Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a great way to keep engaged and stay connected with your peers. You can even make new friends through this free, interactive telephone-based program by The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre. You do not need to be a member of The Good Companions to take part. SCWW provides more than 35 fun activities, as well as educational and health and wellness offerings per month. Each phone session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes and between 10 and 15 participants are involved on the call. The schedule includes a weekly mindfulness group, travelogues, a monthly birthday party, name that tune sessions, biographies, a sports chat, a music request line, a discussion group and more. For information or to register, call 613 236- 0428 ext. 2323. https://thegoodcompanions.ca/programs-services/seniors-centre-without-walls/
The Good Companions – Community Support Services (TGC-CSS) team is still providing medical transportation and delivery of groceries and frozen meals. Services are available to seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities who live north of the Queensway between Preston Street and Blair Road. Call 613 236-0428 for more information. https://thegoodcompanions.ca/community-support-services/
The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre continues to provide supports for vulnerable seniors in Ottawa’s west end. Those services include: medical transportation, grocery and prescription delivery, telephone based regular check-ins and friendly conversations, recreational programming (via phone or computer), adult day programming (via phone or computer), and information and referral services. 613 829-9777. https://www.oldeforge.ca/
CAA North & East Ontario is here to support you. For a limited time, CAA NEO is offering social check-in calls for those who are vulnerable or self-isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This service is available to the general public, not just CAA members. CAA staff will call between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am and 4 pm Saturdays.
On top of the usual 24/7 roadside assistance for CAA members, CAA NEO is also offering a temporary delivery service to members in self-isolation.
Finally, CAA NEO is making direct donations to local food banks, and appealing to members to also donate your CAA dollars. Find out more at https://caaneo.ca/coronavirus-updates/