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Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
- Website: www.advocacycentreelderly.org
ACE serves people 60 years of age and over in the Greater Toronto Area, and may also provide services to seniors outside of Toronto if the case is of significance to the seniors’ community. ACE also works with the local community clinics across the province to provide legal services to seniors living in these other locations.
Alzheimer Society of Ontario
- Website: www.alzheimer.ca/on
Provincial non-profit organization website with articles, research, and information; as well as links for resources, support and access to counselling services for individuals, family members and friends living within Alzheimer’s.
Elder Abuse Ontario
- Website: www.onpea.org/
Formerly known as the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA). A provincial, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults and seniors through education and training for senior caregivers, workers, community networks, and the families of seniors. Call the Seniors Safety Line 1-866-299-1011
Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit
A permanent, refundable personal income tax credit for Ontario seniors (65 years or older) and family members who live with them, to help with the cost of making your home safer and more accessible. If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return.
Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)
The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee provides services that safeguard the legal, personal and financial interests of certain private individuals and estates. The OPGT has six offices throughout Ontario, with multi-disciplinary teams of staff with experience in the health care, social work and financial planning fields. They receive professional support from lawyers, accountants and investigators. Services include protecting the rights and interests of mentally incapable adults, administering estates, and more. Brochures and publications, including Power of Attorney kits, can be accessed from the website.
Ontario Government Seniors Resources and Publications
- Website: www.seniors.gov.on.ca/en/resources
Tips and tools – Ontario’s Resources for Seniors; Guides to Advance Care Planning, Preventing Falls, Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities/Special Needs; Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario; Diversity in Action Toolkit; Falls Prevention Starts with You; Financial Security and Planning Fact Sheets; Prevention of Elder Abuse Policy and Programs Lens; Safe Medication Use for Seniors; What To Do If You Fall; Winter Safety Tips.
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Website: www.mah.gov.on.ca
Through the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program, new homes are being created for low-income families, senior citizens, persons living with mental illness, and victims of domestic violence.
Ontario Physiotherapy Services & Seniors INFOLine
- Website: www.ontario.ca/physiotherapy
Publicly funded physiotherapy, exercise and falls prevention classes to help seniors in long-term care homes, retirement homes or living in their homes in the community, stay healthy and recover from surgery or injury. Contact: 1-888-910-1999
Ontario Senior’s Secretariat
- Website: www.seniors.gov.on.ca
The Ontario Senior’s Secretariat works to improve the quality of life for Ontario’s seniors by advising government on, and helping to develop, policies and programs that meet the needs of seniors and help them lead active, healthy and dignified lives. They also provide seniors with information about vital programs and services, healthy lifestyles and aging. In addition, they promote the important contributions seniors make to families, communities and the province of Ontario; and maintain a close working relationship with seniors organizations across the province.
OPGT Guardianship Investigation Unit
The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Guardianship Investigation Unit is a service that helps to protect mentally incapable adults who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, serious harm. Severe self-neglect, physical abuse and financial exploitation of incapable people are some of the problems that this service can, in certain circumstances, help to resolve.