Parkside Centre without Walls

Parkside Centre without Walls

A new Series of Programs Offered by the ParkSide Centre

ParkSide Centre Without Walls (PCWW) is easy to join and enjoy for free.  Now seniors in our area can be part of a community from the comfort of their own home.  No computer or internet needed, just a phone call connects participants with educational, health and wellness, travelogues, local history and games sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, just to start. New programs will be offered as we grow.  Seniors are not alone when they join this interactive telephone-based virtual seniors’ centre. It’s fun, free and easy!

Coffee talk

From global politics and current events to local issues, join this weekly discussion group to keep up to date and share your opinions. Each week we will discuss current events or other special subjects and we will explore ways to solve all of the world’s problems.

Mondays and Fridays
April 1 – August 30, 2019
10:00 am

Conversation café

Rejoigner ce groupe de discussion hebdomadaire pour vous tenir au courant et partager vos opinions. Chaque semaine, nous discuterons d’actualités ou d’autres sujets spéciaux et nous explorerons des moyens de résoudre tous les problèmes du monde.

Les lundis et vendredis
1er avril – 30 août 2019
10:00 du matin

Sports Talk

Call in to discuss your favourite sport. Who won, who lost, what trades are being considered and how is your team doing?

Wednesdays
April 10 – June 26, 2019
1:00 pm

Débat sportif

Appelez pour discuter de votre sport préféré. Qui a gagné, qui a perdu, quels métiers sont considérés et comment va votre équipe?

Les mercredis
10 avril – 26 juin 2019
13h00

ParkSide Centre Without Walls Advisory Group

Are you enjoying our programming? Do you have an idea for what else you may like to see? Help us make our program better by giving your opinion on new ideas, programs and issues. We would love to have this discussion with you!

Friday
May 31, 2019
10:00 am

Groupe consultatif ParkSide Center Without Walls

Appréciez-vous notre programmation? Avez-vous une idée de ce que vous aimeriez voir d’autre? Aidez-nous à améliorer notre programme en donnant votre avis sur de nouvelles idées, programmes et questions. Nous aimerions avoir cette discussion avec vous!

Vendredi
31 mai 2019
10:00 du matin

 

What is ParkSide Centre Without Walls?

The ParkSide Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is as simple as just picking up your telephone!

Through the use of multi-person phone calls, SCWW provides the opportunity for participants to join in on health and wellness seminars, educational lectures, brain-stimulating activities, listen to live musical entertainment, join in on general conversations, and make new and meaningful friendships – all from the comforts of home!  It works just the same as attending a class or a lecture at the centre, but instead it is facilitated over the telephone.

Who is eligible?

Individuals 55+ and/or adults with physical disabilities 18+ living in Northeastern Ontario.

How do you register?

Registration is as simple as making a phone call to the Parkside Centre (705-673-6227). Once you have registered, you are able to participate in as many programs as you wish. There is no cost to participate in this program.

How does it work?
 
We use a teleconferencing (multi-person) phone system, which allows you to connect with the facilitator of the program, as well as the other participants calling into the same program. On the time and day of the program you will call into the session using the toll-free number, and will be joined into the phone session. You will be able to hear and speak with the group and facilitator.

What if I am unable to call into the program on my own?

If you are unable to call into the program using the steps, we can call you directly into the phone program. It would be very similar to just receiving a phone call from a friend!

Is there a cost?

No– all programming is free of charge, and participants call into a toll-free line. No special equipment is needed. All you need is your own phone!

Do I need to be a member?

No—you do not need to be a member of The ParkSide Centre.

If you or someone you know is finding it difficult to get out and be part of the community, ParkSide Centre Without Walls is a virtual, dependable support group and learning centre.  Try it out, spread the word.  For more information contact John Richer at the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227.

One of our participants recently said, “I’m 95 years old, I don’t go out. Every Wednesday I’m looking forward to my program, and although I have never met anyone face to face, I feel like I know them. It’s my family.”

Contact us and join.

 

ParkSide Centre Without Walls Basics:

.Completely free program.
.Programs are multi-person phone conversations (or conference calls).
.No special equipment needed – just your average phone!
.All you have to do is pick up your phone – we can call you in.
.Each phone session lasts between 30-60 minutes on the phone.
.Each phone session averages 6-10 people on the call.
.You are able to hear each other, talk to one another, learn, and/or just have fun!
.You must pre-register for all classes in the Seniors Center Without Walls Program!

PCWW Code of Conduct

Respectful and courteous manners, including using appropriate language and subject matters, and not interrupting others. Positive communication. Help to provide an environment that is sensitive to and respectful of everyone’s needs and preferences, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, culture, colour, religion, age, mental or physical disability, gender identity or gender expression, or sexual orientation.