Friendly Telephone Chats

The Olde Forge is currently offering Telephone Based Regular Check-ins and Friendly Conversations. Through this program, volunteers make regular telephone calls to homebound seniors and disabled persons to check on their well-being and give people and opportunity to socialize.

Tap Telephone Assurance (TAP)

Through this program, volunteers make regular telephone calls to homebound seniors (60 years of age or older) and disabled persons to check on their well-being and give people an opportunity to socialize.  Relationships grow and can last for years . TAP's main purpose is to alleviate some of the concerns facing those who live alone, and help them to remain independent.  All new clients must undergo a telephone assesment prior to receiving services in the home (on some occasions a home visit may be required).

Program Benefits:

  • Opportunity to socialize by telephone with someone who cares
  • Allows individuals to keep in contact with their community
  • Helps decrease the feelings of loneliness and isolation

  • PLEASE NOTE: To help support the City of Ottawa's physical distancing restrictions, the Olde Forge has modified and enhanced some of its programs and services at this time.