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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.betterlivinghealth.org
Group Name: York West Active Living Centre
Description: York West Active Living Centre (Y W A L C) is a community based resource centre for persons 55 years of age and older. Y W A L C has been serving the Weston community for over 33 years. Our Centre is a member based organization with leadership provided by a Board of Directors, all of whom are volunteers. The Centre employs qualified program instructors and other support staff. Thanks to the high level of volunteer involvement, Y W A L C is able to accomplishing its aims. The York West Active Living Centre hosts a variety of different peer groups for seniors, including:
- New Members’ Tea
- Caribbean Cultural Group
- Centro Esperanza
- Friendship Group
- Knitting after Yoga
- Muslim Seniors Social Group
- Nordic Pole Walking
- Stitch and Tack Sewing
- Wooly Wonders Knitting Group
Where: 1901 Weston Road | Toronto, ON M9N 3P5
When: Contact the centre or visit their website for specific times www.yorkwestactivelivingcentre.ca/index_files/socialprograms.htm
Contact: 416-245-4395 | email@example.com | www.ywalc.ca
The Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon’s 5K Charity Challenge was a huge success for the SHRC. It was a beautiful morning, we had a great group of board, staff and family members out on the course, and we surpassed our fundraising goal. So thank you to all of our sponsors who made this possible.
For many on our team, it was our first time doing a 5K race. And what was so amazing–and several members on our time commented on this–was how much easier it was to run with a group of people than it had been training for the race alone. Learning how to run is so analogous to learning how to incorporate healthy activities into our lives, and it’s always easier with the support of a group of peers.
We’re looking forward to next year’s!