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The ‘Bridging Gaps: Supporting Seniors Through Healthy Aging, Engagement, & Safety’ project is being launched to support seniors with information, resources, and opportunities for networking so that they are aware of the best ways to take care of themselves, their spouses, as well as to equip them with knowledge and strategies to better organize their financial and other matters and to know how to protect themselves from harm.

This project is being funded by the Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada.

This project is a timely opportunity to engage seniors to share useful information with them and organize activities that would make them feel energized, fulfilled, and connected to the community. The activities are under the themes of Inform, Engage, and Support.

A key focus of this project is to help seniors learn the basics of technology (computer skills, using texting and social media, and group forums) to connect with their families and others to grow their network. Another important activity is to engage seniors in mentoring activities with youth.

Through the activities covering 30 weeks (April to December 2022), it is expected that support and engagement will result in equipping the seniors with lasting healthy habits, understanding of health and other challenges they face, knowing what to do, and gain skills to take better care of themselves, and feel greater connectedness with their peers and the younger generation.

Discussion topics are geared toward the needs identified through several community surveys, focusing on well-being, such as physical activity, healthy eating, behavior modification, and stress management. We believe that the project will create a stronger sense of belonging for seniors and provide greater networking opportunities.

Upcoming CKWA Events

september, 2022

Register for sessions on CKWA Eventbrite Event Listing

Project Sessions & Topics

APRIL 2022 SESSIONS


Information Session: Mitigating Risks Of Financial Abuse: Understanding Wills and Power Of Attorney – April 13, 2022

Activity Session: Stress Management Through Arts – April 20, 2022

Physical Activity Session: Gentle Pilates Practice for Seniors – April 26, 2022

MAY 2022 SESSIONS


IT Training Session: Useful Apps for Seniors – May 4, 2022

Activity and Networking Session: Stress Management Through Music and SingingMay 10, 2022

Activity and Networking Session: Learn Traditional Korean DancingMay 16, 2022

Information Session: Seniors’ Benefits and PensionsMay 25, 2022

Physical Activity Session: Silver Taekwondo: Skills & Practice for Seniors – May 31, 2022

MORE SESSIONS DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED


Information Session: Knowing The Basics: Human Rights Of Older Persons 

IT Training Session: Technology 101: Using MS Office, Emails, Social Media, Zoom, Etc.

Information Session: Combating Social Isolation: Staying Resilient During The Pandemic

Information Session: Ways To Volunteer: Options And Interest Gathering

Information Session: How To Manage Life As A Caregiver?

Fireside Chat (1): Seniors’ Experience On How They’ve Coped Throughout Pandemic

Information Session: Defining Elder Abuse & Strategies To Cope

Information Session: Managing Mindfulness: Emotional Awareness & Well-Being

IT Training Session: Tools For Reconnecting Virtually During The Pandemic

Information Session: What Are Alzheimer And Dementia?

Fireside Chat (2): Seniors’ Experience On How They’ve Coped Throughout Pandemic

Volunteer Activity (1): Community Check-In: Calls, Surveys To Check With Other Seniors

Information Session: Coping With Loss: Overcoming Adversity & Setbacks

Information Session: Transform Your Health With Nutrition: Healthy Meal Planning

Information Session: Internet Safety, Financial Scams And Other Crimes

Information Session: Planning Forward: How To Make Your Savings Last

IT Training Session: Using Social Media Forums (Facebook/ Instagram)

Information Session: Mindful Downsizing: Small Spaces Tips And Finding Joy While Letting Go

Information Session: Access To Services, Tools, And Resources To Remain In Homes Longer

Volunteer Activity (2): Community Check-In: Calls, Surveys To Check With Other Seniors

Information Session: Ordering Groceries & Food Online: Basics

Information Session: Improving Memory: Keeping Your Brain Active & Healthy

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