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Central Neighbourhood House – Stroke Survivors Club

Group Name: Central Neighbourhood House – Stroke Survivors Club

Description: Central Neighbourhood House is a settlement house in Toronto. For the past 100 years, their team of staff and volunteers has been working hand in hand with their neighbours, offering a wide range of excellent programs for children and youth, new Canadians, families, women and seniors. They offer a family support program, childcare services, children & youth programs, women’s club, stroke survivors club, in-home services, vulnerable seniors program, community development, street survivors program, and a supportive housing initiative. < Our Stroke Survivors Club, a social/recreational/respite program for stroke survivors and their caregivers, celebrated its silver anniversary in 2008. We place an emphasis on providing an intellectually stimulating environment for stroke survivors. While we recognize that suffering a stroke is a major trauma to the individual and his or her family, we focus on possibility. Through group discussions and quizzes adapted from board games and TV game shows, participants sharpen their minds and regain a sense of accomplishment. Our exercise program has been created specifically to capitalize on the ability—not the disability--of stroke survivors. Because we place such an emphasis on creating a sense of community and membership, participants don’t stay for a few months, they stay for years. Where: 349 Ontario Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2V8

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) Cost: $10.00 (covers the cost of a three-course lunch and refreshments.)

Contact: Robert Butler 416-925-4363 Ext. 119 | www.cnh.on.ca | rbutler@cnh.on.ca | central@cnh.on.ca

Stroke Recovery Canada

Group Name: Stroke Recovery Canada

Description: They provide post-recovery support, education and research to survivors, their families and health care providers. Peer Support Chapters meet throughout the year and give members opportunities to explore the personal impact of stroke, to exchange information and resources, to help learn new skills and to create a social network for mutual support.

Where: 10 Overlea Blvd. | Toronto, ON M4H 1A4

When: There are multiple meetings at various locations throughout Ontario. Tom Rideout is the contact for the Toronto groups meeting at 3 separate times. One group is specifically for people who had a stroke before age 50.

Contact: Tom Rideout 416-425-3463 Ext. 7714 | torontocentral@srn.ca | 1-888-540-6666 | peersupport@marchofdimes.ca | www.marchofdimes.ca

WoodGreen Community Services – Adult Day Program

Group Name: WoodGreen Community Services – Adult Day Program

Description: Celebrating 75 years of success in 2012, WoodGreen Community Services is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto. A founding United Way of Toronto member agency, WoodGreen has grown to span 32 locations and serves 37,000 people each year. WoodGreen helps people find safe, affordable housing, seniors live independently, internationally-trained professionals enter the job market, parents access childcare, children and youth access after-school programs, newcomers settle in to Canadian life, homeless and marginalized people get off the streets and youth find meaningful employment and training.

The Adult Day Program is a supervised social recreational program for English and Chinese speaking seniors who are frail or have dementia. We provide escorted transportation to and from the program for seniors living within our catchment area. Our program specializes in people who are living with the effects of a stroke and creates an opportunity to interact with peers in supportive stimulating environment. This program will serve as an alternative respite measure for caregivers in need of relief and support.

Where: 721 Broadview Avenue | 840 Coxwell Avenue | 811 Danforth Avenue | Toronto, ON

When: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-572-3575 | info@woodgreen.org | www.woodgreen.org | ccwscentralintake@woodgreen.org

Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Day Program

Group Name: Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Day Program

Description: Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS) is a not-for-profit agency committed to supporting seniors in their desire to remain in their own homes and community. Their agency’s programs, services and facilities have been designed to meet the unique needs of the elderly in our community. Individuals who access our services may be frail, isolated, living with memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or recovering from a stroke.

Our Adult Day Service program provides support to physically frail and cognitively impaired seniors and adults. Participants are offered a secure environment to participate in mental and gentle physical exercises, social and recreational activities. Individual interests and hobbies are incorporated into the program, snacks and meals are tailored to meet dietary restrictions and transportation to and from the program is available.

Where: 2245 Lawrence Ave. West | Etobicoke, ON M9P 3W3

When: Held at various locations. Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-243-0127 | agency@esssupportservices.ca | www.esssupportservices.ca

Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Caregiver Support

Group Name: Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Caregiver Support

Description: Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS) is a not-for-profit agency committed to supporting seniors in their desire to remain in their own homes and community. Their agency’s programs, services and facilities have been designed to meet the unique needs of the elderly in our community. Individuals who access our services may be frail, isolated, living with memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or recovering from a stroke.

The group is open to family and friends of personal with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Our Support Group provides a compassionate and supportive network with an opportunity to share experiences and learn useful tips about care giving.

Where: Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence, 4005 Eglinton Avenue West, | Etobicoke, ON M9A 5H3

When: Every second Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-243-0127 Ext. 237 | agency@esssupportservices.ca | www.esssupportservices.ca

Miles Nadal JCC – Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME)

Group Name:  Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME).

Group Description:  TIME™ is a group exercise program originally designed by Toronto Rehab-UHN physiotherapists and led by fitness instructors at local community centres across Canada. The program was developed for adults who have challenges with balance and mobility.

This program is for you if you want to:

  • Get fit and increase your energy
  • Be more confident in your balance
  • Feel stronger and more active
  • Enjoy the many benefits of exercise
  • Move with more ease in your home and community

Join TIME™ in a local community centre for a program that provides safe and beneficial exercise to meet these goals. Classes are one hour long, 1-2 times per week, usually 10-12 weeks.

Participants must be able to walk independently for 10 m (30 feet) with or without a cane or walker. Many of the participants in the class have difficulties with balance or moving around in their home or community due to conditions such as stroke or MS. Registration fees for the TIME program vary. Please inquire at the specific site in your area. Subsidies may be available from the community centre

Where:  Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, M5S 2J2

When:  Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Contact: Colin Blayney Phone 416-924-6211 Ext. 526 | Email: colinb@mcjcc.org

Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Congregate Dining

Group Name: Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Congregate Dining

Description: Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS) is a not-for-profit agency committed to supporting seniors in their desire to remain in their own homes and community. Their agency’s programs, services and facilities have been designed to meet the unique needs of the elderly in our community. Individuals who access our services may be frail, isolated, living with memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or recovering from a stroke.

Our congregate dining programs are a great way for seniors to enjoy a nutritious, well-balanced meal as well as a number of stimulating activities in a friendly and positive social environment. With two locations available in central Etobicoke, this program is designed for adults aged 55+ who may have difficulty getting out and taking part in social activities in their community. Transportation is also available.

Where: 2245 Lawrence Ave. West | Etobicoke, ON M9P 3W3

When: Held at these locations: Islington Seniors Centre, Humbervale Place, and Central King Seniors Residence. Please call for days, time and cost.

Contact: 416-243-0127 | agency@esssupportservices.ca | www.esssupportservices.ca

Central Neighbourhood House – Family Support Program

Group Name: Central Neighbourhood House – Family Support Program

Description: Central Neighbourhood House is a settlement house in Toronto. For the past 100 years, their team of staff and volunteers has been working hand in hand with their neighbours, offering a wide range of excellent programs for children and youth, new Canadians, families, women and seniors. They offer a family support program, childcare services, children & youth programs, women’s club, stroke survivors club, in-home services, vulnerable seniors program, community development, street survivors program, and a supportive housing initiative.

The Family Support Program works with families with children 0-12. We provide support services to families who are experiencing crisis or change. Services include assessment, informal counselling and crisis counselling, case management including information and referral, and advocacy. The Family Support Program offers:

  • Parent Education
  • Support for families who have children with special needs
  • Community Resources pertaining to parenting, childcare, health, housing…
  • Family Crisis Intervention and Mediation
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Information, Referral and Resources for Teens

Where: 349 Ontario Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2V8

Contact: Sandra Costa 416-925-4363 Ext. 113 | scosta@cnh.on.ca | central@cnh.on.ca | www.cnh.on.ca

Better Living Health and Community Services – Adult Day Program

Group Name: Better Living Health and Community Services – Adult Day Program

Description: Better Living Health and Community Services has been delivering community support services in the Don Mills area since 1976. Their mission is to support individuals in our community in maintaining their independence, enhancing their social wellbeing, and optimizing their overall health and wellness through the provision of a wide range of community support services and leisure activities. They are committed to our mission by helping adults and seniors, at all stages, experience a better quality of life.

The Adult Day Program provides a safe and stimulating environment for adults with disabilities and seniors 55+ who are frail, isolated, or managing the cognitive challenges of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s or Stroke. ADP also plays a critical role in providing respite for Caregivers who are supporting their loved ones at home. The Adult Day Program is located within the Better Living Community Centre and is fully accessible for Clients using wheelchairs or other assistive devices. The program area features secure entry and exit points, a dining area with a full industrial kitchen, two large programming areas, and a staff office.

Where: 1 Overland Drive | North York, ON M3C 2C3

When: The Adult Day Program is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and select evenings and weekends. Clients may choose to attend for full or half days up to six days a week. Additional ‘flexible’ support hours are available to those who regularly attend the program. Subsidies are available for both half and full day.

Contact: 416-447-7244 Ext. 541 | info@betterlivinghealth.org | www.betterlivinghealth.org

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Adult Day Program

Group Name: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Adult Day Program

Description: Yee Hong is a caring community where seniors and others enjoy the highest quality of life. We raise the standard in long-term care and effect a positive impact on the global health care system by seeking to be the model of excellence in culturally appropriate geriatric care. We take pride in being a provider of choice and an employer of choice.

The Adult Day Program aims to provide structured and supervised activities for post-stroke and dementia patients and frail seniors in order to prevent social isolation and encourage independent living in the community. To offer social, recreational, physical and educational activities in order to maintain the optimal level of functioning and delay institutionalization, and to provide respite, support and information services for caregivers. Program includes:

  • Educational, physical, recreational and social activities
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Individual/group supportive counselling
  • Snacks and hot lunch
  • Foot care service
  • Caregiver support program

Referrals are welcome from medical professionals, social workers, family members, friends or clients themselves. Personal interview is required to determine eligibility. Application for the Mississauga Day Program should go through the Community Care Access Centres.

Where: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care | 2311 McNicoll Avenue | Scarborough, ON M1V 5L3

When: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.**$22 per day for the Scarborough Day Programs. $20 per day for the Mississauga Day Programs. Additional charges for transportation, outings, special events and extended care.

Contact: 416-321-6333 | centre@yeehong.com | www.yeehong.com

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