Programming Updates for November



Here's what's on in November:

Please be advised that our telephone extensions have changed. Updated numbers are listed below. 

Harm Reduction Programming:

  • The Kit Group takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM in the Board Room. To sign up, please call 416.537.2455, ext 1271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor. 
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.2455, ext. 1361. This group will be cancelled on Friday November 17th.
  • The Harm Reduction Program will be open for regular hours this month.

Population Health Programming:

  • The ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday November 15th.
  • housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Mondays from 1-4PM. For more information, or to book an appointment, please call 416.537.2455 or speak to the first floor receptionist.

Senior's Programming:

  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM. 
  • Seniors in Action will take place on Monday November 20th from 1-2:30PM.
  • Fit for Life is a pole walking group for participants aged 55 and above. Join us for pole walking, pole strengthening, balance, and stretching. This program takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30AM. Please wear comfortable clothes and proper footwear for indoor and outdoor walking. Group registration is limited to 10 participants.
  • Living Life to the Full is a program for caregivers over the age of 55 and teaches new skills for coping with life's challenges. Use the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy to learn more about mental well-being and how to make small changes to feel happier, less stress, and more in control. This program runs from 10:30AM-12:00PM on Mondays starting September 18th. Space is limited. Registration is required.
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a program for anyone living with a chronic condition or providing care and support to someone living with long lasting chronic condition. Participants will learn more about positive thinking, goal setting, problem solving, physical activity and healthy eating, decision making skills, and communication skills. Participants will receive TTC tokens, a relaxation CD, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain (book), and $10 grocery card (must attend four or more sessions). The program runs on Thursdays from 9:30AM-12PM from October 5th to November 9th.
  • Low Impact Aerobic Fitness takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-11:00AM at 201 Cowan Avenue.
  • November is Fall Prevention Month! Join us for a special Fall Prevention Awareness Event on Tuesday November 21st from 1-3PM. Learn more about safety at home and in the community, medication and nutrition, facts about fall prevention, and participate in an exercise class. We'll have prizes, healthy snacks, and more! Find out more and access free resources at  www.fallpreventionmonth.ca.
  • To learn more about senior's programming or to register in any of the above groups, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 1238.

Families and Newcomers Programming:

  • Bridging the Gap is an inter-generational knitting club for beginner and experienced knitters to share their knowledge and learn new skills. Come to learn, share, socialize, and meet new friends! This group takes place on Tuesdays from 10AM-12PM.
  • For more information about families and newcomers programming, please call Rosa: 416.537.2455, ext. 1231.

Health Services:

  • Shirley Hepditch, Case Worker, has drop-in hours on Monday and Friday from 10AM-12PM and Tuesday from 2-4PM. The drop-in will be cancelled on November 3, 6, 7, 10, 14, 20, 21, and 24.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455,ext. 1222, to book an appointment.
  • The Infant Hearing Program takes place on Fridays from 9AM-4:30PM. For more information, please contact 416.338.8255.
  • The Naturopath Clinic takes places on Tuesdays from 12PM-6PM. To book an appointment, please request the sign-up sheet from the first floor receptionist. There is currently a waiting list of six months. For more information, please contact Sarah Bowler, ND (Supervisor) via email at parkdale@ccnm.edu.

Dental Services:

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday November 20th at 12:30PM.
  • Living Life Well with Diabetes is an eight week introductory workshop that teaches participants about blood sugar management, medications, healthy eating on a budget, physical activity, coping with stress, and more. The program runs Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from October 5th to December 7th.
  • World Diabetes Day is an all day health fair that will be held on Friday November 17th from 10AM-3PM on the first floor. We'll have information booths, special presentations, raffle prizes, and more. Lunch will be provided by the West End Food Co-op. Wear blue to show your support!
  • For information about diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.2455, ext 1236.

5Ps Programming:

  • Mom and Baby Circle takes place Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 0-6 months. 
  • Baby & Me takes place Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 27 Roncesvalles, Suite 503. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 6-12 months. 
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Support takes place Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Fatherhood 101: Drop-In for Dads is a drop-in for dads-to-be and dads with children 0-3 years of age. This group will take place on Wednesday November 8th and 22nd from 6pm – 7:45pm at 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 503. Childcare, TTC tokens, and a light meal will be provided.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-6 years. If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call 416.537.8222, ext. 3502 or 3505.

Women's Connection Programming:

  • The Postpartum Mood Disorders Support Group takes place on Tuesdays from 2-4PM. This group is for mothers who are experiencing symptoms of PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, please call 416.537.8222.

Closure Notice:

We will be open for regular hours throughout November.

 

For more information, or to view a complete list of programs and services offered, please visit our Program Calendar.