Celebrating Seniors Month in Toronto! Mark the date, June 8th

June 2, 2021 in Keynote |

June is Seniors Month in Ontario and this year’s theme is Stay safe, active and connected in our communities!  It’s a time when Ontario recognizes older persons and the contributions they’ve made to our societies.

Mark your calendars for the premier of Theatre in The Web’s upcoming virtual performance – Tuesday June 8th, 2021 :

I am not sure what each older individual likes to be called. The government refers to older individuals collectively as seniors and is Celebrating Seniors Month.  Perhaps we should be celebrating Older Persons Month?  Whatever your choice of word and meaning, we are here to celebrate you and your communities! 

It has been a year we will never forget; a year of prolonged isolation, enforced loneliness, separation from families and friends, grandchildren and work colleagues.   Spare however more than a thought for those living in Long Term Care Facilities, especially in Canada.  Canadian long term care homes experienced the highest death rates in the world from COVID.  Our system, its vision, mission and values are broken and we need to properly value and care for human life; this includes the families, the health care worker, the supportive communities and last but not least those most vulnerable to neglect and lack of care.

In the future care will need to focus on keeping people within their communities and connected to rich social networks and other community assets. A report on behalf of the Home Care Ontario stated that 91% hope to stay in their own home or apartment as long as possible, and 95% believe being in their own home with support of home care is the safest environment for them to living during a pandemic.  We need to work together, public and private, families, communities and health care workers. Most of the impetus for change needs to come from us, our beliefs, our values and our commitment to human rights: this is everybody’s problem and solution. 

How can we keep older persons meaningfully engaged in their communities? Is part of the solution the provision of volunteering opportunities, continuing education, intergenerational engagement, or should we be looking at realising the greater potential of the diverse experiences of older individuals? Older adults are vital to our communities and our world.

At Mosaic we have been doing our best to keep those we are looking after protected while remaining connected to those they may rely on to remain independent and human. We have looked at best practices around the world from Toronto Public Health to the WHO.  We provide home care supports with an integrated care model of oversight and person-centeredness. How can we keep you connected, your vitality, values and abilities at the forefront while at the same time being sensitive and aware of your needs and how we can provide for them? This is all part of our care planning and our oversight.

Mosaic Home Care Services would like to emphasize our commitment to older persons in our community for their person, their humanity, their knowledge, experience and their values and commitment to building and supporting a better world. 

June is Seniors Month in Ontario and this year’s theme is Stay safe, active and connected in our communities!  It’s a time when Ontario recognizes older persons and the contributions they’ve made to our societies.

And on that note, Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centres have put together a wonderful event in Celebration of Older Persons featuring Theatre in the Web group for a virtual interactive theatre experience!  (20+) Theatre in The Web | Facebook

Mark your calendars for the premier of Theatre in The Web’s upcoming virtual performance.  In celebration of Seniors Month, join the actors online this Spring for an out of this world fun and interactive performance!  Hosted by Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centres:

Date:  Tuesday June 8th, 2021

Time:  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Registration required:  To register for all programs call our offices at 416-322.7002 or info@mosaichomecare.com or beth@mosaichomecare.com if you need more information.  A zoom link for the program will be sent once you have completed the registration.

And also, please note our June 2021 Activity Booklet link – June-2021-Activity-Booklet-Final.pdf (mosaichomecare.com)

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