Over the next decade, the seniors population in Toronto is expected to increase dramatically as our City’s population ages. By 2024, seniors aged 65 and older are projected to make up nearly 17% of the city’s total population, up from 13% in 2009.
SCCC recognizes that the ways we support seniors in our community will continue to change and evolve. Our programs and services seek to ensure our community response is reflective of the diverse needs and assets of our seniors. To this end, Scadding Court provides an inclusive, equitable, respectful and active environment:
- Helping seniors navigate and access existing community services, networks, resources and programs
- Providing regular social and recreational seniors' program that support the participation of diverse seniors, e.g. LGBT2QI seniors, Aboriginal seniors, newcomer seniors, seniors living with disabilities and etc.
- Promoting volunteerism and peer leadership
- Engaging seniors in local community events and cultural celebrations, e.g. Seniors Festive Party, Market 707 events, the Harvest Festival, and Lunar New Year Celebrations
- Building capacity through workshops, information and education sessions, and providing referrals for enhanced access to adult literacy programs through the Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre