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Let’s Stay Connected!

We are excited to offer some more FREE online programming to our Victoria Park Seniors Centre community through Zoom.

We are offering virtual and call-in programming. To access these programs, either click the appropriate link to connect on Zoom with video or call the listed phone number for audio only.

  • Connecting over Zoom: Click the link for the program you wish to participate in at the scheduled time. Follow the prompts on screen to open Zoom in your browser. For step-by-step instructions, watch this video. If this is your first time using Zoom, give yourself an extra 5 to 10 minutes to make sure you have Zoom up and running correctly. Another Zoom how-to resource: click here for Zoom support tutorial and click on the first one called “Join a meeting”.
  • Connecting over the phone: Call the number for the program you wish to join at the scheduled time. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID number followed by #.
  • If you need help connecting either by phone or online, you can contact Frank Irvine (VPSC Computer Instructor) 519-831-4278
  • If you are joining us for any of the programs, please send a quick email kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 204 to give us an idea of attendance.


  • To access online programs (using a computer device or by telephone), click the appropriate link below each program OR to use your telephone, call the phone number listed below each program and use the ID# to connect for audio only.
  • NOTE: For online fitness and yoga classes where we cannot assist you in person, please listen to your body and use your discretion to choose which exercises you do and how intensely you do them. We want everyone to be safe. These online exercises are intended to encourage you to gently move your body, so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. Participating in these exercise activities is done entirely at your own risk.
  • Sending Support Pen Pal Program: The Community Resource Centre in Fergus thanks you for your patience as they continue to plan this new community program. They can now take registrations. If interested, please use their google form for registering as a pen pal. They hope to collect registrations for the next couple weeks, and send out supplies and postage by the end of September so folks can start sending letters. If you have any questions or issues with registering please contact sarahlynnkeating@outlook.com


ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES:

NOTE: For all virtual fitness classes where we cannot assist you in person, please listen to your body and use your discretion to choose which exercises you do and how intensely you do them. We want everyone to be safe. These virtual exercises are intended to encourage you to gently move your body, so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. Participating in these exercise activities is done entirely at your own risk.

NEW: Tai Chi: Mondays, 9:15 to 9:45 am (begins January 4)
This slow-moving, meditative and gentle exercise helps restore and maintain fitness and flexibility. This non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Christina Graf.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83961705530
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 839 6170 5530#

Cardio, Weights, Core, No Floor: Mondays, 11:30 am to 12 pm
A low-impact cardio and weights fitness class to invigorate and strengthen your body and soul. Please have a chair handy and weights if you have them. Wear running shoes. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81368420764
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 813 6842 0764#

Zumba Gold-Toning: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:50 to 10:20 am
Join us twice a week for cardio with a focus on muscle conditioning using maraca-like toning sticks (or bottles of water or whatever light weights you have). Wear running shoes. Instructor: Sarah Gray-Schleen. Contact kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or 519-846-9691 ext. 277 if you would like to do a curbside pick up of the toning sticks (either 1 lb or 2.5 lbs).
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89602491186
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 896 0249 1186#

Zumba Gold: Tuesdays, 9:50 to 10:20 am
Join us for great music while focusing on balance, range of motion, coordination with moderate intensity. Wear running shoes. Instructor: Sarah Gray-Schleen.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85755458054
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 857 5545 8054#

Fit Bones Plus: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15 to 9:45 am
Exercise program designed specifically for older adults to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk of developing osteoporosis. Focus on standing balance and building strength. Kelly Offer will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength and prevent bone loss. We will be using a band so you can contact the Seniors Centre for a curbside pick up.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86893470161
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 868 9347 0161#

Fit Bones: Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 am
Gentle chair exercise program designed specifically for older adults to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk of developing osteoporosis. Focus will be on increasing range of motion and maintaining strength. Kelly Offer will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength and prevent bone loss. We will be using a band so you can contact the Seniors Centre for a curbside pick up.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89295313498
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 892 9531 3498#

Chair Yoga and Movement for Healthy Joints: Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:30 to 11:00 am
Seated in a chair and using the chair for standing stretches, increase your range of motion and strengthen support of your joints. No experience needed. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83409408816
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 834 0940 8816#

Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 12 pm
Warm-ups for your joints and stretches for your body. Includes seated and standing postures. No experience needed. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86097605510
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 860 9760 5510#

Osteo Fit: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:00 pm
Physical activity plays an essential role in the treatment of Osteoporosis by stimulating our bones to maintain structure and strength. When treating Osteoarthritis it is important to ensure proper alignment of joints. Four types of exercise are necessary in the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: strength, posture and core stability, balance and weight bearing. Improving strength, balance and posture reduces the risk of falling. We will use hand weights and/or a band if you have them or contact the Seniors Centre for a curbside pick up. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81879206650
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 818 7920 6650#

VIRTUAL SEMINARS/SOCIALS:

Coffee & Chat with Kelly & Kathy: Friday, January 8 at 9:30 am &/OR Friday, January 22 at 9:30 am
So what have you been up to? Grab a coffee and let’s catch up! Join us virtually (by telephone or computer device) for an informal, fun chat and social connection with others. Two dates to join us in January. Limited spaces so please let us know ahead if you can attend: seniors@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 204.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87950523964 (for both dates)
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 879 5052 3964#

NEW Seminar: Repetitious Questions: Friday, January 15 at 10:00 am
How can we support people living with dementia who ask the same question multiple times? Come to learn why this often happens and ideas to reduce the incidence of repetitive stories or questions. Handout included and there will be a time for discussion. Presented by: Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Pre-registration is required, at least 24 hours prior. Please call the Alzheimer Society at 519-742-1422. You will be emailed the Zoom link to participate prior to the session.

NEW Seminar: Understanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Seminar: Monday, January 18 at 1:00 pm
How well do you understand Ontario’s personal income tax, credits and benefit programs? How does it all work in a period disrupted by a pandemic? Are there new relief measures you can access? Was your income for 2020 significantly impacted, changing what you normally qualify for? Join Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist with The Ontario Ministry of Finance, for this one-hour webinar designed to help you understand personal income tax, credits and benefits, and how they are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Regardless of your age, income level, or time of year it is, your time will be well spent. Let me know if you can attend: kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88668667996
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 886 6866 7996#

NEW Seminar: Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds - The Connection Between a Healthy Lifestyle and Mental Health: Thursday, January 21 @ 1:00 pm
Join Claire Knight, Kinesiologist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and mental health ambassador as she discusses how your physical health and lifestyle plays a part in your overall mental health. Claire will talk about how stress, sleep, nutrition, and recreation are directly linked to your mental health, digestion and overall energy level. Learn about some simple tools that can help you live a healthier, happier life. Let me know if you can attend: kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82202265877
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 822 0226 5877#

NEW Seminar: Keep Your Independence in Your Own Home and Postpone Going to a LTC Home:
Tuesday, January 26 at 11:30 am

Del Wilmot from Wilmot Financial Services will present this important and timely webinar. This CARP endorsed product allows you to stay at home and get the care you need there and not in a LTC facility. This has become especially important for many Seniors and the families during these times as we deal with COVID-19. Del will go over all the features and benefits of this product and there will be time after the presentation for you to ask questions. https://www.wilmotfinancial.ca/. Let me know if you can attend: kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81145339429
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 811 4533 9429#

VIRTUAL DROP-IN ACTIVITY GROUPS:

Bingo: Thursdays at 10 am
We can send you bingo cards by mail or email or arrange a curbside pick up. Use whatever you have on hand for markers (buttons, pennies). Email kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 204.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85702325015
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 857 0232 5015#

NEW: Genealogy: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm (begins January 5)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87847313292
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 878 4731 3292#

NEW: French Conversation: Tuesdays at 2:30 pm (begins January 5)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85164080099
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 851 6408 0099#

NEW: Creative Writing: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm (begins January 6)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602951904
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 876 0295 1904#

NEW: Spanish Conversation: Fridays at 11:15 am (begins January 8)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81628880233
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 816 2888 0233#


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Blanket Project
Do you knit or crochet? Interested in contributing while staying safe at home in this time of physical distancing? Why not help us create blankets! Knit or crochet squares, 6 inches by 6 inches, with extra yarn you may have at home. Squares can be any colour. After physical distancing rules are lifted we will get together to put them together. We hope to donate blankets once completed. Contact kmorgan@centrewellington.ca for the pattern.

Sending Support Pen Pal Program
The Community Resource Centre in Fergus has organized this new community program. If interested, please use click here for the google form to register as a pen pal If you have any questions or issues with registering please contact sarahlynnkeating@outlook.com


OTHER RESOURCES:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Online October Webinars:
  • As always, we encourage you to call us if you would like someone to chat with, or need information 519-846-9691 ext. 204. We love questions and staff are here to help! We also offer regular check-in phone calls if you are interested - just let us know.
  • If you are in need of crisis support, call the Guelph-Wellington Distress Line 519-821-3760 or 1-888-821-3760 daily 8 am to 10 pm or HERE 24/7 Waterloo-Wellington 1-844-437-3274, both confidential support, referral and crisis assistance telephone services.
  • Check out Connect CW’s Virtual Resource Centre https://www.connectcw.ca/ for some great links to activities, workshops and virtual experiences related to recreation, leisure, fitness, well-being, education, culture, arts in our local community and beyond.
  • ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600 www.connexontario.ca provides access to information on health services. Through telephone, chat or email, you can speak to System Navigation Specialists 24/7, focusing on mental health, addiction and problem gambling services.
  • Ontario Community Support Program 1-877-330-3213 www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca. Helping isolated, low-income seniors and people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions across Ontario get meals, groceries, medicine and other essentials.

Let’s Stay Connected!

We are excited to offer some more FREE online programming to our Victoria Park Seniors Centre community through Zoom.

We are offering virtual and call-in programming. To access these programs, either click the appropriate link to connect on Zoom with video or call the listed phone number for audio only.

  • Connecting over Zoom: Click the link for the program you wish to participate in at the scheduled time. Follow the prompts on screen to open Zoom in your browser. For step-by-step instructions, watch this video. If this is your first time using Zoom, give yourself an extra 5 to 10 minutes to make sure you have Zoom up and running correctly. Another Zoom how-to resource: click here for Zoom support tutorial and click on the first one called “Join a meeting”.
  • Connecting over the phone: Call the number for the program you wish to join at the scheduled time. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID number followed by #.
  • If you need help connecting either by phone or online, you can contact Frank Irvine (VPSC Computer Instructor) 519-831-4278
  • If you are joining us for any of the programs, please send a quick email kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 204 to give us an idea of attendance.


  • To access online programs (using a computer device or by telephone), click the appropriate link below each program OR to use your telephone, call the phone number listed below each program and use the ID# to connect for audio only.
  • NOTE: For online fitness and yoga classes where we cannot assist you in person, please listen to your body and use your discretion to choose which exercises you do and how intensely you do them. We want everyone to be safe. These online exercises are intended to encourage you to gently move your body, so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. Participating in these exercise activities is done entirely at your own risk.
  • Sending Support Pen Pal Program: The Community Resource Centre in Fergus thanks you for your patience as they continue to plan this new community program. They can now take registrations. If interested, please use their google form for registering as a pen pal. They hope to collect registrations for the next couple weeks, and send out supplies and postage by the end of September so folks can start sending letters. If you have any questions or issues with registering please contact sarahlynnkeating@outlook.com


ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES:

NOTE: For all virtual fitness classes where we cannot assist you in person, please listen to your body and use your discretion to choose which exercises you do and how intensely you do them. We want everyone to be safe. These virtual exercises are intended to encourage you to gently move your body, so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. Participating in these exercise activities is done entirely at your own risk.

NEW: Tai Chi: Mondays, 9:15 to 9:45 am (begins January 4)
This slow-moving, meditative and gentle exercise helps restore and maintain fitness and flexibility. This non-strenuous introductory class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Christina Graf.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83961705530
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 839 6170 5530#

Cardio, Weights, Core, No Floor: Mondays, 11:30 am to 12 pm
A low-impact cardio and weights fitness class to invigorate and strengthen your body and soul. Please have a chair handy and weights if you have them. Wear running shoes. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81368420764
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 813 6842 0764#

Zumba Gold-Toning: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:50 to 10:20 am
Join us twice a week for cardio with a focus on muscle conditioning using maraca-like toning sticks (or bottles of water or whatever light weights you have). Wear running shoes. Instructor: Sarah Gray-Schleen. Contact kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or 519-846-9691 ext. 277 if you would like to do a curbside pick up of the toning sticks (either 1 lb or 2.5 lbs).
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89602491186
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 896 0249 1186#

Zumba Gold: Tuesdays, 9:50 to 10:20 am
Join us for great music while focusing on balance, range of motion, coordination with moderate intensity. Wear running shoes. Instructor: Sarah Gray-Schleen.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85755458054
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 857 5545 8054#

Fit Bones Plus: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15 to 9:45 am
Exercise program designed specifically for older adults to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk of developing osteoporosis. Focus on standing balance and building strength. Kelly Offer will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength and prevent bone loss. We will be using a band so you can contact the Seniors Centre for a curbside pick up.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86893470161
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 868 9347 0161#

Fit Bones: Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 am
Gentle chair exercise program designed specifically for older adults to help achieve good bone health and reduce risk of developing osteoporosis. Focus will be on increasing range of motion and maintaining strength. Kelly Offer will guide you through exercises and provide information to help maintain bone strength and prevent bone loss. We will be using a band so you can contact the Seniors Centre for a curbside pick up.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89295313498
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 892 9531 3498#

Chair Yoga and Movement for Healthy Joints: Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:30 to 11:00 am
Seated in a chair and using the chair for standing stretches, increase your range of motion and strengthen support of your joints. No experience needed. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83409408816
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 834 0940 8816#

Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 12 pm
Warm-ups for your joints and stretches for your body. Includes seated and standing postures. No experience needed. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86097605510
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 860 9760 5510#

Osteo Fit: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:00 pm
Physical activity plays an essential role in the treatment of Osteoporosis by stimulating our bones to maintain structure and strength. When treating Osteoarthritis it is important to ensure proper alignment of joints. Four types of exercise are necessary in the management of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: strength, posture and core stability, balance and weight bearing. Improving strength, balance and posture reduces the risk of falling. We will use hand weights and/or a band if you have them or contact the Seniors Centre for a curbside pick up. Instructor: Jane Gage, Reg. Kinesiologist.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81879206650
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 818 7920 6650#

VIRTUAL SEMINARS/SOCIALS:

Coffee & Chat with Kelly & Kathy: Friday, January 8 at 9:30 am &/OR Friday, January 22 at 9:30 am
So what have you been up to? Grab a coffee and let’s catch up! Join us virtually (by telephone or computer device) for an informal, fun chat and social connection with others. Two dates to join us in January. Limited spaces so please let us know ahead if you can attend: seniors@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 204.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87950523964 (for both dates)
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 879 5052 3964#

NEW Seminar: Repetitious Questions: Friday, January 15 at 10:00 am
How can we support people living with dementia who ask the same question multiple times? Come to learn why this often happens and ideas to reduce the incidence of repetitive stories or questions. Handout included and there will be a time for discussion. Presented by: Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Pre-registration is required, at least 24 hours prior. Please call the Alzheimer Society at 519-742-1422. You will be emailed the Zoom link to participate prior to the session.

NEW Seminar: Understanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Seminar: Monday, January 18 at 1:00 pm
How well do you understand Ontario’s personal income tax, credits and benefit programs? How does it all work in a period disrupted by a pandemic? Are there new relief measures you can access? Was your income for 2020 significantly impacted, changing what you normally qualify for? Join Jeremy Bertrand, Tax Advisory Specialist with The Ontario Ministry of Finance, for this one-hour webinar designed to help you understand personal income tax, credits and benefits, and how they are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Regardless of your age, income level, or time of year it is, your time will be well spent. Let me know if you can attend: kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88668667996
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 886 6866 7996#

NEW Seminar: Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds - The Connection Between a Healthy Lifestyle and Mental Health: Thursday, January 21 @ 1:00 pm
Join Claire Knight, Kinesiologist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and mental health ambassador as she discusses how your physical health and lifestyle plays a part in your overall mental health. Claire will talk about how stress, sleep, nutrition, and recreation are directly linked to your mental health, digestion and overall energy level. Learn about some simple tools that can help you live a healthier, happier life. Let me know if you can attend: kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82202265877
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 822 0226 5877#

NEW Seminar: Keep Your Independence in Your Own Home and Postpone Going to a LTC Home:
Tuesday, January 26 at 11:30 am

Del Wilmot from Wilmot Financial Services will present this important and timely webinar. This CARP endorsed product allows you to stay at home and get the care you need there and not in a LTC facility. This has become especially important for many Seniors and the families during these times as we deal with COVID-19. Del will go over all the features and benefits of this product and there will be time after the presentation for you to ask questions. https://www.wilmotfinancial.ca/. Let me know if you can attend: kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81145339429
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685 ID: 811 4533 9429#

VIRTUAL DROP-IN ACTIVITY GROUPS:

Bingo: Thursdays at 10 am
We can send you bingo cards by mail or email or arrange a curbside pick up. Use whatever you have on hand for markers (buttons, pennies). Email kmorgan@centrewellington.ca or call 519-846-9691 ext. 204.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85702325015
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 857 0232 5015#

NEW: Genealogy: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm (begins January 5)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87847313292
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 878 4731 3292#

NEW: French Conversation: Tuesdays at 2:30 pm (begins January 5)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85164080099
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 851 6408 0099#

NEW: Creative Writing: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm (begins January 6)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602951904
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 876 0295 1904#

NEW: Spanish Conversation: Fridays at 11:15 am (begins January 8)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81628880233
Phone Dial in
(long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 816 2888 0233#


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Blanket Project
Do you knit or crochet? Interested in contributing while staying safe at home in this time of physical distancing? Why not help us create blankets! Knit or crochet squares, 6 inches by 6 inches, with extra yarn you may have at home. Squares can be any colour. After physical distancing rules are lifted we will get together to put them together. We hope to donate blankets once completed. Contact kmorgan@centrewellington.ca for the pattern.

Sending Support Pen Pal Program
The Community Resource Centre in Fergus has organized this new community program. If interested, please use click here for the google form to register as a pen pal If you have any questions or issues with registering please contact sarahlynnkeating@outlook.com


OTHER RESOURCES:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Online October Webinars:
  • As always, we encourage you to call us if you would like someone to chat with, or need information 519-846-9691 ext. 204. We love questions and staff are here to help! We also offer regular check-in phone calls if you are interested - just let us know.
  • If you are in need of crisis support, call the Guelph-Wellington Distress Line 519-821-3760 or 1-888-821-3760 daily 8 am to 10 pm or HERE 24/7 Waterloo-Wellington 1-844-437-3274, both confidential support, referral and crisis assistance telephone services.
  • Check out Connect CW’s Virtual Resource Centre https://www.connectcw.ca/ for some great links to activities, workshops and virtual experiences related to recreation, leisure, fitness, well-being, education, culture, arts in our local community and beyond.
  • ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600 www.connexontario.ca provides access to information on health services. Through telephone, chat or email, you can speak to System Navigation Specialists 24/7, focusing on mental health, addiction and problem gambling services.
  • Ontario Community Support Program 1-877-330-3213 www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca. Helping isolated, low-income seniors and people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions across Ontario get meals, groceries, medicine and other essentials.