Boredom & Loneliness in Seniors

We know that as our family members age, their care needs may change over time. Many seniors are able to live independently in their own homes, however, may need help with transportation, health care, or other support and services in order to maintain their independence. It is important for older adults to not only have their daily physical needs met, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, help taking medication, or housekeeping, but also their emotional and mental health needs met. Boredom and loneliness are important quality of life issues that many older adults face. If not addressed, they can lead to a deep depression. Many older adults have lived active and full lives, and may suddenly face illness, injury or mobility issues that no longer allow them to participate in many of the activities they once enjoyed. Do you have an older adult family member and are concerned that they are bored or lonely? Are you looking for caring, trustworthy and affordable companionship providers in your community for a loved one? Are you looking for stimulating activities that you yourself, or a family member can take part in to help avoid boredom or loneliness? Kinjunxion has many resources that can help.

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Senior housing

Senior Services

Gay Seniors 50 and Older

Senior Travelers

Senior Resources

Yoga for Seniors

Senior Fitness

Senior and Geriatric Pets

Gay Seniors Bisexual Men

Senior Women's Book Club

senior companions

Seniors for Seniors

Offers mature companions who assist seniors in the following capacities:
* Personal and homemaking companions
* Driver companions
* Live-in companions
* Overnight assistance
* House cleaners
* Drop-in companions
* In-home personal support

Seniors for Seniors

Offers mature companions who assist seniors in the following capacities:
* Personal and homemaking companions
* Driver companions
* Live-in companions
* Overnight assistance
* House cleaners
* Drop-in companions
* In-home personal support

United Senior Citizens of Ontario - Burlington Club 9 - Mailing Address

Seniors social club primarily for cards (bridge and euchre)
* refreshments served after card games
* hosts annual Christmas dinner and windup dinner

Meandering Mohawks Camping Club - Mailing Address

Camping activities are held with member chapters across Southern Ontario from May to October
* major spring and fall campouts include chapters in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes
* annual "Campventions" held in Canada and the United States
* a chapter of the Family Campers and RVers (FCRV) and a member of the Ontario Provincial Association (OPA)
* Burlington chapter is actively involved in environmental preservation, conservation and clean-up activities
* meetings include speakers on camping and general interest topics

Flamborough Seniors

A seniors' club.

Halton. Social and Community Services - Assisted Living / Supports for Daily Living Program, Oakville - John R Rhodes Seniors Residence - Oakville - John R Rhodes Seniors Residence

Provides the Supports for Daily Living program to the residents of John R. Rhodes Seniors Residence and eligible individuals living in the surrounding Kerr Street neighbourhood

Support can include, but is not limited to:
* personal care including showering
* dressing/undressing
* assistance with pre-measured medication
* reassurance
* safety checks

Those who qualify for personal care services may also be eligible for:
* light housekeeping
* laundry
* assistance with meal services

Other locations for Supportive Housing/Supports for Daily Living Projects managed by the Region of Halton.

Oakville. Transit - Seniors Specials

Provides two seniors specials which run on alternate days to provide seniors with a convenient shopping trip

John R. Rhodes Residences Special
* every Friday takes passengers to Trafalgar Village, Oakville Place, South Oakville Centre (formerly Hopedale Mall), Oaktown Plaza and Wal-Mart
* see schedule here

Oakville Senior Citizens Residence Special
* every Thursday takes passengers to Bronte Village Mall, South Oakville Centre (formerly Hopedale Mall), Rotary Gardens, Fortino's and Oakville Place
* see schedule here

Special Charters provided by Oakville Place and Metro are also available to seniors:
* Oakville Place charter runs the first Tuesday of each month providing transportation from various senior residences to Oakville Place
* Metro charter runs each Thursday providing transportation from various senior residences to the Metro store at Eighth Line and Upper Middle Road

Seniors can ride for free on Mondays:
* Seniors (age 65+) can ride all Oakville Transit routes for free on Mondays
* no special passes or tickets are required, but should have proper identification if a driver asks for proof of age

Burlington Stamp Club - Mailing Address

Stamp club for individuals interested in collecting, trading and discussing stamps

Hamilton. City of Hamilton - Seniors Advisory Committee

Provides a forum for consumers and deliverers of seniors’ services and facilities to identify issues, explore possible remedies, and work to implement them.

Burlington. Clerks Department - Burlington Seniors Advisory Committee - Burlington City Hall

This advisory committee:
* provides insights to council on behalf of Burlington seniors regarding current issues, emerging concerns and issues such as transportation, isolation, affordability and service delivery
* provides input as requested to City staff and the Halton Region's Older Adult Advisory Committee
* responds to seniors' needs, subject to the evolution of relationships with other groups, such as the Burlington Civic Panel
* works toward identified goals in an annual work plan including hosting seniors discussion forums, support of strategic planning for development of local seniors services, public information

Its goal is to actively promote the well being and the quality of life for the seniors of the Burlington community

Burlington. Parks and Recreation - Burlington Seniors' Centre

A seniors centre for those age 55 and older in a club-like atmosphere * membership required

Offers recreation programs including:
* arts & crafts
* Continual Learning
* technology lessons
* fitness
* games & cards
* music & dance

55+ programs are also offered in locations throughout the City including: Tansley Woods Community Centre, Brant Hills Community Centre, Haber Recreation Centre, Music Centre, Central Arena, Lowville, and Mountainside Recreation Centre

For more information see current Adult 19+ and 55+ Program Booklet here

* designated as a local cooling centre during times of extreme heat and a warming centre during times of extreme cold

First Place Hamilton - Seniors Community Centre

Provides cultural, recreational, health, and support programs and services for seniors residing at First Place, as well as for seniors in the community.