Ottawa’s only Black Tie Bingo takes place on Saturday, November 18!
“This was a wonderful event that had everything. Great company, prizes, food, drinks, and it was all for an excellent cause. I can’t wait till the next one.”
“This event was so much fun …the buzz in the room indicated that we were all having a good time. Bingo is still a hit even though we may not have played this game for years!!”
Making A Difference In Our Community
“What a wonderful, fun evening for two great charities!”
The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the OutCare Foundation have joined forces to improve the quality of life of the residents in non-profit long-term care and for individuals who need palliative care. Proceeds from the Black Tie Bingo! Annual Fundraiser presented by Family Tree Wealth Management, IPC Securities Corporation will help ensure that people are comfortable, well taken care of, and treated with dignity in their remaining years. Together, our foundations make an important difference in palliative care and long-term care support and services available.
Why Is This Important?
With seniors making up the fastest growing age group in our society, the need for palliative care and not-for-profit long-term care is increasing significantly. When families are in need of either type of care for a loved one, they are often shocked to discover the shortage of services.
- By 2041, about one in four Canadians is expected to be 65 or over.
- Better quality of life at end-of-life affects us all.
- 90% of people do not die suddenly – most will be faced with the need for palliative care as they approach end-of-life.
- Currently, only an estimated 16%-30% of those who need palliative care have access it.
- Our non-profit long-term care homes are chronically underfunded. The median number of days for LTC home placement in the Champlain region is 237, close to eight months. The provincial average is 105 days.
- Many studies have made the link between higher social engagement and lower mortality rates. In addition, other studies have demonstrated that positive experiences in care homes have greatly improved the quality of life of its residents.