Category: Agency Feature

Feature articles about an agency or organization, usually locally, that provide services for older adults or adults with disabilities.

This week our #CommunitySupportStories acknowledges Meals-on-Wheels @OCSAtweets @VolunteerTO

CommunitySupportStories

All Ontarians deserve the opportunity to live in the comfort of their own homes and communities. In Toronto, West Toronto Support Services has made an impact with all our programs and we’d like to highlight the amazing volunteers in our Meals-on-Wheels Team as part of this week’s #CommunitySupportStories. Why volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels? Support your Community: by volunteering, you’re not only…

October 5 is Congregate Dining Day #CommunitySupportStories @OCSAtweets

Community Support Stories

Join our team to provide nutritious lunches to older adults in a community setting! Share your kitchen and culinary skills with a non-profit agency. Volunteers will help to set-up, prepare and serve food at one of our dining locations. Must enjoy working in a team environment with other volunteers, staff and socializing with the older…

Seniors Stay Well Living Well @polycultural

Our community friends, Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, are being featured in this month’s Agency Profile.  Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services is a charitable, non-profit, community-based agency serving individuals and communities for over 40 years! Both of our organizations believe in empowering older adults and encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.  Our…

Agency Profile: Islington Seniors’ Centre

The Islington Centre (TIC) provides a warm and friendly place for older adults to gather with others to socialize and take part in recreational programs and supportive services.  The Islington Seniors’ Centre provides programs and services to promote the physical,  emotional and social wellness of adults 55+ living in the  community. Funded by the Provincial Government,…

A knock on the door can be costly

Everyday across Ontario, in big cities and small towns, contractors are working hard to ensure their customers get quality service and craftsmanship for a fair price. Most contractors, that is. According to advocates for elderly Ontarians, small handfuls of unscrupulous workers are preying upon seniors, tricking or intimidating them into going forward with wildly expensive…

Did you Know?

If you can’t get to the library, the library can come to you!  The Toronto Public Library offers the following services for those that may have mobility issues: Home Services Home Library Service is available for Toronto residents who are homebound for three months or longer due to age, illness or disability. A variety of…

Swansea Area Senior’s Association

Retired and looking for something new?  Why not zoom down to Swansea Town Hall and meet some new people and have some fun! The Swansea Area Seniors’ Association (SASA) is located in the Swansea area of West Toronto in The Swansea Town Hall.   They  offer a wide variety of engaging programs that bring out the…

West Toronto Community Legal Services

West Toronto Community Legal Services, located near Bloor St. W. and Dundas St. W., provides legal assistance to vulnerable individuals. The legal services centre may     assist with ODSP issues, social assistance, housing and landlord issues, pensions,  poverty law among other things.  The clinic is funded by Legal Aid Ontario.  Fees are waived if individuals meet…