Social isolation and loneliness is a serious health risk for seniors. The City of Toronto is committed to improving quality of life for seniors, building and sustaining communities that ensure seniors’ needs are met, and that they are supported to live full and healthy lives.

Find out who to call in an emergency, including the Seniors Help Line at 416-217-2077, which provides information about home care, community care and crisis services in Toronto.

Health Care in Your Home

Prevent Falls

One in three older adults fall at least once a year with most indoor falls occurring in the bedroom and bathroom. Learn how to reduce the risk of falling.

Homemakers & Nurses Services

Homemakers and Nurses Services are available to low-income seniors. It includes light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping and meal preparation.

Get more information by emailing ltc-comm@toronto.ca or calling 416-392-8579.

Supportive Housing Services

The Supportive Housing Services program is a community-based service promoting independent living to eligible residents in designated buildings. The program offers the stability and safety of intermittent 24-hour support and an on-site Registered Practical Nurse.

Services include:

  • personal care
  • light housekeeping
  • laundry
  • medication reminders
  • safety checks
  • light meal preparation
  • wellness and health promotion

Vulnerable Adults & Seniors Team

Vulnerable Adults and Seniors Team (VAST) offers specialized supports for seniors who need help taking care of themselves, live in poor conditions or who lack adequate supports such as family, friends or a doctor.

You can access this program by calling Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 or by emailing publichealth@toronto.ca.

Paramedic Clinics in Select Toronto Community Housing Buildings

The Community Paramedic Led Clinics (CPLC) take place in five Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) buildings in Scarborough and West Etobicoke areas. These wellness clinics provide weekly physical and mental health monitoring and works to connect residents of the building in need of services with local health care teams and agencies.

Programs Outside of Your Home

Dental Care

Free dental care for low-income seniors is available in 24 clinics across the city. Call 416-338-7600 for more information.