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​Not All Superheroes Wear Capes – Part 2

May 10, 2022

By Rhea Tony
Communications Intern

​At Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), we believe that not all heroes wear capes, instead they put on masks and gloves for the safety of everyone in the community.

In a proud accomplishment, a joint partnership between Scarborough Retirement Residence (SRR), Kohn Management Group and SCHC’s Assisted Living program over 100 goodie boxes have been delivered to SCHC Assisted Living Program clients at 4175 and 4205 Lawrence Ave E. This initiative is titled ‘Love-in-a-Box’ and focuses on caring for the isolated seniors and elderly who live away from their loved ones and have been impacted even more by the quarantine measures of the pandemic. SRR residents initiated this project and the faces on our seniors is evidence of how touched they were by the caring put into the gifts. The homemade quilts were especially a great hit!

SCHC’s Assisted Living Program staff put on face masks and gloves!

Whilst following the Public Health Covid-19 regulations, volunteers and staff are constantly serving our community’s isolated seniors. It can be very stressful and mentally exhausting, but our heroes never give up. From making home-cooked meals to driving them around for hospital appointments, they are doing it all. SCHC heroes also step in as friendly faces when things look hopeless and to remind seniors that they are never alone.

SCHC’s team of professional Personal Support Workers are onsite 7 days a week providing services to Assisted Living program clients. Using an evidence-based assessment tool, information will be gathered from the client, their family, and caregivers to create an individualized care plan created based on their needs and provincial guidelines. The care plan may include safety checks, medication reminders, personal care, and essential light housekeeping. The Assisted Living program is based out of two (2) specified Toronto Community Housing buildings (4175 and 4205 Lawrence Ave E). All clients must be residents of these buildings to receive services from the program.

SCHC does also provide support for seniors outside of that community.  Hot or Frozen Meals, transportation to medical appointments or grocery stores, personal support workers, housekeeping and/or yardwork help are just a few of the services available to allow seniors to stay in their homes and achieve a better quality of life.  During the Covid-19 health crisis, a special subsidy program is being offered to eligible seniors.  This will help offset the minor fees associated with some of the services.  Please get more information and/or register by calling 416-847-4134 or email cssintake@schcontario.ca.

The ‘Love-in-a-Box’ initiative is going strong and aims at serving more clients in the future. We appreciate every helping hand that participated and contributed in achieving this success; from the SRR team of residents, the delivery team from Koch Management and most importantly the Assisted Living program staff and volunteers of SCHC for their constant support and dedication.

​In Scarborough, SCHC is #KeepingSeniorsSafe!