ACYR is hosting an event to recognize funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to conduct a study on vulnerable seniors in York Region. It will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Activity Room at the Oak Ridges Community Centre, 12895 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3G6 starting at 6:30pm.

In 2017, the AIDS Committee of York Region (ACYR) received a SEED Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to undertake a collaborative community-based research project to understand the service needs and context for vulnerable seniors in York Region. The project enabled ACYR to join hands with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto to design and implement a participatory action research project, collaborating with partner organizations such as the Lance Krasman Memorial Centre for Community Mental Health, Addiction Services for York Region, and CHATS – Community and Home Assistance To Seniors. We engaged a  team of community researchers in this project to gather information from seniors, caregivers, and service professionals across York Region to understand the service needs of older adults (55 years or older) with complex vulnerabilities, including (but not limited to) mental health, substance use, HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, homelessness, and poverty.

We invite community members, service providers, regional councillors, and political leaders in York Region to join us at this event to learn about how to build a healthier and stronger community of support for seniors in York Region.