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.

Our current Seniors Circles are:


Walkley Manor (OCH)
1670 Walkley Road
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (On these Mondays)
Sept. 11 – Dec. 4

395 Somerset St. West (OCH)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Dec. 11

2850 Cedarwood Dr.
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 4


Club Casa de los Abuelos
211 Bronson Avenue (Bronson Centre)
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 12 – Nov. 28

800 St. Laurent Blvd. (OCH)
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Oct. 10 – Dec. 12

Hampton Court (OCH)
616 Kirkwood Ave.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 – Dec. 12


Vietnamese Canadian Community of Ottawa
55 Eccles Street (Somerset West Community Health Centre, 3rd floor)
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Sept. 20 – Dec. 6

Emerald Plaza (Ottawa Public Library)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 20 – Dec. 6

Yet Keen Seniors (Bronson Centre)
211 Bronson Ave.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Oct. 4 – Dec. 6


Charlotte Place (OCH)
160 Charlotte St.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 28 – Dec. 7

Russell Manor (OCH)
1909 Russell Rd.
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Dec. 7

Catholic Centre for Immigrants
219 Argyle Ave.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 – Dec. 7

(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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