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. Who is eligible?
Individuals 55+
and/or adults with physical disabilities 18+
Living in Northeastern Ontario

How do you register?

You can register as a client over the phone with the coordinator
Once you are a client you may register for as many programs as you wish
You may register for programs at any time

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.

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.

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.


Stay Active, Stay Independent and Stay on Your Feet

This one hour presentation is designed to inform seniors on how to prevent falls and maintain their independence. Seniors will be given practical information and tools to help prevent falls and serious injuries that can occur at home and in the community. For more information on the date and time of this presentation, please contact the front desk.

February 1, 2019
1:00 pm

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.

February 4 - March 25, 2019
10:00 am

Fraud and Scam Trivia

Join Lise Perreault of the Greater Sudbury Police Service for this fun Trivia presentation. Hints and tricks on preventing becoming a victim of fraud.   What frauds are out there?  What can you do to help yourself?
March 22, 2019
10:00 am
Escroqueries et fraude

Trucs pour éviter de devenir victime de fraude. Quelles sont les fraudes existantes? Que pouvez-vous faire pour vous aider? 

22 mars, 2019

Elder Abuse
What is Elder Abuse?  What does it look like?  What can I do?

February 22, 2019

Maltraitement des personnes âgées
Qu'est-ce que la maltraitance des personnes âgées? À quoi cela ressemble-t-il? Que puis-je faire?

22 fevrier, 2019

Personal Safety
What can I do to protect myself out of doors, in my home and while driving?
March 8, 2019
10:00 am

Sécurité personnelle

Que puis-je faire pour me protéger à l'extérieur, chez moi et pendant que je conduis?

8 mars, 2019

Finish that Line

Help fill in the blanks of famous quotes, expressions, song lyrics, movie titles and many more categories!

February 10 – March 25, 2019
1:00 pm

Tip Top Trivia

Researchers have found that memory loss can be improved simply by doing mental exercise every day. Give your brain a workout with our tip-top trivia questions.

February 15 – March 29, 2019
1:00 pm

Discussion on hypertension:
As paramedics we often deal with patients who suffer from high blood pressure. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is chronic condition where you have consistent high blood pressure over a long period of time. We will be presenting on how hypertension is often referred to as a silent killer because it puts you at greater risk of having a heart attack and stroke without showing any warning signs or symptoms.
We will discuss in detail about what blood pressure is, how it’s measured and the dangers of having uncontrolled high blood pressure. We will also explain the causes of high blood pressure, risk factors and how to prevent it and provide tips on how to manage high blood pressure. The presentation will be approximately 30-45 minutes leaving a lot of time for questions.
March 1, 2019
1:00 pm

Discussion sur l’hypertension:
Comme paramédique, nous traitons souvent des patients qui souffrent d’hypertension. L'hypertension (la haute pression) est une condition chronique caractérisée par une hypertension artérielle constante sur une longue période de temps. Nous présenterons comment l'hypertension est souvent appelée un tueur silencieux, car elle augmente le risque de crise cardiaque et d'accident vasculaire cérébral sans avertissement de signes ou de symptômes.
Nous discuterons en détail de ce qu'est la pression artérielle, de la façon dont elle est mesurée et des dangers associer avec l’hypertension non contrôlée. Nous expliquerons également les causes de l'hypertension artérielle, les facteurs de risque et la manière de la prévenir, ainsi que des conseils pour gérer l'hypertension artérielle. La présentation durera environ 30 à 45 minutes, ce qui laissera beaucoup de temps pour les questions.
1 mars, 2019

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!

February 22, 2019
10:00 am