Did you know that the Lonely No More program will be returning this January?
The Lonely No More Program aims to combat social isolation among rural seniors by providing them an opportunity to socialize once a week in a peer group setting using a teleconference line facilitated by one of our volunteers. We wanted to have this social setting occur over the phone so that those individuals who have difficulties making it out to social settings, due to medical issues or lack of transportation, can still participate and benefit from the program. We hope to run this program for 8 weeks and are open to extending the duration if participants and volunteers would like to continue. We hope to positively impact elderly, isolated and at-risk populations within 5 target counties: Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey and Lambton.
This program is supported by Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy (research partner). Our program will be coordinated by Sarah Versteeg who works at both overseeing organizations (Gateway and University of Waterloo) and the program is being lead by a qualified Health Coach, Sheila Schuehlein.
It's not too late to become involved! We have room for more volunteers and senior participants. If you are interested in learning more please email our Program Coordinator Sarah Versteeg at firstname.lastname@example.org