Information. Education. Support.


  • February 20, 2017 5:38 PM | Anonymous

    Canadian Blood Services is a non-profit, charitable organization whose sole mission is to manage the blood and blood products supply for Canadians.

    As a non-profit  organization, we are responsible for utilizing each health dollar spent on blood collection in the most efficient was possible.  We track the use of blood and we’ve become more efficient at how we collect blood, allowing us to concentrate our collections on busier centres and times of day. 

    Donors from Richmond Hill are needed to ensure are hospital patients get the blood and blood products they need when they need them.  

    Please donate at Hillcrest Mall on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 4:00pm - 8:00pm, and on Fridays & Saturdays between 8:00am - 1:00pm.

    Here's my ask: we are looking for donors that could help us out during that 1st hour on Fridays until we build the regular donor base.  An extra hour means we need to collect more blood on Fridays, in preparation for the weekend demand (especially important around holiday weekends)

    So, how ‘bout it?  Would you like to Save A Life before work on a Friday?  If you haven’t donated in a while, now is the time.  I’m looking for groups of 3 (or more) willing to Give Someone Their Summer – did you know – it can take up to 50 blood donors to save 1 car accident victim?

    Click here for more information...

  • March 02, 2016 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) is pleased to offer the Next Steps for Family Caregiver educational opportunity. The Next Steps Education Series for Families and Friends is a series created to educate and support family caregivers and loved ones of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.  The series is scheduled over four separate sessions with specific topics related to caregiving, such as Adapting to Brain Changes, covered each week. The Next Steps Education Series for Families and Friends is geared towards those who are informal caregivers and/or supporting a caregiver and is not meant as training for professional/paid caregivers.


    This learning opportunity is FREE.  We only ask that people call ahead to register as space is limited.


    AS York is running this series monthly at various locations around York Region.  We can also run the program at your location; please contact Stacey Mendonca for more details.  


    To register for an upcoming event or if you want AS York to host a series, please contact Stacey Mendonca, Public Education Coordinator for AS York at 905-726-3477 or email

  • January 14, 2015 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    It's important that the places we call home are healthy environments, for ourselves and our visitors.

    Risks to health can occur in any home through environmental factors from nature itself, products we use, the air we breathe, or sometimes from the food we eat, or the water we drink. 


    Click here for more information

  • May 14, 2014 4:07 AM | Kimberly Irwin

    The Care Guide and is Canada’s most comprehensive resource senior directory. The target audience is adult children over 45 to 64, older adults and professionals seeking housing, homecare, hospice or any health care related product for seniors.


    If your Focus is Seniors… and the Ontario Care Guide publication is here to Carry Your Message!


    CareConnect is also part of The Care Guide and is a confidential HELP line and offers Care Management for seniors and family members overseen by a qualified health care professional.  Our network of trusted professionals assist you in making difficult eldercare decisions, whether in a crisis or planning ahead.


    Contact: 1-800-311-2273 (CARE) for all your Health Care solutions.

  • October 03, 2013 2:31 PM | Anonymous
    Here's a quick tutorial for members who cannot login or have had questions about updating your directory profile.

  • July 18, 2013 3:17 PM | Anonymous
    Adult Day Program by CCACThe Central CCAC, with assistance from Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Hospital, is pleased to feature a new video that provides patients and caregivers with information on adult day programs (ADP). The video includes information on the different types of adult day programs, the benefits of adult day programs for patients and caregivers, and informs the viewer on how they can easily access a program in their area. The ADP video is a valuable addition to the toolkit of Central CCAC staff and is available to all of our health partners.

    To view the Adult Day Program video click HERE.

    Share the video link with your colleagues, health partners, caregivers, patients and their families.
  • May 24, 2012 11:36 AM | Anonymous
    Ontario is moving forward with the next step in developing its Seniors Care Strategy, which will help seniors stay healthy and live at home longer.

    The strategy will include:
    • Expansion of doctor’s house calls
    • Increase in access to home care for seniors in need
    • Establishing care co-ordinators to work with health care providers so seniors receive the right care, particularly as they recover from a hospital stay
    • Allowing seniors to adapt their home to meet their needs as they age with the assistance of the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit
    • Helping seniors stay healthy by eating well and exercising regularly so they can manage their own care and stay mobile
    Dr. Samir Sinha will lead the development and implementation of the Seniors Care Strategy. This summer, Dr. Sinha will consult broadly on how to support seniors at home and reduce hospital readmissions and pressure on long-term care homes.

    In fall 2012, Dr. Sinha will provide recommendations to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on how to help more seniors to live independently at home and in their community, and will work with the health care sector to implement the strategy, once approved.

    Ensuring that seniors have access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place is part of the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care.
  • January 12, 2012 1:16 AM | Anonymous

    The government is delivering on its promise to create an elder abuse strategy that protects vulnerable seniors and victims, and enhances public safety. This five year initiative reflects the government's vision of an Ontario where all seniors can live free from harm and with dignity. The $4.33 million Strategy addresses three priorities: Coordination of community services, training of front line staff and raising public awareness of elder abuse and where to go for help. The Strategy is a partnership between the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA), the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Victim Services Secretariat, and the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat.

    With the many competing demands for funding, why would a provincial elder abuse strategy be a government priority?

    Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem that is totally inconsistent with the government's vision of a province where seniors are safe, live with dignity and are treated with respect. Ontario is home to 1.5 million seniors and research indicates that currently four to ten percent (60,000-150,000) of them have experienced or are experiencing abuse of some kind.

    Why doesn't the government just support more police action on elder abuse?

    Elder abuse, while always reprehensible, is not always a crime. Even when elder abuse is a criminal offence, seniors who are abused may not wish to report the incident to the police out of a sense of shame, or are unwilling to cause negative consequences for the loved one who has abused them. While police are often not the best agency to assist an abused senior, they are a vitally important resource at the community level, and will be involved in the implementation of the strategy across Ontario.
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