Seniors

The SCFS strives to reduce seniors stress by hosting multiple social events throughout the year. The Center raises awareness for the seniors to come out and join the programs in order to have fun, make new friends and meet old ones.

Our goals are to:

The SCFS strives to reduce seniors stress by hosting multiple social events throughout the year. The Center raises awareness for the seniors to come out and join the programs in order to have fun, make new friends and meet old ones.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide essential services to help reduce isolation
  • Provide information sessions regarding different health issues
  • Weekly exercise program at three different locations
  • Provide information about diet and healthy eating
  • Provide telephone call assurances
  • Settlement and integration for new seniors

"Phone" Calls for self-livening seniors

We offer FREE on-going phone support for seniors by providing the community support needed. Our regular calls provide more than the opportunity for medication reminders, check-ins and referrals to services and programs in their community. We also focus on offering clients a chance to be heard by our social workers who provide emotional support, companionship and a sense of community. We are able to be there for them even when friends and family can’t.

Interpretations services

We offer seniors who have difficulty understanding either French or English the opportunity to free translation services. Whether its immigration services, housing information, or medical appointments, the SCFS offers language aid in an effort to allow seniors to go about their day-to-day lives with relative ease.

"Living Healthy Life" Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year providing information and education for seniors on health and wellness. We provide yearly workshops on diabetes, breast cancer screening, healthy eating, and foot care.

For more information please check our calendar of events or contact Kaltoun Mussa at 613-526-2075 ext. 234

Gentle Exercise Classes

This is a low impact class for seniors that consist of muscle strengthening and flexibility exercises. Get fit, meet other seniors and have fun!

We offer our exciting programs in two locations:

Location: 1909 Russell Rd
Program Time: Each Monday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Halima Musse at 613-526-2075 Ext 229

Location: 1680/1660 Walkley Rd
Program Time: Each Wednesday 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Halima Musse at 613-526-2075 Ext 229

The staff at SCFS is dedicated to organizing different type of social activities for immigrant seniors. Activities hosted include the potluck dinner, traditional nights, field trips, and cultural events.

The SCFS strives to reduce seniors stress by hosting multiple social events throughout the year. The Center raises awareness for the seniors to come out and join the programs in order to have fun, make new friends and meet old ones.

These social events are intended to provide:

  • Moral support
  • Networking events
  • Recreational and cultural events
  • Address health and isolation issues

Potluck dinner & Traditional nights

The Somali center organizes potluck dinners in conjunction with traditional nights. Seniors gather in their traditional garbs and eat, dance, and socialize in a comfortable environment with one another. These events also allow seniors the opportunity to learn about other cultures.

Field Trips

In an effort to bring together community members, SCFS hosts field trips to allow isolated seniors a chance to interact with one another. Whether it's a fun daytime trip to the 1000 Islands by Lake Ontario or a local, multicultural event here in Ottawa, SCFS organizes outings for our seniors. These field trips are an excellent way for seniors to socialize with one another and our community to grow stronger and stay connected.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Ontario ministry of citizenship and immigration Heritage Canada Foundation The City of Ottawa United Way / Centraide of Ottawa Ottawa public library Community Foundation of Ottawa Ontario Trillium Foundation

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Date Modified: 2014-12-02