• Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program

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    The AFC Outreach Program is administered by the University of Waterloo, Queen's University, Huntington/Laurentian University, and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network.

    Throughout June we are celebrating the numerous contributions and achievements of older adults with Seniors' Month in Ontario. This year, many communities are celebrating by offering virtual programs, such as this Virtual Seniors Expo hosted by the City of Kitchener. Seniors Active Living Centres across the province have also developed virtual programming which can be searched by city here. Read more.

  • Mayor Brian Bigger Discusses Support for Seniors

    Mayor Brian Bigger talks about supports available to seniors during the pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Update - Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke Talks Senior Support in Greater Sudbury

    Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke, Geriatrician and Medical Lead with the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre at Health Sciences North offers support and advice to seniors during the pandemic.

  • Put a Little Love In Your Heart

    To our friends and family in long-term care facilities, we miss and love you. To the people taking care of the people we love while we can’t, thank you. You are forever in our heart.

    Put a Little Love in Your Heart, the Pioneers Choir at Pioneer Manor Long-Term Care Facility in Greater Sudbury, Ontario.

    A big thank you to our amazing Choir Director Joanne Polack for producing this video! #staystrong #stayhome

  • 10 Tips for Wellness

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    Top 10 Tips for Wellness

    1. Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face and limit non-essential travel.
    2. Your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner is there for you. Call for your health care needs. Don’t worry if you think it’s a small problem. It’s better to catch things before they become bigger.
    3. The Emergency Department is still open at the hospital for all medical emergencies.
    4. Home care services are still open for business.
    5. Take your prescription medications. If you can’t visit the pharmacy for refills, delivery is available.
    6. Eat well. If you can’t visit a grocery store, shopping and delivery are available. Drink lots of water and other caffeine-free beverages.
    7. Get enough sleep. Try not to watch the news too much if you find it upsetting. Get your information from reliable sources.
    8. Be creative. Paint, draw, bake, sing, read or rediscover a hobby like knitting or puzzles.
    9. Get some fresh air on your balcony, in your yard, walk around the neighbourhood or sit beside an open window.
    10. Stay in touch with family and friends by phone, mail or online if you use a computer. Schedule regular calls and try to talk to at least two people each day.