The Newcomer Seniors Centre (NSC) provides services and activities to all newcomer seniors with a special focus on Chinese, Polish, and Spanish speaking seniors. The activities are for all immigrant seniors, primarily driven by seniors.
The seniors and NSC staff organize educational workshops and social events for the immigrant seniors to mingle and learn more about their communities and their rights in Canada. We are constantly exploring different ways to engage immigrant seniors and facilitate their integration and contribution to Canadian society.
In addition to these services, seniors can also participate in our intergenerational Global Roots Garden project in partnership with The Stop Community Food Centre at their Whychwood Barns location. Seniors and youth from distinct cultural backgrounds are matched to learn and showcase their knowledge of sustainable organic gardening and beautification practices at the Green Barn at Whychwood Park (601 Christy Street).
- General information and referrals
- Educational workshops related to ageing such as health and safety, financial issues, etc.
- Internet literacy classes
- Fitness program
- Cultural outings and field trips
- Arts and crafts
- Global Roots Gardening
- Variety of social events