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Miles Nadal JCC – Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME)

Group Name:  Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME).

Group Description:  TIME™ is a group exercise program originally designed by Toronto Rehab-UHN physiotherapists and led by fitness instructors at local community centres across Canada. The program was developed for adults who have challenges with balance and mobility.

This program is for you if you want to:

  • Get fit and increase your energy
  • Be more confident in your balance
  • Feel stronger and more active
  • Enjoy the many benefits of exercise
  • Move with more ease in your home and community

Join TIME™ in a local community centre for a program that provides safe and beneficial exercise to meet these goals. Classes are one hour long, 1-2 times per week, usually 10-12 weeks.

Participants must be able to walk independently for 10 m (30 feet) with or without a cane or walker. Many of the participants in the class have difficulties with balance or moving around in their home or community due to conditions such as stroke or MS. Registration fees for the TIME program vary. Please inquire at the specific site in your area. Subsidies may be available from the community centre

Where:  Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, M5S 2J2

When:  Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Contact: Colin Blayney Phone 416-924-6211 Ext. 526 | Email:

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group at Black Creek Community Health Centre

Group Name:  Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group at Black Creek Community Health Centre

Description:  The Black Creek Community Health Centre is starting a 6 week program to support persons with early stage dementia/memory loss and to their caregivers, family members or partners.

Program will be facilitated by BCCHC Social worker Tatjana, CHW Cyril, Nursing placement students and Kari Public education coordinator at Alzheimer Society of Canada.

In this group, you will encounter a confidential and safe place to express feelings and concerns. You will gain an understanding of Alzheimer’s & memory loss, and tools for daily living strategies & learning skills.

The weekly activities may include: ♦ Board and puzzle games to exercise the brain ♦ Tips and physical activity demonstrations ♦ Food demonstration for healthy eating ♦ Relaxation and stress tools

Where: Black Creek Community Health Centre Sheridan Mall –beside Walmart Jane and Wilson (2202 Jane street)

When: Every Fridays for 6 weeks, February 19—March 25,  10:00am—12:00pm

Contact: 416-249-8000 ext 2260

Visit the following link for more information: Flyer alzheimers support group 2016


Ryerson’s 50+ Festival June 1-4

Each year, Programs for 50+ at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education presents a public festival of creativity and ideas. The 50+ Festival (formerly known as The Silver Screens Arts Festival) celebrates the arts, live theatre, film, and music. It also features an array of lectures by renowned speakers that reflect the content offered by Programs for 50+.

This year’s 50+ Festival offers inspiring sessions that promote conversations about creative aging, reinvention, the business of aging and so much more. Join us on the Ryerson University campus as we celebrate new perspectives and approaches that will challenge your notions of living longer. More info here.

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015 – HEALTHY AGING (Five habits of the aging mind, volunteering, theatre shows
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015 – GET PSYCHED! (Engaging with aging and psychology, singers and theatre performances
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015 – INSPIRATION (The woman who changed her brain, talks and theatre shows
  • Contact: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4569 |

    Location: 350 Victoria Street, Toronto

Agincourt Community Services Association – Seniors Yoga

Group Name: Agincourt Community Services Association – Seniors Yoga

Description: Today, ACSA (Agincourt Community Services Association) addresses a variety of issues including systemic poverty, hunger, housing, homelessness, unemployment, accessibility and social isolation. Over the years ACSA has been funded by all levels of government, several foundations, schools, local faith communities, and The United Way of Greater Toronto. Its strength remains in the original concept: To act as a bridge between people who need help and those who can provide it.

This program is available to seniors every week. It is consists of mostly Tamil speaking seniors, but all are welcome to join. There is no fee required.

strong>Where: Dorset Park Community Hub, 1911 Kennedy Road, Suite 105 | Toronto, ON M1P 2L9

When: Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.

Contact: 416-321-6912 Ext. 316 | 416-292-6912 (Dorset Park) | |

The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Seniors Program

Group Name: The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Seniors Program

Description: The Four Villages Community Health Centre is a non-profit, primary health care facility. Since 1991, we have been providing many needed services to the individuals and families living in our service area. We provide primary health care services and programs that include treatment, prevention of illness, health promotion, and capacity building. Our interdisciplinary team works to provide coordinated services and programs for all ages, with a focus on seniors, families with young children (in particular newcomers) and youth. The services and programs are delivered at the individual, group and community levels.

For Seniors
4CATS (Four Villages & Committed Action Team for Seniors): 4CATS meets monthly to help identify the needs of seniors and advocate for the improvement of services in the community.

Wellness Group: Older adults participate in gentle exercises to stay fit. Information on health related issues and social time are part of each group session. ***Please note that there is a catchment area for service.

Where: 3446 Dundas Street West | Toronto, ON M6S 2S1

When: Please call for more program details.

Contact: 416-604-0640 |

TransCare Community Support Services – Seniors Counselling & Intervention

Group Name: TransCare Community Support Services

Description: TransCare Community Support Services, formerly Scarborough Support Services, is a registered, charitable corporation providing high quality care and compassionate service. We provide home and community support services for people who need assistance due to illness, convalescence, disability or functional limitations related to aging.

Our counsellors can provide one-on-one assistance and solutions on a range of issues—from navigation of the health care system, to help and support in crisis situations, to addressing difficult personal situations impacting health and well-being.

Client Intervention and Assistance
Client Intervention and Assistance (CIA) is a service aimed at helping individuals cope with the daily demands of independent living in the community. It is an organized process that consists of assessment, planning, monitoring, reassessment, and evaluation. CIA helps individuals define the problem and establish the appropriate linkages, create an understanding of what is going on and help prioritize the problem to establish a starting point as well as a plan of action.

Who Needs CIA?
People who are involved in complex care situations that require an organized, timely and timed approach to ensure resolution. Elderly people who do not have an advocate or who cannot advocate for themselves, or choose not to use an existing advocate. Adult children who do not live in the same city as their aging parents who require a single point of access to coordinate and implement a care plan. Adult children looking for direction in navigating the Canadian healthcare system for their aging parents
People looking to plan for the future; what to expect and how to plan for it.

Where: 1045 McNicoll Avenue | Toronto, ON M1W 3W6

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-750-9885 | 1-866-393-2079 | |

Humber Community Seniors’ Services – Wellness Program

Group Name: Humber Community Seniors’ Services – Wellness Program

Description: Humber Community Seniors’ Services is a non-profit organization with a proud history of making a difference in people’s lives by serving our community for nearly 50 years. Our goal continues to be to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently, safely, with dignity, and with the highest quality of life possible.

The Wellness Centered programs engage seniors and volunteers from various cultural backgrounds in meaningful and enjoyable activities that help develop creative and learning skills in a welcoming group environment to reduce social isolation and to enhance quality of life. **** Transportation is not provided for seniors living outside of the catchment area. All seniors are welcomed and there is no cost.

Where: 100 Charles Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1V3

When: Thursdays from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Contact: 416-249-7946 | |

Seniors Crisis Access Line

Group Name: Seniors Crisis Access Line

Description: The Senior Crisis Access Line is a specialized service for seniors in the Toronto Central LHIN area which provides assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crises, risk and safety assessments, immediate referrals to community mobile crisis units, and support for families and caregivers. Senior Crisis Access Line is an initiative of Community Seniors Mental Health and Addiction Services, with funding provided by the Toronto Central LHIN.

Our catchment area is 401 to Lake Ontario and Warden to Islington. Our clients are age 65+ or those from age 55 with age related mental health issues. We offer telephone support from or about seniors. Our partner agencies are Gerstein Centre, COSS (Crisis Outreach Services for Seniors), the Scarborough Mobile Crisis and St Elizabeth Metro Crisis. We provide assistance with the following:

  • Assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crisis;
  • Risk /safety assessments;
  • Immediate referrals and linkages to community mobile crisis units;
  • Depression;
  • Suicidal Thoughts;
  • Memory loss or wandering;
  • Self neglect;
  • Elder abuse concerns;
  • Life adjustment problems;
  • Support for family and caregivers.

Where: 2 Lansing Square, Suite 600 | Toronto, ON M2J 4P8

When: Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday *** Note these hours will change as of March 2, 2015 to 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Contact: 416-619-5001 | 416-498-8600 | |
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Ethiopian Association in the GTA – Seniors’ Program

Group Name: Ethiopian Association in the GTA – Seniors’ Program

Description: Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area and Surrounding Regions is non-political, non-profit, independent, community-based organization that provides settlement and social services to people of Ethiopian origin and others since November 1980. The Association’s programs and services are provided without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnic origin, creed, political affiliation, religion, physical or mental disability.

The Seniors’ Program at the Ethiopian Association in the GTA offers: Social reintegration (picnic programs, monthly/biweekly meetings/discussions between and among seniors on their own issues, handcraft activities, organizing get-together events), Psychosocial support (meal program, individual and group counseling, personal support and nursing care), Organizing workshops and training, Cultural promotion (involve seniors’ as an ambassador of Ethiopian culture, social values and norms, build socio-cultural bridge between Ethiopian seniors and youth), and service referral (referral to various service providing agencies), and Advocacy.

Where: 1950 Danforth Avenue | Toronto, ON M4C 1J4

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 416-694-1522 |

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 | | Andy 416-392-0335 Ext. 246 | |

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