Toronto Public Library staff have been calling seniors to let them know they are thinking about them.

Seniors | Social isolation

About 20 TPL staff began by calling 9,000 customers ages 80 and over, as well as all 1,000 Home Library Service customers. These calls provide a friendly check-in, and our staff can also share information about our services and offer assistance. Next on their list is to call customers ages 70 to 79, approximately 13,000 more people!

Happy Homes: A toolkit for building sociability through multi-family housing design

General: Sector resources | General: Tools for engagement | Social isolation

Vancouver-based Happy City has gathered evidence from psychology, neuroscience, public health and other fields to identify how design influences sociability in multi-family housing to produce a visual toolkit to identify principles, strategies and actions to boost social wellbeing in multi-family housing.

Peel Region is looking for volunteers to help with vaccination clinics, telephone companion programs and other initiatives

COVID testing/vaccination initiatives | Seniors | Social isolation

Mass vaccination clinic support: Volunteers can play a part in ending the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting vaccination clinics for the public. Volunteers provide non-clinical support at various clinic locations in Peel. If you’re a people person and are ready to work in a fast-paced clinic environment, this may be the role for you.

Telephone companion programs. As part of the Peel Region’s COVID-19 response efforts we’re seeking volunteers to assist our seniors in the community to ensure they receive the support they need. Show your passion for helping your community during this difficult time by volunteering as a telephone companion.


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