COVID-19 Senior Community Supports

Durham-wide
Durham Deaf Services and Elder Abuse Prevention OntarioUpdated May 4th

DDS is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Elder Abuse Prevention On and EAPO will be hosting the webinar on Protecting Your Financial Health with an ASL interpreter on May 6th. We will be partnering with other such webinars and are pleased that this educational material is now accessible to the Deaf community.

A copy of the poster is attached with this update. Please circulate this information to the Deaf community in your network. Remind folks they have to register for this event in advance. The interpreters will be on screen the entire time. Any questions that participants have can be put into the “chat” box. Despite the problems we are all encountering with COVID this is a positive outcome and one that removes barriers.

Oshawa
Oshawa Senior Community Centres 55+
(OSCC55+)
For more information, please visit http://www.oscc.ca, email
info@oscc.ca or call 905-576-6712 ext. 2830.
Updated April 28th

The Oshawa Senior Community Centres 55+ (OSCC55+) has introduced a new business model designed to help older adults combat isolation and stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seniors can access the following services via oscc.ca/stayconnected or by calling 905-576-6712:

Telephone Outreach Program – Seniors can register to receive regular checkin calls to reduce feelings of isolation and provide care and concern. This free service is available to anyone 55 or older in the Durham community. To register, please call 905-576-6712 ext. 2830 or email info@oscc.ca.

Grocery Order & Delivery Service – in partnership with a local grocer, the OSCC55+ will be facilitating grocery orders for seniors in need through providing delivery within Oshawa by our vans and transportation staff. Seniors can call 905-576-6712 ext. 2830 or email groceries@oscc.ca with their list and staff will be in touch to confirm delivery and payment. Payments must be by cheque to the grocery store.

OSCC55+ COVID-19 Resource Guide – OSCC55+ has prepared a resource guide to assist older adults with access to services in the community. The complete resource guide can be found at oscc.ca/stayconnected and at various businesses in Oshawa. Grocery stores or pharmacies interested in receiving copies may contact our staff at 905-576-6712 ext. 2830 to request a drop off.

Online Programs – OSCC55+ has introduced online programming for seniors wishing to stay active and continue to be engaged. These free interactive programs are accessible at oscc.ca/onlineprograms through a computer, smart phone or a tablet. Topics include: Zumba, yoga, wellness seminars, general interest workshops, current events, cooking demonstrations and more.

Social Connecting through Facebook – OSCC55+ is engaging with the community through the OSCC55+ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OSCC55plus/) with entertaining videos, useful links, programs and fitness demonstrations to help keep seniors engaged and active. We invite people to comment, share and like to keep our seniors’ community connected and strong.

Though our branches remain closed, we continue to serve the seniors’
community. For more information, please visit http://www.oscc.ca, email
info@oscc.ca or call 905-576-6712 ext. 2830.

Whitby
Whitby Senior Centre905-668-1424Updated May 12th

The Whitby Senior Center is offering a new Seniors Connection Line connects Whitby seniors with people who can offer information, support and friendly conversation during this time of physical distancing. Call 905-668-1424 to leave your name and number and get a call back.

In partnership with the Whitby Public Library, the Whitby Senior Centre is now offering Seniors Centre Without Walls four times per week. Seniors can call in and participate in an hour of activities. For a schedule and call-in details, visit the Whitby Seniors Centre.

Ajax
Town of Ajax Friendly Check-in for Seniors 905-427-8811Updated May 12th

Register to receive a friendly check-in call from Town staff, for social connection, updates and links to local resources. To register call 905-427-
8811.

Pickering
Pickering 55+ Adults905-420-4660 ext. 2078 or email
kbradley@pickering.ca
Updated May 12th

While all of our regular programs and events are on hold, we invite Pickering adults 55+ to join our newly created 55+ Facebook Group. This group offers activities, experiences, social fun and information sharing opportunities just for our older adult community. Learn more.

Pickering 55+ Adults is offering Seniors Centre Without Walls – Connect to free weekly programs and Spotlight Series presentations. No computer or internet required. Call 905-420-4660 ext. 2078 or email kbradley@pickering.ca.

Bowmanville
Bowmanville Older Adults Association (BOAA)
For Older Adult Support
905-242-5585Updated April 28th

Facility Closed
Emergency Contact number for resource or assistance calls 905-242-5585 programs@bowmanvilleolderadults.com

Offering online and teleconference programming.

Bowmanville Rotary Club905-435-7428April 28th

If you are a senior, immunocompromised, or have no support, WE CAN HELP.
Email us at: bowmanvillerotarydeliversfood@gmail.com
Or call 905-435-7428.

We can take your order and arrange payment. Our team of volunteers will shop for you and deliver to your door. Maximum orders not to exceed $200.00. Payment of cash or cheque can be accepted without contact. Simply leave in a zip lock bag. If you cannot afford food, we can help.