Programs

NEW Opportunities to join our Group Programming from home!

Anxiety and Stress Management Group

To start Monday March 30 10:00 a.m. by teleconference. If you want to take this 6 week program about how to better manage anxiety and stress (what better time?) please contact info@balancefba.org and we will get back to you about how to sign up.


Coffee Connections “fun” groups

Hosted by our newest volunteer, Elizabeth Mohler! Join Liz on Tuesdays from 5:30-7 or Saturday mornings from 10:30-12, or both! Occasional or always! Just email her at mohlerc@gmail.com for more information. Or dial in and be surprised: 647 558 0588. It’s social, it’s different, it’s fun (it’s not counselling).

Friends and colleagues! We know the importance of physical distancing in order to keep others safe; we also know the power of connectedness and community. So, we have the perfect answer for you–a virtual coffee cluster! Come join Elizabeth and friends in her Zoom room  for a time of conversation on ways to stay connected during this difficult time. You bring the coffee; we’ll provide the platform.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/6597609376
Meeting ID: 659 760 9376

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+16475580588, 6597609376#

Dial +1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 659 760 9376

You can dial in if you cannot join through your computer. Dial in number: 647 558 0588

Topics  can include, but are not limited to:

  • How to be a virtual volunteer.
  • How to shop online or over the telephone.
  • How to optimize your technology to stay connected with friends, family, and your broader community.
  • Discussion of online events pertinent to the disability community.
  • Finding that great recipe based on what’s in the pantry.
  • Hey, unless otherwise advised, we can still go out in the fresh air, right? Let’s explore where group members have found safe, accessible walking trails.
  • Heard a great podcast? We want to hear about it, and Elizabeth promises to bring one favorite podcast per session for your listening pleasure.

While we want this group to be a fun and social space, this is NOT a counselling group. BALANCE has several great resources for that, if you need it.

Humans are social beings; let’s come together in virtual community to support one another.

For more info, e-mail Elizabeth at: cmohler@uwo.ca.


Spring cleaning with occupational therapy!

New! Naomi Hazlett has returned to offer her Centennial College students to BALANCE to provide our clients with telephone or video-conferencing based OT services! Staying at home? Well, it’s all about spring cleaning right now isn’t it?

Here is what Naomi says:

Are you interested in getting organized around your home? Looking for tips and strategies on how to keep your space workable so you can access what you need? BALANCE is offering remote organization sessions as a part of OT services

For more information, contact Naomi at 416 919 9565.


Join the Sharing Space Support Group on Tuesdays or Wednesdays!

Sharing Space Support Group still has a few spaces if you would like to join them by telephone on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. If you would like to sign up, you do need to commit for the next few months. To learn more, please email Lisa Derencinovic at lisa_msw@hotmail.com She will tell you all about the groups and let you know more information. This is open only to BALANCE clients. You need a service agreement in place in order to participate. If you don’t have one, Lisa will let us know and we’ll see you are taken care of; service agreements can now easily be signed remotely.