Workshop 2 – Staying Socially Connected
In this session, you will:
- define and discuss your thoughts about meaning and purpose in your life
- assess your own levels of connectedness
- commit to taking action to improve your level of connectedness
2-1-1 Community Information Centre of Ottawa
Connects you with supports and services, such as meals on wheels, home help, respite, group grocery buses, transportation, telephone assurance, volunteer visitors
Elder Abuse Response and Referral Service
Provides intake, information, consultation, referrals, and support service for seniors at-risk or who are in an abusive situation
613-596-5626 ext. 230
Primary Care Outreach to Seniors
Provides support and links to community resources for vulnerable seniors through a home visiting program
Helps you find volunteer opportunities to give back to your community, meet new people, and use your skills or learn new ones
For seniors who wish to increase their social connections, here are some online options for meeting local people in person.
Amintro is an easy to use social app and online community created exclusively for adults 50+ that connects you with people in your area that share common interests and backgrounds.
Meetup is an online platform for finding and building local communities. People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue passions, together. Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love.
This information was correct at the time of producing. It may change without notice.
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