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Entering your email address here will ensure that you are up to date with our new newsletter. Learn about upcoming GRCOA Workshops and community events as well as interesting articles, challenging brain teasers, and more to keep you connected and informed.

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Subscribe now to the Grand River Council on Aging "Community at Home" Newsletter.Each edition will include updates on GRCOA workshops, community events, resource links, brain teasers and more.Go to grcoa.ca/ , enter your email address and click Subscribe.It is just that easy to stay connected!Special thanks to our Newsletter Sponsor, Nancy Tomkins & Associates Implant & Denture Clinic ... See MoreSee Less
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The Grand River Council on Aging has an anniversary to celebrate! The INFO HUB has been live on our website for one year, providing connections and links to programs and services that support your health and wellness on a daily basis.Haven't checked it out yet?What are you waiting for!grcoa.ca/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Would like to support the Grand River Council on Aging at The Grand Parade, but don’t want to walk on September 18? You can “Donate Now” by clicking the link to help us reach our $20,000 goal!secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4939990&langPref=en-CAIf you use your credit card, you will receive your Official Income Tax Receipt immediately from our partner, “Blue Sea Foundation”.Have any Questions? Contact us at brantford@thegrandparade.org#tgp21 #grcoaTGP21 ... See MoreSee Less
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Volunteer Recognition

The Volunteer Recognition Program consists of articles highlighting a different volunteer each month who has been integral to the success and growth of the Grand River Council On Aging. Betty Jean McKee is the volunteer to be recognized for the month of July.

Volunteer Recruitment

Join the Parade:

The GRCOA is currently seeking a volunteer to assist with the planning of The Grand Parade virtual fundraiser.  For more information email grandparade@grcoa.ca

View the history of  Grand River Council on Aging as a “Community  Builder”! CLICK HERE

Accessibility of Our Website

This web site is compliant with Canadian Privacy and Electronic Communications regulations. Features have been added for those with visual and/or dexterity issues. Click the wheelchair on the top right of the website to see options available to assist you.

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What’s New!

The Community at Home workshop series is designed by volunteers to encourage socialization, participation, and community connections, while creating awareness about topics and issues of interest, with presentations by local Guest Speakers.

Speaking Of Bones

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

The Grand River Council on Aging invites you to join Cathy Pearcy, Community Engagement Coordinator for Osteoporosis Canada, to learn more about osteoporosis diagnosis and the risk factors.  Cathy will share tips on what you can do to maintain healthy bones and how to live well with osteoporosis.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Please email Linda Moyer at admin@grcoa.ca or call 519-754-0777 ext. 439 and leave a message.

All workshops will be presented online and registrants will receive a Zoom link through email to access the workshop the day before the scheduled workshop.

If you missed any of our past Workshops  CLICK HERE  to access the links to view the videos of the presentations.

Coming Soon– Laughter is the Best Medicine, August 25

Are you looking for a way to get involved with the Grand River Council on Aging?  The Grand Parade is the perfect opportunity for you!  We are encouraging residents to walk and fundraise in support of the essential work and programs of the GRCOA.  Participate by donating, becoming a team captain, or joining a team for a socially distanced walk.  You pick the location, distance, and time on September 18, 2021. Join the Parade today!

To sign up or donate to

The Grand Parade Click Here

An Expression Of Appreciation!

The Grand River Council on Aging would like to recognize the Levante Living Foundation, Charlotte Villa Retirement Living and Riverview Terrace Retirement Living, as the lead Sponsor of the 2021 GRCOA Grand Parade!

Levante Foundation aspires to be a strategic and meaningful contributor to the quality of life for seniors in the communities in which they operate retirement homes. The GRCOA was the grateful recipient of a grant towards our Info Hub from the Levante Foundation this past year.  For the Grand Parade, Levante’s local Homes, Charlotte Villa and Riverview Terrace, have generously partnered to be our Lead Sponsors and we are very thankful for their immediate and wholehearted response to the event.

Social Support Programs

A Friendly Voice is a great resource for seniors who may be feeling lonely or isolated. Call 1-855-892-9992 to connect toll free. Please keep in mind that A Friendly Voice is a social program; it is not a counselling service, crisis line, or referral service.

Buzz Me is a call service for seniors which offers the opportunity for engagement during social isolation. Seniors can book wellness calls from volunteers in the community by going to SKIP’s website at www.goskip.org or by calling 1-866-999-Buzz (1-866-999-2899),  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Healthy Aging without Walls is a free interactive telephone-based program connecting older adults with one another from the comfort of their homes. For more information call the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre at 519-756-3261 ext. 5569.  To learn more Click Here.

 

Other events

Check out What’s Happening for a calendar of other GRCOA upcoming events