Workshop 2 – Staying Socially Connected

Objectives

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

 

Resources

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
Dial 2-1-1
211ontario.ca

3-1-1 City of Ottawa
Provides information and services for adults 50+, such as recreation and leisure programs, financial resources, housing, or health and support services
Dial 3-1-1
olderadults@ottawa.ca
ottawa.ca/olderadults

310-2222 Champlain Local Health Integration Network
Provides a range of health-care services and resources to support you at home or in the community
healthcareathome.ca/ champlain/en
champlainhealthline.ca

A Friendly Voice
Offers a telephone friendly visiting line for seniors 50+
613-696-9992 or 1-855-892-9992;
afriendlyvoice.ca

Seniors Centre Without Walls
Organizes free telephone group activities for seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities
613-236-0428 ext. 2323
scww@thegoodcompanions.ca
goodcompanions.ca

LGBT Wellbeing Check-in Program
Provides a telephone assurance program for LGBT adults with disabilities (18+) and older adults (55+)
613-236-0428
info@thegoodcompanions.ca
goodcompanions.ca

BounceBack
Canadian Mental Health Association – Ottawa Branch
Helps you tackle depression and anxiety
1-866-345-0224
bouncebackontario.ca

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
1-844-726-5115
seochc.on.ca/programs-services/primary-care-outreach-to-frail-seniors-pco

Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Accessible Services
Makes library resources accessible to people with disabilities including: Homebound Services, assistive technology, and accessible collections
613-580-2424 ext. 28321
accessibility.office@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
biblioottawalibrary.ca/accessibility

Volunteer Ottawa
Helps you find volunteer opportunities to give back to your community, meet new people, and use your skills or learn new ones
613-736-5270
info@volunteerottawa.ca
volunteerottawa.ca/Search_Volunteer_Opportunities.html
For seniors who wish to increase their social connections, here are some online options for meeting local people in person.

Amintro
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.
www.amintro.com

Meetup
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.
www.meetup.com/cities/ca/on/ottawa/

This information was correct at the time of producing. It may change without notice.

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