Parkside Centre without Walls

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!

What is PCWW?

It is a free telephone program that offers recreation activities, health & wellness seminars, educational series and general conversations to seniors and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to access regular community centres in person or who may not be able to leave home for extended periods of time. 

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.

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 ParkSide Centre Without Walls Program!

Who is eligible?

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

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.
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 6 – August 28, 2020
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
6i avril - 28 août 2020
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?

April 8 - June 24, 2020
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
8 avril - 24 juin 2020

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!

May 29, 2020
10:00 am

Groupe consultatif ParkSide Centre 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!

29 mai 2020
10:00 du matin