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Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto (SPRINT) – Caregiver Support

Group Name: Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto (SPRINT) – Caregiver Support Groups

Description: SPRINT (Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto) began caring for seniors and enabling seniors to care for themselves in 1983. They continue to do so today as an accredited, not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers. Their services help seniors stay safe, connected, and live as independently as possible, as well as prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization.

SPRINT Senior Care’s Caregiver Support Groups provide caregivers of people with dementia with opportunities to learn and share in a supportive setting with others experiencing similar situations. SPRINT Senior Care has two Caregiver Support Groups: one for adult children caregivers and one for spouses and partners who provide care for a spouse or partner at home or in the community. *** All SPRINT Senior Care support groups are facilitated by a registered Social Worker and require pre-registration with a SPRINT Senior Care Social Worker; they are not drop-in based. For more information, or to register call or email us.

Where: 140 Merton St. 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M4S 1A1 (Adult Children Caregiver)
1 William Morgan Drive | Toronto, ON, M4H 1E7 (Spouse or Partner Caregiver)

When: Every second Monday of the month in the evening (Adult Children Caregiver) and the last Monday of the month in the afternoon (Spouse or Partner Caregiver).

Contact: 416-481-6411 | info@sprintseniorcare.org | www.sprint-homecare.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

WoodGreen Community Services – Caregiver Support

Group Name: WoodGreen Community Services – Caregiver Support

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.

Provide individual and group support to individuals or families caring for a senior. Assessment , individual and peer group supportive counselling, information , service referral , service navigation and coordination. Caregiver support is offered individually or in a group setting. Caregivers to a senior or person with disability 55+ are welcomed to attend.

Where: 815 Danforth Avenue, First floor | Toronto, ON M4J 1L2

When: Please call the CCWS Central Intake for more details.

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

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Caregiver Support Service

Group Name: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Caregiver Support Service

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 objectives of the Caregiver Support Service is to increase participants’ knowledge on care management, community resources, diseases common to seniors and other health issues, enhance coping skills of caregivers, and to provide opportunities for ongoing social and emotional support. Eligibility: Individuals who provide care and assistance to elderly relatives/family members. Services
include:

  • Supportive counselling
  • Group and social activities
  • Educational and training sessions
  • Mutual help activities
  • Displays and exhibitions
  • Publications

***Referrals are welcome from medical professionals, social workers, family members, friends or clients themselves.

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

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-321-6333 | 905-568-0333 | centre@yeehong.com | www.yeehong.com

Second Mile Club – Caregiver Support

Group Name: Second Mile Club – Caregiver Support

Description: The Second Mile Club’s mission is to provide resources and services which contribute to the enhancement of the social, intellectual and physical well being of a multicultural community of seniors and disabled adults in the City of Toronto.

Are you providing care for someone? It is essential that you look after yourself. One-on-One Support:
One on one face to face and telephone support is available, if you need to discuss your concerns, find information or to talk about your feelings. Information and education sessions are available on different topics including:

  • Understanding Caregiver Role and Stress
  • Cognitive and Emotional Changes of Aging
  • Effective Communication
  • Accessing Resources and Effective Advocacy

Learn more about caregiving resources, share coping strategies, feelings and experiences, and peer group support. Free of charge and available to all caregivers. Pre-registration is preferred.

Where: Northern District Public Library | 40 Orchard View Boulevard, 2nd floor, Room 200 | Toronto, ON M4R 1B9

When: Last Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-597-0841 Ext. 225 | www.secondmileclub.ca

Wellspring: A Lifeline to Cancer Support

Group Name: Wellspring Cancer Support Centres

Description: Wellspring is a growing network of community-based cancer support centres that collectively offer over 50 different programs. Wellspring provides support, coping skills, and education at no charge and without need of medical referral to individuals, family members and professional caregivers living with cancer.

Wellspring programs are open to individuals and caregivers who are coping with any type of cancer, at any stage. Programs include individual and group support, coping skills, expressive therapies, educational workshops and presentations, and cancer rehab programs. Programs are delivered within warm, welcoming Wellspring centres.

Where: Odette House and Coach House | 81 Wellesley Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1H6

When: Visit the programs to see what the Wellspring Downtown Toronto offers and when.

Contact: 416-961-1928 | feedback@wellspring.ca | www.wellspring.ca

Silver Circle: West Toronto Services for Seniors – Caregiver Counselling

Group Name: Silver Circle: West Toronto Services for Seniors – Caregiver Counselling

Description: Silver Circle’s mission is to help seniors live independently for longer and for those who care for seniors to be able to provide care by having: respite, physical and emotional support, and the information to make informed choices.

This program offers assistance to caregivers to continue to provide and support their loved one. Assistance is provided through support groups, education and knowledge sharing, and linkage to other appropriate resources. This support is offered both on a one to one basis as well as through groups.

Where: 1709 Bloor Street West | Toronto, ON M6P 4E5

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-653-3535 | info@wtss.org | www.silvercircle.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.

Being a caregiver can be both rewarding and overwhelming. We understand that at times it can be emotionally and physically stressful, and that you may be in need of extra support to help you take a break and cope with being a caregiver. We offer many different support services that allow you to take a needed rest, and give you time to complete daily activities, while knowing that your loved one is in a safe and respectful environment receiving quality, attentive, professional care.

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

When: Call for more information.

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

Better Living Health and Community Services – Caregiver Support

Group Name: Better Living Health and Community Services

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.

Caregiver Support services are available to adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one or who are currently providing care to someone who is at end of life, frail, or is dealing with a long term illness. In order to address the spectrum of Caregiver needs we provide Professional Counseling, Peer Support, Caregiver Education and a variety of Support Groups geared to the unique needs of the Caregiver. Caregiver Support services are provided at no cost to the participants, with the exception of Professional Counseling services which can be provided on a sliding scale. Peer Support is available for Caregivers facing the challenges of care giving or bereavement. These services are delivered by volunteers who have received intensive training and often have personal experience dealing with Caregiver issues. Individuals interested in connecting with one of our volunteers can receive weekly support and encouragement over the phone or in person.

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

When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1 – 2 p.m. Registration is required.

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

Alliance Hospice – Support & Bereavement Services

Group Name: Alliance Hospice – Support & Bereavement Services

Description: Alliance Hospice is dedicated to supporting people dealing with advanced illness, death, and bereavement. In the client’s home and community, our volunteers and staff provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support in collaboration with family caregivers, health care providers, and community support agencies. Our services are offered at no cost to the client.

Our primary goal is to help to make difficult life passages both manageable and meaningful for people facing life-threatening illnesses, end-of-life, or bereavement. *** Where we serve: Toronto from Steeles Avenue to the Toronto Islands, between Victoria Park and the Humber River (excluding the old City of York).

Support & Bereavement Services:
Bereavement care is provided through individual counseling, group sessions, and volunteer support. The Hospice maintains a grief and bereavement lending library, also accessible to the community. Our support & bereavement services include:

  • bereavement support volunteers
  • individual counseling
  • anticipatory grief support
  • annual celebration of hope and remembrance

Where: 201-29 Gervais Dr. | Toronto ON M3C 1Y9

When: Eight-week support groups, held in the evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. for people who have lost a spouse/partner or a parent. Ongoing widow/widowers support group, held alternate Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There is no fee for their groups.

Contact: Sandra Lewis 416-447-7244 Ext. 823 | www.alliancehospice.ca

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