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The Aphasia Institute – Outreach Program

Group Name: The Aphasia Institute – Outreach Program

Description: The Aphasia Institute provides direct service to people with aphasia and their families in the GTA. Activities include: intake, introductory program, community aphasia program, conversation groups, peer support groups, craft. music, painting, Toastsmasters International Group, recreational programs, and a weekly drop in club.

The Outreach Program helps people with aphasia make meaningful connections with those around them in their neighbourhoods. The program has two elements – In-Home Visit and Partnership Training – that provide strategies and supports to help people with aphasia communicate and live fulfilled lives in their homes and communities.

For 10 weeks, a trained volunteer will provide weekly visits to someone with aphasia in his/her home, using tools to engage a client in conversation and assist with communication skills. Family members benefit from these visits as well as they learn from the volunteer new ways to help their loved ones with aphasia participate again in the world around them. This program reduces feelings of social isolation that often accompanies aphasia and renews a client’s self-confidence at being able to express their needs and desires.

Where: 73 Scarsdale Road | Toronto, ON M3B 2R2

When: Call for more Information

Contact: 416-226-3636 | aphasia@aphasia.ca | www.aphasia.ca

The Aphasia Institute – Community Aphasia Program

Group Name: The Aphasia Institute – Community Aphasia Program

Description: The Aphasia Institute provides direct service to people with aphasia and their families in the GTA. Activities include: intake, introductory program, community aphasia program, conversation groups, peer support groups, craft. music, painting, Toastsmasters International Group, recreational programs, and a weekly drop in club.

The Community Aphasia Program is the next step in rebuilding bridges for those living with aphasia and reducing feelings of isolation. A variety of ongoing programs designed to encourage community involvement and social exchange are offered to clients including:

  • Conversation groups
  • Music therapy
  • Book clubs
  • Bridge club
  • Creative writing
  • Art classes such as painting and creative expressions
  • Exercise and wellness classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Toastmasters International Chapter

Where: 73 Scarsdale Road | Toronto, ON M3B 2R2

When: Call for more Information

Contact: 416-226-3636 | aphasia@aphasia.ca | www.aphasia.ca

The Aphasia Institute – Introductory Program

Group Name: The Aphasia Institute – Introductory Program

Description: The Aphasia Institute provides direct service to people with aphasia and their families in the GTA. Activities include: intake, introductory program, community aphasia program, conversation groups, peer support groups, craft. music, painting, Toastsmasters International Group, recreational programs, and a weekly drop in club.

The Introductory Program is a beacon of light for clients with aphasia and their families. Throughout this 12-week program, professional staff and volunteers work with clients and families to understand aphasia and provide them with strategies to communicate in new ways and make meaningful connections with those around them.

The Introductory Program is the first step in restoring confidence and improving coping skills for those affected by aphasia, giving clients and their families a plan on how to live successfully with aphasia.

Where: 73 Scarsdale Road | Toronto, ON M3B 2R2

When: Call for more Information

Contact: 416-226-3636 | aphasia@aphasia.ca | www.aphasia.ca

Stroke Recovery Canada

Group Name: Stroke Recovery Canada

Description: They provide post-recovery support, education and research to survivors, their families and health care providers. Peer Support Chapters meet throughout the year and give members opportunities to explore the personal impact of stroke, to exchange information and resources, to help learn new skills and to create a social network for mutual support.

Where: 10 Overlea Blvd. | Toronto, ON M4H 1A4

When: There are multiple meetings at various locations throughout Ontario. Tom Rideout is the contact for the Toronto groups meeting at 3 separate times. One group is specifically for people who had a stroke before age 50.

Contact: Tom Rideout 416-425-3463 Ext. 7714 | torontocentral@srn.ca | 1-888-540-6666 | peersupport@marchofdimes.ca | www.marchofdimes.ca

Better Living Health and Community Services – Adult Day Program

Group Name: Better Living Health and Community Services – Adult Day Program

Description: Better Living Health and Community Services has been delivering community support services in the Don Mills area since 1976. Their mission is to support individuals in our community in maintaining their independence, enhancing their social wellbeing, and optimizing their overall health and wellness through the provision of a wide range of community support services and leisure activities. They are committed to our mission by helping adults and seniors, at all stages, experience a better quality of life.

The Adult Day Program provides a safe and stimulating environment for adults with disabilities and seniors 55+ who are frail, isolated, or managing the cognitive challenges of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s or Stroke. ADP also plays a critical role in providing respite for Caregivers who are supporting their loved ones at home. The Adult Day Program is located within the Better Living Community Centre and is fully accessible for Clients using wheelchairs or other assistive devices. The program area features secure entry and exit points, a dining area with a full industrial kitchen, two large programming areas, and a staff office.

Where: 1 Overland Drive | North York, ON M3C 2C3

When: The Adult Day Program is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and select evenings and weekends. Clients may choose to attend for full or half days up to six days a week. Additional ‘flexible’ support hours are available to those who regularly attend the program. Subsidies are available for both half and full day.

Contact: 416-447-7244 Ext. 541 | info@betterlivinghealth.org | www.betterlivinghealth.org

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