Seniors Program: Hi-Tech Seniors
New Horizons Seniors Program
Funded by the government of Canada
Now more than ever, we need our Seniors to stay connected during these unprecedented times.
Through the Fuerza Latina Hi-Tech Seniors Program, we provide tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones to the most vulnerable. We encourage them to stay connected with their friends, family and community in a time of recommended social distancing. We offer personalized training and weekly online activities; exercises, singing, English classes, Bingo and more.
Online programs and events can significantly contribute to the quality of life; it can have a substantial impact on physical and mental health. Thank you to the Government of Canada for allowing us to offer this terrific program to our Seniors through the New Horizon Seniors Program.
“Dear Gina, you did a great job in this turbulent period of our life, helping us to feel stronger together, keeping our spirits up, and hoping for a better time. Congratulations Gina- you did it!! Thank you very much! Big thanks to our Government who made it to be possible!”
|– Melania Constantinescu|
Circle of Trust
The seniors’ program is not a traditional support group. We are a family. We sit together and openly talk about any topic that is on our participants’ mind. We share stories, experiences, and lessons that can make a difference in each other’s life. This could include cooking, travelling adventures, daily worries, and more. Any topic is an excellent topic to discuss.
Staying active is essential for senior’s overall wellbeing and quality of life. This is why we made exercising a component of our program. We follow the Ontario physical guidelines for seniors. This is not a high impact work out plan, but rather a series of safe and comfortable stretching routines to help maintain joint mobility and muscle strength.
Would we be a Latin organization if we did not have a little bit of dancing? Participants can enjoy some time every week exploring the vast world of Latin dances and rhythms such as salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia and more.
Arts & Crafts
An increasing amount of scientific evidence suggests that art improves brain function, memory, reduces stress, and increases empathy. Doing arts & crafts in this program is vital for our seniors to learn new skills, be creative, express themselves, and leave their worries at home. Past artistic activities have included painting, floral arrangements class, singing lessons, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the seniors program free?
This is FREE program. There is yearly membership fee of $20.00 paid upon registration.
Is this program only for Spanish speaking seniors?
No, our program is open to any senior in the community. That being said, we do have several participats who speak other languages including Spanish.
How do I register to this program?
Can I drop by and see what the program is about?
Absolutely! any seniors can come by at any time and experience our program. The only thing we ask is for you to give us a call and let us know you are coming. We need to make sure we have enough arts & crafts materials for everybody.
Is there a penalty if I don't attend EVERY week?
We understand sometimes things happen. There is no penalty if you cannot attend every week. However, we would love to see you as often as possible!
Do you do any special activities outside your regular program?
Actually we do! Members of our seniors group take part for free of our annual Gala, an exclusive Christmas dinner party , cultural day celebration, cultural lunches, among other events.
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is free parking at the Maple Community Centre