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Adult Day Program
Community-based care and support are provided through recreational activities for frail seniors and those with cognitive impairments to minimize their isolation and promote their physical and emotional health in a safe and friendly environment.
This program is specifically designed for extremely frail and vulnerable seniors, who would qualify for extended care in an institutional setting but want to maintain their independence in their home.
The term Akwasti (Ondakwastakwi Onteskwet) comes from the Huron-Wendat culture. Translated into English, Akwasti means “in the inner beauty of happiness, they grow old.”
A diverse range of activities in Cantonese and Mandarin is offered for all ages, as well as for the seniors of the Pui Hong program. Activities include recreational games, monthly luncheons, music, art classes, day trips and celebrations for special events like birthdays. Participants also receive a monthly newsletter in Cantonese or Mandarin.
Here is a recent issue of the monthly newsletter from our Pui Hong Chinese Seniors Program.
Click to download: March 2017 Newsletter
Click to download: Pui Hong Chinese Seniors Program (Cantonese) April 2017 Calendar
Click to download: Mandarin Community Support Group April 2017 Calendar
Client Intervention and Assistance
Crisis intervention, case management, advocacy and non-therapeutic counselling are available to those in need.
At five sites in the community we serve seniors a hot, nutritious home-cooked meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner to promote their well-being and to provide them an opportunity to socialize and meet friends.
Hot meal entrées consist of:
- Beef, chicken, pork, fish or vegetarian alternative
- Potatoes, rice or pasta
- Two types of vegetables or salad
- Bread and Margarine
This program offers support to caregivers, to alleviate the strain of caring for an elderly parent or partner.
Daily telephone calls are made to seniors to ensure they are safe in their own home.
Social and Recreational Programs
Affordable, accessible and lively, the social and recreational programs help seniors stay active and engaged with others. Along with increasing stamina, flexibility and coordination, they provide a sense of well-being and connection with the community. We offer a variety of programs including carpet bowling, crafts, bingo, Wii games, yoga, wellness talks, ping pong, euchre, and day trips.
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Neighbourhood Link Seniors Programs August Calendar
Seniors are assisted in the home with personal care, meal preparation and other daily living activities. To promote the quality of life and well-being of our clients, we also offer a wide range of recreational activities outside the home, including bingo, darts, exercise classes and crafts.
Transportation and escorts to medical and other essential appointments are provided for seniors living near Neighbourhood Link offices and facilities. Please contact us if you have questions about the availability of this service in your area.