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Scadding Court Community Centre – Seniors Program

Group Name: Scadding Court Community Centre – Seniors Program

Description: Founded in March 1975, Scadding Court Community Centre is located at the corner of Dundas and Bathurst streets and adjacent to the Atkinson Cooperative Housing Complex (formerly Alexandra Park social housing). Our programs target under-serviced, culturally diverse groups such as low-income families, at-risk children and youth, newcomers, people living with disabilities, seniors and the un/underemployed. Between 500 and 600 people visit the Centre each day to participate in programs and services, or just to socialize.

Seniors programs at Scadding Court Community Centre offer weekly social and recreational activities for senior citizens and adults aged 50+. Join us for singing, trips, computer lessons, dances, workshops and much more! All seniors are welcome and programs are FREE with SCCC membership! The following seniors’ activities are available: Tai Chi, Tai Chi Swor, Ballroom Fitness, Introduction to Computers, Singing Social Club, Bingo Social Club, English Conversation Circle, Line Dance Fitness.

Where: 707 Dundas Street West | Toronto, ON M5T 2W6

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: Julia 416-392-0335 Ext. 233 | Julia@scaddingcourt.org | Andy 416-392-0335 Ext. 246 | andyt@scaddingcourt.org | www.scaddingcourt.org

WoodGreen Community Services – Friendship Club

Group Name: WoodGreen Community Services – Friendship Club

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.

Friendship Club runs a range of activities that the group members decide on. Groups include women’s beading/jewellery making, guitar workshop (Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 – 11:00), games, a meal, karaoke and arts and crafts. Please contact Gillian Edwards for the month’s schedule of activities. Program components provide social and recreational opportunities for community members who may feel isolated. This program is only for adults who feel isolated due to mental health, developmental, substance use, health or street involvement. The Friendship Club provides a respectful and fun environment where community members can connect with each other while enjoying themselves.

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

When: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Gillian Edwards 416-645-6000 Ext. 1113 | www.woodgreen.org | gedwards@woodgreen.org

Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Day Program

Group Name: Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Day Program

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.

Our Adult Day Service program provides support to physically frail and cognitively impaired seniors and adults. Participants are offered a secure environment to participate in mental and gentle physical exercises, social and recreational activities. Individual interests and hobbies are incorporated into the program, snacks and meals are tailored to meet dietary restrictions and transportation to and from the program is available.

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

When: Held at various locations. Please call for more information.

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

Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Congregate Dining

Group Name: Etobicoke Services for Seniors – Congregate Dining

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.

Our congregate dining programs are a great way for seniors to enjoy a nutritious, well-balanced meal as well as a number of stimulating activities in a friendly and positive social environment. With two locations available in central Etobicoke, this program is designed for adults aged 55+ who may have difficulty getting out and taking part in social activities in their community. Transportation is also available.

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

When: Held at these locations: Islington Seniors Centre, Humbervale Place, and Central King Seniors Residence. Please call for days, time and cost.

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

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Senior’s Services

Group Name: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Senior’s Services

Description: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre is a charitable, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, social and capacity-building programs to area residents. For over 40 years, Eastview has played a vital role in the lives of community’s members of all ages. Their centre incorporates Eastview Toronto Boys & Girls Club, as well as a wide variety of programs and services for children 0 – 6, adults, seniors and newcomers.

Eastview offers a wide variety of programs and services to both English and Chinese Speaking Seniors. The goal of all of our seniors services is to help seniors live a more full and active life and to provide them with information and referral services to help them cope with daily life. Our seniors are vital, active and involved in the community. Senior Advisory Groups for both English & Chinese seniors meet to plan and evaluate all outings, events and services offered. Services are provided in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Social & Recreational Activities include:

  • Crafts
  • Fitness classes
  • Special interest clubs & workshops (computer, games, bingo, cards)
  • Self-support group
  • Karaoke
  • Day trips, luncheons and special events
  • Community gardening, cooking & workshops
  • Escort shopping

There is also an Information and Referral service that assists with form filling, income tax reparation, translation and interpretation, friendly home and hospital visits, security checks, and health monitoring.

Where: 86 Blake Street | Toronto, ON M4J 3C9

Contact: Grace 416-392-1750 Ext. 311 | www.eastviewcentre.com | contact@eastviewcentre.com

Delta Family Resource Centre – Parent Child Drop-In

Group Name: Delta Family Resource Centre – Parent Child Drop-In

Description: A multilingual, muti-ethnic, community based organization working with families and children to enhance their potential through programs that promote their well-being and involvement in the community. They are guided by the principles of ensuring accessibility, building equity, and strengthening community capacity. They offer a range of support services to caregivers of children, settlement programs and services, community support, and a range of activities that enhance individual skills and promotes healthy communities.

A place for parents to

  • Meet other parents and share experiences
  • Obtain employment and settlement information
  • Enjoy activities together
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Play and have fun in a safe and nurturing enviroment
  • Enjoy a variety of activities together
  • Socialize and interact with other children

*** Free childcare and snacks provided.

Where: Jane & Sheppard Mall | 2721 Jane Street, Unit 14 | Toronto, ON M3L 1S3

When: Fridays from 9:15 a.m. until 11: 45 a.m.

Contact: 416-747-1172 | contactus@dfrc.ca | www.dfrc.ca

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Friendly Visiting

Group Name: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Friendly Visiting

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.

Friendly Visiting (Telephone Reassurance) is a support service in which a volunteer visits/calls an isolated or frail adult regularly on a one to one basis. It aims to provide social support and contact with the community, and to ensure the well-being, health and safety of the clients. Eligibility:

  • Isolated seniors aged 55 or above
  • Seniors living alone who are at risk but choose to stay in the community
  • Those who need assistance in overcoming isolation because of physical/functional limitations
  • Those without adequate support systems
  • Those with emotional problems such as depression, and are socially withdrawn from joining community activities
  • Those with physical health or mental health problems who need assistance and require regular monitoring and supervision

The service is offered to eligible seniors residing in Scarborough, Markham, North York and Richmond Hill.

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

When: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.***Free of charge.

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

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Congregate Dining Program

Group Name: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Congregate Dining 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.

Congregate Dining is designed to bring isolated seniors together for nutritious meals, social, educational and recreational activities. Eligibility: Seniors over the age of 55 who are isolated from community activities because of functional limitations. Assessment is required before admission. Activities:

  • Educational, recreational, physical and social activities
  • Special events
  • Outdoor activities
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Transportation service is available for eligible clients living within the service boundaries.

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

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

When: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.***$12 per session (according to operational hours); $8 per session at the Mississauga Centre. Fees include all activity expenses. Additional fees will be charged for transportation, outings and special events.

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

Centre for Immigration and Community Services (CICS) – Seniors Support

Group Name: Centre for Immigration and Community Services (CICS) – Evergreen Senior Support Group

Description: The 46-year momentum fuelled by the dedication, compassion and hard work of volunteers and staff places CICS at the forefront of serving immigrants. CICS is funded by three levels of government and United Way to provide a wide range of settlement programs and services in Toronto and York Region. Our staff speak 20 languages collectively and we serve immigrants of all age groups. CICS is committed to providing their clients with equal access to services that meet their individual needs.

Newcomer Senior Support Group
This support group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month inside the Milliken Mills Library. Fun-filled and informative activities such as wellness exercise, story-telling, and information sessions on settlement topics are organized by our Mandarin-speaking staff at the library and Settlement Workers. *** Languages: Mandarin & English

Where: 7600 Kennedy Rd, Unit #1 | Markham, ON L3R 9S5

When: Third Tuesday of every month starting in April, except the month of July where it will be on the last Tuesday. From 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: Shirley Lin 905-305-4117 | 905-479-7926 |info@cicscanada.com | www.cicscanada.com

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