When asked why he continues to participate in the calls, this is what James answered. And his comment was echoed by many others. “We’re doing something, and we’re also listening to others’ ideas” said Nora. “I actually feel I know who most of the people are… you kind of know where everyone’s coming from and you look forward to what they have to say” added another participant. The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls is more than just a quick and easy way to join social programs, it’s a way to share and connect your experiences with others.
The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) offers a variety of group activities, from social brain teasers to educational seminars. But most importantly, it offers a safe and inclusive space for seniors to share, to discourse, and to learn from each other. In fact, many of the SCWW program offerings rely on participant interaction and sharing to be successful.
The “Theatre Club” brings together those with interest in the performing arts to practice and perform in various radio plays. The “Poetry Club” involves active sharing and writing of poems and a passion for creative literature. The “Coffee Club” is a free-topic program that is entirely driven by discussions between participants. “Stories from the Past” is an opportunity for participants to both learn and share their own memories of local history.
The goal of the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls is to allow participants to feel like they are a part of a community, a social circle they can join even from the distance and comfort of their own homes. As testified by one of our participants, Jane:
“I actually feel like I know who most of the people are, although I would never recognize them if I walked by them on the street. But you kind of know where everyone’s coming from and you look forward to what they have to say on different topics. It’s kind of like they’re your friends; it’s so worthwhile.”
The SCWW runs 2 sessions a day, 5 days a week, offering a wide variety of program for different interests and topics. New participants are welcome to join in at any time and we look forward to hearing from you.
You will find the latest program schedule available for download here: https://www.comeshare.ca/community-support–3/seniors-centre-without-walls
And if you have any questions, or want to register, please contact:
Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Coordinator
Seniors Come Share Society
T: 604-531-9400 ext. 205