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COVID-19 Information & Resources

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. See below for guidelines on how to self-monitor for COVID-19.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and your symptoms are mild, we ask that you call Telehealth (1-866-553-7205) or Toronto Public Health (416-338-7600) for advice and stay at home to self isolate for 14 days.

If your symptoms are very severe or you are having difficulty breathing you should to to the emergency room for assessment. Do not call 911 or go to the emergency room unless it is an emergency.

Testing for COVID-19 will be done at Assessment Centres. If you would like more information on COVID-19, or the Assessment Centres please visit:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-health-advice/covid-19-assessment-centres/

HOW TO SELF-MONITOR FOR COVID-19

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-self-monitor.pdf?la=en

HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate.pdf?la=en

SELF-ISOLATION GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS, HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, AND CLOSE CONTACTS

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/document/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-guide-isolation-caregivers.pdf?ls=en

SOCIAL DISTANCING

One of the important ways we can keep ourselves health and protect others during this time is to practise social distancing.

Website Links For Seniors

March 23, 2020

Municipal and Provincial Resources

Seniors Helpline:
https://torontoseniorshelpline.ca/

211 Ontario:
https://211ontario.ca/211-topics/older-adults/

Seniors Services from the City of Toronto:
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/children-parenting/seniors-services/seniors-health-services/

Seniors Services from the Province of Ontario:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/guide-programs-and-services-seniors

Community Services

Chalmers The ChatBot App: is an aritfical intelligence-powered chatbot that helps to locate social services that provide free meals, mental health services, clothing and more…
https://chalmers.amplelabs.co

Grocery/Pharmacy Delivery

Annex Market:
https://www.annexmarket.com

Grow, Gather & Co.
https://www.growgatherandco.com/s/shop

FoodShare:
https://goodfoodbox.foodshare.net/collections

Doorstep Grocers:
https://www.doorstepgrocers.com

PC Express:
https://delivery.pcexpress.ca/

Metro:
https://metro.ca/en/faq/online-order

Grocery Gateway:
https://www.grocerygateway.com/store/

Shoppers Drug Mart:
https://www1shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/health-and-pharmacy/pharmacy-services

Walmart:
https://www.walmart.ca/en/grocery/N-117

Second Harvest

June 22, 2018

Second Harvest     https://secondharvest.ca/

Agency’s Information (who they are): Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization that works to prevent waste by delivering healthy food to over 253 social service agency locations across Toronto. Second Harvest gathers surplus foods from farmers and large retailers that would have otherwise been thrown out and distributes the food to those in need.

Support Received (how they help us): We are a community based senior’s centre, that offers programs and services to enhance the lives of older adults. We receive weekly food donations from Second Harvest, for our seniors whom are often  socially and economically marginalized  and may not have access to affordable healthy fruits and vegetable. With the generosity of Second Harvest, our seniors are provided with a wide range of quality nutritious food  to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Second Harvest (Food Rescue Programs )

55 Rankin Crescent, Toronto, ON M6P 4E4

Mondays (time varies based on delivery)
 
Doug Saunders Apartments
1775 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6E 2H7
 
Thursdays (time varies based on delivery)

 

Second Harvest | Canada’s largest food rescue charity