Active At Home: Programs and activities for seniors

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Seniors Social and Well-being Support Calls

With physical distancing measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, the City is supporting Kitchener seniors, who may be feeling isolated, or just want to talk, through regular social and well-being support calls.

If you know a senior who would benefit from this service, please have them contact 519-741-2916 to register. Referrals from friends, family and community agencies are also accepted, provided the senior has given permission to share their contact information and has agreed to receive reassurance calls from the City. Questions about this program can be directed to Bethany Pearce at 519-741-2200 ext. 5081.

Kitchener Connections

Kitchener Connects is an interactive, telephone-based, social and recreational program that aims to keep older adults active and engaged in their community from the comfort of their own home. Group based activities are offered at no cost to participants and include Tea Time Chats, Monday Mindfulness and Tuesday Trivia. For a full list of programs, view the Older Adults Events calendar.

For more information or to register for Kitchener Connects, call (519) 741-2200 ext. 7228.

Community Conversation with Mayor Berry Vrbanovic for Adults 55+

Join Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10 a.m. through the online platform Zoom, as he addresses the older adult community, offers insights into the City’s position on COVID-19 and answers questions you may have. 

All are invited to register by email: communityservices@kitchener.ca. When registering, please include your name, phone number and any questions you may have for the Mayor in your email.

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with url (link) to attend the meeting. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10 a.m., use the link from your confirmation to join the meeting.

Registration is limited to 100 people and spots will be reserved on a first come first serve basis until Friday, May 29, 2020 at 4 p.m. 

Rock Solid Connections

Rock Solid Connections is recreational video conference program for older adults that are offered at no cost to participants. For a full list of programs, view the Older Adults Events calendar.

The Virtual Y Active Older Adult Workouts

Stay well and healthy at home with the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo active older adult workouts. For a full list of workout videos, visit the Virtual Y YouTube page.

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington Online Activities

The Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington has a wide-range of online videos available on their YouTube page

Canada’s National Ballet School Sharing Dance Program

Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) wants to share the power of dance and help you find creative ways to keep moving. Bring the joy of dance into your home by visiting the Sharing Dance webpage.

Carizon Friendly Voice Program

Could you use a friendly chat? Carizon and Wellbeing Waterloo just launched the Friendly Voice program, a daily wellbeing check-in to help enhance social connections in our community. For more information visit the Carizon Resource webpage or to register, call 519-743-6333 and ask reception how to get started! 

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