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Who Are We?
Community Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More is a registered charity that provides a range of supports and services that enable seniors and adults with disabilities to live at home with independence and dignity. Our dedicated and trained staff, home helpers and volunteers are the foundation of our efforts. From personal visits and security calls to home maintenance and snow removal, Community Support Connections provides a variety of services to lessen feelings of loneliness, isolation, and dependence and strengthen confidence and independence.
Enabling people to live at home with independence and dignity.
Community Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More887 Langs Drive Unit 4A
Cambridge , NA N3H 5K4
Outstanding Needs of Community Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More
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Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)
Group Garden Opportunity
The Meals on Wheels Kitchen at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, prepares and delivers 300-350 quality meals to seniors and adults with disabilities in our community each day. We strive to ensure that our meals are appetizing and nutritious for our clients. In order to help grow our Meals on Wheels program, a garden was created in 2016 to help us carry out our mission by cultivating our own fresh ingredients to be used in our Tender Loving Kitchen. We are looking for a passionate and hardworking volunteer to assist in the garden to ensure it reaches its full potential.In-home Gentle Exercise Instructors for housebound Seniors
Your group will carry out garden operations including watering, seeding, fertilizing, weeding, harvesting and maintaining the garden. Your group of volunteers will work together to complete all necessary garden duties in order to supply our Meals on Wheels kitchen with freshly grown produce.
Did you know that just 15 minute of exercise a day helps to protect against declines in cognitive functions, memory loss and dementia?Senior's Group Exercise Instructors
FAB FIT is an in-home gentle exercise program designed to help seniors enhance and maintain functional ability and mobility, while decreasing the risk of falls and other preventable injuries. Volunteer instructors visit 1 or 2 clients at their homes on a weekly basis for approximately 1 hour and provide guidance and support in performing 15 gentle exercises. Each match lasts 12 weeks. Prior to being matched with a client, all volunteers receive 6 hours of training and orientation.
If you are keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting different people, this is the ideal position for you. As a gentle exercise instructor, you will be helping seniors remain active and improve their health.
Senior’s group exercise instructors with CSC’s Wellness Active Living Club (WALC) lead or co-lead one hour, low-impact exercise classes at various sites across Waterloo Region. All instructors receive 48 hours of in-depth training, plus 18 hours of mentorship with a trained instructor.Volunteer Drivers
If you are passionate about health and fitness and are looking for hands-on experience in working with older adults, this may be the ideal volunteer position for you. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
Transportation and the means of getting around is a key link to the wellbeing of seniors and adults with disabilities. Driver escorts drive seniors and/or disabled adults to medical appointments, community dining site, grocery shopping and delivery hot meals during noon hour.Friendly Visitors (for KW)
Whether you are retired or have a few hours to give, being a volunteer driver is a rewarding experience. You will make an incredible difference to the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities by keeping them active and engaged in the community. You let us know when you're available, and we'll schedule your rides during those times. Mileage reimbursement available. If you have the "drive" to help others, please contact us.
Friendly visitors provide one-to-one friendship and support to lonely and socially isolated seniors and/or adults with disabilities. Weekly visits take place at the client’s home, when they would otherwise be alone. Activities can center around conversation, a shared hobby, playing board/card games and can even include a social outing.Grocery Shopper
In this program, men are matched with men, and women are matched with women. By giving a couple of hours per week, for an eight month period, you will surely put a smile on the face of your senior/adult friend. You will brighten someone’s day and become an important link to the outside world. Bilingualism, an asset.
Volunteer Grocery Shoppers decrease the isolation of a senior or adult with disabilities by assisting, visiting and befriending them.Adopt-A-Route
Shopper escorts assist their seniors/adults match by driving and accompanying them on a grocery shopping trip. Helping take the groceries indoor and putting them away.
List shoppers shop on behalf of their client match from a shopping lists provide by the client. They purchase the items, then take to client’s home and help put them away. Time commitment is of 1-2 hours per week, or bi-weekly. A 6 month commitment is encouraged.
Shopper escorts, must have a driver’s license, access to vehicle and minimum $1 million insurance. Mileage reimburse available.
Does your business, church group, service club, sports team want to show Waterloo Region community that you care about seniors and disabled adults in the community? Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More can help! Adopt-A-Route. It’s easy.Volunteer Director
Your organization/group appoints a team coordinator who will schedule volunteers and ensure that the route is covered each week. Two team members volunteer each week to deliver to a route (one person can do it, but two makes it more fun and is quicker). Commitment is one route, one day per week for an entire year. Volunteers meet at our office at 61 Woolwich Street North in Breslau or at the Meals on Wheels depot nearest them between 10:30 am and 11:30 am to pick up the meal, and complete the assigned route (7-12 client homes). Meal delivery takes approximately 60-90 minutes). Meals bags are returned to office prior end of shift.
Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC) is seeking innovative, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and critical thinking individuals who wish to give back to the community by serving as volunteer Board Directors for a two-year, renewable term. The Board functions as a Governance Board, and membership on the Board is drawn widely to achieve the mix of skills, knowledge, and attributes required for the Board to fulfill its governance responsibilities. Experience in life sciences (nutrition, physiology, or gerontology), in the community sector and/or social/volunteer services would be an asset.
Directors are expected to actively participate in at least one Board committee and act as Ambassadors for the organization in the community. A commitment of 6-12 hours per month is expected.
CSC is a growing not-for-profit organization serving 7,500 clients in Cambridge, Kitchener, North Dumfries, and Waterloo. Our mission is to enable people to live at home with independence and dignity. Our services help adults in need maintain their health at home – where they want to live – and help families cope with the increasing demand of caring for loved ones.
Community residents who are passionate about community responsiveness and participating in the transformation of our home and community care system are encouraged to apply by Thursday, February 1, 2018. The Board Prospectus and application form can be found online at https://communitysupportconnections.org/join-our-board-of-directors/. For more information, contact
Community Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More
Attn: Governance Committee, Board of Directors