Connecting Older Adults with Local Nature

BG is pleased to provide unique engagements this Fall and winter for older adults in the community, to help make the mental and physical benefits of time in nature easier to access for folks over 55 years of age. 

In addition to providing nature walks for selected older residence groups, we’re sharing helpful resources, eco-engagements, and artworks with messages of care to 250 older adults in Burlington who are isolated or at risk of becoming isolated. 

Volunteer to make nature-inspired messages and artworks to be shared with vulnerable older adults! Learn more about this at-home volunteer opportunity for all ages, groups and families to show our care for older adults facing loss of social connections due to Covid.  

We’re also working together with our Youth Network and ArtHouse participants who are making nature-themed artworks and personalized messages to be shared with older adults through Age-Friendly Halton’s Connections Among Generations program.

We invite you to check out our growing resources for older adults and ways you can participate over the coming months!

September Resource– Window Naturing, BG at the Beach, Fascinating Squirrels

October Resource– Clean Up, Water Watching, Busy Nature in October

November Resource – Native Plants & Animals Bingo, ‘Snowbirds’, Tell us what you think!

December Resource Benefits of nature screen time, Library accessibility services & resources including Binoculars & Birding Kits

This program is gratefully supported by Halton Region Community Investment Fund.