Resources For Seniors
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors.
Asbestos Related Illnesses
Please click on the following link: asbestos.com/mesothelioma/
You may also be interested in this link asbestos.com/mesothelioma/causes/. Here you will see detail on what are the causes of mesothelioma and whether a person should be concerned or not.
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors.
The Mesothelioma Centre works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support
Our team of Patient Advocates is committed to helping anyone affected by mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illnesses.
- Help find the best doctors and treatment facilities near you
- Connect you with local support groups
- Connect you with our on-staff nurse
- Provide custom literature and books on your diagnosis
- Help veterans receive their VA benefits
- Assist with financial and legal options
Halton Region’s Older Adult Advisory Committee (OAAC) has worked diligently to provide a user-friendly reference guide with helpful information for older adults, caregivers and service providers in Halton. In this directory, you will find valuable information about local programs and services—including health care, financial aid, recreation and community support groups—which support a high quality of life for older adults in our community.
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
This website has a large amount of healthy aging information that you can trust.. Blog Posts are written by trusted experts to inform and inspire healthy aging. Scientific evidence is used to provide credible insights on hot topics and prevalent conditions related to seniors’ health. Check it out and consider subscribing to their weekly newsletters which provide the latest information.
CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons)
CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons) is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. Today CARP has more than 320,000 members. As a non-partisan association, CARP is committed to working with all parties in government to advocate for older Canadians. Its mission is to advocate for better healthcare, financial security, and freedom from ageism. CARP members engage in polls and petitions, email their elected representatives, connect with local chapters and share stories and opinions on urgent issues.