Seniors Resources

Seniors Resources

This guide is designed to help Willowdale residents find some resources that are available in Willowdale or in the GTA. This guide compiles non-profit, community, and government resources that can help during the Covid-19 crisis.


Free Food Hamper Delivery for Seniors
Call: 1-833-204-9952

  • The City is working with the Red Cross and other partners to provide food hamper delivery to seniors and others in need who are self-isolating and unable to leave their homes to access food.
  • This is an essential, free service.

SPRINT Senior Care’s New Shopping Program in partnership with Sobeys
You do not have to be a SPRINT client to register for this service: 416-481-0669 ext. 1225

  • Email:
  • This service costs a fee for individual meals or for a group of meals, either hot or frozen.
  • All orders will be securely processed through the SPRINT Shopping Program using a credit card.

FoodShare – GoodFood Box
Contact via email, & 416-363-6441 x275, or on the website:

  • FoodShare is working quickly and closely with frontline agencies to ensure that folks who are facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting access to good food. To support our efforts please visit our Emergency Food Relief Fund donation page.

Friendly Neighbour Hotline
Hotline: 1-855-581-9580, and available in 180 languages.

  • Seniors in low income housing can call and get connected to a network of over 1,200 volunteers throughout the city who can help with picking up groceries, household essentials and food bank items during this difficult time.
  • All volunteers have been vetted and completed mandatory online training before they can assist vulnerable seniors.


• The YMCA offers a range of free video workouts, including low-impact and chair workouts for people with reduced mobility at YThrive Home (see “Gold” page for low-impact options)

• The Alzheimer Society of Toronto offers a wide range of free virtual programs for seniors with dementia and their caregivers, including meditation, gentle fitness, jazz concert, and more.

• The Toronto Public Library offers 38 ways to use the library from home and you can get a free digital library card. Work is underway by City staff to develop and share further virtual resources at this time.


It is important to be aware of a number of emerging scams related to COVID-19.

One identified scam involves calling seniors, offering to buy their groceries, and asking for credit card details. Calling 2-1-1 to request referral to a legitimate initiative can help avoid this.

To report fraud, call the Toronto Police Service non-emergency number at 416-808-2222, or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or

In case of elder abuse, call the Seniors Safety Line – Elder Abuse Ontario 1-866-299-1011.


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