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CultureLink – Seniors Services

Group Name: CultureLink – Seniors Services

Description: CultureLink is a settlement organization that is both old and new. We have over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering settlement services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Passionate about providing innovative services to newcomers, we adapt to changes and create new programs that best respond to and address our clients’ specific needs. Our team of 50 staff members, speaking more than 30 languages, is dedicated, knowledgeable, and multicultural.
Our services connect cultures to build welcoming communities. We assist newcomers looking for employment, help families navigate the school system, and provide newcomer youth with the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. We support refugees and bring together new and established Canadians. In everything we do, we are committed to embracing differences and linking the new with the old.

The Newcomer Seniors Centre (NSC) provides services and activities to all newcomer seniors with a special focus on Chinese, Polish, and Spanish speaking seniors. The activities are for all immigrant seniors, primarily driven by seniors. The seniors and NSC staff organize educational workshops and social events for the immigrant seniors to mingle and learn more about their communities and their rights in Canada. We are constantly exploring different ways to engage immigrant seniors and facilitate their integration and contribution to Canadian society. Services include:

  • General information and referrals
  • Educational workshops related to ageing such as health and safety, financial issues, etc.
  • Internet literacy classes
  • Fitness program
  • Cultural outings and field trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Global Roots Gardening
  • Variety of social events

Where: 2340 Dundas St. West, Suite 301 | Toronto, ON M6P 4A9

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 416-588-6288 | reception@culturelink.ca | www.culturelink.ca

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association – Diabetes Education

Group Name: Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association – Diabetes Education 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.

Carefirst Diabetes Education Program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide focused services on diabetes education, early intervention and prevention of diabetes-related complications and self management. Our program provides current, practical, culturally-relevant and customized diabetes education to help patients make decisions which will improve their blood glucose control. The program has multidisciplinary professionals as back up to answer the concerns of patients.
Program is suitable for individuals with Type 2 diabetes, poor control of diabetes or those at risk for developing diabetes (prediabetes).

  • Focus on patient’s self-management and skills enhancement
  • Customized to individual needs. Individual counseling sessions with nurse, dietitian and social worker
  • Group sessions with peer support
  • Feedback to patient’s own physician
  • Follow up monitoring
  • Health Care Team support and referral to specialists

***Chinese and South Asian Diabetes Education materials are available.

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

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

Second Mile Club – Congregate Dining

Group Name: Second Mile Club – Congregate Dining

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.

A support program in which hot nutritious lunches are served in a group setting. Social and recreational programs are provided. Fee for meal. Individuals who are 55 years of age and older and individuals with physical disabilities, who are over 18 years of age. To be assessed for this program you should live within the area bounded by Bathurst Street to Yonge Street, St. Clair Avenue to Lake Ontario, or be a participant in one of Second Mile’s Senior Recreation Centres. Pre-registration is required.

Where: Kensington Gardens 25 Brunswick Avenue | Toronto, ON M5S 2L9
Carlton Centre 192 Carlton Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2K8

When: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-963-9546 – Chinese meal and program (Kensington Gardens) | www.secondmileclub.ca | 416-922-5819 – Western meal and program (Carlton Centre)

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Parent & Child Groups

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Parent & Child Groups

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.

Parents and caregivers meet, take part in discussions and enjoy activities with their children. All groups are led by a health promoter, with social workers, dietitians and nurses presenting information and answering questions. 8 sessions, 2 ½ hours each. Each session includes a 30-minute discussion, as well as time to share information. Childcare, TTC tickets, healthy snacks, books and toys are available. Individual consultations are also available. *** Parents, caregivers with children aged newborn to 6 years old. Must live within service boundaries. Each group is offered 3 times a year for 8 weeks.

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

Contact: Shirley Cheng-Kerr 416-461-1925 Ext. 348 | Gurpreet Karir 416-461-1925 Ext. 230 | www.srchc.ca

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Diabetes Education Network

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Diabetes Education Network

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.

Diabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto (DECNET)
Working within the context of community health principles and practices, DECNET provides diabetes education support and services to adults with Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in East Toronto. For this Diabetes Education Program (DEP), special focus is placed on increasing access for people with mental health challenges as well as community members who might otherwise experience barriers to health and health care. All DECNET programs and services are free. Some diabetes services and programs are offered in Chinese and Urdu/Hindi. Interpretation is also available in most languages with advanced request. TTC and childcare is available upon advanced request. Caregivers and family are welcome.
A doctor’s referral is not needed to access our services. We do however very much appreciate getting referrals from, and working collaboratively with, a range of health care professionals and service providers. For further information or to register for programs, please call us.

Where: Various health and community centres including South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

Contact: 416-461-9043 Ext. 340 | 416-461-9042. | www.srchc.ca

Hong Fook MHA – South Asian Mental Health Clinic

Group Name: Hong Fook Mental Health Association & Mount Sinai Hospital (Assertive Community Treatment Team)

Description: Hong Fook Mental Health Association was established in 1982 to address the mental health concerns in the East Asian communities. They currently serve these communities:
Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Mount Sinai Hospital is a 446-bed acute care academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto that is dedicated to delivering the best medicine and best patient experience. It is focused on excellence in patient and family-centred care, innovative education and leading-edge research.

The Association aims to help people with linguistic and cultural barriers to gain access to mental health services. They provide the following services to clients and their families:

  • Counseling
  • Case management
  • Assessment
  • Consultatio
  • Advocacy
  • Psycho-educational workshops and support groups
  • Special ESL (English as a Second Language) classes
  • Housing services

Where: Mount Sinai Hospital 260 Spadina Ave., Suite 204 | Toronto, ON, M5T 2E4

Contact: 416-586-9900 | www.mountsinai.on.ca | www.hongfook.ca

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

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association – Adult Day Program

Group Name: Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association -Adult Day 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.

The Adult Day Program provides supervised activities for frail or socially isolated Chinese older adults. Our goal is to enable seniors to achieve and maintain their maximum level of functioning, to prevent premature and inappropriate institutionalization, and to provide respite and support for caregivers. Eligibility:

  • Seniors aged 55 or above and or those with physical disability
  • Seniors who experience functional limitations due to physical behavioural and cognitive impairments.
  • Seniors who experience social isolation with limited family and/or peer support
  • Seniors who are unable to participate independently in regular community program

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

When: Monday to Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call for more details.

Contact: 416-649-1212 | 905-780-9646 | info@carefirstseniors.com | www.carefirstseniors.com

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