Scarborough Senior Support Project (SSSP)

Scarborough Senior Support Project (SSSP)

Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) is pleased to present the “Scarborough Senior Support Project” (SSSP). The two-year initiative aims to foster healthy and safe support of vulnerable seniors through at-home services. The project will incorporate a holistic and supportive volunteer-based approach that will focus on providing services to seniors who need help to age at home, thereby increasing their sense of belonging and connection to their communities.

This project is FREE and aims to provide food security to low-income seniors as well as increase their confidence by providing education and awareness on active living tools and techniques. Furthermore, the project will build community capacity for healthy aging among seniors through volunteer based approach services as well as access to services and resources for better and healthy living.

To achieve the project objectives, HSDC will provide the following services: (1) Meal delivery and support; (2) Friendly visits to provide emotional and mental health support to seniors; (3) Volunteer drop off/accompaniment.

To be eligible for our program, seniors should be 60 and above, low-income, marginalized and  living in the Scarborough area. We offer our services to seniors who have high care needs. This includes individuals who are isolated, single and/or have disabilities.

 HSDC will conduct an extensive community outreach in Scarborough to create awareness and recruit the targeted seniors.

HSDC is also recruiting volunteers to support the program. To participate in this exciting opportunity, please register online at:

HSDC is a non-profit organization, established in 1993 with a mission to promote the social, cultural, and economic self-sufficiency and well-being of immigrants so that they and their families can enjoy and contribute to Canada’s opportunities. For more information about us, please visit

For information or to refer a senior to the program, please contact:

Taslima Begum, Program Coordinator:

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Age Well at Home Initiative.

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