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February 20, 2012

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association - (Toronto, CANADA

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association - CANADA
Office phone     416-502-2323
Fax     416-502-2382
Email     info@carefirstseniors.com
Web site     www.carefirstseniors.com

Address     Administrative Office, 3601 Victoria Park Ave, Ste 501, Toronto, ON, M1W 3Y3
Location (Intersection)     Scarborough North (Victoria Park Ave and McNicoll Ave)
Contacts     Edith Lam, Program Director, 416-847-6007, edith.lam@carefirstseniors.com
Hours     Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * extended hours for some programs
Area served     City of Toronto, southern York Region, Mississauga
Languages of service     English ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Chinese (Cantonese)
Eligibility     Seniors 50 years and older * adults with physical disabilities * focus on Chinese community
How to apply     Call intake * home visit assessment, self referral
Fees     $15 per year -- social program membership fee
Physical access     Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms * designated parking
Service description     Adult Day Program -- Monday-Friday 9:30-3:30 * program available in Scarborough and Richmond Hill * for persons 55 years and over with special needs, such as physical frailty or mild memory impairment, in need of supervised, structured setting * social and recreation activities * lunch, snack * personal care and health related services -- exercise, foot care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy * transportation available
Chinese Bereavement Services -- culturally specific bereavement services * individual support and self help group * public education * seminars, workshops *information and referral
Chronic Disease Self Management Program -- 6 week workshop for adults with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis * individual counselling with nurse, dietitian and social worker * health and education workshops, seminars * caregiver education and support * information and referral * workshop licenced by Stanford University
Community Outreach -- outreach programs for those living in seniors apartments and suburban areas * retirement groups * seniors self help groups * community, wellness and health education * caregiver support * volunteer development
Community support services -- escort to medical appointments, telephone security checks, friendly visiting, hospice visiting, grocery shopping, client intervention and assistance -- free * congregate dining -- fee, subsidies available * transportation -- fee * Chinese meals on wheels -- fee * referrals, follow up
Elder Abuse Prevention Program -- Chinese Elder Abuse help line 416-502-2321 * elder abuse education *
supportive counselling
Home care services -- home help, homemaking, respite care, palliative care -- fee
Renal Social Support Centre -- for renal patients and individuals with kidney disease * program available in Scarborough * supervised day care, health maintenance, socialization * clean room for peritoneal dialysis * health related services -- physiotherapy, foot care, manicures, massage therapy, music therapy, reflexology * nutritional counselling * social and recreation activities * support group * transportation available

Supportive housing services -- for seniors requiring higher level of care * 24 hour on site services at Alexandra Park Apartments and Tam O'Shanter Towers * emergency response services

Wellness and Social Program -- social, recreational and educational programs for persons 50 years and over * drop-in centre * friendship groups * interest classes * outings

Services provided from 2 Toronto locations (see branch records) and branches in Richmond Hill (905-771-3700, 905-780-9646) and Mississauga (905-270-9988)
Organization type     Non Profit ; Registered Charity ; United Way



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