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Health Promotion and Education

Health Promotion and Education programs provide educational and health related activities/services that promote health and wellness for older adults. Activities provide public education about seniors health and the aging process to caregivers, students and volunteers as well as providing self-care opportunities for seniors, caregivers and seniors’ volunteers.

Who is this program for?

  • older Adults (55 years of age or over)
  • caregiver and public education activities are open to participants who are below 55
  • older adults residing in the West Neighbourhood House Older Adult Centre catchment area (Bloor Street to the lake, Roncesvalles Ave to Yonge Street)

What happens in this program:

  • weekly workshops covering a variety of topics, including health and wellness seminars
  • meetings and public forums about seniors issues
  • Health Action Theatre by Seniors (a public education model for health promotion and community engagement)
  • self-care and mutual support seniors and caregivers evening groups
  • weekly arts studio and cooking groups
  • monthly mobility community clinic (mobility assessments by CCAC/VHA OT)

Activities include:

  • Health Promotion Tuesday 1:30-3pm workshop
  • Tuesday evening self-help group
  • Health Action Theatre by Seniors and special projects
  • Seniors Arts Studio
  • Occupational Therapy Clinic with VHA/CCAC
  • Hearing Clinic with CHS
  • Food security and cooking demonstrations
  • Older Adult Centre Volunteer Training