be performing a variety of classical piano pieces as well as popular selections.

She graduated from medical school this year and is currently in her first year of Dermatology Residency. In her spare time, she is also a professional pianist and a piano teacher. She started her journey in piano aged 5, studying in the Royal Conservatory of Music and achieving her Associate Diploma in Piano Performance at the age of 16. Since then she has played as a volunteer in various hospitals in Ottawa, performed for over 20+ retirement homes across Ottawa, and worked as a freelance pianist for weddings and events.

Heidi mentioned “Music has gifted me the unique opportunity to connect with people from all different walks of life and experiences – from death, sickness, grief to marriage, happiness and celebration – and for this, I am so grateful.”

 

Virtual Tour

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Enjoy a dream trip from the comfort of your own home. For the first time ever, Freiheit is pleased to announce a live virtual tour to Western Canada. A dream trip that will keep you wanting more.

Pamela, a live tour guide for the day, will be showcasing amazing scenery.

 

Encore - A Classical Night

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Our concerts have proven to be so popular that we have organized another one! This time with Nicole Li, a violinist who will entertain us all with her exquisite violin playing.

Canadian violinist Nicole Li began her pursuit of violin at the age of three. A two-time winner of the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition national finals, she won first place in her age category seven times. Nicole is a two-time silver medalist of the RCM and received First Class Honours with Distinction in her graduating year as Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (ARCT).

Nicole is an alumna of the University of Toronto Schools and the University of Western Ontario, and received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine in 2019. Throughout medical school, Nicole was a first violinist in the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. She is currently the Junior Chief Resident and a third year resident of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at McMaster University. She has special interests in women’s imaging and neuroradiology.

 

France Virtual Tour

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: Enjoy a dream trip from the comfort of your own home. France is filled with beauty and culture; things you do not want to miss out on. Therefore, Freiheit is holding a tour of France that will be held in French.

Virtual Piano Concert

Who: This is designed for everyone!

We continued our summer concert series with a beautiful piano concert by Naomi Wong.

Violin Concert

We were delighted to welcome back Yuchen Dai for another classical music concert.

Yuchen received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University studying under Jerzy Kapłanek and the Penderecki String Quartet. He also holds an ARCT Diploma in Violin Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

He has performed with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and is currently a member of the World Doctors Orchestra. Yuchen enjoys playing chamber music with friends and was recently invited to perform at the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer Festival in Germany with his string quartet.

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.

Spring into Fitness

Who: This is designed for everyone!

Purpose: A Virtual Exercise Class for Adults 50+ and Seniors

Join Meg Stickl from AIM Fitness and get motivated and prepared for all of your spring activities and hobbies! We know summer is right around the corner, and it’s important to strengthen and stretch your body so you can do everything with ease and to prevent injury.

Whether you are a golfer, gardener, or enjoy getting outside for walks, there are things you can do NOW to be in your best shape this summer!

No equipment required! Wear comfortable workout apparel and running shoes. The class will include seated and standing exercises, so have a chair handy!

When: Wednesday June 16, at 1pm EDT

Cost: FREE

Where: In your living room through Zoom.us

Avoid Financial Fraud

Financial fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians. This webinar equips you to recognize the signs and to avoid becoming the next victim.

We partnered with More Than Enough Financial Fitness for this important webinar.

Dave and Reb from the local “Let’s Talk Money” podcast spoke to the heart of a challenging issue in the lives of Canadians. Fraud and scam artists are targeting Canadians and it is big business. In 2020 alone, Canadians lost over $27 million to scammers. In this session, Dave and Reb offered practical tips on how to become scam proof and offer hope in resisting what has become a harsh reality for many of us.

Useful Resources:

  • Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

www.antifraudcentre.ca

1-888-495-8501

  • Competition Bureau

www.competitionbureau.gc.ca

1-800-348-5358

  • The Little Black Book of Scams

https://ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.ns/eng/04341.html
This book provides information on where specifically to report a scam. It also provides a great overview of tips to avoid fraudsters and outlines how scams are run.

 

Christmas Social

Spread some Christmas cheer. Bring your Christmas drinks and cookies, dress in your Christmas sweater and join us for some laughter and fun.

 

Violin Concert

Yuchen received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University studying under Jerzy Kapłanek and the Penderecki String Quartet. He also holds an ARCT Diploma in Violin Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

He has performed with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and is currently a member of the World Doctors Orchestra. Yuchen enjoys playing chamber music with friends and was recently invited to perform at the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer Festival in Germany with his string quartet.

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.

Jazz Concert

Brought up in a rich musical environment in Rio de Janeiro, Fernanda Cunha began her career in 1997 and has since toured Brazil, Europe and North America, performing at prestigious international jazz festivals.

Regular appearances at jazz festivals in Canada have helped to carve out a whole new fan base for Cunha’s post-bossa groove, and she repaid the compliment with her CD Brasil-Canada, released in 2009. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

 

A Piano Concert

Heidi entertained us with a variety of classical and contemporary pieces. It was a beautiful way to start the week.

Heidi says: “Music expresses emotions when words fail – both for the listener and for the musician.”

Music and medicine are her two greatest passions. She is currently in her fourth year of medical school at the University of Ottawa. In her spare time, she is also a professional pianist and a piano teacher. She started her journey in piano aged 5, studying in the Royal Conservatory of Music and achieving her Associate Diploma in Piano Performance at the age of 16. Since then she has played as a volunteer in various hospitals in Ottawa, performed for over 20+ retirement homes across Ottawa, and worked as a freelance pianist for weddings and events.

Heidi adds “Music has gifted me the unique opportunity to connect with people from all different walks of life and experiences – from death, sickness, grief to marriage, happiness and celebration – and for this, I am so grateful.”

Music with Nigel E. Harris

Singer/songwriter, producer, and music teacher Nigel E. Harris entertained us with well known songs. His business, Musical Wellness, is a catalyst for creating what he calls ‘love made visible’, the positive energy shift visible with people through the power of music. We all experienced this!

Nigel also teaches music online. Before the pandemic he regularly shared the power of music with seniors’ homes, hospitals, and group homes for developmentally disabled individuals. He was the musical director of a singing group for home-based early Alzheimers patients and their caregivers, through the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.


Music with Dai Bassett

Dai Bassett is a singer, songwriter, emcee, and entertainer. Dai’s many awards, accolades and positive reviews speak to his breadth of talent and ability to delight audiences everywhere. This “Welsh Guy with a Big Smile” has the rare gift of ensuring audiences are always entertained, thanks to his witty personality and ability to break into song, dance, or hilarious comedy. Dai has a special place in his heart for senior citizens and normally performs 300+ shows a year, including in retirement homes.


Retirement Living in the Age of Covid-19

Geraldine Dixon from Chartwell Retirement Residences gave this webinar presentation on the topic of retirement living during the COVID-19 pandemic. She told us about the wonderful initiatives taken by the staff and residents in the Chartwell retirement homes during the past few months. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.  

For any specific questions about the presentation, you can contact Geraldine Dixon here

A Whimsical Journey

Rosa Stourac McCreery, a performer, theater director and enabler, made us laugh with a virtual clowning, story telling, and musical journey. She shared some Canadian folk songs with a whimsical twist and told us about her experiences as a Clown Doctor in the UK.

The 'Simon Clarke and Paul Anthony' Virtual Show

Purpose: Simon and Paul entertained us with a mix of popular songs from the 60’s and our favourite Elvis songs. 

Drama

We showed two hilarious scenes by Jason Hildebrand Creative Arts followed by interesting discussions with Jason himself.

 

Staying Mentally Healthy

A joint webinar with the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre, Christian Counselling Ottawa and Freiheit Care.

Coffee: From Seed to Cup

An exploration of the journey of coffee, from seed to cup.

From Seed to Cup

Moon At Noon

Jacob Moon gave a few concert over Zoom.

Jacob Moon Concert

Staying Safe from Covid-19

Dr. Mark Reimer answered questions on Covid, from a medical perspective.

Stay Safe From Covid

Fall Prevention

Kinesiologist Spencer Rodd presented on fall prevention strategies and discussed some solutions and possible funding options.

Tax Tips

Lorne A. Cutler, P.Eng., MBA from LAC & Associates Consulting covered over 25 tax tips.

Email Lorne for a copy of his presentation.

Tax Tips

Dementia Care

Dean Henderson, Director of Client/Clinical Services from The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County provided an overview of the brain, dementia and aging.

Activities in Motion

Meg Stickl, from Activities in Motion gave practical ways to stay healthy, no matter your age or disability.
Activities in Motion

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