Home Instead Senior Care provides in-home care for residents in Crescent Town.
Crescent Town is a neighbourhood who's boundaries are Dentonia Park Avenue to the north and Victoria Park subway station to the east. Also known as Taylor Massey, this area is located just minutes away from the Upper Beach.
Crescent Town consists mainly of high-rise apartment complexes, built originally to take advantage of the opening of the adjacent Victoria Park Subway station.
It is a diverse, community of approximately 15,000 people in the east Don Valley Parklands and is a multicultural neighbourhood. Major population includes an extensive number of Bengali, Jamaican, Pakistani, and Tamil Canadians.
Non-Medical transportation for Seniors to important appointments can be arranged with accompaniment through your local Home Instead office.
Victoria Park TTC stations is the closest to Crescent Town and connects east/west subway trains (Line 2).
Danforth Go Train Station (at 213 Main St. south of Danforth) is only partially wheelchair accessible. Trains run east and west including to Union Station.
Wheel-Trans provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities using accessible buses, contracted accessible and sedan taxis. Their strict eligibility guidelines can be discussed via appointment by calling 416-393-4111. Once eligibility is confirmed, reservations are made at 416-393-4222.
Toronto Ride provides door-to-door, assisted transportation to seniors 55+ and adults with disabilities who are not eligible for Wheel-Trans. This partnership of 14 not-for-profit agencies in Toronto can be reached at 416-481-5250.
Seniors may be eligible for an Accessibility Parking Permit through the City of Toronto. Inquire at 416 235-2999.
Dawes Road (at 416 Dawes Rd) 416 396-3820, and Danforth/Coxwell (at 1675 Danforth Avenue) 416 393-7783 library branches are wheelchair accessible and offer books, films, internet access and community-based programs.
Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors aka Call-A-Service Inc (at 2 Gower Street) is a multicultural community centre specializing in transportation, recreation, education, wellness and support services for seniors and adults with disabilities. Programs for seniors are in English, Chinese, Tamil and Bengali and bring all four groups together to promote cultural harmony. The objective is to enhance the physical, psychological, social and cultural well being of seniors and adults with disabilities; help seniors and adults with disabilities gain access to appropriate health and social services and to encourage the meaningful participation of seniors and adults with disabilities in the community. 416 752-0101.
Neighbourhood Link Support Service (at 3036 Danforth Avenue) offers an Adult Day Program, Akwasti Program (translated from Huron-Wendattra, it means "in the inner beauty of happiness, they grow old"), Chinese Programs, Client Intervention and Assistance, Congregate Dining, Meals on Wheels Program, Respite Service and Caregiver Relief, Security Checks, Social and Recreational Programs. It t is a community-based care and support program 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. 416 691-7407.
Ethiopian Association in the GTA (at 1950 Danforth Ave near Woodbine Ave) offers Seniors Outreach and Recreation, Networking, Referrals, Cultural programs and Workshops, Facility is not wheelchair accessible 416-694-1522
O'Connor Community Centre (at 1386 Victoria Park Avenue and O'Connor Drive) recently reopened, and has a free gym, weight room and an outdoor pool. They offer special programs for adults 60+ like Line Dancing (country, Latin and sequence - and partners not required), Visual Arts(drawing, painting, and pottery)and Cardio. They also have a Drop in social time for Adults 55+. 416 395-7957.
Warden Woods Community Centre (at 74 Firvalley Court) offers seniors programs like a Friendship Club (wellness and recreational activities); I.R.I.E. Club (a lively social program connecting older Caribbean adults for wellness workshops, seminars, arts, crafts and organized trips); Tai Chi; Congregate Dining (a nutritional meal and social support); Tamil and Bengali Seniors Recreation; free monthly blood pressure and footcare clinics; Assisted living and home help; Crisis intervention; Caregiver Support; Homelessness Prevention; Meals on Wheels; Outings and Transportation Services. They also offer an Adult Day Program at their 63 Mack Ave location for adults with Alzheimer's or related Dementia. 416 694-1138.
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office 's Crescent Town Club runs the Elder Consortium & The Seniors' Web (at 2A The Market Place, 416 467-0126). Their mission is a partnership committed to supporting seniors, particularly those most isolated, to connect socially, access services and resources, and improve overall quality of life for a healthier and more resilient Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood. Services include Chronic Conditions and Prevention Management (medication and chronic pain self-management), Active Aging (Recreation and Wellness Activity, Footcare, Workshops and Talks on chronic diseases, healthy eating, diabetes, elder abuse and safety, seniors benefits and services, Flu Clinics, Mental Health Services and Financial Literacy) and Community Support Services (Bereavement Support, Transportation, Telephone Support, Appointment and Escorting, Settlement Services, Interpretation, Visiting Hospice for end-of-life care, Case Management and Friendly Visitation). The Seniors' Web is a Centre for Wellness, Engagement and Belonging.
Dentonia Park Golf Course (at 781 Victoria Park north of Danforth) is a city-owned, award winning golf course that promotes itself as one of the finest and most challenging par 3 facilities in Ontario. It is perfect for beginners just learning the game or advanced players sharpening their short shots. Local residents can walk to this 18-hole, course, just north of the Victoria Park subway station. 416 392-2558.
Main Square Community Centre (at 245 Main St) is a 3-level facility with a 25 metre pool and two multi-purpose areas with a wide range of programming for seniors like Cardio for Older Adults and Osteofit for Aduts 60+. 416 392-1070.
The Scarborough Hospital is the nearest hospital and it operates two campuses, the General Campus (at 3050 Lawrence Ave. E) 416 438-2911and the Birchmount Campus (at 3030 Birchmount Rd) 416 495-2400. Both have emergency rooms. Patient Programs for seniors include Acute Care for the Elderly, Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network Clinic, Psycho-geriatric Outreach Program and Stroke Care.
Another nearby hospital is Toronto East General Hospital, located at 825 Coxwell Avenue (at Sammon Avenue) and has an emergency department. 416 461-8272.
Scarborough Golden Mile walk-in Clinic (at 1880 Eglinton Avenue and Victoria Park, in the Golden Mile plaza, near No Frills) offers walk in patient care. 416 285-7575.
Dawes Family Practice And Walk-In (at 2772 Danforth Ave) is another nearby clinic and part of Comprehensive Healthcare Network. 416 690-1042.
Founded in 1877, this neighbourhood began as a farm by Walter Massey. Walter Massey, Canada's first major industrialist, purchased 240 acre of country property centered on Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue. Taylor Massey and his wife Susan Massey, sold eggs, poultry and fresh trout on this land.
Crescent Town was recently ranked #94 in Toronto Life's "The Ultimate Neighbourhoods Rankings".
There is a senior dating site specifically for the area, including Ionview East, Scarborough, Kennedy Park, East Birchmount Park.
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