Group Name: Baycrest – Seniors Support Program

Description: Headquartered on a 22-acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health.
Baycrest combines a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.

The Seniors Support Program provides support to seniors and family caregivers living in the community by consistently staying in touch with them. Through a scheduled weekly telephone call or e-mail, each volunteer will patiently listen to their client, offer encouragement or provide helpful information as required. If individuals need more support a social worker is available. Our services include:

  • A Friendly Telephone Visit (phone call) each week (available in several languages)
  • An email message from ePals each week Access to a social worker for information, referral or brief counseling upon request
  • Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • These services are free

Who is eligible for these free services? Older adults living at home Caregivers to older family members Those living within the local calling area. After a short consultation with a social worker you will be matched with one of our trained volunteers based on your interests or situation. Your personal volunteer will contact you on the same day every week.

Where: 3560 Bathurst Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M6A 2E1

Contact: 416-785-2500 Ext. 2223 | www.baycrest.org | lpatterson@baycrest.org

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