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Mar. 26, 2005. 10:45 AM

Many resources in seniors' field when you need help
 

You don't have to do it alone. That's what social workers and others in the seniors' field want adult children and caregivers to know. If you are helping to look after an aging parent, here are some places to turn for support, guidance and resources.

Family Service Association of Toronto, http://www.fsatoronto .com, or call 416-595-9618.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, http://www.health.gov.on.ca, and click on "Home, Community and Residential Care Services for Seniors."

Community Connection, http://www.211Toronto.ca and click on "Seniors."

Ontario Community Support Association, http://www.ocsa.on.ca, and click on "Care Guide."

Alzheimer Society of Canada, http://www.alzheimer.ca, or Ontario branch, alzheimer ontario.org.

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, http://www.oaccac.on.ca.

Canadian Association for Community Care, http://www.cacc-acssc.com

Ontario Long Term Care Association http://www.oltca.com/

Peel Senior Link, http://www.peel seniorlink.com, or call 905-712-4413.

Neighbourhood Link/Senior Link, http://www.senior- link.com.

National Advisory Council on Aging, http://www.naca-ccnta.ca/expression/16-3/exp16-3_toc_e.htm.

Silverts Seniors Apparel http://www.silverts.com/

The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide , by Caroline Tapp-McDougall (2004, John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd., $26.99)

Parenting Your Parents , by Bart Mindszenthy and Dr. Michael Gordon (2002,Dundurn Press Ltd., $20.99), (updated edition to be released in April).

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