Public Notice: Lifelong Learning registration now open Updated 3/14/2018

The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre

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Lifelong Learning registration now open

Introducing Perley Rideau Lifelong Learning

"Social frailty – loneliness – is an epidemic that has been shown to have terrible impacts on physical and mental health and the Lifelong Learning program is just one more step we are taking to realize our vision of leading innovation in frailty-informed care,” said Akos Hoffer, CEO.

What: Today we launch Perley Rideau Lifelong Learning with four classes

  • Course information follows at the end of this email

When: Classes begin Spring 2018.

Where: At the Perley Rideau

  • Registration opens soon

Who: Registration is now open to the public.

Why: In Ottawa South – and throughout the region -- people of all ages are looking for opportunities to learn and engage.


Built on the philosophy that learning has no age limit, the Perley Rideau Lifelong Learning Program offers in-person classes and studio sessions that encourage participants to learn, to grow and to connect with others who share common interests. Different from university art classes or lectures, participants will enjoy a welcoming and collaborative learning environment without the pressure of grades or exams. Courses are open to anyone with a passion for learning, including residents of the Perley Rideau, volunteers, tenants, family and all members of the Ottawa community.Participants can choose from a selection of studio-based and lecture-based courses led by engaging instructors who are experts in their fields. Studio-based courses provide hands-on learning in the creative arts, including music and visual art. Lecture-based courses explore topics through presentations, discussions, short films and reading materials. Courses cost $100 for 4 weeks and $150 for 6 weeks, not including the cost of materials, if applicable.

  • All courses are held in existing facilities at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre.
  • For anyone interested in teaching a course in the future, or wanting to request a specific course, please contact prvhc%23com|info.Please help spread the word by sharing the Perley Rideau Lifelong Learning Brochure that will be widely available throughout the Health Centre and online at:

Perley Rideau Lifelong Learning is made possible thanks to the generous support from the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s (CABHI - @CABHIINFO) SPARK program.

Want to know more about Perley Rideau, our facility, programs and services?

Find out more about

  • Resident rooms
  • Maps
  • Images of the Perley Rideau life
  • Catering, room rentals
  • Where to address your questions

Download the 2017 Perley Rideau Welcome Book

Maps and Visitor Information


Visitors are very welcome to visit with residents or join them for concerts, religious services and special events. Visiting hours are not restricted, but visitors are asked to please respect the duties of the staff and privacy of residents.


Each family of a resident on long-term care is eligible for one free parking pass. This policy only applies to residents in long-term care.

Short-stay residents are issued one complimentary one-time use parking card upon admission.

There is no charge for a 30-minute drop-off or pick up.

Residents / visitors may purchase single use parking cards for a flat rate.

Questions or comments, please contact:

Jay Innes
Director of Communications
The Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
1750 Russell Road
Ottawa, ON, K1G 5Z6

Phone: 613-526-7171 ext.2207

Fax: 613-526-7186

Email: prvhc%23com|jinnes