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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 | |

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 | |

CultureLink – Seniors Services

Group Name: CultureLink – Seniors Services

Description: CultureLink is a settlement organization that is both old and new. We have over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering settlement services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Passionate about providing innovative services to newcomers, we adapt to changes and create new programs that best respond to and address our clients’ specific needs. Our team of 50 staff members, speaking more than 30 languages, is dedicated, knowledgeable, and multicultural.
Our services connect cultures to build welcoming communities. We assist newcomers looking for employment, help families navigate the school system, and provide newcomer youth with the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. We support refugees and bring together new and established Canadians. In everything we do, we are committed to embracing differences and linking the new with the old.

The Newcomer Seniors Centre (NSC) provides services and activities to all newcomer seniors with a special focus on Chinese, Polish, and Spanish speaking seniors. The activities are for all immigrant seniors, primarily driven by seniors. The seniors and NSC staff organize educational workshops and social events for the immigrant seniors to mingle and learn more about their communities and their rights in Canada. We are constantly exploring different ways to engage immigrant seniors and facilitate their integration and contribution to Canadian society. Services include:

  • General information and referrals
  • Educational workshops related to ageing such as health and safety, financial issues, etc.
  • Internet literacy classes
  • Fitness program
  • Cultural outings and field trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Global Roots Gardening
  • Variety of social events

Where: 2340 Dundas St. West, Suite 301 | Toronto, ON M6P 4A9

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 416-588-6288 | |

Afghan Women’s Organization – Senior Afghan Women Circle

Group Name: Afghan Women’s Organization – Senior Afghan Women Circle

Description: Afghan Women’s Organization (AWO) first opened its doors to address the needs of Afghan women living in Ontario. AWO began by offering English training and settlement services for newly arrived Afghan women. Not only have we significantly expanded these particular services, but have also considerably broadened the scope of our projects and programs. Currently, the AWO’s various projects and programs are assisting hundreds of Afghan refugees immigrate to Canada; helping ease the settlement process for many new immigrants in Ontario; providing resources to find employment and training opportunities; offering psychological support; and creating individual and group counseling for families, seniors and youth.

The Senior Afghan Women’s Circle is designed with the primary objective to reach out to isolated and ostracized Afghan senior women in hopes of decreasing their social isolation and assisting them in becoming more active and healthy members of Canadian society. Afghan senior women are a segment of the larger Afghan community that has been recognized as experiencing tremendous mental health issues (i.e., post-traumatic stress, depression, culture shock) as well as physical health concerns. In addition, mobility and language barriers along with a general lack of knowledge about their new surroundings all contribute to feelings of social isolation and fear. The program provides and communicates information especially designed to fit their specific cultural needs, as well as creating an environment where they can provide one another with mutual support.

Where: 789 Don Mills Rd., # 700 | Toronto, ON M3C 1T5

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-588-3585 | |

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 | |

Unison Health and Community Services – Vietnamese Support Program

Group Name: Unison Health and Community Services – Vietnamese Support Program

Description: Unison Health and Community Services is a non-profit, community-based organization governed by a Board of Directors who are elected every year at our Annual General Meeting. At Unison we strive to:

  • Engage residents through high quality accessible health and community services.
  • Empower them to build on strength and inspire change.
  • Enhance the health of our communities.

Vietnamese Support Program
This group of adults and seniors from the Vietnamese community meets monthly to talk about issues related to health, education and community resources, and celebrate cultural festivals and cooking healthy food with a registered dietitian. *** Service area is for residents living between Bathurst to Humber river, south to Bloor only Runnymede and north to Eglinton Avenue West.

Where: 1651 Keele Street | Toronto, ON M6M 3W2

When: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. from 2 p.m.

Contact: Kim Nguyen 416-653-5400 Ext. 1265 |

St. Clair West Services for Seniors – Adult Day Centre

Group Name: St. Clair West Services for Seniors – Adult Day Centre

Description: St. Clair West Services for Seniors is a non-profit charitable organization which provides valuable, innovative, and caring support services to older and/or disabled adults who wish to maintain their quality of life while living in their own homes. We provide a range of services, including Adult Day Services, Case Management, Home Help, Meals on Wheels, Respite Care, Supportive Housing and Transportation. We have offered our services in the community since 1973 and we endeavour to provide these services in a variety of languages by trained staff and volunteers. Our community development focus creates opportunities to empower individuals and groups and builds sustainable, healthy communities.

At our Adult Day Centre we provide supervised social, recreational and therapeutic programming for seniors and/or adults with disabilities who are unable to attend regular community activities because of physical and/or cognitive impairment. Our goal is to support and encourage the participants’ independence and optimal functioning and to ensure their dignity is maintained. We provide individualized program plans that reflect the participants’ interests, culture and functional abilities. Montessori-based activities and Snoezelen therapy are our specialties. Special areas of focus are for frail seniors and seniors with Alzheimer’s. ***Service area includes residents west of Spadina to Humber River and north of St. Clair Avenue West to Lawrence Avenue West.

Where: 2562 Eglinton Avenue West | Toronto, ON M6M 1T4

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-787-2114 | |

Jamaican Canadian Association – Seniors Club

Group Name: Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) – Caribbean Canadian Seniors Club

Description: The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) is an incorporated, non-profit charitable organization which celebrates the cultural heritage of Jamaica in all its forms. We hold true to Jamaica’s motto “Out of Many, One People”. JCA aims to improve life for Caribbean people of all heritage, people of African descent, as well as others who subscribe to our goals and core values.

The Caribbean Canadian Seniors Club as formed to create a place for seniors to meet on a regular basis. This active and engaged seniors group lobby government and agencies on issues concerning seniors. They can often be found travelling to various places of interest around Canada. This tight knit and welcoming group of seniors encourage each other to life an active and rewarding life. The objectives of this group are to:

  • Plan regular social and recreational activities
  • Alleviate loneliness and Isolation
  • Advocate for Seniors on social issues
  • Encourage fitness and living healthy
  • Provide Peer Support
  • Interact with other Groups

Where: 995 Arrow Road | Toronto, ON M9M 2Z5

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible and membership is open to ALL.

Contact: 416-746-5772 | |

Stonegate Community Health Centre – Seniors Club

Group Name: Stonegate Community Health Centre – Seniors 2000 Club

Description: Stonegate CHC has been providing primary health care, health promotion and a wide variety of community programs to the Stonegate-Parklawn Community since it was created by community members in 1992. Drop in program for women who want to share experiences/health concerns with other women.

Senior’s 2000 Club
Senior’s Club 2000 provides local Polish speaking seniors with the opportunity to socialize and engage in fun activities in their native language. Refreshments are served, and activities include gentle exercise, bus trips, and bingo.

Where: 150 Berry Road | Etobicoke, ON M8Y 1W3

When: Mondays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-231-7070 Ext. 307 | |

Distress Centres – Caller Reassurance Program

Group Name: Distress Centres – Caller Reassurance Program

Description: Since 1967, as an initially modest outreach of a concerned group of community leaders, the Distress Centres has provided 24-hour telephone support, 365 days a year. Hundreds of thousands of calls later, this agency continues to offer round the clock response to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention. We also provide face to face support and counseling to people dealing with the effects of suicide and homicide.

The Caller Reassurance Program for Seniors (CRP) pilot was developed from comprehensive research into caller data reports. From the tens of thousands of calls placed in 2007 to Distress Centres, nearly half were from regular callers, specifically from senior callers.
** Participation in the program is free.

Where: Box 243, Adelaide P.O. | Toronto, ON M5C 2J4

Contact: Kim Watson 416-439-0744 | | |

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