All the departments across the Organization have been adjusting the programs and the services to continue supporting the seniors living in the community. New solutions and ways to serve have been implemented day-by-day and according to the necessity of members, clients and caregivers.
Personal Support Workers provide an essential role within the healthcare system. They are on the front line in full personal protective equipment, and they have been helping seniors with bathing, meal preparation, medication reminders, and other acts of daily living even in those unprecedented times. Today, 350 clients receive assistance.
The drivers of North York Seniors Centre are also on the frontline taking seniors to medical appointments and helping them with grocery shopping and getting their medications. They are shopping and delivering groceries, as well. 140 orders have been delivered per month.
While physical distancing from in-person social activities is taking place, the Active Living Centre and A Day Away Club teams are socially connecting with 2500+ seniors by phone, through social media, emails, and virtual hangouts. Also, volunteers are itching to stay engaged, and NYSC is helping them to stay connected in this time of challenge.
Since March 16, North York Seniors Centre teams have been working at a different pace because of prevention measures enacted by the Ontarian Authorities to flat the spreading curve of COVID-19. If you need support or want more information about the services and programs available now, reach out at 416 733.4111 – Monday to Friday during business hours.
COVID-19: What seniors need to know