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. There are always snacks and participants are welcomed to bring food to share. Often, there are different activities at each circle, such as self-massage, singing, arts and crafts and mindfulness — all led by the seniors in the group. 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

2018 Fall Schedule


Walkley Manor (Ottawa Community Housing)
1670 Walkley Road
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
September 24 to December 10

Somerset Towers (Ottawa Community Housing)
395 Somerset Street West
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
October 1 to December 10

Heron Gate
2850 Cedardwood Drive
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
September 17 to December 10

(Please note, there will be no seniors circles on Monday, Oct. 8, Thanksgiving)


Club Casa de los Abuelos
Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October 2 to December 11

Clementine Towers (Ottawa Community Housing)
1455 Clementine Boulevard
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
September 25 to December 11

Foster Farm Community Centre
1065 Ramsey Crescent
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (MONTHLY)
September 11, October 30, November 20, December 18


Golden Manor (Ottawa Community Housing)
445 Richmond Road
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
October 10 to December 12

Emerald Plaza (Ottawa Public Library)
1547 Merivale Road
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
September 12 to December 5

Charlotte Place OCH
160 Charlotte Street
1 p.m.–2 p.m.
October 3 to December 12

Yet Keen Seniors
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Avenue
2 p.m.–3 p.m.
October 3 to December 5


McEwen Terrace (Ottawa Community Housing)
31 McEwen Avenue
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
September 20 to December 13

1240 Donald Street
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October (TBD) to December 13

Catholic Centre for Immigrants
219 Argyle Avenue
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
September 20 to December 13

Russell Manor (Ottawa Community Housing)
1909 Russell Road
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
September 12 to December 13

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