Community Resources and Support

Support is close at hand

There are resources available in your community – often local branches of provincial or national organizations. Call on these resources to help you stay active and healthy, as well as provide support when you need it.

The Accessible Media Inc. is a 24-hour audio newsstand that gives senior citizens and people with vision impairments access to printed media.

The 14 Ontario Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) offer advice and services that are covered by OHIP. CCAC staff assess your needs, determine your requirements for care, answer your questions, develop a customized care plan, and arrange for services to help support you at home.

Elder Abuse Ontario raises awareness of elder abuse and neglect through public education, professional training, advocacy and service coordination.

Elder Dog Canada provides care and companionship for dogs whose owners have become ill or died. It also supports older adults in the care of their canine companions.

The Ontario Community Support Association offers health and wellness services to help people live independently.

Ontario Seniors' Centres offer educational, recreational and social programs to those 50 years and older.

Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario provides a comprehensive network of specialized geriatric services that assess and treat various aspects of illness and disability in older adults with multiple and complex needs.