Service Description

Our H.E.A.R.T.S Caregiver Program provides professional supports and educational tools for older adults caring for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The focus of this program is to provide supports, educational resources and networking opportunities for older adult caregivers caring for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Using virtual tools, H.E.A.R.T.S. program staff support clients with:

  • future care planning;
  • access to developmental services;
  • caregiver wellness activities; and
  • regular workshops on topics of interest to caregivers.

Upcoming Free Virtual Workshops: 

April 12 – Learn about the Henson Trust – register

May 3 – Registered Disability Savings Plan – register

June 7 – Consent, Capacity & Legal Decision-Making – register

July 5 – Disability Tax Credit – register

View our events page for more information.

Contact us at 416-243-0127 ext. 262 or jlai@esssupportservices.ca to learn more. 

Educational Resources: Supporting families in caregiving

Below are a series of educational modules and workshops specially developed for caregivers of persons with development disabilities. Educational modules were created in partnership with Humber College. 

Module 1:  Understanding stress through mind-body connection

Module 2:  (di)Stress reduction

Module 3:  Building resilience

Module 4:  Healthy aging and accepting change

This program is offered in collaboration with Humber College, Community Living York Central and other agencies that support adults with disabilities and their caregivers, and is fully funded by the United Way Greater Toronto’s Allan Slaight Foundation.

Eligibility

Open to older adult caregivers (ages 55+) caring for adults (ages 18+) with developmental disabilities.

Please call the H.E.A.R.T.S Caregiver Program Manager at 416-243-0127 ext. 262 for further program information.

Fees

No cost. This program is funded by United Way Greater Toronto’s Allan Slaight Seniors Fund.

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Locations

This is a virtual program.