Programs

Hamilton Jewish Family Services offers a wide range of adult social and educational programs.   Currently all programs are on ZOOM expect for Kibitz Corner which is a telephone based program.

J-Walk:  Walking for wellness

J-WALK is a simple walking club for individuals 55+.   This is a great way to stay fit, meet other active people, and discover new places to walk in the community.

J-WALK meets every Monday at 10:30 am at JHamilton, 1605 Main Street West.  Cost is free but registration is required.

POVERTY REDUCTION:

HOW HJFS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

A conversation with Rachel Bernholtz, JFS Food Security Lead and Aimee Wigley, JFS Holistic Case Manager.

Learn how JFS is addressing  poverty in the community through programs being offered.

ZOOM EVENT:         Thursday, October 28th                                      7:30 pm

Cannabis and Older Adults 

Active Aging Canada has  developed a resource  booklet on the use of cannabis and older adults.  Topics include:

  • Facts about cannabis
  • Cannabis and the law
  • Therapeutic benefits
  • Side effects and risks
  • Aging and cannabis

Join us for an important discussion on the  above topics.

ZOOM EVENT:        Tuesday, November 16th                                    2 – 3 pm

Her name was margaret

Life and Death on the Streets

Margaret Jacobson was woman who grew up playing piano and accordion in Barbados and died after years of experiencing homelessness in Hamilton.  She was known at the shelters as Princess Margaret.

Join us for an discussion with the author DENISE DAVY.  Davy is a journalist who specializes in mental health.

ZOOM EVENT:         Thursday, November 4th                                    7:00 pm

Let’s Talk Addictions

Jewish Child & Family Services of Winnipeg is responding to the crisis of addictions in their community.

Join us in a conversation with JCFS Winnipeg to hear more about what they have been doing to address this issue.

ZOOM EVENT:   Wednesday, November 24th                              7:00 pm

Kibitz corner

Kibitz Corner is a phone based program providing education and recreational programing in a fun and interactive atmosphere.

Programs run Monday thru Thursday at 11 am and are open to all.

KIBitz corner Basics:

  • Completely free program.
  • Programs are multi-person phone conversations (or conference calls).
  • No special equipment needed – just your average phone!
  • Call yourself in to the program, or we can call you – it’s your choice!
  • Each phone session is 30 minutes in length.
  • Each phone session averages between 5 – 10 people on the call.
  • You are able to hear each other, talk to one another, learn, and/or just have fun!

Kibitz Corner promotes an environment that values:

  • Positive communication between people
  • Courteous conduct
  • Mutual respect, fairness and equality

Contact Christine Nusca at christinen@hamiltonjfs.ca for additional information