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Regional Geriatric Program Central & Specialized Geriatric Services
- Website: www.rgpc.ca
There are 5 Regional Geriatric Programs in Ontario. These programs provide a comprehensive, coordinated system of health services for the elderly within a region, in order to assist the elderly to live independently in their own communities thereby preventing unnecessary and inappropriate institutionalization. The RGPC (Regional Geriatric Program central) is located at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton; it is affiliated with McMaster University and sponsored by Hamilton Health Sciences. Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) are also offered, such as specialized geriatric assessment, and short term treatment and rehabilitation services for seniors.
Richmond Hill M. L. McConaghy Seniors’ Centre | 55+
55+ programs, older adult activity calendar, free workshops, seasonal brochures and a wide range of activities and programs from badminton to day trips and much more, for seniors. The M.L. McConaghy Seniors’ Centre offers recreational activities and events for residents who are 55 years of age older and is operated by the Town of Richmond Hill Community Services Department.
SAM | Seniors Activation Maintenance Program
- Website: www.samprogram.ca
The SAM Program is a day program for seniors and adults with diminished abilities and is offered in three community-based centres. Planned activities, refreshments and noon meal are available for participants on a daily basis. The SAM Aphasia Program also provides Supported Conversation Groups. Locations include SAM Central (serves residents west of Gage Avenue in Hamilton); SAM East (serves residents east of Gage Avenue in Hamilton), and SAM Flamborough (serves residents of the former town of Flamborough and Burlington).
Seniors Support Program
- Website: www.welcomeinn.ca/programs
Welcome Inn’s Senior Support Program in Hamilton serves to foster resilient seniors. Helping seniors to remain as independent as possible along with providing opportunities for friendship and healthy community form the major objectives of the program.
Seniors’ and Disabled Persons Tax Deferral Programs
Town of Richmond Hill has three tax deferral programs for seniors, all of which defer eligible year over year tax increases on an interest free basis until the property is transferred or sold. Site includes a brief summary of each of the three deferral programs as well as the seniors tax deferral application form.
Older adults can connect with local programs and services that provide support, health care, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors. Information on residential care and home and community care for seniors. Seniors Scene is a health and social services resource for seniors in the South West.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare London – Specialized Geriatrics Services
Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) is a network of specialty teams in ambulatory, outreach and inpatient settings that specialize in the assessment, intervention, and management of older persons with functional decline, frailty, and complexities throughout Southwestern Ontario.
St. Joseph’s Home Care
- Website: www.stjosephshomecare.ca
Community home care services and programs for individuals in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN (Local Health Integrated Network) & CCAC (Community Care Access Centre). Companionship, housekeeping, personal care, nursing.
Stroke NETWORK | Central East (York Region)
- Website: cesnstroke.ca
The Regional Office for the Centreal East Stroke Network, including York Region, is located in Barrie at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Website provides information about resources including helpful tips and suggestions for stroke survivors and their caregivers; social and recreational services including groups or classes provided by local agencies to assist with social interaction and physical exercise; and much more. The York District Stroke Centre is located in Richmond Hill, Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital . Markham , and Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Stroke NETWORK | Central South Regional
- Website: www.csnstroke.ca
The Regional Stroke Centre for the South Central Ontario Region is located at Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital. Website provides information about resources including helpful tips and suggestions for stroke survivors and their caregivers; social and recreational services including groups or classes provided by local agencies to assist with social interaction and physical exercise; and much more. A District Stroke Centre is located at Niagara Health System – Greater Niagara General Hospital.