Who We Are
Chatting to Wellness has been visiting retirement homes across Southern Ontario since 2017 providing Chatting Sessions to isolated or abandoned seniors. Our team of volunteer Chatters visit weekly to talk about anything like: family, hobbies, TV, friends, past, etc. to make seniors feel cared for and show them that they matter.
Our Chatting Sessions improve the mental health of seniors and begins to engage them in their community, for lasting impact, even after we leave.
What We Do
Chatting to Wellness brings trained volunteers to retirement homes in Southern Ontario to provide 1-on-1 Chatting Sessions to the residents. Chatting Sessions allow isolated and abandoned seniors to talk, out loud, what is on their mind. Studies have found that simply talking to someone, especially a friend about your problems, worries, stress or anything weighing heavy on your mind, helps to reduce stress and worry.
The time spent just talking to someone, even without the hope of getting a solution, helps to lighten the mental burden on the senior and allows them to have a more relaxed state of mind, reducing stress and internal contemplation; which in turn, helps to improve mental health.
Chatting to Wellness is a non-profit organization that fights to improve mental health amongst the elderly. We believe in the therapeutic properties of a nice chat on one’s mental health and mood. We provide 1-on-1 chatting sessions between seniors and our volunteers, allowing them an outlet to have a genuine conversation about whatever may be on their mind or going on in life. The volunteers are trained to guide a conversation, but not run through a script like traditional counselling, this allows for genuine conversation as if it was simply a talk amongst friends.