Seniors Match & ExchangeSenior Match & Exchange Program
(This program is delivered through the Stratford Connects mobile app)

Why participate?

Through this app, seniors can expand their social circle, share stories, ask questions, and help one another. They are also able to share their skills, talents, or interests with other seniors in the community, and lend/borrow items to and from one another. The goal is to create a connected, inclusive, and healthy community. 

Who can register?
  • Seniors of 55 years and older who are also residents of Stratford
  • Must possess a smartphone or tablet computer to access the app

How to apply?

  • Download the Stratford Connects app to your phone or tablet (find out how to download the app below).
  • Sign up by filling out the online form below (no paper application available as this program is delivered online). 

Note: It may take up to 4 business days for staff to process your signup request. Once approved, you will receive an email to confirm that you may access the app. All you do then is open the app and start making those connections!

How to download the app?

Depending on the type of device you have (Apple or Android), you may select the appropriate link below to download the app directly or alternatively, search for 'Stratford Connects' on your App Store (for Apple devices) or Play Store (for Android devices) to begin your download process. 

  • Select the following link for APPLE devices
  • Select the following link for ANDROID devices

If you require additional help with downloading and installing the app, please follow our step-by-step guide.

How do I signup?

We have made the signup easy for you - you only need to fill out the online form below.

Stratford Connects Mobile App

Participation on the mobile app is voluntary and only as each user is interested in doing so.


(Note: Real names must be used on the app to ensure transparency and responsible use of the digital platform. Aside from your name, no other personal information is displayed or shared).
Disclaimer: Information within the app is user-generated and meant for general information purposes only. The opinions expressed within the app are the users’  own and do not reflect the view of the Town of Stratford. Town of Stratford makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the information provided within the app. Users connect with each other at their own discretion and should exercise their own judgement in matters relating to their privacy and disclosure of their personal information when using the mobile app. The  Town of Stratford is not liable for the decisions taken by the user based on the information provided in the app. By downloading, accessing or using Stratford  Connects Mobile App, you signify your assent to this disclaimer.

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What can I do on the app?

Some of the options that are available are:

  • Friendships and Connections: Make new friends by posting a short intro about yourself and your interests.
  • Shopping Buddy: Find a new person to go shopping with, whether it’s for groceries or for a new dress - you just have to ask!
  • The Great Outdoors: Connect with others who enjoy the outdoors as much as you do - maybe even organize a walk or hike, enjoy a picnic, or head out for some sightseeing etc.
  • Social Lunches: Do you avoid restaurants or community events because you don't want to eat alone? Just ask, "who's up for lunch?" and then share a meal together at a restaurant or attend the next Town pancake breakfast together! 
  • Equipment and tools exchange: Connect with other seniors in the community to borrow or lend a tool, garden equipment or small appliance. A great way to save money by borrowing what you don't have and lending out what you do have!
  • Skills, Hobbies and Interests: Connect and discuss shared interests with other seniors in the community. Are you a pro at basket weaving, quilting, carpentry etc.? Then, why not organize a social to get together and share your talent and a few tips with others?! Would you enjoy getting together with others who have a common interest - make a post and see if there are others in our community who would like to do the same.
  • Occasional Drivers: In this category, seniors can connect with other seniors to share a drive, request a drive or provide a drive to another senior in need. Whether to the hospital (non-emergency appointments), to a doctor's appointment, church or a community event, use this space to ask for a drive or to respond to a request for a drive. This is not intended to be a free taxi style service but rather for helping other seniors out on an occasional basis. There is no guarantee that someone will be available to provide a drive at the time requested. No cash or payment can be exchanged (perhaps you'd like to say thanks by buying a coffee or sending your driver home with a baked good, that's OK but a simple thank you goes a long way too).
  • Questions and Discussions: Seniors can ask other seniors questions or engage in discussions around topics of their choice. A handy place to share stories too!