THIRD YOUTH

Open to immigrant and refugee Latin American seniors (men and women). Program is beneficial for social interaction, health and language education and learning about Canadian culture.

Location:
North Hamilton Community Health Centre (438 Hughson St. North)

Meeting Times:
Once a month (participants are informed about upcoming meetings 2 weeks in advance)

Goals of the Program:

  • To facilitate the process of adjustment and integration of Latin-American seniors into Canadian society
  • To enhance the physical, emotional and mental health of Latin-American seniors
  • To prevent physical, emotional, and financial abuse of Latin-American seniors
  • To foster social networks and break isolation among Latin-American seniors


Description of Program (activities, participants, etc):

  • The program is offered in Spanish and is facilitated by a professional from the Latin American community. The program is supported by the Multicultural Peer Support Worker and supervised by the Multicultural Health Manager.
  • The participants identify their needs and interests and an agenda for the next six-months is developed (food, nutrition, and health issues).
  • Health-related topics include: active living, dental hygiene, the health care system, introductions to community resources (e.g., libraries and recreation centres).
  • Adult education techniques are used including group discussions, cooking demonstrations, audio visual, group outings and role playing.
  • Snacks and bus tickets are provided.


For more information, please contact: Maria Valderrama: 905-523-6611 ext. 2017