Information, Counseling and Referrals

OSSCO©©©/SOCAO’s information, referral and counselling service specializing in seniors’ issues continues to grow. We regularly receive requests for information and mediated access on different areas of concern to the seniors’ community such as health care, pensions, Power of Attorney, access to government services, housing, and many other topics. Seniors’ organizations, self-help centres, resource centres, libraries and individuals (and their families) contact us by phone, fax, mail or e-mail. You can also drop into our office to access assistance, our resource library and individualized, one-on-one educational information.

The Original Comprehensive Guide to Retirement Living – 22nd Edition

In addition to the comprehensive information on many retirement residences in Canada, the Comprehensive Guide to Retirement Living includes the following information:

  • What is a retirement residence? and who needs one?
  • Retirement residence & long-term care visiting tips – important questions to ask and things to look for when touring
  • Emotional aspects of relocation
  • How to make the transition easier
  • What if a retirement community is not the right option?
  • What is long-term care?
  • Community resources
  • Housing options
  • Resource information on goods and services for seniors

The very detailed information contained on the Senioropolis website (www.senioropolis.com) is also available in its entirety in PDF/eBook format. To download your copy for free, please click here.

Our newest tool is The Roadmap for Informed Decision-Making brochure. After consulting with nearly 500 seniors in rural, urban and northern Ontario, we learned one of the reasons that many seniors do not want to make a decision as they age, is that they don’t know who to contact to find the answers. As a result, this brochure was developed to provide you with the information seniors have identified as important in their decision-making process, including where to file a complaint or ask about your rights and entitlements.

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If you need more assistance or information to help you deal with a new situation, please call us at (416) 785-8570, or our toll free line at 1-800-265-0779. You can also send us your question or request assistance or information when you click here to email us here!

MedsCheck enhancements / Améliorations apportées au programme MedsCheck

Resource from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

As you may know, MedsCheck is a medication review that is available to seniors across Ontario. This medication review is an important service that pharmacists can offer for any Ontario resident taking three or more chronic medications.

Click link: https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/drugs/medscheck/resources.aspx

For any questions or comments, please contact MedsCheck lead, Blair Parsons (blair.parsons@ontario.ca).

Améliorations apportées au programme MedsCheck 

Comme vous le savez peut-être, MedsCheck est un examen des médicaments qui est offert aux personnes âgées de partout en Ontario. Cet examen est un service important que les pharmaciens peuvent fournir à tout résident ontarien qui prend au moins trois médicaments destinés à traiter des maladies chroniques.

Le Conseil des pharmaciens s’est livré à un examen du programme MedsCheck en vue d’en rehausser la qualité et d’assurer l’uniformité des services offerts aux patients.

Pour obtenir un complément d’information sur les améliorations apportées au programme MedsCheck, on se reportera à la page Web suivante :


Si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires, veuillez communiquer avec notre responsable du programme MedsCheck, Blair Parsons, à l’adresse blair.parsons@ontario.ca.

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