Category: WTSS Agency News

General news about West Toronto Support Services

A Changing Melody Forum – Sat. Oct. 29th @AlzToronto

Join The Alzheimer Society of Toronto at the fourth annual forum for a day of sharing and learning for persons living with MCI or dementia, families, friends, and professionals Come join them to: Empower yourself through learning Connect with others Get supported Get inspired When: Saturday, October 29th 10am – 3pm Where: Oakham House at Ryerson University,  63 Gould St. Cost:…

Celebrating Our Volunteers #communitysupportstories

In honour of Community Support Month and in celebration of our recent Thanksgiving event, WTSS is thankful for the amazing hard working and dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers help us continue to support the independence of our clients who wish to remain at home and bring respite and support to their caregivers. A West Toronto Support Services…

Hearing Loss Presentation – Oct. 28th @CHSCanada

Are you having difficulties with Hearing OR know someone, who is suffering from Hearing Loss? Come join us for a presentation by Ana Borges Marques from Canadian Hearing Society followed by a Clinic. When: Friday, October 28th, 2016 from 1pm onwards Where: at 100 High Park Ave. in the Recreation Room For Clinic reservations please…

Free Symposium: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation Oct. 20th, 2016

Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation: Celebrating Best Community Practices Symposium free for adults 55+ OCTOBER 20, 2016 9:30 AM – 3:00PM at North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St, Toronto Come to this Symposium. Learn about Ontario’s best practices in tackling loneliness and social isolation. You will find out and understand: what social isolation is…

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…

Junction Seniors Gathering – everyone welcome!

Join The Junction Seniors for conversation and make new friends. The Junction Seniors gather twice a week for a social hour in the Junction neighbourhood: Tuesday mornings 10 to 11 am at Agora Cafe, 3015 Dundas Street W. Friday afternoons 2 to 3 pm at Pascal’s Baguette & Bagels, 2904 Dundas Street W. The group has…

Annual Health Fair 2016 – Sept. 29th, 2016 #syme55

Join the gang at Syme55+ Centre for their very successful  ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR! When: Thursday, September 29th  between 10am and 2pm Where: 33 Pritchard Ave. (Syme55+ Centre). Contact: Call 416-766-0388 for more information Lunch provided!  *while supplies last*   A Community News blog post West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) is committed to engage our readers with…

WTSS AGM and Annual Report 2015-2016 Highlights

The 2015-16 year has been a pivotal time for WTSS, yielding remarkable successes and exciting opportunities. On Thursday September 15, we held our 31st Annual General Meeting at our office on 1709 Bloor St. W. 2nd. Fl.  A special thank you to all Members, Volunteers, Staff and Special Guests that actively participated, including LA Centre…

WTSS 31st AGM – September 15th, 2016

Join West Toronto Support Services for our 31st  AGM on Thursday, September 15, 2016. RSVP before September 9th at tanderson@wtss.org or (416) 653-3535 Ext. 233   A West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) news blog post. Please be sure to subscribe to get news updates directly to your email inbox. Read more about WTSS services

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” at 93 Years Old

Keep dancing! A Community News blog post West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) is committed to engage our readers with relevant community news and access to resources, services and programs in our community.  A healthy community is a diverse and connected community! Sign-up to our news blog to receive more community news!

FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop – Fall 2016 Registration Open!

Chronic Disease Workshop

What is Chronic Disease Self-Management? This workshop helps people with long term health problems manage their health & quality of life with confidence. Who’s it for? Anyone living with or giving care to someone with a long lasting chronic condition Topics to be covered: Positive Thinking, Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Physical Activity, Decision Making Skills,…

Free Computer Training Classes for 55+

Take some time this summer to learn a little more about computers. Classes are hosted at two different locations in the west end, 1709 Bloor St. W. and 55 Rankin Cres. Call Claudia to sign-up at (416) 452-4530 Classes are provided in collaboration with LA Centre for Active Living and Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organization. See below…

The Rotary Club of Toronto makes big impact on WTSS Transportation Service

West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) received a new vehicle for their fleet this month thanks to the Rotary Club of Toronto. They provided us with a new vehicle to replace our aging sedan in a timely and very supportive move to help WTSS continue delivering service to the Toronto community through our Transportation service. The new four-door sedan…

Celebrating Canada’s 149th Birthday

Yesterday, over a hundred people attended the Canada Day Celebration at 1709 Bloor St. W. There were plenty of hamburgers, watermelon, chips and fruit punch for attendees who were ready to catch an early celebration of the popular holiday.  Celebrating Canada has been an annual tradition for many years at LAC for tenants and those in…

Strawberry Social with Friends & Family

The annual Strawberry Social at WTSS’ Adult Day Services (ADS) was held today from 1 to 2pm. Strawberries?  Yes!  Lots of them! Entertaining music?  Yes!  Thanks to everyone’s favourite, Jay Franco and his OneManBigBand! Dancing?  Definitely! The traditional Strawberry event is organized by ADS staff to bring caregivers together with clients.   Friends and families enjoyed an agenda of…

WTSS Volunteers recognized at Ontario Service Award Ceremony

Last month on May 10th, 7 WTSS volunteers were recognized at a special ceremony. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization.  The awards were presented in a special ceremony at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts where recipients were presented with a stylized trillium service pin acknowledging…

Victoria Day – Office Closed May 23

Please Note:  The West Toronto Support Services offices will be closed on Monday, May 23rd for the Victoria Day long weekend. Contact your program supervisor if you have any questions or concerns. Useful Tips As the warm weather approaches, here are some useful tips to remember for the long weekend from St. John Ambulance: Sun…

Community Dining Events for May

Join us and bring your friends for two upcoming popular dining events next month! Mother’s Day Lunch – May 5, 2016 Mandarin Restaurant – May 11, 2016 Sign up early before they fill up! Call (416) 653-3535 Ext. 240 and speak to Laura for more information or to RSVP Click on images for larger poster.…

FREE Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop @HumberSeniors

A workshop to help people living with chronic pain manage their health and quality of life with confidence Ideal for anyone living with chronic pain and anyone providing care and support to someone living with chronic pain. You will learn about: Physical activity and healthy eating Decision making skills Communication skills Problem solving Positive thinking…

Elizabeth Frey celebrates 90th in style!

Happy 90th Birthday Elizabeth! Earlier this week on March 14, our Adult Day Services space was awash with birthday colours to celebrate Elizabeth Frey’s 90th birthday!  Staff, volunteers, clients, friends and family were on hand to enjoy the festivities – including a popular performance by the One-man-band and a full menu of delicious foods.    Guests were…

St. Patricks Celebration Wrap-Up

Did you miss our annual St. Patrick’s celebration?! Last Thursday, March 10th, a sea of green clothing and decorations livened up the main floor at 1709 Bloor St. W.  There was an attendance of over 60 people participating in the spirit of the event.    Popular tunes belted out by the One-Man-Band kept the crowd entertained. Attendees…

FREE Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop @4VillagesCHC

What is Chronic Disease Self-Management? Attend the upcoming information session and learn firsthand about the FREE self-management workshops that will be offered at The Four Villages Community Health Centre. Topics to be covered: The Self-Management Tool Box, The Symptom Cycle, Mind Over Body, Goal Setting, and Better Breathing Date: February 22, 2015 Location: 3446 Dundas…

Enjoy your golden years with these tax credits and benefits #CRAtax

Community News for #Seniors: The Canada Revenue Agency recently posted some excellent tips for Seniors and we’re passing them along to you! (Source)  Did you know there are several credits and benefits designed for seniors? Age amount – You can claim this amount if you were 65 years of age or older on December 31, 2015, and your net income…

Health Care Town Hall on Feb 4th @CarpAdvocacy

Community Event: Yvan Baker, MPP is hosting a Health Care Town Hall to discuss health care. Bring your questions! When: Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm Where: Islington Golf Club. 45 Riverbank Drive. Topic: “How we build a better health care system.” Host: Yvan Baker, MPP Etobicoke Centre. Free admission. Free parking. Panelists: Dr. Samir Sinha, Mount…

MPAC Information Session: Tuesday, February 9 @ 7:00 PM Runnymede Public Library @CheriDiNovo

UPDATE – Feb. 24, 2016:  Read the material presented on February 9th. This year brings with it the next province-wide MPAC property assessment. We know how confusing this process can be, especially for new home owners and senior residents. As always, MPP Cheri DiNovo will be hosting an MPAC Information Session to assist residents with questions they may have about…

Dementia Solutions – Caregiving Advice @CARPNews

Dementia expert, Karen Tyrell, offers answers to www.carp.ca visitors for their situation-specific questions. Karen is a dementia consultant who can point you in the right direction, giving quick insight and personalized answers to help you with dementia care challenges. Do you have a specific question relating to dementia that you need answered? Please submit your questions by…

WTSS Membership renewals for 2016

West Toronto Services for Seniors (WTSS) was founded by community members to serve adults 55+, frail elderly, adults with disabilities and caregivers.  Members bring the voice of the community to the agency and enhance our service.  Be involved by becoming a member of WTSS! You will enjoy these benefits of membership: Opportunity to provide a…

The 2016 Safe Seniors Calendar is here!

With support from Co-operators Insurance, the B.A.S.S.I.C. partners  develop and print a calendar every year for older adults focusing on safety. The calendar offers tips and suggestions on how seniors can keep safe in their homes and communities. The calendar is launched each fall and  distributed through various B.A.S.S.I.C. partners. To get one you must: Visit…