Senior centres

** About Senior centres

These organizations focus entirely on seniors. Some agencies provide mainly caregiving or other support services; others offer mainly recreational and social activities; some offer both. All the senior centres listed here provide at least some fitness, recreational, or social programs.

Baycrest

Geriatric care facility. During the pandemic, outpatient services are mostly closed or delivered virtually. Alpha Omega Dental Centre Closed, Memory Clinic Virtual, Wound Clinic Closed - limited to specific inpatients only, Hearing Services Closed, Ear, Nose & Throat Closed – limited to specific inpatients only, Seniors Counselling & Referral Virtual, Behaviour Support Outreach – Long Term Care Virtual and/or limited to specific inpatients only, Behaviour Support Outreach – Community Virtual, Behaviour Support Outreach – Coordinating Office Virtual, Assistive Technology Clinic (ATC) Virtual and/or limited to specific inpatients only, Echo CLINIC Closed, Cardiology Closed – limited to specific inpatients only, Dermatology Closed, Uro-Gynae Clinic Closed, General Neurology Closed, Opthalmology Closed, Urology Closed – limited to specific inpatients only, Chiropody Closed – limited to specific inpatients only, Day Treatment Closed, Pychiatric Day Hospital Virtual, Geriatric Psychiatry Community Service Open - continued offsite and virtual, Integrated Community Care Team – Integrated Community Care Team Open - continued offsite and virtual, Interprofessional Primary Care Team Open - continued offsite and virtual, Ambulatory Mental Health Virtual, Geriatric Assessment Clinic Virtual, Memory and Aging Program Closed, Learning the Ropes Closed, Memory Link Closed, Training Executive Attention Closed, Neuropsychology Assessment Services Closed. Cultural, Arts and Day programs cancelled. Recreation and wellness programs cancelled.
3560 Bathurst St, Toronto M6A 2E1
Near Wilson Ave.
416-785-2500

Bernard Betel Centre

Free online programming through Zoom or Facebook Live: art appreciation, computer workshop, cooking club, creative writing, drawing and acrylic painting, gentle fitness, morning energizer fitness, French conversation, guided mindful meditation, improv comedy, memoir writing, memory boosters, news and views, cultural program for Russian speakers, English conversation club, Shizen Ha (Japanese tai chi), educational workshops. Seniors’ Centre Without Walls programming through conference calls: fun and games, radio hour, Russian-speaking discussion group. Chiropody clinic, kosher meals on wheels. For seniors 55+.
1003 Steeles Ave W, Toronto M2R 3T6
Near Bathurst St
416-225-2112

Better Living Health and Community Services

During the pandemic, the following services are cancelled: Adult Day Program onsite at 1 Overland Drive, Better Living Community Centre onsite programs at 1 Overland Drive – Virtual Programs options are available, Caregiver Support Groups onsite at all locations, Community Group Exercise and Falls Prevention onsite programs located throughout the community, Community Programs onsite at 5 Deauville Lane, Community Fitness and Falls Prevention onsite classes located throughout the community, Facility rentals at all locations, Grief and Bereavement Support Groups at all locations, Membership Programs onsite at 1 Overland Drive – Virtual Programs options are available. The following essential services are still being provided in modified form: Adult Day Program – In-Home Respite Visits to current Adult Day Program Clients, Better Living Community Centre (Membership) – Daily virtual active living programs, Bereavement Support – Virtual Counselling Services, Case Management and Social Work Support – Being done via phone, Community Hospice – Virtual Visiting Services, Friendly Visiting – Virtual Visiting Services, Grocery Delivery, Home Maintenance Services – Lawn and Garden Care and Essential Home Maintenance and Repair Services, Home Support Services – Regular Home Support Services resumed on June 15th, 2020 (There is a wait list for new Home Support clients), Meals on Wheels, Medication Reminders and Prescription Pick up/Delivery, PalCare Education Services – hosting virtual education sessions, Personal Support Services, Transportation Services – essential medical rides and grocery shopping, Wellness Checks – regular check in calls to see how you are doing.
1 Overland Drive, Toronto M3C 2C3
Near Don Mills Rd and Lawrence Ave E.
416-447-7244

CANES Community Care (Central and Northern Etobicoke Home Support Services)

Personal support workers still provide home visits, observing physical distancing where possible and wearing personal protective equipment; family members are screened before each visit. Community programs are on hold. Rides to medical appointments continue.
135 Queens Plate Dr, Suite 400, Toronto M9W 6V1
Near Highway 27 and Rexdale Blvd.
416-743-3892

Centres d'Accueil Héritage (CAH)

Services for French-speaking seniors and their caregivers living in the Greater Toronto Area. Adult day programs in Toronto and Oshawa During the pandemic, the following services are available: Adult day program in Toronto, operating for small groups on alternate days, assisted transportation to medical appointments, group lunches for small groups at individual tables, homemaking support n clients’ homes, support for transition from hospital to home. Active Living Centre is offering virtual activities through Zoom.
33 Hahn Place, Toronto M5A 4G2
Near Parliament St and The Esplanade
416-365-3350

ESS Support Services (Etobicoke Services for Seniors)

Programs operating during the pandemic, with precautions and restrictions: Adult day services operating part-time for small groups; virtual programs for those who cannot attend, assisted transportation for medical appointments and grocery delivery, home support, in-home respite care, overnight respite care, telephone reassurance. Programs suspended but telephone or virtual support available: caregiver support in-person group, Daystrom Seniors Club, falls prevention and exercise classes, group outings, seniors’ lunch program, .volunteer visiting. Multiple locations.
2245 Lawrence Ave W., Toronto M9P 3W3
Near Royal York Rd
416-243-0127

Fairfield Seniors' Centre

Billiards. body sculpt. ceramics. drawing. gentle fitness. hatha yoga. line dancing. osteo fitness. pilates. qigong. quilting. tai chi. watercolour painting. Zumba Gold. Need older adult membership card.
80 Lothian Ave, Toronto M9C 2J8
Near Bloor St W and Islington Ave.
416-394-8686

Haven Toronto

Drop-in centre providing services for older men (50+) dealing with homelessness or social isolation. Providing focused services during the pandemic, including take-away meals at breakfast and lunch and access to mail. Nurse and counsellors onsite to provide support and services directly. All necessary precautions taken to protect clients and staff. Open from 8 am to 5 pm, 365 days a year.
170 Jarvis St, Toronto M5B 2B7
Near Shuter St
416-366-5377

Horner Avenue Seniors' Centre

Bingo, colouring, crafts, gentle fitness, hatha yoga, line dancing, mixed media painting, osteo fitness, pilates, qigong, wood carving, Zumba Gold. Need older adult membership card.
320 Horner Ave, Toronto M8W 1Z3
Near Kipling Ave.
416-394-6000

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