COVID-19 did not stop the Harmony Hall communities from coming together. After a shift from in-person events due to COVID-19, some accomplishments included:
- A variety of virtual programs for seniors such as group dance, fitness, sing-along sessions and technical support services available in English, Tamil, Bengali & Chinese.
- Celebrations of special events such as Pooja, Diwali & Christmas.
- The official launch of Harmony Community Food Centre and its new programs, including an affordable produce market, weekly community meal, virtual kitchen programs and youth programs.
- Emergency support including food access assistance (grocery delivery, hot meals, grocery gift cards).
- A transportation partnership with Michael Garron Hospital and SRCHC for COVID-related needs such as patient transport and food delivery.
What we’re looking forward to in 2021
Harmony Community Food Centre looks forward to addressing food access needs by connecting with more members of the community and offering additional educational programs. We are also excited about partnering with George Webster Elementary School to set up a pollinator garden and school garden.
As well, the Seniors Active Living Centre will continue to provide virtual programs, including new activities, to keep seniors active and help to maintain health. Whether it’s connecting via telephone or online, our goal is to reduce isolation, increase engagement and stay connected.