Many people have difficulty building social connections as they age. The population is aging with 16% of seniors experiencing social isolation (Statistics Canada, 2011) and 25% wishing for more social participation (Statistics Canada, 2012). Social isolation is defined as a low quantity and quality of contact with others. You can get involved!
Learn more at a brief presentation immediately following SWK4102H Social Policy and Social Welfare in the Canadian Context.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Neighbour to Neighbour (N2N) 2.0 is a collaborative program funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), and supported by 4 community agencies; The Neighbourhood Group (TNG), Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (WNC), West Neighbourhood House (WNH) and Parkdale Activity – Recreation Centre (PARC).
N2N is an enhanced friendly visiting program for isolated older adults in Toronto’s downtown core. Participants are matched to volunteers and together they do fun and interesting things together! Activities are based on the interests of the people paired and can include: going for walks, playing games, learning new skills, community events, having coffee, making treats, and more! If you want to stay connected or become a social connector, contact 416-392-1509 x326 firstname.lastname@example.org