Health and wellness is a theme that reaches across our entire Seniors Department, which engages community members, keeping their minds and bodies active and healthy.
A weekly Yoga class helps improve health, relaxation and concentration, as does the senior’s weekly fitness class, which is designed to improve flexibility, joint mobility and cardiovascular endurance.
To keep the mind active and healthy we run a variety of educational classes: once a week there is a sewing class, there is the weekly choir practice, craft drop in, knitting, as well as ESL and Literacy for Spanish speaking seniors.
Dixon Hall’s Health and Wellness Program for Seniors is funded by the Province of Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and in part by the City of Toronto and the United Way of Greater Toronto.
For more details, please see below
The Health and Wellness Program provides opportunities for social interaction and support, promotes wellness among seniors, encourages members to develop leadership and creative skills, offers opportunities for continuing learning, provides activities for general enjoyment and facilitates cultural integration. The department also promotes intergenerational interaction between seniors and children from the Children and Youth Department
The Toronto District School Board – Continuing Education Dept. sponsors the following three classes:
Sewing Class – held once a week
Yoga Class – adapted to show techniques for those who can use a mat or do yoga from a chair
Fitness Class – designed to improve flexibility, joint mobility, and cardiovascular endurance
Other Regularly Scheduled Activities include:
Birthday Lunches/Program – monthly celebration and afternoon activities including films, guest speakers, slide shows and various entertainment
Cooking Classes – monthly communal food preparation program to assist older adults in learning about nutrition in conjunction with the many factors of aging
Pot-Luck Lunch/Bingo – seniors meet monthly for lunch Bingo, and jointly at times with Mid-Toronto Community Services
Art Drop-In – a volunteer instructor teaches acrylic painting once a week
Crochet Drop In – A group of seniors meet on a weekly basis to teach each crochet
Day Trips – joint outings with seniors.
E.S.L and Literacy for Spanish Speaking Seniors – weekly classes to prepare them for listening, speaking and reading English.
Knitting – learn the basics of knitting once a week
Other Elderly Persons Centre Programs:
Special events including Christmas Lunch, Lunar New Year Celebration, Black History Month, and Craft Sales
Outreach to frail seniors in the community
Please call the Dixon Hall Seniors Department at 416-863-0499 for more information on our Health and Wellness Program.