Useful Links

Tools and resources for dementia care

The Canadian Association on Gerontology is Canada's premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in gerontology/geriatrics. Join now!

Website with information about dealing with behaviour change in older adults and the Behavioural Supports Ontario program initiative

Tools and resources to help families reduce the risk of going missing for those with dementia

Searchable database of home and community care support services in Ontario

Ontario 211 is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

Tools and information on advanced care planning for seniors and loved ones

Legal advice and services for low-income seniors in Ontario

Website of Alzheimer's society of Canada with tools and information for dementia care and caregivers

Website of Arthritis Society of Canada with tools and information on arthritis

Information on setting Power of Attorney and Living Wills in Canada

Website of Autism Ontario with tools and information on autism

Dementia related resources from Baycrest, a research and teaching hospital for the elderly in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Tool to find a customized list of benefits which you may be eligible for

Website of Life After Strokes with information on heart diseases and stroke

Website of Canadian Cancer Society with tools and information on cancer

Search tool to find relevant support services for family caregivers across Ontario

Caregiverstress.com provides a free Stress meter assessment, resources for families or spouses caring for an aging loved one including information about Alzheimer's and Dementia, helpful articles about managing stress, and educational videos for families.

Education and support services for family caregivers

Advocacy coalition dedicated to increasing recognition and support for caregivers

Website of CARP , an advocacy association for older Canadians

Website of Canadian Dementia Network, an organization focussed on research and development of dementia treatments

Connex Ontario provides free & confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol & drugs, mental illness or gambling.

Information on tax deduction for family , childcare and caregivers

Tools and resources on understanding the impact of dementia

Website of Diabetes Canada with tools and information on Diabetes

Information on Caregiving benefits and leave

Resources on how to help seniors who need support living at home

Resources on how to help caregivers find respite and take a break

Find a long-term care home in your locality

Information on how to find and apply for a retirement home

Information on how to apply for and get funding for home care

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a source of information about stroke, heart disease, surgeries and treatments. It also provides heart-healthy recipes, nutrition and physical activity tips to help prevent these diseases. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.

Tools and resources to help you with your mental health and wellness

Support for caring for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Website of the Lung Association of Canada with tools and information on Lung health and illnesses

Home delivery of affordable nutritious meals for seniors and those with disabilities

Lists of resources for mental health support

A private company which assists seniors, empty nesters and their families in all aspects of the moving from their family home to a new home or senior community.

More than 25 different health and wellness services which help Ontario seniors live in their homes as long as possible

Website of the Ontario Long Term Care Association , which represents and advocates for the long-term care homes in Ontario

Website of the Ontario Caregiver Coalition, which supports and advocates for the family caregivers in Ontario

The Ontario caregiver organization supports caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role.

ORCA is a voluntary, non-profit professional association dedicated to supporting high quality retirement communities across Ontario.

OSCC offers support to caregivers in many ways, helping them cope by providing respite and assisting to keep loved ones living at home longer.

OSCC helps caregivers navigate the health care and community service system. This list is of community agencies that may help caregivers cope and keep seniors living in their home longer

Friendly local competition and sports activities for seniors over 55 years of age

Website of the Osteoporosis Canada, with tools and information on Osteoporosis

Website of the Parkinson Canada, with tools and information on Parkinson's disease

Website of Canada's Public Health Agency, with information on services provided by the agency and updates and developments around health related issues

These tips will help you improve and maintain your health by being physically active every day.

Lists a few facts about seniors and falls. Suggests prevention strategies through simple changes in the home environment and healthy living tips appropriate for seniors. Advises what to do in the event of a fall.

Falls are the main cause of injury, hospitalization and invalidity among Canadian seniors. One half of all injuries occur at home. This revised edition of the Safe Living Guide presents a step-by-step guide to making your home safer and reducing your risk of falls, injury and loss of independence.

Stairs are an important cause of falls resulting in serious injury or death of seniors. This one-page checklist reminds seniors of the common hazards in stairways, and the proper ways to set up and use your stairs.

Website of the Retirement homes regulatory authority for information and resources for retirement homes seekers and residents

Website of Veterans Affairs Canada with tools and resources and list of services available to Canadian veterans

Website of Veterans Affairs Canada with tools and resources and list of services available to Canadian veterans

Not for profit providing home care services to families and caregivers. Their nurses, personal support workers, therapists and other health care providers care for Canadians in their homes, communities and workplaces

Ontario 211 is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

No matter where you live in Canada, you have a Society that you can be involved in. Your Society can help and support you with programs, services, education and resources tailored to you.

Physical activity toolkit for seniors

Federal, provincial and territorial tax credits for caregivers.

Use the following resources to learn how you can prevent COVID-19 and find tips on taking care of your physical and mental health.

Information and eligibility requirements and the amounts and calculations for the basic personal & dependant tax credits collectively referred to as the personal tax credits.

Information on Caregiving benefits and leave

Carers Canada is a national coalition dedicated to increasing recognition and support for caregivers.

Free booklets and references on dementia care

Lew body dementia information and tools. LBDA supports those affected by Lewy body dementia by raising awareness and promoting scientific advances.

Information on program and services provided by March of Dimes for people with disabilities

Research articles, website reviews and blog posts about optimal aging. Search for information on health conditions and healthy aging practices.

Resources provided by the Mount Sinai Hospital & Sinai Health for family caregivers

Search engine to find health care services near an Ontario address

Ontario government website with information on the help available for paying for equipment and supplies for those who qualify for the Assistive Devices Program

Learn how to access free, routine dental care for eligible seniors 65 years or older, through the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The program is designed to support low-income seniors.

How to find a family doctor, nurse practitioner or specialist and details about the Health Care Connect program. Learn about the Ontario Virtual Care Clinic

Find active living centres for Seniors near you

Get help paying for prescription drugs when you qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit program.

Find information on resources available for seniors in Ontario, including tax credits, health, caregiving, housing, driving and staying safe.

Information on how to protect yourself from serious illnesses with safe and reliable vaccines.

The Phillip Aziz Centre provides respite, practical, physical, emotional and spiritual support for people living with life-threatening illnesses and their loved ones, in the comfort of their own home

Caregiving Strategies are a collection of educational resources that have been developed and/or curated for family and friend caregivers who provide care and support for seniors experiencing frailty.

Website with advice for everyone interested in healthy living, and healthy aging.

Local health services for Ontario including Erie St. Clair, South West, Waterloo Wellington, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, Central West, Mississauga Halton, Toronto Central, Central, Central East, South East, Champlain, North Simcoe Muskoka, North East and North West.

Website of Young Carers Program Toronto with tools and resources for youth carers (younger than 18 years old) who are in a care-giving role for a parent, grandparent, sibling or relative with a chronic or life threatening illness, disability, addiction and mental illness

Tools, resources and information on housing for seniors from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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