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Toronto’s Dental Health provisions for seniors

Much to the relief of most, the expansion of free dental health care services to low-income seniors has become a focus area of Toronto City’s Public Health. They now have a wide range of programs, all aiming to help you live serenely while maintaining optimal health. We know that good oral care is important for …

Our Fathers. Our World. Happy Father’s Day!

  In today’s Senior Spotlight Sunday, we chose an extra special person to highlight. You. Our fathers. Our world. To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world. – Taylor Hanson, musician Fathers and grandfathers born between 1938 and 1953 have witnessed the history we now study …

Expansion of Toronto’s Community Paramedicine programs

        Not everyone has emergency supports they can count on. Toronto aims to solve that by expanding its Community Paramedicine programs to better support seniors, allowing them peace of mind. The expansion and development of these services will assist in reducing the number of emergency calls made by the age-group known as …

Seniors Active Living services in Toronto

Summer’s here! Time to get active and Toronto has programs to get you moving. Taking part in social and recreational activities can dramatically improve your overall well-being. The City of Toronto recently announced its partnership with Toronto Community Housing to attain funding towards the development of senior active living centres in the city. Seniors Active …

Toronto’s commitment to age-friendly principles

We all have the right to fully engage in the social, economic, and cultural life of our city. To ensure this happens, the City of Toronto promises to amend the Official Plan to recognize the City’s commitment to age-friendly principles.Age-Friendly City:For those of us who are older and have varying needs and capacities, an age …

Toronto seniors and students’ Home-Share program

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as having too much space. Many of us only realise as we get older that having too much house is not only impractical but lonesome, too.The City of Toronto connects over-housed seniors with under-housed graduate students through a Home-share program, with the help of the Seniors …

Toronto seniors’ access to healthy food

We all know healthy food is best, but not everyone can easily access it. So, in partnership with Toronto Community Housing and FoodShare, the City of Toronto has a plan in place to offer healthy food access initiatives that are accessible to seniors living in social housing. Community Gardens Toronto Community gardens include fruit and …

Toronto’s senior-friendly outdoor fitness facilities

Exercising is extremely beneficial to your health but having access to appropriate equipment can sometimes be a challenge. For this reason, The City of Toronto is promising it will consider senior-friendly outdoor fitness equipment when designing and refurbishing outdoor parks. Appropriate seating is another very important aspect for seniors who tire more easily and need places to …

Toronto’s strategy for senior caregivers needs

Sometimes we depend so heavily on our caregivers, we forget you have needs of their own. To combat the issue, Toronto plans to partner with the Province of Ontario to emphasise your fast-growing needs. Policies supporting reduced stays in hospitals and increased premature home care can have negative impacts on caregivers, as patients are moving …

Long term home-care key for Ontario

Most of us would like to age in place in our home, but our ability to do so safely and independently depends on several factors. According to recent CARP polls, older voters want to hear more before the election on how parties would address key health issues: specifically, long-term care and home care. CARP Members …