Rexdale Community Health Centre - Community Programs

Ethno Cultural Seniors Program

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Record #: CWL0237 Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 01 Aug 2014
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Description & Services
DescriptionA safe and friendly space for older adults from diverse cultures to meet * reduces social isolation of 'at risk' ethnic seniors * supports development of social networks * promote health and wellness and build self esteem and self confidence to lead an independent life 
Program activities: 
Exercise classes (yoga, gentle fitness, stretch and strength) * Health and wellness workshops and seminars * Diabetes education - pre and post exercise blood sugar testing * English language classes * Arts and crafts * Visual Arts program * Congregate dining * Health snack Program * Healthy eating and cooking classes * Women talking to women - peer support program * cultural celebrations *Advocacy and civic engagement sessions * Music workshops * trips
HoursOffice Hours: Mon-Wed 9am - 8pm * Thu & Fri 9am - 5pm & Sat: 9am - 2pm 
Program Hours: Mon, Tues, Thu & Fri 10:30am - 3pm
Areas ServedEtobicoke ; Toronto
EligibilityAges: 50 year(s) and up 
Service is available to residents within the geographic boundaries - W to Highway 427, N to Steeles Avenue, E to Humber River, S to Dixon Road
FeesNone - Offer free interpretation/translation services, childcare, TTC tickets
LanguagesEnglish ; Arabic ; Hindi ; Italian ; Punjabi ; Somali ; Spanish
Contact Information
Address & Map
8 Taber Road
Etobicoke, ON M9W 3A4
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IntersectionKipling Ave and Rexdale Blvd
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Office Phone416-744-6312 or 416-744-0066
Primary ContactWedny Caceres-Speakman, Seniors Program Coordinator; Phone: 416-744-6312 ext 2233
Alternate ContactAlthea Martin-Risden, Program Director; Phone: 416-744-6312 ext 2222
Primary ExecutiveSafia Ahmed, Executive Director; Phone: 416-744-6312 ext 2225
Other Details
FundingCity / Town ; Provincial
Service Level(50) Non Profit
SubjectsCongregate dining ; Crafts ; Diabetes ; Fitness activities ; Health education ; Multiculturalism ; Music ; Outdoor activities ; Seniors ; Visual arts ; Workshops