We are Renovating!

We are pleased to announce our award-winning Caring Centre (1447 Royal York Rd.) will be receiving a facelift thanks to funding from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Central LHIN. Renovations are anticipated to begin in March and will feature a brand new bathroom and kitchen with key accessibility features to enhance the experience and satisfaction of clients staying in our Caring Centre.Our Caring Centre (insert hyperlink) offers 24/7 overnight accommodation in a safe, comfortable and home-like atmosphere for seniors and adults who have a memory related impairment, chronic illness or physical disability. To learn more, please call 416-243-0127.

ESS Helps Etobicoke Seniors Get Fit!

Regular physical activity plays a vital part in maintaining the health and well-being of our senior population. With the financial support from various funders, ESS offers several free exercise, literacy and nutrition programs throughout the Etobicoke community.

Led by a certified instructor, our exercise programs (insert hyperlink) are developed to encourage older adults and seniors to become more active, participate in a social network, reduce the risk of injuries and falls as well as enhance self-esteem and independence.

ESS is pleased to have received funding to deliver additional exercise programs, making physical activity even more accessible to older adults in our community. Through funding from the Toronto Central LHIN, ESS is now holding exercise classes at 7 new locations throughout various community housing and retirement residences in Etobicoke. In addition to these classes, Falls Prevention Talks are being offered by way of collaboration with St. Elizabeth Health Care.

ESS is also working in partnership with Cloverdale Mall and St. James Food Basket to deliver physical activity classes (such as the Cloverdale Heartwalkers mall-walking Program) and literacy programs aiming to educate older adults about exercise, its importance and impact to healthy aging in place. This partnership specifically targets neighbourhoods which do not have or have minimal access to such programs within the community.

For more information about our exercise programs, please contact us at 416-243-0127

National Volunteer Week 2014

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual campaign initiated by Volunteer Canada to formally recognize, celebrate and thank volunteers for their work and contributions. This year, NVW will take place from April 6-12, 2014.

Each year Volunteer Canada comes up with a new campaign theme for Volunteer Week. The 2014 campaign is a: “Volunt-Hear Hotline”. The hotline is meant to encourage a national conversation about volunteer recognition. It is a toll-free number where people can call to leave a brief impact statement and say thank you to a volunteer for their efforts. The messages will be organized into playlists by Volunteer Canada and will be available for download for everyone to hear first-hand how volunteer work changes lives and shapes communities.

Last year nearly 300 dedicated volunteers support ESS, our programs, services and fundraising initiatives.

Do you wish to recognize a fellow ESS volunteer?

Has an ESS volunteer made an impact in your life?

Would you like to say thank you?

Call Volunteer Canada’s “Volunt-Hear Hotline” at 1-855-372-5077 and leave them a thank you message!

How to leave a message

Community Care Partners Charity Golf Classic 2

Come golf with us and raise money for the Community Care Partners!

This year’s Charity Golf Classic theme is the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

By taking part in our Community Care Partners Charity Golf Tournament, you’ll have a long lasting experience that will go beyond the day’s round of golf. Your participation will improve home care and primary healthcare in our community. Proceeds will sustain our present programs and services, as well as help to support the latest in Community Service Partnerships.

Sponsorships are welcome!

For more information about the tournament or how to register, click below:

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