Feeling out of the loop? Friendships and connection with others is vitally important to maintaining our health as we age. The Good Companions – Community Support Services can help arrange for a volunteer to visit you on a regular or occasional basis in person visits every other week for up to 2 hours, and a phone call on the alternate week. Visits may include activities such as chatting about current events over a cup of coffee, a short walk in the park together, watching a movie, playing a board game, or exploring common interests together.
Services are available to seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities, who live north of the Queensway between Preston Street and Blair Road. If you live outside of this area, please check online at https://www.caredove.com/champlaincss to find which agency can help you. This service is available without membership to The Good Companions.
New clients undergo a telephone intake with our agency staff prior to receiving services in the home and in some circumstances; a home visit by our agency staff may be required.
To register for the Friendly Visiting Program or get more information, follow the link to our Caredove page: https://www.caredove.com/champlaincss or call 613-236-0428 ext. 2235.
Interested in Helping? Volunteers who want to make a difference if people’s lives are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Friendly Visitor, please submit our Volunteer Application form.
Are you looking or know someone who is looking for a summer job? The Good Companions will have two positions available. Click here to learn more.
Effective May 1st, 2023 we will no longer require masking in the Centre. Masks will be available and provided by TGC for any volunteers, visitors, members who want to wear a mask. Please note that should Public Health advise that changes are required then we will return to masking. Some staff, volunteers and members may continue to wear a mask and we will support you.
Construction on Albert Street between Empress and Bronson is scheduled to start on Monday, March 27th. The City of Ottawa is rehabilitating portions of its underground infrastructure along Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue. Albert and Slater Street will be reduced to single lanes in each direction starting on this date and lasting until the end of the 2023 construction season. For more information on this project and how it may affect your travel, please click here.