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.

putting Your Garden to Bed Organically

There are several steps to getting your garden ready for the winter and prepping for spring.

The RBG (Royal Botanical Gardens) will share their tips and tricks on how to put your garden to sleep for the winter.

ZOOM EVENT:             Tuesday, October 5th                                        1:00 pm

 

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 7th                                        7:30 pm

Tips & Tricks of Taxes

for Older Adults

Interested in learning what tax benefits are available for you.  Are you a caregiver? Learn about the caregiver benefit.

Find out what services are available for you through CRA.

Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming tax season.

ZOOM EVENT:   Wednesday, October 13th                                  11:00 am 

 

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:    Thursday, October 14th                                       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

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