Near North Palliative Care Network

A Special Thanks to:


Caisse Populaire North Bay limitée

North Bay & Area Community Foundation

IBM Canada Ltd

North Bay Cruisers

Dr. Ken Runciman

United Way Toronto

Knights of Columbus 1007

Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc.

Northern Business Solutions

Mac's Office Supplies

Moose FM North Bay 106.5

Ohana Wellness Centre

Aha Communications

Boyd Print and Design

Chevaliers De Colomb #12101

Chevaliers De Colomb #8163

Hillside Funeral Homes

KFM North Bay

IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter

Widdifield Lions Club

Bonfield and District Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

Widdifield Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

A&A Entertainment

Aggies Flowers

Bell Canada Employee Giving Program

BEAM Blue Sky Net

Sofa Communications

Saint Peter's Church

Chip Kean and 22 Wing Band

The McCubbin family

Richard Smith, NBRHC Pastoral Care Team, and Palliative Care Committee

Miranda Weingartner

Gen McRae

Cheryl Gates, Respiratory Technician

Darren Renaud

Carol Owens

Marilyn Weingartner

Heather McGuinty, Case Coordinator for the CCAC

Bev Charron

Oriana Webster, NBRHC Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Lamb, Aids Committee

The Rheaume Rochefort Family

Jeff Johnson at Cambrian Technical Services

Senior’s Connected Newsletter

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Near North Palliative Care Network has received a grant in the amount of $20,130 through the Province of Ontario’s Senior’s Community Grant program which will allow us to create an interactive newsletter in both French and English to be distributed to seniors in the Nipissing and Parry Sound region. The goal of this project is to connect seniors to events and services in their area to support health and wellness in a time of physical distancing. The first newsletter will be distributed mid-February followed by an additional three newsletters. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Jull, project coordinator at [email protected]

Le réseau de soins palliatifs Near North a reçu une subvention de 20 130 dollars dans le cadre du programme de subventions communautaires aux personnes âgées de la province de l’Ontario. Cette subvention nous permettra de créer un bulletin d’information interactif en français et en anglais qui sera distribué aux personnes âgées de la région de Nipissing et de Parry Sound. L’objectif de ce projet est de mettre les personnes âgées en contact avec les événements et les services de leur région afin de favoriser la santé et le bien-être à une époque de distanciation physique. Le premier bulletin d’information sera distribué à la mi-février, suivi de trois autres bulletins. Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter Laura Jull, coordinatrice du projet, à l’adresse [email protected]

Calendar of Events and How to Register

February 10th, 17th and 24th – 10:00am – 11:00am : BReal Chair Yoga, Wednesdays at 10:00am

Contact Francine Leclair to register: 705-497-9239 or [email protected]

Tuesdays 1:00 – 1:45pm : Seniors Connect with Buddies Weekly

Zoom: Buddies for Seniors is a volunteer-based, buddy system that works to support seniors’ independence at home and improve their quality of life by providing interactions between volunteer seniors and seniors who are in need of support. Every Tuesday via Zoom. Email [email protected] to register 

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00pm : Zoom Trivia

Zoom Trivia- Show us what you know (and learn what you don’t) with our weekly trivia challenge. We won’t keep score; but you can! Click here to register:

Wednesdays at 10:00am

Join us for some interesting conversations and a chance to make new friends, from the security of your own home.

Fridays 1:30 to 2:30 : Virtual Vacation with the YMCA

Satisfy your wanderlust every week with our Virtual Vacations activity! We’ll (digitally) take you to a variety of destinations. Click here to register:

For a full calendar of free events from the YMCA, click here

Fridays 3:00pm : Home Bingo

Home Bingo – Home instead hosts online bingo every Friday at 3 pm. The link provides information on where to access the live bingo, and who to contact for bingo cards!

Sundays 1:00 – 3:00pm : Zoom Knitting Club

Zoom: Knitting Club- Bring your needles and yarn and join fellow knitters as they work on their latest creations and share an appreciation for fibre art amongst an inclusive and friendly group. Click here to join:

February 16th and 23rd 10:00am to 11:00am : Gentle Aerobics

Zoom: Gentle Aerobics- This program uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Click here to join:

February 23rd 7:30pm: Author Talk with Heather Morris

Virtual conversation with Heather Morris author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz followed by a Q and A. Click here to join:

February 24th 10:00 to 11:00 am: B. Real Studios Chair Yoga

Contact Francine Leclair to register: 705-497-9239 or [email protected]

February 26th 10:00 to 11:00 am: Scavenger Hunt Game

Contact Francine Leclair to register: 705-497-9239 or [email protected]

February 26th 3pm: Zoom Mardi Gras Party

Get Jazzy with Twin Rivers Senior Living and Celebration Magazine LIVE for a Zoom Mardi Gras Party. Dress up in your best Fat Tuesday outfit and let’s get down! Music by Doc Gibbs.  Click here to register:

March 1st 10:00 to 11:00 am Personal Energy Part 1 by Heather Wallingford

Contact Francine Leclair to register: 705-497-9239 or [email protected]

March 1st 1:00 to 2:00 pm Webinar: Wills and Powers of Attorney in Ontario

Join lawyer SUZANNE E. DELISCAR, B.A., LL.B. as she presents information on key elements about wills and power of attorney. There will also be the opportunity to get a variety of useful and relevant resources and a Q & A. Click here to register:

March 1st 3:00to 4:00 pm Webinar: Vegetable Seed Starting

In this class you will learn the basics of organic, sustainable seed starting including timing, materials, and caring for your seedlings. You will see a demonstration of seed starting so you are all ready to care for and raise seedlings of your own for planting in your garden. Click here to register:

March 2nd 2:00 pm Brain Games

Interactive Brain Games session every Tuesday afternoon. Click here to join:

March 2nd 3:00 pm Zoom and Learn- Dental Solutions for Seniors

Dr. Amireh Awad will discuss different solutions and options available to seniors regarding implants, dentures, sleep apnea and more. Click here to register:

March 3rd 10:00 to 11:00 am Stress Management for Seniors

Contact Francine Leclair to register: 705-497-9239 or [email protected]

March 3rd 3:00 to 4:30 Charades on Zoom

It’s the best Charades game ever, with your Celebration Magazine team and The Landon at Lake Highlands acting out the clues for you! Laugh at and with us while you win prizes! Click here to register:

March 4th 1:00 to 2:00 pm Creative Writing for Wellbeing

In our standalone sessions we’ll explore how to write compelling characters, create mood, develop plot and more. This month’s topic is writing vivid descriptive prose. Click here to register:

March 4th 1:00 to 1:40 pm Advance Care Planning conversations part 1

It can be difficult to have these conversations with your family or friends, but they prove to be helpful in the time need. Please note that these sessions will be a 2-part series that repeats 5 times over the course of 10 weeks and each Session 1 – Education is a prerequisite to Session 2 – Conversation.  Click here to register:

March 5th 2:00 to 3:00 pm Gardening is good for the soul presentation

Contact Francine Leclair to register: 705-497-9239 or [email protected]

March 5th 2:00 to 3:00 pm Virtual Scotland – Scotland’s Castle Trail

This tour is delivered using Zoom live-conferencing software making use of maps, photographs, street-view videos and plenty of story-telling. There are plenty of opportunities to chat with your guide – Andrew Baxter – and ask questions during the tour. Click here to register:

March 6th 5:00 to 11:00 am TEDx Conference- University of Salford

Our event will feature ten captivating speakers/performers, who will present on a number of topics/ideas, aligning with our theme of New World Normal. Click here to register:

March 7th 5:00 pm Trees In The Wild

A Conversation About The Great Bear Rainforest. Click here to register:

March 8th 10:00 to 11:00 am Personal Energy Part 2 by Heather Wallingford

Contact Francine Leclair to register: 705-497-9239 or [email protected]

March 9th 4:15 to 5:00 pm Seniors ring and sing together

Every Tuesday, a few volunteer seniors lead the program with the support of staff while participants join in and sing along. They sing selected popular songs. Seniors who participate are music lovers but not professional singers. They all contribute to make each session participatory and fun.  Email [email protected]  to register. 

Calendrier des événements

Contact [email protected]

Contact Latifa Doudech – (613) 860-1099 poste 5 pour plus information.

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Main Office:
St. Joseph Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West
North Bay, ON  P1B 2X6
Phone: (705) 497-9239
Fax: (705) 497-1039
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
(closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)

Mattawa Office:
(705) 744-3771 Fax: (705) 744-2787
West Nipissing Office:
(705) 753-5771  |  Fax: (705) 753-6130