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Where can I find health services for seniors?
In general, you can use the same health programs and services as other adults. Some programs and services may be especially useful:
- Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program
- Community Care Access Centres (CCACs)
- Sports and recreation activities
Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program
The Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program helps pay for prescription medicine for people who are 65 years old or older.
Community Care Access Centres
These centres coordinate health care services in the community. For example, a CCAC can:
- Arrange for health and personal support services to come to your home.
- Manage admissions to long-term care facilities.
- Give information and referrals about other community agencies and services.
Find more information, go to What is community-based health care?
Activities to Stay Healthy
Many community agencies have sports and recreation activities for seniors. To find programs, go to Services Near Me and search for "seniors" or "community health centres" in your area.
You can also contact a Community Information Centre.
For More Information
- A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario - Information about programs and services for seniors in Ontario. You can get it in many languages. From Settlement.org.
- Services for Seniors Guide - Information about programs and services for seniors. From Health Canada.
- Seniors' Info - This website has information and links for seniors in Ontario. From the government of Ontario.
- Seniors and the Law - Clear language publications on legal topics affecting seniors. From Community Legal Education Ontario.
- Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) - ACE is a community-based legal clinic that provides legal services to low-income seniors. Their website has information about health care and home care for seniors, including publications and helpful links.
November 6, 2015