Lumacare

Lumacare, formerly Downsview Services for Seniors, represents our unrelenting focus on quality and our passion for excellence. Above all, it signifies our tireless commitment to bring light into the lives of each and every one of our clients.

Our Impact Why We Exist

Lumacare provides a diverse range of over 15 essential Programs and Services, both in the home and the community.

Mission Statement

Lumacare aspires to enhance, engage, and empower the members of our diverse community by providing equitable, accessible and high quality services.

Vision

Achieving excellence and providing leadership in family-centric health and social services in our diverse community.

Values

  • Quality
  • Dignity
  • Compassion
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Leadership

Our Story What We Do

Lumacare, formerly Downsview Services for Seniors, represents our unrelenting focus on quality and our passion for excellence. Above all, it signifies our tireless commitment to bring light into the lives of each and every one of our clients.

Lumacare provides a diverse range of over 15 essential Programs and Services, both in the home and the community.

Our History

Working as a local nurse, Inger Holm idenfitied a need for a Meals on Wheels program in the Downsview area and surrounding communities. In 1974, Inger applied for a small grant and founded Downsview Services for Seniors.

Inger worked for 15 years to secure sustainable funding, expand programming and meet the needs of older adults until her retirement in 1989.

What started as a three-day-a-week Meals on Wheels program has blossomed into an agency of 200 staff who serve over 3000 older adults annually.

For more information about our history and major agency milestones, please visit our History

Our Programs How We Do It

Lumacare offers a diverse range of over 15+ programs and services in the community that support our mission of aspiring to enhance,engage, and empowers the members of our diverse community by providing equitable,accessible and high quality services including:

Assisted Living Services

Our Assisted Living Services program provides 24/7 in-home support to high risk seniors living within the community. Our hub site is located at 2195 Jane Street. We support the seniors residing in these buildings and the surrounding areas within a five kilometer radius.

BOOST Adult Day Program

BOOST is an Adult Day Program for individuals living with stroke, another neurological issue, or who are frail. BOOST takes place in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature and emphasizes social interaction among participants.

Branson Place Adult Day Program

Branson Place is an Adult Day Program for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia. Clients participate in programs that reaffirm dignity and stimulate body and mind. In a safe, secure homelike environment, participants engage in a range of meaningful and appropriate social therapeutic programs.

Care Coordination

Lumacare understands the demands of aging at home and living independently. That is why we strive to assist you with day to day issues and unexpected incidents that may occasionally arise.

Congregate Dining 

Our Congregate Dining experience is a registered drop-in program that offers older adults the opportunity to engage in social activity. Stimulating activities are part of the daily menu!

Diner's Club Adult Day Program

Our Diners Club offers older adults the opportunity to have nutritious lunches together in a friendly setting. Gentle exercise and stimulating activities are part of the daily menu.

Healthier Living Centre

The HLC is for older adults 55+ who want to be physically active and fit; meet new friends, participate in health workshops and attend outings and events.

Home At Last

Home at Last is a service funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. It provides a smooth transition from hospital to home.

Home Support

Our friendly Personal Support Workers can help you with chores around the home to help ensure your independence while also providing relief for family and caregivers. Short term overnight stays are available.

Meals-on-Wheels

Our friendly volunteers and staff deliver regular frozen meals once a week consisting of soup, an entrée and dessert.

Overnight Respite Program

The Overnight Respite Program (ORP) provides short and long term overnight stays for older adults who require supervision. The program offers a safe and cozy atmosphere with care provided by trained healthcare professionals sevendays a week.

Transitional Adult Day Program

The Transitional Adult Day Program is for individuals living in the community who wish to participate in social programming and connect with peers, but require additional support throughout the day.

Transportation

At Lumacare, Transportation Services provides easy and affordable driving services, including: medical appointments, social gatherings, shopping, and Adult Day Program visits.

For a complete list and additional information about the programs and services we offer, please visit our website at www.lumacare.ca/programs-and-services

What You Can Do

The analysis found that volunteering is most beneficial to seniors who have health conditions or are otherwise vulnerable.

Lumacare is fortunate to have the financial support from individual and business donors in our community. Each Lumacare donor contributes to fullfilling our mission of aspiring to enhance, engage, and empower the members of our diverse community.

Ways to contribute:

Volunteer

According to the Vital Signs Report "The analysis found that volunteering is most beneficial to seniors who have health conditions or are otherwise vulnerable." At Lumacare, we are proud to engage and have active Senior Member Volunteers on our board and supporting our programs and services.

Lumacare recognizes that our success would not be possible without the dedicated team of volunteers who share their talent and time in support of our mission.

Our volunteers contribute in a variety of ways, including running and assisting in programs, delivering meals, assisting in fundraising, and special event activities.

  1. Make a meaningful contribution to the diverse community we serve
  2. Gain meaningful experience working directly with our staff and client compliment
  3. Ability to build new skills and connect with a unique community
  4. Leverage the unique skills and gifts you are most interested in contributing.
  5. Feel valued and appreciated every day

Donating

  • One-time cash donation
  • Join our monthly giving program
  • Become an event sponsor

Contact

Jeff Gruchy
Director, Quality & Fund Development
416.398.0258 x222
Charitable Number: 107034134RR0001

Finance & Governance

Annual Operating Budget: 
$ 8,500,000
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