All posts in “recreational”

Moving Towards Fitness

At Gerstein Crisis Centre, we believe every person has the right to live a self-directed life and to pursue their greatest level of wellness and happiness. Gerstein Crisis Centre has actively supported consumer survivor initiatives by employing consumer survivor run businesses (e.g. Abel Enterprises, Fresh Start Cleaning & Maintenance, Raging Spoon and AWay Express) through all of our operations. We support artists with lived experience and are fortunate to have a beautiful collection of art in both our homes. We house the Consumer Survivor Archives and strongly support their efforts.

Moving Towards Fitness is a free program offered by the Gerstein Crisis Centre. Start to reclaim your health by exploring the connection between physical and emotional wellness. Incorporating physical fitness while sharing positive strategies for managing and finding balance in our day-to-day lives. Facilitated By: A trained fitness instructor/ yoga teacher and a community peer support worker. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate! This FREE program will include: A varied terrain walk, an introduction to circuit training workout and a wellness check in. Please bring: Water, athletic shoes and a towel or exercise mat.

Where: We will meet at the entrance on the corner of Bloor Street West and Keele Street

When: Starts Friday May 29th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine) Every Friday for 4 weeks

Contact: 416-929-0149 Ext. 259 or 232 | moving.towards.fitness@gmail.com

St. John the Compassionate Mission – Walking Group

Group Name: St. John the Compassionate Mission – Walking Group

Description: Our vision at St. John the Compassionate Mission is the most fundamental need of people is something that most people take for granted – a meaningful place in a healthy community, a sense of belonging. Without it, drug rehab, improved housing or employment programs have little effect. Without it, people remain trapped in a lifestyle that is difficult to escape. When people do not feel like they belong, they just cannot seem to recover.

Kettle of Fish Programs at St. John the Compassionate Mission offer a weekly walking group, workshop, community dinner and kids corner. Our walking group takes place every Tuesday (rain or shine) from April to June 2015 (with the possibility of extending it into the rest of summer and fall) at St John the Compassionate Mission. We meet at 155 Broadview Avenue, one block north of Queen Street at 1 p.m. where we stretch and hydrate before our walk. Our walks range from 30 to 45 mins at various paces throughout the neighbourhood and into the Don Valley, and end off at a coffee shop for social time as a group. All are welcome.

Where: 155 Broadview Avenue | Toronto, ON M4M 2E9

When: Every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Contact: Ashley 416 466 1357 Ext. 29 | kofsjcm@gmail.com | www.stjohnsmission.org

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

Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Senior’s Recreational Program

Group Name: Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Senior’s Recreational Program

Description: Northwood Neighbourhood Services is a versatile organization that has been serving multicultural communities in North Toronto since 1982. We provide programs and services within the community that will empower individuals, families and groups to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of physical, mental and social well-being.

The Seniors Recreational Programs operate within the framework of engagement and empowerment so that seniors can function as active members of their communities.

The programs provide seniors with an opportunity to socialize with one another in a safe and secure environment while receiving a hot, freshly made meal. Some of the recreational activities seniors participate in include playing games, dancing, attending health and wellness workshops, celebrating holidays and birthdays as well as ethno-cultural events. Additionally, seniors receive information about their rights and the resources available for their needs. Our seniors wish to be contributing citizens. To this effect, they are mentored to take on volunteer and leadership roles within their communities.

Mindful of the ethno-cultural diversity of the population in the community, the programs serve Albanian, African and Caribbean, Vietnamese and Chinese, Latin American as well as other ethno-cultural groups.

Where: 1860 Wilson Avenue, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON M9M 3A7

When: Please call for locations and times.

Contact: 416-748-0788 | info@northw.ca | www.northw.ca

Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s Program

Group Name: Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s Program

Description: Northwood Neighbourhood Services is a versatile organization that has been serving multicultural communities in North Toronto since 1982. We provide programs and services within the community that will empower individuals, families and groups to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of physical, mental and social well-being.

Women’s Program
The Women’s Program provides a safe space for women to gather together and partake in a variety of activities aimed at fostering socialization and empowerment. They receive information on how to access information and services and learn about new ways of increasing self-confidence, building physical and mental strength, and reducing social isolation. The program revolves around the “Cook & Talk” model, which allows women to share cultural recipes and life experiences while socializing and forming friendships and supports.

Where: 1860 Wilson Avenue, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON M9M 3A7

When: Wednesdays 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: 416-748-0788 | info@northw.ca | www.northw.ca

Midaynta Community Services – Senior Services

Group Name: Midaynta Community Services – Senior Services

Description: Midaynta Community Services is a registered Canadian charity organization that provides settlement services and other programs that advances education by providing courses, seminars, meetings, counseling and other support services for refugees & immigrant in need. Midaynta Community Services is a social and settlement services agency, working to improve the quality of life of newcomers in Toronto and vicinity.

Senior Services
Midaynta joined the Breaking Down the Barriers to Seniors Services project under the Multi Agency Partnership Project (MAPP) in 2003. The program was funded by the United Way of Greater Toronto.
The seniors’ services program was consequently developed over the following 3 years and is run at Weston and Lawrence area. It has become quite popular among the Somali senior population. Through the program, seniors have access to recreational and educational programs, congregate dining, various health-related services, meals on wheels, transportation and escort, home help/homemaking, respite care, adult day programs and seniors’ case management (information and referral, crisis intervention and assistance).

Where: 1992 Yonge Street, Suite 203 | Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-544-1992 | info@midyanta.com | www.midaynta.com

Epilepsy Toronto – Friday Recreation Group

Group Name: Epilepsy Toronto – Friday Recreation Group

Description: Epilepsy Toronto is a non-profit agency that has supported people living with epilepsy for over 50 years. They offer free PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, host exciting EVENTS throughout the year, and provide lots of epilepsy information as well. Whether you have epilepsy, know someone who lives with seizures, or are just an interested community member wanting to learn more, Epilepsy Toronto can help!

A casual environment with fun activities including board games, cards, crafts and volunteer work for the agency. A special activity or outing is planned once a month. Examples include: bird watching, bowling, Blue Jays games, and ice skating.

Where: 468 Queen St. East, Suite 210 | Toronto, ON M5A 1T7

When: Every Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Rosie Smith 416 964-9095 | rsmith@epilepsytoronto.org | www.epilepsytoronto.org

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

Circle of Care – Couples Group

Group Name: Circle of Care – Couples Group

Description: We have been serving the Toronto area since 1974. It all began in 1970, when Circle of Care was launched as a demonstration project called Coordinated Services to Jewish Elderly, under auspices of the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund (now the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto). We have gone through a few name changes over the years to reflect our expanded mandate. We now serve individuals of many faiths and cultures, and our clients include people of all ages.

Come and share your experiences with others in a safe and friendly group environment. This support group is for couples 55+ with dementia and or cognitive impairment. There is no cost to attend the meetings. Please call for more detailed information.

Where: Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre | 55 Ameer Avenue | Toronto, Ontario M6A 2Z1

When: Runs six consecutive Wednesdays starting November 12, 2014 until December 17, 2014. Starts at 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-635-2860 Ext. 499 or 498 | info@circleofcare.com | www.circleofcare.com

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Adult Services

Group Name: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Adult Services

Description: The Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre supports our community’s residents at every stage of their lives. Our Neighbourhood Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that works towards building supportive communities, while our community Health Centre provides primary care for clients using a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, counselor/therapists, dietitians and medical administration staff. DPNCHC provides both of these services to its community in one convenient location.

If you feel like you could use some help integrating into the neighbourhood, finding a job, or accessing resources, there’s a place for you at DPNCHC. Adult Services programs are the place to socialize, make friends and access community resources. Here, you can benefit from recreational activities, street outreach, harm reduction services and crisis intervention and support. Continue learning at any age by upgrading your reading, writing, math and basic computer skills. Or enjoy the hearty and nutritious meals served during our community dining program.

Where: 1900 Davenport Road | Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

Contact: Tanya Pinto Velez 416-656-8025 | info@dpnchc.ca | dpnchc.com

Skip to toolbar