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Seniors 80+, Home Care Recipients, and Indigenous Adults may now pre-register for COVID-19 vaccinations!

If you are 80 years or older, get home care services and/or are an Indigenous Adult (over 16 years old), you can get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you live or work in East Toronto and you would like to receive your COVID-19 vaccine through East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), please pre-register by completing the form below.

If you pre-register, we will contact you when you are eligible for the vaccine. That’s when you can book an actual vaccination appointment. You will receive information on how to book an appointment directly with ETHP, or through other partners, as more options become available.

Please note: This is a pre-registration process only – it does not guarantee a vaccine appointment or give you an appointment time.

The Ontario Ministry of Health decides who is eligible to get the vaccine. If you would like more information on vaccine eligibility in Ontario please visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario.

Info Sessions on East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP) Advisory Group

East Toronto Health Partners are hosting two virtual information sessions on their ETHP Advisory Group and volunteer opportunities.

The ETHP Advisory Group are volunteers who meet monthly over a one-year period to share perspectives as patients, family members/caregivers and community members. The objective is to improve how people access and receive health care in East Toronto. They are also looking for a wider pool of local residents to participate as volunteers in one-time future activities such as workshops, surveys and focus groups. ETHP will accept Advisory Group applications until Monday March 8. Registration for one-time activities is ongoing. Volunteer advisors need to reflect the diverse communities they serve. To apply or sign up, please visit their website before March 8th.

Sessions are: February 23 6pm to 7pm and March 3 12 pm to 1pm. Please see poster below for more info.

Wellness Conversation Program

The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) is hosting a Virtual Wellness Conversation Program on Mondays (11:30am to 12:30pm) and Thursdays (1:00pm to 2:30pm) on Zoom.

Enjoy a casual conversation with friends. For more information and to register please contact

  • Alberto at 416-453-1695 or arodil@tno-toronto.org
  • Adil at 416-460-3530 or apatel@tno-toronto.org
  • Prasante at 416-459-3170 or pbhunya@tno-toronto.org

Please note: virtual meeting link will be provided to registered participants only.

New Seniors Indoor Gardening Program

The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) is offering a new indoor gardening program for seniors who live in Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park.

Learn how to grow ornamental plants inside your home. Support will be provided by telephone or other virtual means.

For more information and registration, please contact Alberto at 416-453-1695 or arodil@tno-toronto.org.

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Forum January 31

Health Access Thorncliffe Park (HATP) is presenting their  1st COVID-19 vaccine Q and A forum on Sunday January 31st from 3pm – 5pm.

They will have a panel of experts who will share their knowledge on the COVID-19 vaccine, de-bunk myths, and answer questions from community members.

How to Attend:

From a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device, please join via Zoom:

Zoom: HTTPS://CA01WEB.ZOOM.US/J/68426914104?PWD=DEXDTDVLMVJFEUN6QTFROFN5Y29PDZ09

Webinar ID: 684 2691 4104

Password: 666445

You can also join by phone:

Dial: 647-375-2970

Meeting ID: 684 2691 4104

Participant ID: Press pound (#)

Meeting Password: 666445#

Seniors Tech Help – Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library’s Seniors Tech Help provides free help to seniors on how to use your technology.

This winter, call in to get help using eBooks or other library services. Learn more about how to use your computer, tablet or smartphone. No need to leave home if you don’t have a library card! They can help you get a new TPL Digital Access Card.

Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact

Cyber/Tech Resources for Seniors Available

Please see the following organizations if you are looking for help with technology.

TechServeTO

From their website:

TechServeTO – connecting digital-native millennial volunteers with older adults who just need a little bit of technical help to improve their everyday lives. Today, TechServeTO is a federally incorporated non-profit that provides services across Canada to older adults through 1v1 sessions, workshops in partnerships with older adults’ associations, and a set of financial literacy resources. Our mission is: “We want all older adults in Canada to build their digital literacy skills and become confident in using technology.” Although our organization was founded as a COVID-response initiative, we think that our mission to help older adults with digital literacy skills endures for the years to come.

Cyber-Seniors

From their website:

Cyber-Seniors’ mission is to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. It does so through the development and dissemination of resources that enable community organizations to provide tech-training for senior citizens using an intergenerational, youth volunteer model. Youth are provided with lessons and learning activities to train them to act as digital mentors, and senior citizens gain access to effective technology training and intergenerational communities that keep them socially connected and engaged.

December Virtual Meeting

Photo by Ruvim Miksanskiy on Pexels.com

This year has been challenging for many of us. LTTA would like to invite all Leaside Towers tenants to the year-end virtual event – Meet Your Neighbours – on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7pm on Zoom.

Let’s come together, meet your neighbours, celebrate and support each other safe from the comfort of your homes.

Join us from your computer, smartphone devices or your phone.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you all on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7pm.

Instructions for joining online:

  1. Go to join.zoom.us
  2. Enter Meeting ID and Passcode shown below:
    • Meeting ID: 840 66647766
    • Passcode: 1234
  3. Join

Instructions for calling:

  1. Call (647) 374 4685 or (647) 558 0588
  2. Enter Meeting ID and Passcode shown below:
    • Meeting ID: 840 66647766
    • Passcode: 1234