Flamborough Connects links individuals and community agencies with each other by coordinating information, volunteer, youth and senior support services in community.
Information & Referral
As a Community Information Service, FC links residents and visitors to agencies, businesses and services in and for the community.
You can contact FC by phone, email or visit the office to get printed information and referrals to local resources and government programs. You can also find information on our website about a variety of Programs and Services and Events in the community.
Flamborough Connects works directly with local-nonprofit agencies and volunteers to support and engage community. FC promotes volunteerism, helps individuals find rewarding volunteer opportunities and facilitates an annual volunteer appreciation event to recognize those who give back locally.
Flamborough Connects’ summer Youth Opportunities Program assists local teens and young people to find rewarding summer employment and volunteer gigs. Although many local businesses participate in the program, many seniors and individuals hire students to do home maintenance and household activities.
Representing Residents and Groups
The work of Flamborough Connects informs us of local services, events and community needs. We periodically survey residents and particular groups such as seniors and rural residents to help identify gaps in services. FC is a member of several Hamilton committees and represents Flamborough. FC applies for funding to develop community services that meet the needs of local residents and often improve the quality of life.
Community Services offered by Flamborough Connects
The services FC runs support a variety of needs to help seniors remain independent and decrease social isolation. Many of our programs are particularly designed to help low-income and more rural seniors within Flamborough.
Community Grocery Bus – Flamborough Connects coordinates the rural community grocery bus program. The community bus is a bi-weekly shopping bus for older adults who do not have access to transportation.
Educational Sessions – Seniors and anyone who cares about them can attend free educational sessions either in the community or virtually. Community sessions are hosted by partners such as Churches and Community Centres in Flamborough. Sessions and guest speakers are planned based on issues that are of interest and importance to seniors in our community.
Flamborough Shops – volunteers can take grocery orders every other week for anyone who can’t get out to the stores. The volunteers shop locally and deliver items directly to a client’s residence.
Holiday Gift Program – seniors who are alone and of limited means who may go without during the holidays can receive a gift at Christmas. They can create a short wish list for which a donor may shop and provide a meaningful needed gift and bring some joy to the holidays. The program operates from November until Christmas.
Income Tax Program – Eligible individuals and families with a modest income can access free tax preparation services by a registered Chartered Professional Accountant or Canada Revenue Agency volunteer.
Snow Angels – Low-income seniors and adults with health limitations can have their driveway and sidewalk shoveled by a volunteer. Flamborough Connects coordinates the City of Hamilton Snow Angels program in Waterdown.
Wheel of Fitness – Seniors can attend free weekly classes of gentle exercise that helps them improve and maintain their overall strength, mobility and balance. Trained volunteer instructors lead the classes. Participants can expect fun and social connections as well as movement.