The St. James Town Seniors Day Program started in 2012. The program partners include Progress Place, Dixon Hall, Hospice Toronto and Toronto Public Health. Progress Place is the lead agency, while The Corner provides space for the program. The goal of this program is to support healthy aging at home, for seniors with mental health, addiction and complex health needs. The Program was proposed with the objective of improving health access to this isolated population.
The program operates 3 days a week (Tues- Thurs) from 10 am to 2 pm. With over 1,800 seniors aged 55+ in St. James Town, it is important to improve the well being of this population by facilitating social connections and to improve their access to community resources. The program focuses on recreation, life skills, socializing, health and education, personal growth, physical and cognitive activities, day trips, expressive art therapy etc. A communal meal is prepared and enjoyed each day.