All posts in “independent living”

Bernard Betel Centre

Group Name: Bernard Betel Centre

Description: The Bernard Betel Centre is committed to empowering seniors to lead active, creative and healthy lifestyles in a Jewish environment.
In 1965, with support from UJA Federation, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) formed the Creative Living Program for seniors who were able to plan and implement their own activities with help from volunteers.

The Bernard Betel Centre offers many high-quality services to our members. We regularly hold wellness clinics, including ones for chiropody and blood pressure, as well as lectures on wellness and related subjects. Our Community Outreach program includes friendly visits from trained volunteers, at-home respite care and client intervention. A kosher cafeteria offers a full menu to members Monday through Friday, and prepares all our “Meals on Wheels.” Our special events and activities, as well as our myriad courses are open to all, unless otherwise specified. Members and non-members are also welcome to rent our facilities, including the auditorium and computer lab, and our kitchen can provide catering to suit your needs. *** Languages are English and Russian.

Where: 1003 Steeles Ave. W. | Toronto, ON M2R 3T6

Contact: 416-225-2112 | reception@betelcentre.org | www.betelcentre.org

Women’s College Hospital – Wellness for Independent Seniors

Group Name: Women’s College Hospital – Wellness for Independent Seniors

Description: Women’s College Hospital is established in women’s health – our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years – the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women’s College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women’s health in an ambulatory care setting.

WISE stands for Wellness for Independent SEniors.The goal of the WISE program is to optimize the quality of life for seniors living in the community. Our program aims to:

  • Provide support and counselling to older adults and their families
  • Offer suggestions to improve our clients’ physical and mental health
  • Educate seniors about community resources and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Help seniors and their families plan for future care-related needs

You are eligible to participate in the WISE program if you are 60 years of age or older, and experiencing changes in your ability to function, due to: recent falls, changes in memory or
nutritional concerns (such as sudden weight loss or restricted diets). ***Referral: You must be referred to the WISE program by a physician.

Where: 790 Bay Street, 8th Floor | Toronto, ON M5G 1N9

Contact: 416-351-3700 | BCBC@wchospital.ca | www.womenscollegehospital.ca

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

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)

Group Name: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – Peer Support

Description: CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!)
CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT’s aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.

Peer Support
The Peer Support Program includes:

  • Diners Club
  • Peer Support Workshops and Resources
  • Opportunities for peer networking
  • Over-the-phone support
  • Volunteer Program

Where: 365 Bloor St. E., Suite 902 | Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

When: To register for the next meeting or for more details about this interactive group contact the PDN Coordinator.

Contact: 416-599-2458 | TTY: 416-599-5077 | www.cilt.ca

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto -Peel Peer Support

Group Name: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – Peel Peer Support

Description: CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!)
CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT’s aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.

Peel Peer Support
CILT has been running peer support programs in Peel Region for approximately 3 years. We have built up a consumer base of approximately 175-200 members, ranging from 20 to 70 years of age. During the 3 years, the following accomplishments have been made:

  • Peel Diner’s Club and Peel Accessible Restaurant Directory
  • Peel Peer Horizons Newsletter
  • Peer Support Workshops

Where: 365 Bloor St. E., Suite 902 | Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

When: To register for the next meeting or for more details about this interactive group contact the PDN Coordinator.

Contact: Nancy 416-599-2458 Ext. 227 | TTY: 416-599-5077 | peers@cilt.ca | www.cilt.ca | www.peerpower.coolbuild.com

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto – Parenting Peer Support

Group Name: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – Parenting Peer Support

Description: CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!)
CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT’s aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.

Parenting Peer Support
Peer support promotes consumer participation and allows people to obtain from, and provide, direct support to others. In the Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN), a peer is someone who has had direct or similar experiences as those shared by parents with disabilities. A peer understands and can relate to the feelings and barriers faced by people with disabilities raising families, and can share his or her personal experiences, stories, joys and frustrations. New participants welcome! This year the group has decided to remain open and invites moms, dads and prospective parents with a disability to join at any time. Meetings are held approximately every 6-8 weeks.

Where: 365 Bloor St. E., Suite 902 | Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

When: To register for the next meeting or for more details about this interactive group contact the PDN Coordinator.

Contact: 416-599-2458 Ext. 227 | TTY: 416-599-5077 | peers@cilt.ca | www.cilt.ca

Care Watch Toronto

Group Name: Care Watch Toronto

Description: Care Watch is a volunteer- run, not-for-profit advocacy organization led by seniors. They work with policy makers and those who influence policy. As well, through public events and research we raise issues relative to older people. Care Watch continues its commitment to the overall wellbeing of all older people. They recognize the value of choice in living arrangements, the importance of greater involvement in decisions that affect older peoples’ lives, individually and collectively and the necessity for society to provide support to those who need it.

Their objectives are to advocate at all levels for home and community care that is comprehensive, personalized, accessible and of the highest quality and to encourage self advocacy, to enhance accessibility through education of recipients, potential recipients and their caregivers, and to encourage and promote that senior people have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

Where: 140 Merton Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M4S 1A1

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-590-0455 | info@carewatchtoronto.org | www.carewatchtoronto.org

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