Caregivers at least 55 years old in the Toronto area can now access Living Life to the Full, a free eight-week course designed to provide skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.
CMHA Ontario and our partners are excited to offer this course (valued at $185 for the 8-week program) for free to caregivers aged 55+ living in Toronto as part of the ENRICHES Collaborative. This fun and interactive course is offered to groups of 10-15 people in community settings. Download the course brochure (PDF), or download an infographic on the program.
Those considering registering for a course should remember that caregivers are anyone supporting a family member or friend. Instead of caregiver, we may use words like sister, daughter, parent, or friend to describe ourselves. Some examples of individuals that may benefit include: a father caring for his child with Schizophrenia, a daughter taking care of her aging parent, a wife supporting her husband with dementia.
The following courses are open for registration, and are being offered for free for caregivers 55+. To register, or for more information on a course, please see the contact information listed below the course you are interested in.
Questions about this project? Please contact 416-977-5580 ext 4135 or email@example.com.
Living Life to the Full Courses 2019
If you are an organization interested in hosting a workshop, or a caregiver aged 55+ interested in putting your name on our wait list, please contact 416-977-5580 ext 4135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Thursday January 17 until Thursday March 7th 2019
Time: 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Location: Scarborough Village 3600 Kingston Road
Call: Annie Smith @ 416-847-4138 e-mail: email@example.com
Monday, January 21st 2019 1:00pm – 2:30pm
8 Week Session Starts: Monday, Jan 28th 2019 – March 25th 2019 1:00pm – 2:30pm (No session March 18th)
Location: Rexdale Community Health Centre, 8 Taber Rd.
Call: 416-744-6312 ext.2233
February 28th – April 18th 2019 (Every Thursday) .
Time: 2pm- 4pm
Location: Golden Mile Employment & Social Services
1800 Eglinton Ave E, Unit # 139
Toronto, Ontario, M1L 2L1
Registration: Surekha Nair
Call: 416 392 8550
Time/Date: 8 Consecutive Fridays, March 29 to May 24, 2019, 1:30 to 3:00pm
(Excluding Good Friday on April 19)
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital Wellness Centre
3660 Midland Avenue, Unit 103,
Scarborough ON M1V 0B8
To register: Please call 416 291 3883
Language: This course will be delivered in Cantonese
Course material available in: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese or English (Select one)
Living Life To The Full initiative for caregivers 55+ have moved caregivers and partner agencies beyond learning concepts and information sharing. The initiative supported and guided 122 participating agencies at local level on how to successfully implement our programs, connect themselves to valuable support and resources in mental health, and bring 960 caregivers participants on a journey to self-care, self-discovery, self-mastery, and social inclusion.
For more information this section will offer you testimonial videos, final report infographics and a full research report from Dr. Nasreen Khatri, Principal investigator from The Rothman Research Institute, Baycrest who was the researcher supervising the research of this project.
Living Life To The Full for caregivers 55+ was part of the ENRICHES impact collaborative and was funded in part by the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program.
View testimonials about our French course below.
This project is funded by the Employment and Social Development Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program.