LGBTQ+ - Older Adults

The term LGBTQ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. Recognizing that you may fall into one of these categories can occur over time… It is possible to realize at different points in your life that you are not exclusively attracted to the opposite, or same sex, or that you do not identify with your current gender. In a family setting, being part of the LGBTQ community can present many questions and/or present the need for open, honest communication. For older adults, there may be particular issues faced. Some older adults may be choosing to identify with a different gender or change their sexual orientation at an older age. Some may have been part of the LGBTQ community for a long time, and faced certain forms of discrimination, causing stress over time. Some LGBTQ older adults may not have had children and/or may live alone, and therefore may face depression due to loneliness. Are you looking for resources for yourself, or a loved one, to help you deal with LGBTQ issues specific to older adults? Would you like family support, help with discussing your own sexual orientation, or that of an LGBTQ parent? Kinjunxion is here with resources to help answer questions or tackle specific challenges that you may be facing.

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General Topics and Information - Halton Region - How to Find - Indigenous Resources - Halton

Listed below are resources available to indigenous people living in Halton:

2-Spirited People of the First Nations
Aboriginal Legal Services
Assembly of First Nations
Canada Mortgage and Housing: First Nation Housing and Affordable Housing - On-Reserve and Off-Reserve
Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network
Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO)
Canadian Roots Exchange
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) -Aboriginal Service
Employment Ontario e-Channel
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline - mental health helpline and on-line chat counselling services
First Nations University of Canada
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Aboriginal Prenatal Nutritional

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Nutrition Program
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Native Learning Centre - Literacy and Basic Skills
Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch - Ontario Region
Indigenous Bar Association
Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle
Indigenous Pathfinder service
Indigenous Services Canada, Allegations and Complaints
Indigenous Services Canada - Ontario Regional Office
Indigenous Services Canada, Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement
Indigenous Services Canada, Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement - Health Supports Call Centres
London Middlesex Counselling and Addiction Services- First Nation Counselling
Métis Nation of Ontario
Métis Nation of Ontario, Toronto Regional Office
Métis Nation of Ontario, Community Wellness Worker Program
Métis Nation of Ontario - Education & Training
Métis Nation of Ontario - Healing and Wellness Branch - Victim Services Program
Métis Women's Circle
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Social and Health Services
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, First Nation Council
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Transition House for Women
Native Education and Training College of Business, Healthcare, Human Service and Technology, Online Service
Native Horizons Treatment Centre
Native Women's Association of Canada
Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto, Community Programs
Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General - Family Information Liaison Unit
Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy
Peel Aboriginal Network - Indigenous Friendship Centre
Sheridan College Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support
Six Nations Polytechnic
Talk4Healing, Telephone and online chat services for indigenous women
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

Kerr Street Concert Band

* band members meet and have fun making and learning music
* band practices at the Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

* 57 units (studio and 1-bedroom suites)
* all suites have kitchenette and en suite bathroom (walk in shower, some bath tubs available)
* emergency response system and fire system consisting of heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler system

Offers three meals daily * full service dining room, buffet breakfast and lunch * snacks and refreshments * weekly housekeeping and linen service * additional services available at extra cost * pets permitted

Attendants on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours * nurse manager on-site and on call after hours

Invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings

Pearl & Pine Retirement

* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

Maranatha Homes

Accommodation provided in 3-storey, 63 unit apartment building.
* centrally located in south Burlington
* close to amenities
* landscaped grounds
* renovated units
* reasonable rent rates

Village of Walkers Green - Heritage Place and Heritage Walk

Heritage Place: 4151 Kilmer Dr
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with balcony
Includes: kitchenette * private bathroom * 3 meals daily * weekly housekeeping and linen service * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * recreational activities * parking available * pets permitted

Heritage Walk: 4081 Kilmer Dr
26 two-bedroom bungalows for independent seniors with patio
Includes: access to all Village of Walker's Green amenities * 5 appliances * 4 meals per week * weekly housekeeping * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * designated parking * pets permitted

Offers: health support program (pharmacy and nurse consultation) * library with computer/internet * theatre * games room * fitness and wellness centre * baker's kitchen * chapel

Additional services available, at extra cost, include: hairdressing and spa services * foot care * personal laundry * medication reminders * companionship and personal care support

Transportation for excursions

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Hearthstone by the Lake

Two five-story, 174 condo apartment buildings that provide an alternative to renting for seniors who need some assistance and wish to continue living in their own homes.

Amenities include clubhouse * housekeeping service * dining facilities * in-suite social and health care services, including 24 hr emergency response * shuttle service to local shopping and organized outings * private transportation available

Additional support services available, including nursing supervision * personal homecare * handyman support * meal plans * three medical doctors * foot care * in home lab service * physiotherapy * hearing specialist and pharmacy services available on site

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

Waterdown Manor

Basic services include:

  • 24 hour nursing staff

  • couples rooms

  • private and semi-private room with shared or private bathroom

  • crisis admissions

  • personal care

  • medication administration

  • emergency response system

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • linens, bed changes

  • laundry

  • social, recreation programs

  • provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits

St Luke's Close of Burlington - Seniors Apartments

Offers 48 one-bedroom units plus 3 barrier-free wheelchair accessible one-bedroom units
* rent assessed on a geared-to-income basis for 36 units

LaSalle Park Retirement Community

* independent living and assisted living suites
* studio, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, and 2-bedroom suites
* all suites have kitchenette, en suite bathroom
* personal emergency response system and fire system consisting of smoke detectors and sprinkler system
* support staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* small pets permitted

Includes 3 meals daily (can accommodate most therapeutic diets, including diabetic, low-sodium, and renal * in-suite meal service available) * weekly housekeeping and linen service

Assisted living services (also available on a la carte basis in independent living suites) include: health care * assistance with daily living * medication administration * bathing assistance * companion services

Transportation provided for routine trips and special excursions

Additional amenities include: exercise room * fitness studio * indoor heated salt-water pool * beauty salon

Respite Stay offered based on availability