Seniors’ Centre Without Walls
Stay social, informed and connected with your members. Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a free interactive telephone-based group activity program that connects seniors and older adults 50+ and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to leave their home. SCWW programs offer an inclusive, safe, inviting space to listen, learn and be heard which increases social connectedness and well-being for participants. Information and resources are made available, stories are shared, and lasting connections and friendships are formed. All the participants need is a telephone to participate from the comfort of their home.
Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grant was developed by the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario with funding support from the Government of Ontario and will focus on supporting non-profit organizations that serve seniors to facilitate and coordinate remote and virtual community connections, with a focus on centres that operate in underserved geographic areas and with under-represented groups (i.e. rural, diverse, Northern, Francophone and Indigenous seniors). Round Two – Call for Applications for host Organizations is now closed. Questions can be emailed to OACAO or call 905-584-8125 or toll free 1-866-835-7693.
Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Webinars: Have you been thinking about running a Seniors’ Centre Without Walls program for your members? Please join the OACAO for a free webinar to learn more. Laura Ward, Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Provincial Lead, from The Good Companions team will lead the free webinar and provide an overview of the SCWW program. She will highlight the resources they’ve developed and are willing to share with Centres who are interested in running their own programs. Email OACAO or call 905-584-8125 or toll free 1-866-835-7693 for details. Small group training sessions can be arranged following the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls webinar.
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Please direct any questions to Lina Zita, Marketing and Development Coordinator.
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Seniors Staying Connected During COVID-19: The Agenda with Steve Paikin
In partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and The Good Companions. With funding support from the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.