Together with the Ajax Public Library, the Town is excited to introduce the Seniors Centre Without Walls initiative - a free, telephone-based program that runs Monday-Friday for seniors in the Ajax community.

This new initiative features 18 days of phone-based programming that will stimulate both the mind and body, right from the comfort of resident’s homes.

The new interactive program includes:

Themed days:

  • Armchair Travel Mondays
  • Trivia Tuesdays
  • Guest Speaker Wednesdays
  • Talk Thursdays
  • Fit & Healthy Fridays

Educational speakers and presentations, featuring:

  • Author Peter Jennings (happiness)
  • Jacqueline Duffey from Service Canada (supports for seniors)
  • Shelly Langer from Ajax Fire and Emergency Services (fire prevention)
  • Ali Hirji from the AI Hub at Durham College (internet safety)

Programming runs Monday, Thursday and Fridays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

QUOTES:
“Our seniors are a vital and valued demographic in Ajax. As we work to maintain a supportive and age-inclusive community – and respond to challenges like COVID-19 – programming has to adapt to be relevant and accessible to all. The Seniors Centre Without Walls is a new and innovative way to continue physical distancing while staying socially connected.” - Mayor Shaun Collier, Town of Ajax

"We know how important library services are to the community and we wanted to adapt to the changes COVID-19 has brought on. By partnering with the Town, Ajax Public Library is proud to continue sharing its educational resources with the senior community, while also helping them stay connected to the world around them." – Noel Green, Library Board Chair

QUICK FACTS:

  • Pre-registration is not required and there is no cost to the program. Seniors can participate, by dialing 1-866-279-1594. Enter the 6-digit passcode 401402, and then press #. Record your name or just stay on the line and then press #.
  • In addition to the Seniors Centre Without Walls initiative, the Town is offering a free friendly check-in calls from staff. The call provides social connection, info from local resources, updates from trusted sources and Q & A. To register for the program, please call 905-427-8811

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Media Contact:

Rachael Matheson, Corporate Communications, 905-621-2278