We're celebrating our past and growing into our future
It was in 1974 when a group of seniors asked Mayor Mel Lastman for a meeting place so they could socialize and enjoy recreation. A modest storefront in Newtonbrook Plaza was found for them. Over time we relocated to Empress Walk.
Through the years, we continued to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of people aged 55 years and older. By 1987 we moved to our present home at 21 Hendon Ave. which is located on the Yonge subway line near Finch station. One year later, the popular Adult Day Services expanded and moved to its present home at 80 Sheppard Ave. West.
We continued growing in 2009 through funding received from the Central Local Health Integration Network to provide a supportive housing program in two buildings; 5430 Yonge St. and 35 Park Home Ave. In 2013, we became one of the first senior adult centres in Ontario to become an accredited organization. That’s quite a transformation coming from such a humble beginning.
2014 marks our 40th anniversary and we’re celebrating with special open house events throughout the month of June. Stay tuned for more details about that. Oh! And there will be cake.