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.

Staying Healthy, Safe and Strong at Home

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

The GRCOA invites you to join Alex Townsend, Safety at Home Program Coordinator with VON Brantford/Brant County, to learn about the Safety at Home program that promotes independence and mobility among older adults. The focus will be on falls prevention and increasing awareness of services and supports available to reduce the risks of falls at home.



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.

If you missed any of the past workshops and would like to see the videos CLICK HERE

Coming Soon–Fire Safety in the Kitchen, July 27, 2022


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 Canadian Military Heritage Museum with Bob Ion – CLICK HERE

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

It’s Not Right: Elder Abuse Awareness with Penny McVicar- CLICK HERE

Joy to the World of Christmas Music with David McKee- CLICK HERE

Keeping Brantford/Brant Green with Chuck Beach- CLICK HERE

Laughter is the Best Medicine with Laurie Ball – CLICK HERE

Learn to Create a Fresh Green Holiday Wreath with Lynn Leach – CLICK HERE

Memory and Aging with Laurie Ball- CLICK HERE

Posture Perfect with Scott Blad – 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

Sweet Dreams Through Stress Management with Lill Petrella – CLICK HERE

Telling the Stories of Brantford’s Immigrant Communities – CLICK HERE

Toasting the New Year with Botanical Spirits with Craig Mann- CLICK HERE

Understanding Caregiver Burnout with Katie Muirhead-  CLICK HERE

To Learn About Events and Workshops in the Community,

Subscribe to the Community at Home Newsletter on the Home Page

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.



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