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Where can seniors get tech help?
A list of free services for seniors looking to get help with how to use computers and free popular web tools.
What is Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID)?
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is when you or your health care provider administer prescription medication to assist with your death, with your consent. It is legal in Canada.
Do I need private health insurance if I have OHIP?
You may need private health insurance to cover additional costs like prescriptions. There are a few ways to start your search and things to consider when finding affordable insurance.
COVID-19 Resources & Information
You may have lots of concerns and questions about COVID-19 and its variants of concern. We have collected some trusted resources to help you find a reliable answer.
What are community health centres?
Community Health Centres (CHCs) are non-profit organizations that provide primary health care for individuals, families and communities.
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.
What financial assistance can I get if I have a disability?
If you or a family member have a disability that may impact your income or personal finances; there may be options to help you or your family in this list of programs.
What help can seniors get to continue living at home?
If you want to live in your own home, you can get some health services in your home. You can also get financial help to make your home safe for you.
Who should get a flu shot?
Fact sheets from the Ministry of Health on who should get a flu shot and why.
What should I do if I suspect I have COVID-19?
Latest information sheets in various languages of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
What are seniors' homes?
You can choose to live in different kinds of special housing for seniors only. Some homes are for independent living, which means that you do not get any special services. Some homes have health care or personal care services for you.
How can I improve my mental health?
Maintaining good mental health is a lifelong process. The most important thing to remember when you are working to improve your mental health; you aren’t doing it alone.
What resources are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing?
There are different types of supports and services available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as their families. If you think that you may have hearing loss the first step is to have your hearing assessed.
What is elder abuse?
Elder abuse is hurt or neglect of a senior (elderly) person. Often, it is done by someone who is responsible for caring for the senior person.
What is the Assistive Devices Program?
In Ontario, the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) helps pay for customized equipment, like wheelchairs and hearing aids if you have a long-term physical disability. The ADP also helps cover the cost of specialized supplies, like those used with diabetes.
Ontario Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Program
The Ontario government has developed a three-phase plan to receive, store, and administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Ontario residents as soon as they are received.
A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario
This guide has information about topics such as active living, caregiving, finances, health and wellness, housing, legal matters and transportation.
Who is at risk of more severe disease or outcomes from COVID-19?
COVID-19 can make anyone sick, some Canadians are at risk of more severe disease or outcomes because of their age or if they have other medical conditions.
COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
Health Canada has authorized the use of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have been tested in large clinical trials to ensure they meet safety standards, and both have been licensed and approved by Health Canada.