Community at Home Virtual Workshop Series

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.

It’s Not Right- Elder Abuse Awareness

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

The Grand River Council on Aging invites you to join Penny McVicar from Victim Services of Brant and the Elder Abuse Awareness Committee, to discuss elder abuse, how to recognize it and where you can turn for support.


Please email Linda Moyer at 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.

Coming Soon– History of the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford, November 3

If you missed any of our past workshops or would like to view them again, click below to view them in alphabetical order:

A Mindfulness Journey with Dr. Danielle Law- CLICK HERE

Benefits of Retirement Living with Lisa Marson- CLICK HERE

Caring for your Fury Friends with Logan White- CLICK HERE

Chair Exercise Workshop with Jan Norris of S.A.F.E. Zone – CLICK HERE

Chair Yoga Workshop with Angie Morton-Locke – CLICK HERE

Chair Yoga Workshop with Kim Lysenko from The Fitness Centre- CLICK HERE

Decluttering Your Home Made Easy with Rola Berger- CLICK HERE

Easy Steps to Bone Health with Patricia Barlow-CLICK HERE

Expanding Your Outdoors Spaces with Lynn Leach- CLICK HERE  

6 Financial Facts Everyone Over 60 Should Be Aware of ( But Most Are Not!)-CLICK HERE 

Healthy Eating From the Pantry with Alle Choi of GRCHC – CLICK HERE 

History of the Mohawk Institute Residential School with Janis Monture- CLICK HERE

Keeping Brantford/Brant Green with Chuck Beach- CLICK HERE

Laughter is the Best Medicine with Laurie Ball – CLICK HERE

Memory and Aging with Laurie Ball- CLICK HERE

Protecting Yourself From Scams with Kim Wilson- CLICK HERE

Soup Can Workout with Jan Norris- CLICK HERE 

Speaking of Bones with Cathy Pearcy- CLICK HERE

Staying Mentally Healthy Workshop with Lill Petrella of the Canadian Mental Health Association – CLICK HERE

Understanding Caregiver Burnout with Katie Muirhead-  CLICK HERE

To Learn About Events and Workshops in the Community,

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Community Event Links

Adult Recreation Therapy Centre Event Calendar, fees apply:  Click Here

Alzheimer Society:  Click Here

Art Your Service Event Calendar:  Click Here

Brantford Library Event Calendar :  Click Here  
Brant County Library Event Calendar:  Click Here
Grand River Community Health Centre Event Calendar:  Click Here

Grand River Council on Aging INFO HUB:  Click Here 

Haldimand Abilities Centre Program Calendar:  Click Here

S.A.F.E Zone Virtual Chair Exercise Videos:  Click Here

Up to date local information on COVID SERVICES: Click Here

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 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.



GRCOA Calendar of Events