Quick facts

Service type: Seniors
Eligibility: Caregivers supporting a family member, partner or friend/neighbour living with dementia or other cognitive or psychogeriatric issues. Clients must reside in East Toronto: Yonge St. to Victoria Park Ave. (extended to Rouge River during COVID-19), and Eglinton Ave. to Lake Shore Blvd.
Delivery: Currently, counselling appointments and group support sessions are offered virtually and by phone. This information will be updated once in-person programming resumes.
Fee: Free

Program description

The Caregiver Support & Wellness program is designed for individuals caring for a family member, partner or friend living with dementia or other cognitive or psychogeriatric issues. Our social workers provide one-on-one counselling to help caregivers problem solve, prevent burnout and improve their health and wellbeing. The support group offers a safe space for caregivers to share their experiences and learn from one another.

Supporting resources

Access a flyer about the Caregiver Support & Wellness program here.

Program testimonials

One-on-one counselling

Client

“Our talks resulted in a weight being lifted… shifting my thinking to not take on my [care recipient’s] problems as my own.”

Facilitated group support

Client

“It was comforting because they understand. Others [outside the group] can’t relate or don’t want to talk about it, but it’s good to know you can talk to these ladies who want to talk about it.”

How you can help

Please contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@woodgreen.org. Donations are graciously accepted through the WoodGreen Foundation.

Ready to participate?

Registration

 

Due to COVID-19, in-person services are currently unavailable.

 

Please contact Central Intake at cccentralintake@woodgreen.org or (416) 572-3575 to register.

 

To learn more, please contact:

Contact information

Stephanie Conant

Manager, Caregiver Support & Wellness and Social Work

(416) 845-8118
sconant@woodgreen.org

Location

815 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4K 1M8

One-on-one counselling sessions may be arranged in clients’ homes, if needed.

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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