Seniors Without Walls program aims to engage isolated seniors

Picture yourself at home on your sofa engaging with other seniors by phone. Connecting isolated seniors by phone and giving them an opportunity to join in and share information, be entertained, and have an opportunity to socialize, is the primary purpose of a new program called Seniors Without Walls.

The program is free to users. Register here: Seniors Without Walls

The first session will begin Sept. 26.

The program is being launched by the Burlington Seniors Community Inc., an incorporated non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the well-being of Burlington’s diverse and growing community of seniors (I serve as a non-voting member of the board).

If you or someone you know might benefit from Seniors Without Walls please spread the word. You can also volunteer to lead a discussion group on a topic of your choice.

For additional information contact: 905.631.2524, 

Mailing address: P.O. Box 91584 Roseland Plaza, Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

To learn more about BSCI and how you can become a member visit: Burlington Seniors Community Inc.

BSCI’s annual general meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 23, 10am at the Burlington Central Library, 2331 New. St. Burlington. The AGM is open to the general public. Only BSCI members can vote at the AGM.

BSCI is also sponsoring a Seniors 150th Celebration Thanksgiving Lunch Oct. 5. Watch for more details in the fall.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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