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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

Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

Description: Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.

The Seniors and Caregivers Support Service Unit at Family Service Toronto provides social work services to older people and caregivers. Our work includes counselling, group work, advocacy, training and educational sessions on a variety of topics such as aging and memory loss, anger and guilt, how to access community resources, abuse of older adults, etc.
You can come to our office for counselling, attend support groups or educational seminars, talk to a trained counsellor by telephone or, in exceptional circumstances, arrange for a home/community visit. We are able to provide counselling in English and Spanish. We provide counselling services for those facing issues such as:

  • Dealing with chronic or degenerative illness
  • Stress in family relationships
  • Bereavement
  • The uprootedness and difficulty of adapting to a new culture at an advanced age
  • Caregiver stress
  • Elder abuse

Where: 355 Church Street | Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-595-9618 | www.familyservicetoronto.org | sau@familyservicetoronto.org

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association – Renal Social Support

Group Name: Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association -Renal Social Support Program

Description: Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association is a non-profit charitable community services agency established since 1976. Our spectrum of services has grown from the delivery of Chinese meals-on-wheels service to a full range of community support services, covering the whole Greater Toronto Area, and the York Region.

Renal Social Support Program is a full range social day program for renal patients on different treatment modality. It provides a supportive environment for renal patients to take part in social, physical and educational activities to maintain their independence living and social network in the community. At the same time, provide respite service for caregivers. Characteristics of this program include being supervised by a Registered Nurse for individual health care needs and private rooms available for client’s peritoneal dialysis process.

Where: 3601 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 501 | Toronto, ON M1W 3Y3

When: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-502-2323 | info@carefirstseniors.com | www.carefirstseniors.com

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Peer Nutrition

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Peer Nutrition

Description: The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a community-based organization that offers primary health care services and health promotion programs to a diverse community. We strive to respond to local issues and provide services in active partnership with our clients, patients, neighbours, community groups and professional organizations. SRCHC is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

The Chinese Peer Nutrition Program is a joint project with Toronto Public Health to provide free nutrition education for Chinese speaking parents and caregivers of children 6 months to 6 years of age living in the South Riverdale area. Participants will receive information and tips about healthy eating, cooking and parenting support with our guest speakers that may include dietitians, nurse practitioners and social workers. Childcare and snacks may be provided. ***Program Eligibility:
Mother or caregiver of children up to 6 years old and Toronto Public Health referral or nutrition program. Registration is required for this program.

Where: 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

When: Mandarin group: 1st Wednesday of every month: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cantonese group: 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

Contact: Grace Ho 416-461-1925 Ext. 248 | www.srchc.ca

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support – Caregivers Support Group

Group Name: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support – Toronto Caregivers Support

Description: The mission of the ALS Canada is to fund research towards a cure for ALS and support provincial ALS Societies to provide quality care for those affected by ALS. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis– unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer.

ALS Canada peer support group meeting for those living with ALS to share experiences and support. Support services are available to people diagnosed with ALS, their caregivers, family and friends.

Where: Olivet Baptiste Church 36 Margueretta Street | Toronto, ON, M6K 2P5

When: Third Wednesday of every month from 7 PM – 9 PM.

Contact: Sarah Reedman 905-248-2052 Ext. 226 | 1-800-267-4257 | www.als.ca | sr@als.ca

Young Carers Program

Group Name: Young Carers Program – Young Adult Carers Group

Description: The Young Carers Program is an inter-agency strategy developed to meet needs of young carers and their families by facilitating supportive programs throughout Toronto that focus on recreational, social, educational, and skill development activities. We strive to build resilience in young carers by creating opportunities for mutual support, fun, and optimal development, which will strengthen the resources within the youth as well as their families. What is a young carer? A child or youth 5-18 years old in a caregiving role for a parent, grandparent, sibling or any relative with a chronic or life threatening illness, disability, addiction, mental illness, or language barrier.

The Young Adult Carers Group: A place to for young adults aged 19-30, who help care for someone at home, to meet each other, be recognized for the important role they play in their family and brainstorm ways to care for oneself while caring for someone else. This monthly group will allow connection with others who know what it is like to have increased responsibility while navigating significant milestones associated with being a young adult. To join the Young Adult Carers Group you do not need to become a member.

Where: c/o Hospice Toronto | 2221 Yonge Street, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON, M4S 2B4

When: Programs are facilitated in different areas of Toronto, and hosted through other agencies and organizations in order to best meet the geographic locations of our families. Please contact for more information.

Contact: 416-859-9319 | katie.jacobs@hospicetoronto.ca | www.ycptoronto.weebly.com

Young Carers Program

Group Name: Young Carers Program – YCP Night

Description: The Young Carers Program is an inter-agency strategy developed to meet needs of young carers and their families by facilitating supportive programs throughout Toronto that focus on recreational, social, educational, and skill development activities. We strive to build resilience in young carers by creating opportunities for mutual support, fun, and optimal development, which will strengthen the resources within the youth as well as their families. What is a young carer? A child or youth 5-18 years old in a caregiving role for a parent, grandparent, sibling or any relative with a chronic or life threatening illness, disability, addiction, mental illness, or language barrier.

Located in the same facility on the same night, both age groups of young carers have their own space with their own unique programs! YCP Teens: Designed just for teen young carers, each month provides an opportunity to discuss, relax and have fun. Through social recreational activities and relevant topics, teens are able to relieve stress, express themselves and know they are not alone! YCP Kids: A program for kids in a caring role to meet and develop self-esteem and coping skills. Through cool games and activities, young carers build resilience and friendship while meeting other kids like them and having fun!

Where: c/o Hospice Toronto | 2221 Yonge Street, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON, M4S 2B4

When: Programs are facilitated in different areas of Toronto, and hosted through other agencies and organizations in order to best meet the geographic locations of our families. Please call for more information

Contact: 416-364-1666 | natalie.wilson@hospicetoronto.ca | www.ycptoronto.weebly.com

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- Transceptance

Description: Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. We believe in building the strength and resiliency of young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering.

Transceptance is an ongoing peer support group for parents and caregivers of transsexual and transgendered youth and adults. This group provides support, reduces isolation and stress, and shares information, including strategies for dealing or coping with disclosures.

When: Meets the third Thursday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. at CTYS. New members welcome.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Contact: 416-924-2100 | mail@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

Silver Circle: West Toronto Services for Seniors – Friendly Visiting & Telephone Security Checks

Group Name: Silver Circle: West Toronto Services for Seniors – Friendly Visiting and Telephone Security Checks

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.

Friendly Visiting and Telephone Security Checks
Volunteers visit seniors who are isolated and have little or no opportunity to participate in activities outside their home. Regular telephone calls are provided to those clients who require contact.

Where: 80 Ward St. | Toronto, ON M6H 4A6

When: Call for more information.

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

Silver Circle: West Toronto Services for Seniors – Community Dining Program

Group Name: Silver Circle: West Toronto Services for Seniors – Community Dining Program

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.

Community Dining Program
Offers a hot, nutritious lunch away from home at various community venues, and this outing provides an opportunity for socialization and recreation. We also offer a monthly Lunch Date Program at different restaurants and community sites. A great chance to meet new friends!

Where: 80 Ward St. | Toronto, ON M6H 4A6

When: Call for more information.

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

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