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Our first year, beautifully chronicled.

We’ve created a brand new Timeline that trace the highlights and challenges of this hopefully one-of-a-kind year. The story of Bronson RISE’s first year is, like so many in 2020, one of hope, sudden change, and re-emergence with a brave new goal: to safely re-open the community hub doors of Bronson Centre, and promote a healthier, […]

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It’s time for change.

By: Pat Kelly   There has never been a more urgent time to recognize and address the causes and effects of social isolation.   The emotional impact of loneliness and physical isolation and the importance of social relationships, especially on older adults, are now on everyone’s minds, given the confinement we live in during COVID-19. […]

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Guest Blog: The Ghosts Among Us

By Rick Robinson If the Bronson Centre is a community hub, then so is Rick Robinson. Rick is a retired public servant who also farmed for several years. He is extremely busy, but is an even busier volunteer — everything from grief counselling to senior advisory groups to disc jockeying — who interacts with people […]



El Bronson Hub está probando una serie de talleres virtuales que se ofrecen de forma gratuita a adultos mayores en Ottawa. Estos talleres tendrán una duración de tres semanas del 27 de abril al 14 de mayo. Después de este período, el Bronson Hub ofrecerá una programación consistente basada en los comentarios de los talleres […]


Bronson Hub’s New Virtual Workshops

The Bronson Hub is piloting a series of virtual workshops that are being offered for free to older adults in Ottawa. These workshops will run for three weeks from April 27th – May 14th. After this period the Bronson Hub will offer consistent programming based on the feedback from the pilot workshops. Below you will […]


My Grandmothers

Written By: Isaac Prazmowski The room is loud with music and multi coloured lights flashing across the floor. Three courses have been consumed and feet are starting to tap with the urge to dance. Not the place you would usually find my Grandma. And yet there she was, walking into the centre of the floor […]


Coronavirus and the Isolation Paradox

Written By: Pat Kelly Our small team at the Bronson Hub was just starting to get our federally funded seniors social inclusion projects off the ground, when the cataclysmic changes caused by the COVID 19 pandemic this past week brought a shocking and humbling reminder of how fragile we humans are. While the early spring […]