Active At Home: Programs and activities for seniors

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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.

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.

Bits & Bytes Club of Kitchener Presents: Zoom for Beginners 

Members of the Bits & Bytes Club of Kitchener have developed free online training meetings where you can learn the basic skills needed to participate in online Zoom video meetings which are becoming very popular in the social as well as the business community. The free Zoom application, which can be downloaded by visiting the Zoom download page, provides an amazing service that can operate in a very basic and simple manner for the community. This training program is intended to help you get started and become comfortable chatting with and seeing the smiles of the family and friends that you miss. The first meeting, Zoom Training Part 1, will take place on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. To register, please email your request to Sandy.Hrubik@Kitchener.ca and include your name and indicate the device you will be using during the meeting. We will provide you with step by step instructions through the registration and the training. Space is limited.

Rock Solid Connections

Rock Solid Connections is an interactive Zoom-based social and recreational program that aims to keep older adults active and engaged in their community from the comfort of their own home. Zoom-meeting numbers are available by emailing brenda.vandekeere@kitchener.ca. For a full list of Rock Solid Connections 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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