Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association

Site: Administrative Office/North Toronto Office

Record Details
Alternate Name Chinese Bereavement Services ; Chinese Elder Abuse Help Line ; Chinese Elder Abuse Helpline ; Chronic Disease Self Management Program ; GAIN ; Geriatric and Assessment and Intervention Network ; Renal Social Support Centre
Former Name Chinese Seniors Home Support Services Association (1992) ; Chinese Seniors Support Services Association (2000)
Office Phone 416-502-2323
Fax 416-502-2382
Primary Contact Edith Lam, Director of Development and Communication; Phone: 416-847-6007; Email:
Alternate Contact Alice Mui, Director of Client Care; Phone: 416-847-6011; Email:
Primary Executive Helen Leung, Chief Executive Officer; Email:
Funding United Way ; Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP)
Description (Service) Adult Day Program -- Monday-Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm, extended hours 3:30 pm-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-3 pm * program available in Scarborough and Richmond Hill * for persons 55 years and older with special needs, such as physical frailty or mild memory impairment, in need of supervised, structured setting * social and recreation activities * lunch, snack * personal care and health related services -- exercise, foot care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy * transportation available

Chinese Bereavement Services -- culturally specific bereavement services * individual support and self help group * public education * seminars, workshops * information and referral

Chronic Disease Self Management Program -- 6 week workshop for adults with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis * individual counselling with nurse, dietitian and social worker * health and education workshops, seminars * caregiver education and support * information and referral * workshop licensed by Stanford University

Community Outreach -- outreach programs for those living in seniors apartments and suburban areas * retirement groups * seniors self help groups * community, wellness and health education * caregiver support * volunteer development

Community support services -- escort to medical appointments, telephone security checks, friendly visiting, hospice visiting, grocery shopping, client intervention and assistance -- free * congregate dining -- fee, subsidies available * transportation -- fee * Chinese meals on wheels -- fee * referrals, follow up

Elder Abuse Prevention Program -- Chinese Elder Abuse Helpline 416-502-2321 * elder abuse education * supportive counselling

Geriatric Assessment & Intervention Network (GAIN) Community Team -- wrap around supported care and services with individualized comprehensive geriatric assessment * intensive case management, personalized care plan * service navigation

Home care services -- home help, homemaking, respite care, palliative care -- fee

Personal Care Program -- for seniors living in the community requiring higher level of care * care coordination * scheduled and unscheduled personal support workers' visit, security check

Renal Social Support Centre -- for renal patients and individuals with kidney disease * program available in Scarborough * supervised day care, health maintenance, socialization * clean room for peritoneal dialysis * health related services -- physiotherapy, foot care, manicures, massage therapy, music therapy, reflexology * nutritional counselling * social and recreation activities * support group * transportation available

Supportive housing services -- for seniors requiring higher level of care * 24 hour on site services at Alexandra Park Apartments and Tam O'Shanter Towers * emergency response services

Wellness and Social Program -- social, recreational and educational programs for persons 50 years and older * drop-in centre * friendship groups * interest classes * outings

Services also provided at branches in Richmond Hill (905-771-3700, 905-780-9646) and Mississauga (905-270-9988)
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * extended hours for some programs
Areas Served Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries City of Toronto, southern York Region, Mississauga
Eligibility Seniors 50 years and older * adults with physical disabilities
Application Call intake * home visit assessment, self referral
Languages English ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Punjabi ; Tamil ; Urdu
Fees $ 25 per year -- Wellness Club social program membership fee
Located In Community Scarborough North
Address & Map
300 Silver Star Blvd
Toronto, ON M1V 0G2
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Intersection Midland Ave and McNicoll Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Adult Day Programs ~ Kidney Disease ; Adult Day Programs ~ Older Adults ; Aging/Older Adult Support Groups ; Bereavement Counselling ~ Chinese Community ; Bereavement Support Groups ~ Chinese Community ; Caregiver Consultation and Support ~ Families/Friends of Chronically Ill ; Caregiver Consultation and Support ~ Families/Friends of Frail/Dependent Elderly ; Caregiver Training ~ Families/Friends of Chronically Ill ; Case/Care Management ~ Older Adults ; Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ; Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites ; Disability Related Transportation ; Elder Abuse Counselling ~ Chinese Community ; Elder Abuse Hotlines ~ Chinese Community ; Elder Abuse Prevention ~ Chinese Community ; Employment/Retirement Related Support Groups ~ Retired People ; Errand Running/Shopping Assistance ; Escort Programs ; Friendly Outreach Programs ; General Health Education Programs ~ People with Chronic Illnesses ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Older Adults ; Geriatric Assessment ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ People with Chronic Illnesses ; Home Delivered Meals ~ Chinese Community ; Homemaker Assistance ; Individual Advocacy ~ Older Adults ; Individual Advocacy ~ Physical Disabilities ; Outreach Programs ~ Older Adults ; Palliative Care ; Personal Care ; Personal Health Care Advocate Services ~ Older Adults ; Respite Care ; Senior Centres ; Senior Ride Programs ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Older Adults ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Chinese Community ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Older Adults ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ People with Chronic Illnesses ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Physical Disabilities ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Chinese Community ~ Death and Dying Issues ; Telephone Reassurance ; Volunteer Development ; Wellness Programs ~ Older Adults


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