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The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf
The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf is a multi-purpose, multi-program facility that functions both as a community centre for the Deaf, and as a provider of services to the Deaf. The Centre operates a wide variety of programs, as well as offering a home for the activities and offices of Deaf groups and associations. Several of our programs are residential, with apartments on site, and so the Centre is also home to Deaf seniors and Deaf people with special needs.
Seniors Programs  

 
Seniors Supportive Housing Program:
 
An Assisted Living Program for Deaf age 65 and older and requiring personal assistance with the activities of daily living.
We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and self determination of Deaf seniors. We believe that the isolation of Deaf seniors can be prevented by ensuring a unique environment which promotes and preserves Deaf culture, language and heritage. We offer a number of services which provide opportunities to be in community with one another and enhance individual well-being. Some of these services include Personal Support, Congregate Dining, Transportation, Communication and a variety of Activities.
 
For qualification and application information, click here.
 

 
Toronto Deaf Senior’s Centre:
 
Deaf seniors come together for recreation, education, social, cultural and creative opportunities in an environment which promotes and preserves deaf culture and heritage. We believe that participation in the larger Deaf community prevents the isolation of Deaf seniors and promotes independence and personal fulfillment. Members meet regularly Tuesday afternoons for games and social time, once a month for a themed congregate dining event, as well as participate in a variety of outings, activities and events.
 
Click Here for more information on becoming a member.
 

Seniors Outreach Programs

Our Outreach Programs are available to those who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing, 65 years of age or older, living in the GTA and requiring assistance.

(Younger applicants will be considered on an individual basis)

Community Outreach Worker:

Connecting you with services in your community (Ex. Friendly visiting, shopping, appointments, meals on wheels)

Connecting you with services at the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf (Toronto Deaf Seniors' Centre, Congregate Dining Events, Communication Services, Transportation Services, Social Events & Special Outings and Trips.

Community Personal Support Worker:

(all BRCD PSW's have their Personal Support Worker Certification)

In-home assistance with: personal care (ex. bathing, dressing, medication reminders) light housekeeping (ex. linen changes, vacuuming, etc) laundry and meal preparation.

Note: There is no charge for Outreach Services. There is a Transportation charge of $4.00 (round trip) if the Outreach Worker is driving the client to an appointment or to events. Special events, outings and 'Congregate Dining' costs vary depending on each event.

 
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