Support for Seniors Active Living Centres will help keep seniors safe and socially connected as they continue to self-isolate due to COVID-19
We know that many seniors have had to self-isolate during COVID-19.
To help keep them safe while ensuring they stay socially connected, our PC government is investing $14.3 million in 2020-21 to support nearly 300 Seniors Active Living Centres to help older adults stay virtually engaged with their friends, family and communities while combatting social isolation during the pandemic.
This year’s investment will focus on virtual programs such as teleconferences, online videos, one-on-one phone calls, and support projects such as:
- Seniors’ Centre Without Walls to create interactive telephone-based group programming for socially isolated seniors and people with disabilities
- Virtual physical fitness programming
- Online craft programs and delivery of pre-made craft kits to seniors
- Meal programs ranging from curbside pick up to door-to-door deliveries
- Online educational programs such as tax clinics, technology assistance, health and wellness, and COVID-19 information
We remain committed to protecting the safety and well-being of Ontario’s older adults. Seniors Active Living Centre programs are a key initiative to help older adults stay healthy, active and socially connected within their own communities.