Ontario-Wide COVID- 19 Resources

Organized by the three Oasis pillars

Socializing

Option for a Virtual Oasis

Daily or weekly Coffee & Chat

Can be done over the phone, video-call (ie. Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout)

 

Buddy Calls

Sign up for a buddy to call and check in with each other every day or week

 

Planned Online Events

Zoom Bingo

Games Group

Trivia

Exercise classes (ie. chair yoga, seated exercises etc.)

 

Book Exchange

Organized book drop offs and pick ups within your site building as facilitated by Oasis organizers

 

Facebook Oasis Members Group

For Facebook users or those who want to join Facebook

Can create a group page of Oasis members at your site to keep in contact by posting updates, uplifting quotes or photos, checking-in, organizing member virtual events etc.

Keep Connected Virtually

Zoom Meetings

Zoom does not require a person to make an account but must download the Zoom app on their computer. 17

It is also available for teleconferencing into the meeting via telephone - requires dialing the teleconferencing number and entering the meeting ID number when prompted using the dial pad

Link to download https://zoom.us/download

Link to Zoom help center on joining a meeting https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-aMeeting

 

Virtual Happy Hour

Choose your communication platform, schedule a meeting time with your group, and have your happy hour!

Phone call, FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype, Facebook Videochat

 

Virtual Tours

The Great Wall of China

The Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Canadian Farm and Food Tours

Canadian Places You Can Visit From Your Home

More tours

Buckingham Palace, Ancient Rome, Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall, Zoos, Museums, Conservation areas and so much more!

e-Learning

Khan Academy

Has many free online courses to learn - math and sciences, arts and humanities, economics and finance etc.

Podcasts

TuneIn Podcasts

○ Spotify Podcasts

Sign up for free podcasts and music!

 Apple Podcasts

Download the app on your iPhone or iPad

 TED Podcasts 

Listen on Spotify, TuneIn, GooglePlay or Apple Podcasts apps

Youtube

Explore various learning content

Keep Connected Offline

Pull out your phonebook and call an old friend!

Check up on how they’re doing and what may be new

Make it fun and play some games or choose topics!

Trivia (ask each other challenging questions)

Take turns recalling your favourite memories

■ Play 20 Questions

Think of a noun (person, place or thing)

The other person has 20 Yes or No questions to guess what it is!

Play Categories

Choose a category (ie. food, countries, movies, songs, colours etc.)

Take turns making your way down the alphabet choosing a word from that category with the first letter being the letter from the alphabet (ie. Category: food → Apple, Bread, Corn, Donut…)

Do a nice deed for a neighbour or friend 

While maintaining social distancing, keep connected with your neighbours or friends

Make them a card or a send a note ○ Bake them something nice

Deliver a craft (ie. knitting, painting, seasonal etc.)

 

Have a Pen-Pal

Remember when we communicated through mail?

Choose a friend you would like to write and exchange letters with - the good old way!

 

Spend time with your housemates (including furry friends!)

Do a puzzle

Play a card game

Find some ideas here

Have a movie night!

Play a board game

DANCE PARTY

Get your favourite music on and dance the night (or day) away

Teach your furry friend(s) a new trick!

Make future (exciting) plans

○ What’s something you can’t wait to do once everything is back to “normal”?

Start making your plans, big or small! Who will you bring, what will you need, where will you go, how will you get there, what makes you most excited?

Telephone Aids

 Senior Safety Line, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario:

○ A free confidential support line for seniors suffering abuse including physical, mental, sexual, financial, and neglect.

○ Mon-Sun 24 hours

○ Toll free: 1-866-299-1011

○ Call 911 in emergencies.

Physical Fitness

YOUTUBE

 Yoga with Adriene Youtube Channel

Chair yoga with Adriene

 HASFit Chair Exercises

 HASFit 20-minute seated exercises

 HASFit: More seated exercises

Check out their Youtube channel (HASfit) for more exercise videos

You can refine your search on their channel to “seated” if desired

● FitnessBlender 40-min Low Impact Workout for Beginners

 Exercises at the Kitchen Sink Youtube Videos:

Part 1

Part 2

Seniors Online Fitness Class

● The class is held every Monday morning at 9:30am and Thursdays at 11:00am.

● They have about 15 minutes of aerobic warm up (always standing and seated options). They then do some balance work (5min), seated core (5min), stretching (approx 10min), exercises with a ball if participants have one (approx 10 min), and weights: dumbbells or cans can be used (approx 10 min). The whole class is approximately 50-60 min! 

 

● Participants are encouraged to have a chair and their water for class! 

● Zoom links: 

Mondays link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84483363827

Thursdays link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89778579581

Nutrition

Grocery Pick-Up and Delivery Services

 

Instacart

Delivers groceries from local stores in cities across the country

Including Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton & London

Same day delivery ○ Handpicked by personal shoppers based on your preferences

Stores available through Instacart include Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Valu-Mart

Click here to access the website 

○ Enter your postal code and follow the next steps!

Join Instacart Express (subscription) Monthly ($9.99) FREE delivery for orders over $35 per retailer OR Yearly ($99).

Able to shop from multiple stores in 1 delivery.

 

PC Express

Same-day home delivery and pickup options at grocery stores across Canada

Including Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, Independen, Zehrs, Valu-Mart

Follow this link to the website

Consider downloading the PC Express App on your phone

 

Walmart

Offers grocery delivery and pickup services

Shop online and choose your groceries

Click here for the link to the website

Consider downloading the My Walmart App on your phone

 

Metro Online Grocery

○ Search online to see if your local Metro does pick ups and/or deliveries (only select stores)

Shop online for your groceries, order and pick up or get delivery

Follow this link to find out how it works

 

Costco Grocery

 Click this link to access the website

*Must have a Costco Membership

Order online and offers a 2-day delivery option

 

Food Subscription Boxes

Goodfood:

How it works: You choose from a weekly menu of recipes, they deliver fresh ingredients right to your door, and you cook delicious meals at home! They offer meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

○ Choose from the Classic Basket, Family Basket, or Easy Prep Basket! Options for vegetarian and low carb meals. Choose from 2-4 recipes with 2 or 4 servings per week!

Pricing: $10.83-12.50 price per serving (2 people), shipping FREE

If you'd like to skip the week free of charge or swap your selection, you can do so at any time before 11:59pm (EST) on Wednesdays (for deliveries on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays) and 11:59pm (EST) on Saturdays (for deliveries on Thursdays and Fridays) by visiting "your selection" in the member section of the website.

Typically has larger portion size than other brands (more leftovers).

Click this link to see the website!

 

HelloFresh:

How it works: You choose from a weekly menu of recipes, they deliver fresh ingredients right to your door, and you cook delicious meals at home!

Choose from the Pronto Plan, Family Plan, or Veggie Plan and customize your plan size with 2 or 4 servings, and choose 3 or 4 recipes per week.

Pricing: $12.33-13.33 price per serving (2 people), shipping $9.99

HelloFresh is a weekly auto-renewing subscription service, which means it will automatically charge you each week and send you food if you do not choose meals, UNLESS you choose to skip a week!

Skip a week or cancel anytime before the weekly cutoff on Wednesday the week before delivery at 11:59pm EST

Typically has larger portion size than other brands (more leftovers).

Check out the website

 

Chef’s Plate:

How it works: You choose from a weekly menu of recipes, they deliver fresh ingredients right to your door, and you cook delicious meals at home!

Personalized meal plans: choose from Classic, Family, 15 minute, or Vegetarian Meal Plans.

Pre-portioned ingredients, with step by step instructions that are easy to follow! Ready in 30 minutes or less!

Pricing: $9.99-12.99 price per serving (2 people), shipping $6.00, or FREE when you order 3 or more meals per week.

Chef’s Plate is a weekly auto-renewing subscription service, which means it will automatically charge you each week and send you food if you do not choose meals, OR choose to skip a week!

Skip a week or cancel anytime before the weekly cutoff on Wednesday the week before delivery at 11:59pm EST. You can manage your orders up to 4 weeks in advance!

Visit the website with this link.

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