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Program: Seniors Support Program

Organization: African Community Services of Peel (ACS)
Description of Services: Drop-in program for seniors from the African Canadian community in Peel * assist older adults who, due to language and cultural barriers were unable to access mainstream community or other seniors programs

Activities include:
  • bi-weekly information sessions on relevant issues such as elder abuse, dieting , physical activity, income support, nutrition, older adults' rights and responsibilities, family relationships, safety and self care
  • intergenerational programs for youth and older adults
  • health and nutrition cook-outs
  • watching informative educational videos
  • supportive sharing with other older adults
  • supportive counselling with referrals
  • recreational activities, arts/crafts, poetry, and light exercise, walks, field trips
  • socializing and mutual support
  • assistance with applying for related benefits, completing pensions, disability forms, income tax and other government forms
  • accompaniment and friendly visiting

Fees: None
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older Adults from the African Canadian Community in Peel
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Languages: English ; Arabic ; Fanti ; Ga ; Somali ; Swahili ; Twi
Area(s) Served: Peel Region, Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga

Phone Numbers: 905-460-9514
Fax: 905-460-9769
Email: info@africancommunityservices.com
Website: www.africancommunityservices.com
Address: 10 Gillingham Dr, Unit 308
Brampton, ON
L6X 5A5
Intersection: Main St N and Bovaird Dr W
Location: Brampton
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Executives: Wambui Karanja - Executive Director
905 460 9514 ext 224 * wkaranja@africancommunityservices.com
Contacts: Eunice Mbugua - Programs Manager
905-460-9514 ext. 225 * eunicem@africancommunityservices.com

This information is provided by thehealthline.ca. It was last completely updated on: 8/7/2018

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