Toronto In-Home Care Blog

It’s National Seniors Day! - Events for Seniors and Caregivers - October 2015

Posted by Steve Jones

Thu, Oct 1, 2015


The leaves are changing colours, the air is getting crisper and it’s a perfect time to go out and enjoy some fall activities.  Seniors’ centres, community programs and health foundations are all hosting fun-filled events for seniors and the home care community.  

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Below are our top picks for activities in the GTA this October:

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Topics: Family caregivers, Events

Events and Activities for Seniors - August 2015

Posted by Steve Jones

Sat, Aug 1, 2015

We’re in the middle of a big heat wave in Toronto, but there’s plenty of summer activities to keep the heat off your mind.  Here are some great events to check out in the month of August:

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Topics: Events, Healthy Living

Friends and Family Race Day - Ski for Kids

Posted by Steve Jones

Tue, Feb 3, 2015

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On Friday, February 13, Craigleith Ski Club presents Friends and Family Race Day, a fun-filled day of skiing and snowboarding for individuals, families, groups and corporations. You don't need any skiing experience to participate.

Register Online at: http://bit.ly/Track3RaceDay

This event is a fundraiser for Track 3, which gives kids the opportunity to experience the joy and thrill of alpine snow sports. Money raised at this event will help purchase adaptive equipment, train volunteers and sponsor kids There are over 100 kids on the Track 3 waiting list. 

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2015 Brampton Events for Charity

Posted by Steve Jones

Sat, Jan 24, 2015

our-story-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.vQi02OLZzRFor many healthcare organizations the charitable donations and volunteer hours spent running, organizing and participating in special events can reinforce the local health system, giving people in that region a better quality of life. Without community participation many healthcare services wouldn't have the funding resources needed to continue. That's why it's so important for local heroes to step up and make a difference.

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Voting Information for Toronto City Election October 27

Posted by Steve Jones

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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The Toronto municipal election will occur on October 27, 2014. Voting places are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is one voting place for each of Toronto's 44 wards. You can find out where your voting place is at http://app.toronto.ca/vote/myVote.do.

You will need to bring identification that shows your name and qualifying Toronto address with you to the voting place. This ID can be:

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A National Dialogue on Care at End of Life

Posted by Steve Jones

Tue, Mar 25, 2014

There are some topics that need to be discussed but we just don't.  Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care and Physician Assisted Dying frequently make the news headlines like some distant third party events but personal discussions are avoided like sex and politics at the family level.    Too personal, too confusing, too many unknowns, too emotional?

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will get us talking by hosting a discussion on health care at the end of life through a series of live town hall meetings across Canada. end-of-life-care-enb CMA Canadian Medical AssociationDiscussions will also be live-streamed and augmented by on-line discussion boards.   

According to research performed by Harris/Decima in a Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association survey, 80% of Canadians believe that these serious conversations should begin when we are healthy or at an early stage of diagnosis of a life limiting illness.  Nevertheless, most of us don't have the conversation and even fewer put our wishes in writing.

Of course, live streaming and on-line discussion boards will improve accessibility and increase the audience size but maybe not for the over 70 crowd.  Not complaining, Just saying....

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Topics: Healthcare system, Events

2014 Brampton Events for Charity

Posted by Steve Jones

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

our-story-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.vQi02OLZzRFor many healthcare organizations the charitable donations and volunteer hours spent running, organizing and participating in special events can reinforce the local health system, giving people in that region a better quality of life. Without community participation many healthcare services wouldn't have the funding resources needed to continue. That's why it's so important for local heroes to step up and make a difference. 

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21 Ways to Get Active and Happy in Etobicoke

Posted by Jeff Durish

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Fotolia_24337753_XSNow that the holidays are over, the decorations can be put away, family and friends have gone home, and life is beginning to go back to normal. After all the excitement and stress, it's natural to want to hole up at home and get some peace and quiet.

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Topics: Events, Healthy Living

Qualicare Toronto Offers eBook “Living Well with Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Posted by Steve Jones

Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Fotolia_5803127_XSToronto, Ontario. November 22, 2013 - Qualicare Toronto, a leading senior care agency in Toronto, has published a new eBook, “Living Well with Alzheimer’s Disease,” and is offering it free to the public. This 38-page eBook focuses on living well with Alzheimer’s disease. The eBook contains valuable information for anyone newly diagnosed and for family caregivers.

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Untangling Alzheimer's: The Newest "The Nature of Things" Documentary

Posted by Steve Jones

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

David_Suzuki-1For the last 34 years, David Suzuki has been the star of the documentary series, The Nature of Things. Before that, he was a professor at UBC. What many people may not know, however, is that his mother died of Alzheimer's disease, along with all three of her siblings. In his next documentary, airing on Nov. 14, he delves into the world of Alzheimer's disease and his personal experience with it. The show is called Untangling Alzheimer's.

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