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1 Helpful links and contacts Repositories of Links and Information Seniors Info a collaborative online resource Website: Ontario Seniors Secretariat Seniors INFOline: Toll-free: TTY Toll-free: Website: Care Facilities Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Website: Ontario Long-Term Care Association Phone: Website: The Care Guide Phone: CARE (2273) Toll-free: CARE (2273) Website: Senioropolis Resource Guide to Retirement Homes Website: Community Based Health Services Canadian Red Cross National Office Phone: Website: Ontario Community Support Association Phone: Toll-free: Website: Ontario Home Care Association Phone: Website: VON Canada National Office Phone: Website:

2 Helpful links and contacts Page 2 of 10 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) Website: Central Region Head Office Newmarket Phone: Website: Central East Region Head Office Whitby Phone: Toll-free: Website: Central South Region Brant Community Care Access Centre Phone: Toll-free: Website: Community Care Access Centre Niagara English: French: Toll-free: Website: Haldimand-Norfolk Community Care Access Centre Phone: Toll-free: Website: Hamilton Community Care Access Centre Phone: Toll-free: (from 416, 905, and 519 area codes) Website: Central West Region Head Office Brampton Phone: Toll-free: Website:

3 Helpful links and contacts Page 3 of 10 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs, continued) Champlain Region Head Office Ottawa Phone: Toll-free: TTY: Website: Erie St. Clair Region Head Office Chatham-Kent Phone: Toll-free: Website: Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Region Head Office Brantford Phone: ext.227 Toll-free: Website: Mississauga Halton Region Head Office Etobicoke and York Phone: Website: North East Region Head Office Sudbury Phone: Toll-free: TTY: Website: North West Region Head Office Thunder Bay Phone: Toll-free: Website:

4 Helpful links and contacts Page 4 of 10 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs, continued) North Simcoe Muskoka Region Head Office North Simcoe Muskoka Phone: Toll-free: (from 705 area code) Website: South East Region Head Office Kingston Phone: Website: South West Region Head Office London Phone: Toll-free: TTY: TTY Toll-free: Website: Toronto Central Region Head Office Toronto Phone: Toll-free: Website: Waterloo Wellington Region Head Office Kitchener Phone: Toll-free: Website:

5 Helpful links and contacts Page 5 of 10 Elder Abuse Resources Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) Phone: Website: Victim Support Line Phone: Toll-free: Regional Elder Abuse Consultants Provincial and GTA Multicultural Coordinator: North West Region: North East Region: West Region: ext.223 Central West Region: Central East Region: East Region: ext.234 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Assistive Devices Program Phone: Toll-free: Website: Advocacy Centre for the Elderly Phone: Website: Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Phone: Guardianship Investigations Unit: Toll-free: Website: Ontario Palliative Care Association Phone: Toll-free: Website: Hospice Association of Ontario Phone: Toll-free: Website:

6 Helpful links and contacts Page 6 of 10 Bereaved Families of Ontario Main Website: Cornwall Chapter Phone: Durham Region Chapter Phone: Toll-free: Website: Halton/Peel (Mississauga) Chapter Phone: Toll-free: Hamilton/Burlington Chapter Phone: Website: Kemptville Chapter Phone: Kingston Chapter Phone: Toll-free: Ottawa Region Chapter Phone: Website: Pembroke Chapter Phone: Peterborough Chapter Phone: Toll-free: Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter Phone: South Western Chapter Phone: Website: Toronto Chapter Phone: Toll-free: Website: Waterloo Region Chapter Phone: Website: York Region (Newmarket) Chapter Phone: Toll-free: Website:

7 Helpful links and contacts Page 7 of 10 Health and Disease Related Organizations Telehealth Ontario Toll-free: TTY Toll-free: AIDS and Sexual Health Hotline English Toll-free: AIDS (2437) French Toll-free: SIDA (7432) ALS Society of Ontario Phone: Toll-free: Website: Alzheimer Society of Ontario Phone: Website: The Arthritis Society Toll-free: Website: Cancer Care Ontario Phone: Website: Canadian Cancer Society Ontario Division Toll-free: Website: Canadian Diabetes Association Toll-free: Website: Canadian Hearing Society Toll-free: TTY Toll-free:

8 Helpful links and contacts Page 8 of 10 Health and Disease Related Organizations (continued) Canadian Liver Foundation Phone: Toll-free: Website: Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Division Phone: Toll-free: Website: Canadian National Institute for the Blind Phone: Toll-free: Website: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Phone: Website: Huntington Society of Canada Toll-free: Website: The Kidney Foundation of Canada Toll-free: Website: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Ontario Division Toll-free: Website: National Aboriginal Diabetes Association Phone: Toll-free: NADA (6232) Website: Older Persons Mental Health and Addictions Network of Ontario Phone: Website:

9 Helpful links and contacts Page 9 of 10 Health and Disease Related Organizations (continued) Ontario Gerontology Association Phone: Website: The Ontario Lung Association Toll-free: Website: Ontario Lupus Association Phone: Toll-free: Website: Ontario March of Dimes Provincial Office Toll-free: Website: Ontario Women s Health Council Secretariat Phone: Website: Ontario Women s Health Network Phone: Website: Osteoporosis Society of Canada English Toll-free: French Toll-free: Website: Parkinson Society Canada Ontario Division Toll-free: Website: Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario Toronto Phone: Website: Kingston Phone: Website: Ottawa Phone: Website: Hamilton Phone: Website: London Phone: Website:

10 Helpful links and contacts Page 10 of 10 Other Helpful Resources Alzheimer s Caregiver Intervention Manual Mittelman MS, Epstein C, and Pierzchala A (2003). Counseling the Alzheimer s caregiver: A resource for health care professionals. Chicago, AMA Press. Bendigo Health Care Group Regional Dementia Management Strategy Library Website: Caring Connections Website Website: Doorways to Care (Central LHIN) Toll-free: Website: Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale (Link to Internet Page) kingston_scales/kcss_(stress)/ Lifeline personal medical alert emergency response services Toll-free: Website: National Center on Caregiving Family Caregiver Alliance Website:

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