IN CRISIS? Call (416) 929-5200.

Gerstein Crisis Centre services include 24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis team, community support referrals, substance use crisis management, follow-up and access to short-term crisis beds.

The resources below are are provided as an information service by the TCA. We are sharing this information on behalf of other community organizations.

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The resources below are are provided as an information service by the TCA. We are sharing this information on behalf of other community organizations. Just click on the images or links to check with the organization listed as the event host and to register.

Links to more resources

Healthy aging:

– Health Canada website aimed at seniors

– Ontario’s action plan for seniors

– Toronto programs for healthy aging

– Active Aging Canada

– Elder abuse info & hotline

Assistive devices (e.g. walkers, wheelchairs):

– Ontario Assistive Devices Program — mobility aids are NOT publicly covered (this is a common misconception)

– More info on funding options for mobility aids

– March of Dimes assistive devices program

– Private purchase from Shoppers Home Health and other similar stores

Dementia info:

– iGeriCare modules: bite-sized online modules aimed at laypeople, essentially “Dementia 101”

– Alzheimer Society – useful resource for any type of dementia (not just Alzheimer’s). They offer education and support services for both patients and their families/caregivers

– Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) – they specialize in managing behaviour & personality symptoms of dementia (BPSD)

– Brain Xchange – an A-to-Z online resource library of dementia-related topics

Caregiver burnout:

– Overview of respite care options in Ontario

– Alzheimer Society support for caregivers

– Baycrest Centre’s online caregiver group

– Adult day programs in Toronto

– Caregiver support for hospice/palliative care

Long term care (LTC), also called nursing home (NH) — NOT the same as retirement home (RH):

– Comparison of supportive housing options

– Overview of LTC

– Ontario LTC association



Toronto Public Library’s Seniors Tech Help provides free help to seniors on how to use your technology.

This winter, call in to get help using eBooks or other library services. Learn more about how to use your computer, tablet or smartphone. No need to leave home if you don’t have a library card! We can help you get a new TPL Digital Access Card.

Seniors Tech Help is available this winter from January 4 to March 

Get Your Info For Seniors
Learn more about Zoom
Learn more from Pro Health Navigators Canada
Preparing for a Telemedicine Visit
Breathing Exercises – Dr. Richard Brown 
•      Breath with Movement - 
•      HA Breathing - 
•      4-4-6-2 Breathing - 
•      Coherent Breathing - 

Someone to Talk To

•      Student Senior Isolation Prevention Partnership –

•      Do require a referral from someone in your circle of care; information on how to make the referral can be found here –

Telephone Programs – Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

•      30- to 60-minute FREE telephone- based recreation and social programming (e.g., trivia, book club, live music, discussions, etc.)

1.      Woodgreen Community Services

§ / (416) 645-6000

2.      Dixon Hall

§ / (416) 860-0499

3.      AppleGrove Community Complex

§ / (416) 461-8143

4.      West Neighbourhood House

§ / (416) 532-4828

5.      Parkdale Golden Age Foundation

§ / (416) 546-5534

6.      Reconnect Community Health Services

§ / (416) 895-0294)

7.      ESS Support Services

§ / (416) 243-0127

8.      Rexdale Community Health Centre

§ / (416) 744-6312

9.      COSTI, Immigrant Services

§ / (647) 245-4331

10.  St. Stephen’s Community House

§ / (416) 925-2103

11.  SPRINT Senior Care

§ / (416) 481-0669

12.  Better Living Health and Community Services

§ / (416) 447-7244

13.  North York Senior Centre

§ / (416) 733-4111)

Online / Zoom Programs

•      Many older adult centres are offering recreation classes through zoom. Visit to find a centre near you and see what zoom programs they have available!

The Bright Spot – YMCA of Greater Toronto

•      FREE online programs through zoom, including fitness, cooking, language classes, bookclub, and more. There is an extensive program calendar, available at

City of Toronto – Stay, Play & Learn at Home

•      Online list of different virtual activities offered by different community groups throughout the City of Toronto –

•      Search “older adult” to find programs specifically for seniors, or search by “activity type” to find programs of a particular interest or topic area (e.g., arts and culture, music, museums, leisure and learning, and fitness)

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