Throughout our Neighbourhood Programs, Dixon Hall incorporates the opportunity for people to leave their inner city environment and broaden their horizons.
Through Dixon Hall’s Seniors Services department, outings can range from a tour of St. Lawrence Market to a day trip to Niagara Falls. The services to our seniors allow them to age in place and avoid living in institutions. The flip side of this important improvement to the quality of life for our seniors is the potential for isolation or ‘cabin fever’. Consequently, the outings arranged by our staff are vitally important.
With our youth, our Music School and Children & Youth programs plan outings that take young people well out of the City. Be it a music camp at a farmhouse or a camping trip to a provincial park, the change to the participants is often dramatic. Our Youth Worker, Kenneth, has commented on how youth who live behind a tough inner city mask can shed the posturing and become totally engaged in camping activities. He describes the experience as transforming and so important in initiating changes of behavior.