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.
Living Life to the Full courses 2020
CMHA Durham (French)
Weekly from Sept. 22 to Nov. 10
Contact: Mireille Huneault (Mireilleh@cmhadurham.org; 905-436-8760, ext. 137)
WoodGreen Community Services
Family Outreach and Response Program
Orientation Oct. 7
Weekly from Oct. 14 to Dec. 2, 2:30-4 p.m.
Contact: Calista Rajakariar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you’re an organization interested in hosting a workshop, a caregiver aged 55+ interested in putting your name on our wait list, or seeking more information, please contact 416-977-5580 ext 4176 or email@example.com
More than 120 agencies have successfully implemented Living Life to the Full for caregivers 55+. These agencies have not only created connections with valuable mental health resources, but they’ve supported 960 caregiver participants on a journey to self-care, self-discovery, self-mastery, and social inclusion.
View testimonials about our French course below.
This project is funded by the Employment and Social Development Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program.