Summer's here! Time to get active and Toronto has programs to get you moving. Taking part in social and recreational activities can dramatically improve your overall well-being.
The City of Toronto recently announced its partnership with Toronto Community Housing to attain funding towards the development of senior active living centres in the city.
Seniors Active Living Centres, previously known as Elderly Persons Centres to most, provides age-friendly social environments. They offer outstanding recreational, educational and social programs, including activities like card games, crafts, day trips, fitness programs and guest speakers for you to enjoy.
What’s in it for you?
Each day you’ll enjoy a variety of social, recreational and physical activities on offer, as well as special events and wellness education.
You will also receive nutritious meals and snacks and assistance with daily living activities. The services they provide are promised to be respectful of your culture, ethnicity, family traditions, community, language, sexual orientation, and spiritual beliefs.
Benefits of the expansion
The new funding will be used to contribute to improving the program and service facilities offered by the living-centres. This means the programs they offer will be more flexible to better meet everyone’s diverse needs such as culture, age, interests, abilities and geographic locations.
Key outcomes it aims to achieve include:
- Reduce social isolation by promoting social inclusion
- Address challenges related to technology
- Access to programs
There are a variety of options to choose from in Toronto and the GTA, and the list is growing.
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