Seniors Circles

Seniors Circles is a program that brings together isolated seniors who want to improve their English language skills and make friends. During the circles, seniors practise situational-based English. We want participants to be able to engage in a variety of daily activities, such as seeing a family doctor, visiting a bank or simply making conversation with their neighbours. The circles are led by a facilitator and a volunteer but any participant can lead by sharing their wisdom, experience and stories. Participants are welcomed to bring food to share and can lead activities such as singing, chair exercises, arts and crafts or even a Tai Chi session. Everyone is encouraged to interact with other members of the group to make friends and become less isolated.

If you know of a senior who might benefit from this program, please contact Silvana at 613-608-7135 or

2019 Winter Schedule


Walkley Manor (Ottawa Community Housing)
1670 Walkley Road
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Somerset Towers (Ottawa Community Housing)
395 Somerset Street West
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
January 21 to March 25

Heron Gate
2850 Cedardwood Drive
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
January 7 to March 25

(Please note, there will be no seniors circles on Monday, February 18, Family Day)


Club Casa de los Abuelos
Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Clementine Towers (Ottawa Community Housing)
1455 Clementine Boulevard
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
January 8 to March 26

Foster Farm Community Centre
1065 Ramsey Crescent
Time and dates to be confirmed


Golden Manor (Ottawa Community Housing)
445 Richmond Road
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
January 16 to March 27

Emerald Plaza (Ottawa Public Library)
1547 Merivale Road
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
January 9 to March 27

Charlotte Place OCH
160 Charlotte Street
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
January 16 to March 27


McEwen Terrace (Ottawa Community Housing)
31 McEwen Avenue
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
January 17 to March 28

Catholic Centre for Immigrants
219 Argyle Avenue
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
January 17 to March 28

Russell Manor (Ottawa Community Housing)
1909 Russell Road
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
January 10 to March 28

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