We are excited to have opened the doors to our new Senior Respite Centre on April 6, 2021.  Take a tour.

What is our new Centre?

Our new Centre is a 6,000 square foot purpose-built program space that will be the home of a new onsite Caring Centre, providing short-term, overnight respite care for seniors, older adults, and their caregivers in the community. It will also incorporate a recreational Adult Day Program that provides support to adults and seniors who have a cognitive impairment, allowing caregivers to receive some respite during the day to rest, recharge and complete everyday tasks.

Centre features:

  • A bright, open and secure space with a universal design specially made and fitted to support seniors and older adults with cognitive impairments;
  • All of the comforts of home, including 8 fully-furnished bedrooms, full kitchen and dining space;
  • Accessible washrooms and shower facilities;
  • Recreational programming space;
  • Personal Support Workers available for around-the-clock care and companionship;
  • Staff offices.
Take a virtual tour of our new Centre.


“We are very excited to open this new Centre. It will provide 24/7 care for clients in need of overnight respite.  Individuals whose caregivers may have to go away, for example for business or other trips, or who just may need a break, will be able to book a short-stay for their loved ones in our onsite Caring Centre.  It will also incorporate an Adult Day Program to be enjoyed by clients staying overnight.  The need to provide such a facility to help caregivers get a break from time to time is critical.  It will be a safe and welcoming ‘home-away-from-home’.” – Alison Coke, CEO, ESS Support Services

Location:  30 Rosemount Avenue, York, ON M9N 3B3

Supporters of our Senior Respite Centre

We wish to pay a special thank you to everyone who made a donation towards our new Centre in our summer 2020 GIVE65 fundraising campaign with Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada, along with St. James’s Gate Irish Pub for donating a portion of take-out meal sales on May 21, 2020.  We received an amazing gross total of $17,860 that we were able to put towards supporting start-up operations, including the purchase of appliances:

  • 2 washing machines
  • 2 dryers
  • 2 refrigerators
  • 1 deep freezer
  • 1 dishwasher
  • 1 wall oven
  • 1 cooktop and ventilation system

We would also like to thank the Central Local Health Integration Network for their on-going program funding, as well as the following individuals who have been instrumental in taking our Centre from an idea and moving it into a reality.

  • MPP Faisal Hassan, York South-Weston
  • Councillor Frances Nunziata, York South-Weston
  • Dave Bennett, Chair, Weston Village Residents’ Association