Many older adults in our communities are socially isolated and unable to access in-person or online programs. Some are reluctant to meet face-to-face for health reasons. Others can’t because of physical or mental health issues, financial constraints, transportation difficulties, or technological barriers.
Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) eliminates these barriers by offering free, telephone-based group programs that make it safe and easy for seniors to participate in interesting activities, meet new people, and make meaningful connections – all from the comfort of home.
Free teleconferencing services
Get free training and access to teleconferencing services for 3 years.
Personalized onboarding and training
Receive customized onboarding and training sessions that address the unique needs of your community and give you the tools you need to run and sustain a successful SCWW.
Get instant access to our extensive database of materials that includes customizable templates, training materials, and best practice guides in multiple languages.
Interactive and engaging programs
Choose from a rich line up of engaging and effective educational courses, stimulating games, and other activities that can be easily customized to your organization.
Monthly program calendars
Every month, we publish a program calendar with four or more programs that we facilitate. These programs help our partners fill gaps in their calendars and assist with capacity issues.
Your dedicated program coordinator will connect with you regularly for one-on-one coaching sessions and individualized support.
Join monthly workshops and professional development sessions to share your knowledge, learn from others, and work collaboratively to continually improve the program.
Access free networking sessions and hands-on support that help with various capacity-building initiatives such as applying for grants, finding corporate sponsors, fundraising in the community, organizing major events, and more.
Since Year 1, the SCWW Partnership Program has:
“When you are my age, loneliness can creep in, and knowing I have something to look forward to helps. We have fun.”
“Being part of the happy gang (phone line) is the best part of my day.”
“I was so lonely and depressed that these programs helped me to wake up and look forward for. I don’t drive and have no friends in this new country. It helped me make friends.”
“This program has saved my life. I have something to look forward to every week. I consider this group my friends.”
“I greatly appreciate this program; I’ve been quite lonely lately. Also, I felt alone in being alone – I wasn’t aware that many other people feel the same way. It has made me feel less alone because now I have a means to connect with others weekly.”
“Thank you to the Good Companions for the amazing selection of activities on their monthly calendar.”
“Great program platform, and great resources and supports. Thank you.”
“Thank you for your support in maintaining this specific program. Some of our seniors rely on it as their sole means of connection, as they encounter difficulties with other methods.”
“Clients often thank us for such a great program. They really enjoy the connections they have made with staff and each other.”
“This program has built strong connections within the group of seniors and volunteers.”