Seniors Circle

Seniors Circle 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.

Our current Seniors Circles are:


Walkley Manor
1670 Walkley Road
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (On these Mondays)
July 31, August 14

Cedarwood/Heron Gate
2850 Cedarwood Drive
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Every Monday except holiday Mondays)


Club Casa de los Abuelos
211 Bronson Avenue (Bronson Centre)
10 a.m.-11 a.m. (On these Tuesdays)
August 1, 15

Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Room 120
219 Argyle Ave.
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
August 1, 8, 22, 29

Wednesdays in July and August

Vietnamese Canadian Community of Ottawa
55 Eccles Street (Somerset West Community Health Centre, 3rd floor)
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.


Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Room 120
219 Argyle Ave.
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
August 3, 10, 24, 31

Special Events

On Wednesday, August 9, Seniors Circles will be making a visit to the Library & Archives. If other seniors would like to join this group for this special event, please meet the Wednesday group at the main entrance of the Library & Archives on Wellington St. at 10:45 am. For more details, please click here.

(Please check this page regularly as there will be updates to times and dates.)

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


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