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Home and Community Services
Aging in Place
Changing or customizing your residence to accommodate your ever-changing needs allows you to remain in the same home or community and live safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of your age or ability level.
Centralwest Healthline - Home Health and Community Supports
Home care serves people of all ages with a wide range of health problems and disabilities at home, school, and in the community. Home health care services may be purchased directly, covered by private insurance plans, or publicly funded. In Ontario, Local Health Integration Networks handle publicly-funded home health care. Assisted living programs provide support, including equipment and medical supplies, so that people can live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Centralwest Healthline - Residential Care
Accommodation and care for yourself or your loved one is available in a variety of residential settings. Care may include support with daily living, as well as health care, for the elderly or those requiring care as a result of an illness or disability.
Crisis & Outreach Services for Seniors
LOFT is one of three organizations joined together to provide crisis support services to seniors in mental health (including dementia) or addictions crisis in the City of Toronto. The partner organizations work together to provide seamless, client and care-giver focused services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year no matter where in Toronto you live.
Elder Help Peel
Provides information on support and services available to help you maintain self sufficiency and independence.
Newcomer Elderly Outreach
(Brampton, Caledon and Malton) - helps newcomer seniors learn what supports are available in their community, from government and social service programs, to social norms.
Peel Elder Abuse Support Network
Provides information on elder abuse, common frauds and scams, and supports available to stop or prevent it.
Peel Senior Link
We have valuable people living in our communities who have contributed to society and their neighbourhoods throughout their lives. It is now our collective turn to thank them and care for them in the environment where most want to be – in the community and in their own homes.
Region of Peel - Long Term Care
Peel Long Term Care means expert, personal care for the mind, body and spirit in an atmosphere of dignity and compassion.
Telecheck Seniors Program
The TeleCheck Seniors Program (55+) provides ongoing telephone support for isolated seniors. Our regular calls provide safety check-ins, medication reminders, or social calls.
Series - What every Older Canadian Should Know...
Legal and Financial Services
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors.
Community Legal Education Ontario
CLEO produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.
Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate.
Government of Canada - Canadian Pension Plan
The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides contributors and their families with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death. Almost all individuals who work in Canada outside Quebec contribute to the CPP.
Government of Canada - Old Age Security
The Old Age Security program is the Government of Canada's largest pension program. It is funded out of the general revenues of the Government of Canada, which means that you do not pay into it directly. The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You may need to apply to receive it.
Government of Canada - Guaranteed Income Supplement
The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) pension recipients who have a low income and are living in Canada.
Government of Canada - Lived or Living Outside Canada - Pensions and Benefits
If you have lived or worked in Canada and in another country, or you are the survivor of someone who has lived or worked in Canada and in another country, you may be eligible for pensions and benefits from Canada and/or from the other country because of a social security agreement.
Ontario Securities Commission - Get Smarter about Money
The Ontario Securities Commission
(OSC) has developed a strategy and action plan to respond to the needs and priorities of Ontario seniors.