Toronto, Ont. – WoodGreen Community Services applauds and thanks the Government of Canada for their commitment last Friday to support the development of 260 new homes in Toronto. This included two WoodGreen Community Service buildings, 60 Bowden Street with 50 affordable housing units for seniors and 1080 Queen Street East with nine units, both offering our signature Seniors Cluster Care Model.
WoodGreen's Cluster Care Program creates a community for seniors who can function mostly independently with some assistance from trained staff. Cluster care provides clients with around-the-clock personal care including check-ups, medication administration, bathing and toileting, and other forms of assistance and care, with common areas to develop community as well as independent living spaces. WoodGreen currently runs six sites with 42 supportive housing units for seniors aged 59 and older.
Using this government funding, WoodGreen will re-purpose the 1080 Queen Street East space as a WoodGreen Seniors Cluster Care Unit, providing higher needs seniors with 24/7 care at their housing location, keeping seniors living safely and independently at home, rather than living in institutionalized settings receiving more expensive forms of care.
WoodGreen looks to all levels of government to prioritize cluster care models and improve integrated care for seniors in the community. As we head towards the Ontario government’s Throne Speech and new mandate, setting the tone for Ontario’s goals over the next four years, WoodGreen strongly encourages further government investment into home and community care, senior wellness and support for cluster care models ensuring people can live healthily and independently at home and in their community for as long as possible.
ABOUT WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES (woodgreen.org): WoodGreen is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year. We offer over 75 programs and services tackling the social determinants that affect the health and well-being of individuals in our community.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Jen Mayville, Marketing & Communications Manager; [email protected]; (437) 226-8091 (cell)