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Seniors Support

Seniors Support

Since the 1990s, KMC has been dedicated to providing essential support to seniors in the Toronto. We understand the unique challenges faced by racialized and newcomer seniors, who are at high risk of social isolation. Language barriers, generational gaps, and cultural differences can hinder their integration into Canadian society. Additionally, racialized seniors are twice as likely to live in poverty compared to their non-racialized peers. With seniors making up 30% of the Canadian population, and nearly two-thirds of them being immigrants in the GTA, the need for support is greater than ever.

 

At KMC, we empower seniors by providing the essential resources and connections they need to thrive within the Canadian community. 

We offer specialized support for newcomer and racialized seniors through supportive counseling, mentoring, and group information sessions on vital topics. We also provide interpretation services, assistance in navigating social services, and engaging recreational activities, helping seniors overcome barriers, build connections and enhance their quality of life.

Who are eligible for seniors’ services?

  • Individuals aged 65 and older

  • Regardless of background or immigration status, all seniors are welcome to access our services and participate in all seniors’ activities.

Services Offered

One-on-one Needs Assessment and Referrals

Receive a personalized assessment to identify your specific needs and get referrals to appropriate services.

Mentoring for Newcomer Seniors

Newcomer seniors are paired with experienced mentors to help them adjust to their new environment, offering guidance and support while promoting social connections.

Supportive Counselling

Access emotional and well-being support through one-on-one counselling.

Group Sessions and Workshops

Join informative group sessions and skills-building workshops covering various topics relevant to seniors, such as settlement services for newcomer seniors, basic digital training, promoting brain health, eating healthy on a budget, seniors’ safety, and scam & fraud prevention.

Interpretation

Benefit from language interpretation services to help you communicate effectively and access services.

Support in Navigating Social Services

Get assistance in understanding and accessing various social services and government benefits, such as Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Canadian Dental Care Plan, and more.

Recreational Activities

Engage in fun and interactive activities designed to promote social connections and physical well-being, such as Zumba sessions, socialization activities, day trips, picnics, and more.

For more information, please contact:

Jassleen Joy D. Cruz

Language: English, Tagalog 

Seniors and Women Community Support Counsellor

Email address: jcruz@kababayan.org

Contact Number: 437-779-6173

“I have been part of the KMC Seniors group for over 10 years. Their kind staff helped me get my OHIP card, informed me about my benefits here in Canada, and provided free information sessions like healthy eating sessions. I am grateful for their expertise.”

Socorro Escuadra

Client

Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Jul 08
    CELPIP Speaking Workshop
    Jul 08, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    CELPIP Speaking Workshop
    The CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is a language proficiency test that is accepted by the IRCC for Canadian immigration purposes. It assesses your language proficiency in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
  • Sat, Jul 06
    Toronto
    Jul 06, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Toronto, 540 Finch Ave W, North York, ON M2R 1N6, Canada
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  • Tue, Jul 02
    CELPIP Writing Workshop
    Jul 02, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    CELPIP Writing Workshop
    The CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is a language proficiency test that is accepted by the IRCC for Canadian immigration purposes. It assesses your language proficiency in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Register for our Services

Sign up for personalized support and services.

Filling out a short form that allows us to match you with one of our counsellors, who will provide support and guidance for your specific needs and help you access our services.