With the aging population in African descent communities continuing to grow, the need for initiatives that support seniors in the community is a priority for the Africa Centre. Africa Centre identifies social isolation among seniors as a key issue and the program is designed to combat it through enhancing the general well-being of African-descent seniors, increasing social connection and promoting skill development.

The program supports and creates opportunity for seniors who may be isolated due to barriers such as language and/or lack of family support

Seniors are provided with the opportunity to connect with others, participate in various activities, have access to information on resources, enjoy friendships, and connect to services that are available in the community.

Program Goals

The intent of the program is to:

  • Promote health and wellness, build supportive social relationships, and create cross-cultural understanding and harmony by providing a variety of organized activities for seniors from diverse backgrounds

  • Increase access to cultural and recreational activities, conversational

  • Computer literacy classes, and cooking together. Also the program equips seniors with skills enabling them to transfer intergenerational knowledge to the youth.

  • Enable age friendly environment for our immigrant seniors to gain new skills, knowledge and wisdom.

  • Equip seniors with skills enabling them to transfer intergenerational knowledge to the youth and kids

What we do:

  • Healthy exercises, arts and crafts like bead work, cooking together, games, knitting, crocheting etc.

  • Computer literacy classes and conversational circles

  • Workshops on seniors’ issues

For more information contact us through email on acsp@africacentre.ca

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TESTIMONIAL

We have been able to get exposure to people who are of the same age bracket and we become friends. This kills the loneliness in us. We feel good because of the friendship and the kind of strong relationship we have built amongst ourselves we end up sharing good news and challenging issues for advice.

Also, in this senior program learning English has made us improve in communication since we come from different countries in Africa. There is now less language barrier. when we have immigration Challenges, Africa centre always come in for guidance and support in filling the required forms. And we eventually succeed and become happy because we are not stressed.

— COUNSELLING CLINIC CLIENT

We have been able to get exposure to people who are of the same age bracket and we become friends. This kills the loneliness in us. We feel good because of the friendship and the kind of strong relationship we have built amongst ourselves we end up sharing good news and challenging issues for advice.

Also, in this senior program learning English has made us improve in communication since we come from different countries in Africa. There is now less language barrier. when we have immigration Challenges, Africa centre always come in for guidance and support in filling the required forms. And we eventually succeed and become happy because we are not stressed.

— COUNSELLING CLINIC CLIENT
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