Programs

Older Adults (50+)

If you are looking for programs that improve your overall health, help you manage chronic conditions, help you with lifestyle changes and assist you with maintaining your activity – these programs are for you. We look forward to seeing you in our programs!

Programs

Older Adults (50+)

If you are looking for programs that improve your overall health, help you manage chronic conditions, help you with lifestyle changes and assist you with maintaining your activity – these programs are for you. We look forward to seeing you in our programs!


Programs for Older Adults (50+)

Back to Movement

This 7-week in-person or virtual physiotherapy led exercise program is targeting clients who have chronic low back pain and are not physically active. The goals of the program are to improve function and quality of life, reduce pain and recurrence of low back pain. The program consists of a weekly 1 hour ‘yoga’ based group exercise program. Ideally participants should be independent with transferring from standing to the floor.

For more information contact:
Mark at 416-604-6438 or Elizabeth at 416-855-1055.

Boosting Brain Health and Memory

This 6 week in-person program at Storefront Humber is aimed at supporting older adults in learning ways to boost overall brain health and memory. Each session will include an educational presentation and an interactive workshop to practice memory strategies in a supportive environment.

Location: 2445 Lake Shore Boulevard West Etobicoke, ON, M8V 1C5

For more information contact:
Zahra at 416-709-6064

Colour It Up 50+

This 6 week in-person nutrition program is for women 50 and over. The program encourages participants to eat more vegetables and fruit through hands-on food preparation, tips on healthy snacks, and recipe ideas.

For more information contact:
Krystyna at 416-855-1058

Concerning Cholesterol

This 5-week virtual program offers education and support for people with high cholesterol. Topics include: nutrition education (including Mediterranean Diet), menu planning, nutrition label reading, physical activity, and stress management workshop led by trained facilitators. This program is offered virtually on OTN.

For more information contact:
Madison at 416-855-1044

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

This is an in-person or virtual program for patients with mild to moderate COPD. The program is 8 weeks long, twice a week, and includes of supervised exercise by a Physiotherapist, and education sessions delivered by a Certified Respiratory Therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Dietitian, Family Physician, and Pharmacist. The program also offers access to smoking cessation counselling and FREE nicotine replacement therapy through the STOP program.

For more information contact:
Mark at 416-604-6438

Craving Change

This 4-week virtual program is for people struggling with emotional eating. It encourages behavior change through awareness of personal eating triggers. The program addresses why we eat the way we do, without a focus on what, when, where, or how much to eat.

For more information contact:
Yasmin at 416-604-6443

Etobicoke Support Service Exercise

Our in-person exercise programs are developed to encourage older adults and seniors aged 55+ to become more active, participate in a social network, reduce the risk of injuries and falls, as well as enhance self-esteem and independence. Classes are led by Certified Seniors Fitness Instructors or Registered Kinesiologists. All classes include a light cardio component and are designed to increase balance, strength and flexibility.

For more information contact:
416-243-0127

Expressive Arts

A 10 week program for women who are interested in learning creative ways to improve your physical and mental health, and general well-being. The program focuses on self-expression using various arts modalities in a safe environment. Artistic experience is not required!

For more information contact:
Ela at 416- 855 1046

Getting on With Life and its Challenges

This mental health recovery and skill development program focuses on increasing participants’ knowledge of and skills for community living. This program offers a place where individuals living with mental health issues can interact with other members of their community in a safe environment. A steering committee meets weekly to develop a 10 week workshop series for the community twice a year.

For more information contact:
Rhonda at 416-703-9645 ext 233 or Antonella at 416-703-9645

Grocery Store Tours

Join us for a tour of your local grocery store! Learn about making healthy food choices while sticking to a budget. You will also learn how to read and understand food labels.

For more information contact:
Yasmin at 416-604-6443

Healthy Bodies

This 6-week in-person or virtual program is for adults ages 25 to 55 who are looking for options beyond crash diets. We focus on healthy eating for a healthy body, physical activity, and stress management. Sessions include a physical activity component with a trained fitness instructor.

For more information contact:
Madison at 416- 855-1044

Healthy Eating Healthy Aging

This bi-monthly group to learn how to eat healthy and manage medical conditions without breaking the bank.The group will focus on preparing quick nutritious meals, creating balanced meals and snacks, ideas on how to how to substitute lower cost menu items into your diet, shopping list make-over, as well as food demonstrations and tasting.

For more information contact:
Krystyna at 416-855-1058

Hypertension

Join us for a 4-week in-person or virtual program on prevention and management of high blood pressure. You will learn about blood pressure, the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), how to read food labels, stress management techniques, medications and medication management and setting goals for yourself and your health. This group will be facilitated by Krystyna, a Registered Dietitian; Martine, a Registered Nurse and Samantha, an Occupational therapist.

For more information contact:
Samantha at 416-855-1052

Knitting

Calling all knitters! Join our drop-in knitting group where you can knit, chat, and make friends. Whether you've been knitting for years or just want to learn, this group is for you!

For more information or to register contact:
Kate at 416-604-6431 or Alex at 416-604-5098.

Legal Clinic

The clinic offers 30- minute free summary advice, information, and referrals on family law, immigration, and employment matters. All appointments are over the phone and interpretation is available.

For more information contact Martha at:
416-604-6441

Living Better with Pain

This 6-week in-person physiotherapy led program aims to improve function through self-management support, pain science education, and individualized goal-oriented exercise. This program includes a weekly group appointment, four individual appointments and two follow up sessions at 1 and 3 months, after the completion of the program. Education topics include the science of pain, pain and exercise, stress, sleep and pain, as well as thoughts, emotions and pain. The minimum criteria for a screening appointment include: pain for more than 6 months and the ability to read / write / speak English.

For more information contact:
Mark at 416-604-6438 or Elizabeth at 416-604-1055.

Living Life to the Full for Caregivers 55+

Are you over 55 and caring for a family member, friend, or neighbour? In this 8 week group, you will use the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to learn more about mental well-being and how to make small changes to feel happier, less stressed and more in control.

For more information contact:
Chantal at 416-604-6440 or visit www.LLTTF.ca

Long COVID

Join us for an 8-week virtual Long Covid Group. This group is a self-help supportive and compassionate environment aided by health care providers and your peers regarding lingering symptoms from a Covid-19 infection. Group education on various health topics will be provided, including managing fatigue, coping with mental health implications, tips for returning to your everyday activity, breathing techniques, exercise and relaxation strategies. This group will be facilitated by a Therapist and an Occupational therapist using ZOOM.

For more information contact:
Samantha at ssheehan@4villages.on.ca

Meals-on-Wheels Fruit & Vegetables Basket

Have a fresh fruit and vegetable basket delivered right to your door! Meals-on-Wheels delivers nutritious lunches and fresh produce to older adults 55+ or adults 34-54 with a long term disability. The fruit and vegetable basket costs $13.75 and is delivered bi-weekly. This program is offered in partnership with West Toronto Support Services.

For more information contact:
Call 416-653-3535

Memory Technique

This 6-week in-person workshop is designed for adults of all ages including seniors who are interested in sharpening their memory skills. The workshop is designed to stimulate memory, and participants will practice activities aiming to improve both short-term and long-term memory.

For more information contact:
Junko at 416-604-6453

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

This 8-week in-person or virtual program is based on mindfulness exercises, to help develop capacity and awareness to be fully present in our lives by learning practical skills to manage stress. There will be weekly homework to assist you with your home practice. This program is for adults experiencing chronic conditions/stress.

For more information contact:
Martine at 416-855-1086

Mindfulness for Beginners

Tune into what is happening now, both within yourself and around you. This 8 week program will teach you how to be more present and pay attention to everyday life, cope with negative emotions and meditate.

For more information contact:
Kate at 416-604-6431

Mindfulness In Motion

This virtual program is based on mindfulness practices, to help develop capacity and awareness to be fully present in our lives by continually using practical skills to increase coping. There will be weekly homework to assist you with your home practice. This workshop is for adults experiencing chronic conditions/stress; a minimum familiarity with mindfulness is strongly recommended.

For more information contact:
Ori at 416-788-7348

PEP Talk: Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You

Do you have diabetes and experience tingling/numbness in your feet, changes to the shape of your feet or sores/blisters on your feet? These peer-led workshops are run by people who have experienced diabetic foot complications.

For more information contact:
Deirdre at 416-604-6436

Polish Chapter Of The Canadian Diabetes Association

An ongoing monthly drop-in program that offers self-help, peer support, and education in a supportive environment of people who live with diabetes.

For more information contact:
Krystyna at 416-855-1058

Seniors Exercise And Falls Prevention

Increase strength, balance, and flexibility with this exercise program for adults 55+. Options are available to accommodate various levels of mobility and fitness.

To register contact:
Etobicoke Support Services at 416-243-0127 ext. 233

Strong and Steady

This 8-week in-person program at Storefront Humber is a falls prevention program. The program is aimed at enabling older adults to lead healthy lives and reduce the incidence of falls. Each session consists of an exercise component led by a Kinesiologist promoting balance, strength, and endurance, as well as an education component on different falls prevention topics presented by various professionals.

Location:2445 Lakeshore Blvd. West

For more information, including eligibility criteria, contact:
Zahra at 416-709-6064

Walk This Way!
Discover a new way of walking! Nordic Pole Walking is a fun and effective, low impact, full-body workout for people of all ages, fitness and mobility levels! Poles are available to borrow upon request.

For more information contact:
Junko at 416-604-6453

West Toronto Diabetes Education - Exercise Program

This exercise program is geared towards those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program uses resistance and stretch training to help increase fitness levels, control blood sugar, and improve overall wellness.

For more information contact:
West Toronto Diabetes Education Program at 416-252-1928, extension 299

West Toronto Diabetes Education - Workshops

Do you have pre-diabetes or diabetes? Join our diabetes education team to learn about the fundamentals of managing diabetes including healthy eating, physical activity, medication, and how to prevent complications. This class will help to build your confidence to take action in daily life to live well with diabetes for years to come.

To register contact:
West Toronto Diabetes Education Program at 416-252-1928, extension 100

West Toronto Housing Help

Meet with a housing worker who can assist with housing issues, evictions, finding emergency shelter, and accessing subsidized housing via telephone and email only. We will not be scheduling any face-to-face meetings with clients during this time and discourage people from visiting our office.

Instead please contact us via telephone or email at:
(416) 531-0841 wtcls@lao.on.ca

Yoga For 50+

This weekly in-person program is for anyone who wants to relax and rejuvenate with a guided meditation and breathing exercise with gentle yoga on chair.

For more information contact:
Junko at 416-604-6453

Yoga For 50+ (Review Class)

This monthly drop-in class (in-person or virtual) is ONLY for graduates of the 8 week program. Relax and rejuvenate with gentle yoga catered to your needs and abilities. Options are available to accommodate various levels of mobility and fitness

For more information contact:
Junko at 416-604-6453


Please Note

  • Programs are offered at various locations and times throughout the year.
  • Some programs may be available infrequently based on demand.
  • Some programs are offered off-site.
  • Please call the contact person indicated for additional program information.

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