Summer Fun Activities at Dundonald Park (Tong)

Are you feeling isolated and alone during Covid-19? Come and meet new friends from a distance and enjoy a series of fun work-shops. Workshops include: art, gentle movement, theatre play and creative writing (offered in English only).
Facilitated by Audrey Redman.
Registration is required to ensure practice of physical distancing.
Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 8, 15, 22 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundonald Park (516 Somerset St W, corner of Somerset and Lyon)
Registration: call 613-371-3603 or email to

Walk or Run to Quit (Natasha)
We help you quit smoking and get in shape by regular walking (or running). Get support and build up your stamina. Walking takes the edge off of cravings and gives you a positive outlet for stress. Being with others in the group helps you stick to your goals. Offered remotely. In partnership with Somerset West CHC, Canadian Cancer Society, Running Room
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. – July 8 – Aug 12
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2108 or email to

Remote Seniors Chair Exercise (Erica)
Chair exercises class led by City of Ottawa CD aiming to increase strength and flexibility.
Ongoing and open to all our adult clients
Mondays – 1 – 1:45 p.m.
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2108 or email to

Nutrition Bites (Huguette)
Cooking demonstration for easy, low-cost recipe and nutrition tips.
Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – June 26, July 24, August 7 and 21
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2108

CHP/Francophone Newcomer Group Peer-led (Erica)
A group to gather francophone Newcomers, offer information, resources and support in French.  Facilitated by a newcomer peer, supported by staff. Group is closed for now.
Registration to next upcoming group: call 613-371-3402 or email to
Every Wednesday 5 – 7 p.m. Ongoing

Centretown Grassroots Group monthly meetings (Tong)
The goal of the group is to advocate for the marginalized population and promote community civic engagement for the betterment of the Centretown community. Open to all community members who share the general vision of the group.
Registration: call 613 371 3603 or email to

Rainbow Coffee Club (Janis)
A monthly gathering for older LGBT adults in partnership with The Good Companions. Share the challenges and joys of being older and LGBT and learn more about available community and health resources.
First Wednesday of every month 10-11:30 a.m.
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2194 or email to


Online Exercise Classes (Alex)
Offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. The classes are led by Alex, a registered kinesiologist. No equipment is required but light dumbbells and/or resistance bands are helpful.
Registration and info: email to


Overcoming Anxiety and Depression group (Natasha Popara)
Registered group, can register anytime in first 3 weeks
Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm from from July 16 to Aug 6
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 3131 or email to