The goal of the Health Promotion Program is to create opportunities for building individual and community capacity in the prevention, early detection, and management of chronic health conditions. Programs are designed to increase the participation of physical activity, healthy eating, pedestrian safety, crime prevention activities, and breast cancer and other health screenings among older adults and seniors in Scarborough.
Health Promotion services provide the following services both on-site and offsite : health talks; workshops about social and health care services; health & wellness services - alzheimer clinic, arthritis management clinic, family physician, foot care, physiotherapy clinic, nursing consultation, blood pressure and blood sugar testing clinic, & dietary consultation; fresh fruits and vegetables market.
The Scarborough Breast Health Community Action Project is operated by St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre in collaboration with Agincourt Community Services Association, Toronto Public Health, Immigrant Women's Health Centre, Quantum Medical Imaging Services, and West Hill Community Services. This project is funded by Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The purpose of the project is to increase the participation in breast cancer prevention and screening among immigrant and low-income women aged 40 and over from Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Somali, Tamil, and Urdu speaking communities in Scarborough.
This project aims to increase the participation rate in heart health activities among adults and seniors 40 years of age and over from Arabic, Cantonese, English, Greek, Mandarin, Somali and Tamil-speaking communities. We offer a variety of activities in different languages throughout Scarborough. Activities include heart health workshops, shopping trips and physical activity groups.
The goal of this program is to enhance clients' ability to live as independently and healthy as possible in their own home. This plan is designed to improve client knowledge by offering education on proper nutrition, meal planning and preparation, and engaging in active lifestyle activities. Our dietitian will also provide consultation to clients who require a special diet due to health needs.
This project aims to address the physical inactivity among older adults and seniors aged fifty-five and over. We offer workshops on the importance of physical activity, organize walking trips to the parks, walking trails and malls, and provide DVD and audio tapes to individuals with low mobility so that they can exercise at home.
A six-week program on self-management for individuals and their caregivers with chronic diseases, such as hypertension and high cholesterol. We also have a specialized Diabetes Self-Management program to assist individuals and their caregivers to face their life challenges. Participants learn to set up exercise and healthy eating plans, find ways to break the symptom cycle, develop goals and problem-solving skills, manage medication and to effectively communicate with doctors.