Multicultural Seniors Outreach Program
The Multicultural Seniors Outreach Program is delivered in various locations to serve some of the most marginalized and vulnerable seniors in our community. Traveling to multiple locations in Hamilton, the program is empowering seniors to get connected to required programs and services. An outreach worker provides services such as; assistance with income support to maintain independent living, advocacy support through housing, referrals to existing seniors programs, and delivering social inclusion and activities.
Services: Our MSOP Workers will meet with you to assess your unique situation and provide customized help so that you can achieve success. We offer aid in these areas:
- Advocacy and connections to identified individual needs to community programs and services.
- Assistance and referrals to income and housing supports.
- Workshops, activities, and trips provided by the Wesley Multicultural Senior’s Outreach Program.
Access to Services:
- Newcomers over 60 years of age who have:
- Arrived in Canada in the past 10 years
Seniors Community Connections Program
Wesley’s Seniors Community Connections program will be delivered as part of a community collaborative project with the Hamilton Council on Aging, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging – McMaster University, Thrive Group, AbleLiving Services Inc., St. Joseph’s Home Care, and the YWCA of Hamilton. This program is designed to reduce the rate of socially isolated vulnerable seniors in Hamilton by offering and providing detailed needs assessments, individualized action plans, one to one support, and referrals to community services. The project objectives are to reduce the social isolation of seniors by providing home visits and social activities, support isolated seniors through trusting relationships, a strong understanding of community supports and capacity building, and increase social participation in seniors.
For more information please contact one of our intensive case managers:
Phone: 905 528 5629 x284
Alice Al Houjairy
Phone: 905 528 5629 x306
Shopping by Bus
The Shopping by Bus program provides free transportation to older adults who have a difficult time grocery shopping. This program provides transportation to two grocery stores bi-weekly in both Hamilton and Burlington. Shopping by Bus allows many older adults to have access to fresh fruits, vegetables and become social with others in the community. Our volunteers will engage with people by assisting with:
• A hand on and off the bus
• Packaging food items
• Retrieve groceries
• A familiar face
• Information sharing
Upcoming Dates & Locations:
Mondays from 10-1:30, Thurs from 1-4 and Sat from 10-1 for Tai Chi – Old Beasley Community Centre – 27 Elgin Street
Tuesday (9-5) – 30 Sanford Avenue (CityHousing Hamilton building)
Wednesday (9-5) – 155 Park Street N (Cityhousing Hamilton building)
T: (905) 528-5629
F: (905) 528-9977