“Old Age Ain’t for Sissies”

Mixed Company Theatre presents “Old Age Ain’t for Sissies”, a production created by Seniors for Seniors, touring to senior homes and senior’s centres from November 4th – 22nd 2013. This show explores the Bette Davis quote, “Getting old ain’t for Sissies.” The production highlights the many realities of aging in a fast paced, and culturally…

Junction Commons Project

Did you know that Silver Circle-West Toronto Services for Seniors (SC-WTSS) not only provides services but also advocates in the community where projects may have benefits to our target audience in different capacities? Recently, we have been approved for a collaborative grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) with the Junctions Commons Project (JCP). In…

BMO Lends a Hand

On Thursday, November 7th, a team of four volunteers from the Bank of Montreal lent their energies to helping our Community Dining Program. The event was organized through the United Way of Toronto as a means for corporations who contribute to the annual campaign to experience first-hand where the funds are used. Our agency may…

Volunteer Profile: Alex Lee

Alex Lee – Meals on Wheels Dept. One knows when Alex has arrived.   He’ll show up with an air of friendly confidence and gladly greet each and everyone with a “Hi”. Not one to waste time, he’ll happily go about making sure that everyone is ready to get started.    Alex has a few roles at…

EMS Emergency Contact Sheet

Emergency situations can be  hazardous for anyone, especially seniors and adults with disabilities.  To ensure you get the proper care in the event of an emergency, the  Toronto Medical Emergency Services (EMS) have developed a sheet  called In Case of Emergency, or ICE for short.   We encourage everyone to fill out the form provided in…

Free Community Forum – Retirement and Pensions

Free community forum – Retirement and Pensions – of special interest to those not on a company Pension Plan. Bring a friend, neighbour or one of your adult children. Since 1969 Ontario’s Canadian Pensioners Concerned has had income security as a priority. Retirement for present and younger generations is our concern. Join us on Tuesday, November…

Online Caregiving Videos

Your team at West Toronto Services for Seniors, recognizes the importance of current advice and resources for Canadians providing care for aging relatives and friends.  It is our goal to include information from a variety of resources:  our agency, government, and other private or public organizations*. In the news today, Thursday October 24, 2013: RBC…

Program Notice: Grocery Shopping Program

Program Notice:  Grocery Shopping program Due to space restrictions and safety concerns, please note the following in regards to carrying limit for the Grocery Shopping program: Please remember that this program is to help individuals with their grocery shopping (food items).   Thank you.  Please call our  transportation dept. with any questions (416) 653-3535 Ext. 242

Poverty Among Toronto’s Elderly should be Top of Mind

The issue of poverty among elderly Toronto residents isn’t being paid enough attention, says the executive director of a seniors’  charity. According to Thom Burger, of Silver Circle West Toronto Services for Seniors, a range of problems—from an inability to leave home, to health and financial issues—can combine to negatively affect the well-being of vulnerable older people.…

Frozen Food Home Delivery

Do you want minimal hassle? Like to eat on your own agenda? Need to continue a lifestyle? Every week you have a chance at selecting over 65 delicious entrees, 14 soups and a wide selection of regular and low-sugar desserts.   These numbers do not include our separate menu for clients who require or prefer renal,…

The Gendered Lens Project

A report was released this spring entitled The Gendered Lens:  A Report on Women’s Experiences with Video Surveillance and Urban Security in Toronto.    Silver Circle – West Toronto Services for Seniors had a role in contributing to the  report by arranging to have a group of our clients participate.   The project looked at  various women…

Cheri DiNovo speaks at SASA Community Dining

On June 24, Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale High-Park was a guest speaker at our Swansea Area Senior’s Association (SASA) Swansea  Dining Program at 95 Lavinia Ave.    She spoke to the group about issues affecting older adults and government business on the provincial  level.  There was time for a question and     answer period before everyone…

Fruit and Veggie Baskets delivered to your home!

Silver Circle—West Toronto Services for Seniors offers a solution for individuals and couples who are looking for another option to get their fresh vegetables and fruit. Twice a month, we deliver a random assortment of vegetables and fruit right to your front door.   A sample of your box may include apples, bananas, broccoli, carrots, corn,…

West Toronto Services for Seniors Accreditation

“We did it!” Announcement of Accreditation Status

We are pleased to report to you that Silver Circle – West Toronto Services for Seniors (SC-WTSS) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Adult Day Services, Case Management and Home and Community Services programs. This is the first Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to SC-WTSS.

By pursuing and achieving accreditation, SC-WTSS has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

SC-WTSS is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing Adult Day, Case Management and Home and Community services in the West Toronto area since 1985.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

We believe our organization is a valuable asset, and our CARF accreditation underscores our commitment to the community we serve.

Join in our celebration on Friday, June 21st between 8 and 10am at our Adult Day Services.

We will be hosting an Open House with a delicious pancake breakfast and you can learn more about our accredited Adult Day Services, Case Management and Home and Community Services. Please call Agata for more information at (416) 653.3535 Ext. 229.

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