Building Connections with Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

In our Life in Canada Episode 21 we would like to welcome Adrienne Tuffin (she/her) who is the Manager of Resource Development for the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Partnership Program.

The benefits of the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls are:

  • Low/free barrier
  • Free
  • Easy onboarding
  • Geographically can happen from anywhere.

This episode touches on:

  • Partner stats (of those reported)
  • Connection & safe space
  • 2SLGBTQSIA people- going back into closet
  • Newcomers- join a program in their language and talk about their memories & culture
  • 99.3% older adults have phone % knowledge of it
  • Older adults that are on waitlists for programs and have nothing in the interim can join
  • Ottawa program- education in ER visits (down 50%)
  • SCWW partners in Ontario where participants moved away and they still join group
  • For example: one person that regularly joins from Saskatchewan
  • And another that moved to Windsor but still joins program close to Ottawa

For more information:

Tel: (613) 236-0428

Fax: (613) 230-2095