Family Service Toronto has been providing caregiver education, training and counselling support to people caring for seniors for over 25 years. We have received funding from the Ministry of Health to expand our programs to better meet the needs of those who are caring for a senior (family, friend, neighbour, client, spouse).
We are looking to connect with people who are currently supporting a senior (55+): family, friend, neighbour, client, spouse.
We are working within 7 specific communities:
Contact: Erin Relyea, Caring for Caregivers Project Coordinator
Phone: 416-595-9230 ext. 265
Funding for this project was generously provided by the Province of Ontario. The views expressed in this publication are the views of Family Service Toronto and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.
Are you helping a senior (55+) ?
Attend 10–week free caregiver support group in English and:
When: Every Thursday
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Dates: Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 (no group), Feb. 27, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26
Location: 355 Church St
All workshops are free. Light snacks and refreshments are provided.
Contact Erin Relyea, Caring for Caregivers Project Coordinator
Phone: 416 595 0559 ext. 265
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