Our Program "Filling the Gap" is essentially here to fill the gap between isolated seniors in our community and existing resources. We liaise with community agencies and address low income concerns. Filling the Gap program offers a program called "Community Garden", this program runs for 12 weeks during the summer where people get together and garden, is about sharing and learning new gardening skills, socializing and getting physical exercise.
We also work in” Outreach” Program that provides Seniors with resources throughout the community, information, referrals to community supports & resources, assistance to filling out applications and forms, support visits, telephone calls and connections for social inclusion opportunities.
Filling the Gap works in Spanish Program that provide lessons for basic Spanish and Spanish for travelers who wish to learn the language. Lessons are open for members and non-members, those who are travelling to Spanish speaking countries and need to be able to communicate, or who just want to be able to understand and speak the basics of another language.
This program create interaction between seniors, keeping their minds busy promoting brain health while trying to learn something new and useful, setting up goals in each class, doing dynamics and having fun.
In Ogden House, we care for our people, research shows the hugging is extremely effective at healing sickness, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress, for that every day at 1:00 pm is Hug Hour. Filling the Gap create this program with lots of love for people. Please every day at 1:00 pm give a hug to those around you. Thanks.
Our mission is to engage you in our center and activities, and make an impact in the lives of the seniors in our community.
Contact Filling The Gap
Contact Marnie, Filling the Gap Coordinator.