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April 07, 2017
Safety Starts at Home
Residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury ensure your home is safe with these FREE services!

April 06, 2017
Vulnerable Persons Registry
CHATS has partnered with South Simcoe Police.

April 04, 2017
CHATS Celebrates Ontario's First Ever Family Caregiver Day
CHATS – Community & Home Assistance to Seniors is proud to celebrate our strong and dedicated community of family caregivers on Ontario’s first ever Family Caregiver Day on April 4.

February 07, 2017
Freezing Rain Warning - February 7th, 2017
Freezing rain expected for an extended period of time today.

March 24, 2016
Code Orange Issued for March 24th, 2016
CHATS has issued a Code Orange as a result of the ice storm that has continued into this morning. Please see attached for all programming adjustments.

February 03, 2016
Making Connections - Storytelling York Region
We are looking for senior participants for an exciting project we are working on with YRCIVC and YRDSB!

January 27, 2016
CHATS Transportation - Service Update
This year, CHATS drivers have provided our clients with approximately 7,000 more drives than planned. In order for us to continue to meet the needs of our clients we have made a few minor alterations to the delivery of our service.

November 26, 2015
Board of Directors & Committee Members
We are currently recruiting Board of Directors & Committee Members, 2016


November 18, 2015
Flu Season is Here
The best thing you can do this flu season is avoid getting sick is getting the flu shot.

July 31, 2015
Volunteer Drivers
Volunteer drivers urgently needed!

July 27, 2015
Heat Warning for Southern Ontario
A heat warning has been issued for Toronto and York Region and is likely to be extended to bordering areas.

June 01, 2015
June is Seniors' Month
Vibrant Seniors, Vibrant Communities

April 25, 2015
National Immunization Awareness Week
Public Health Ontario Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Week from April 25th - May 2nd, 2015.



April 13, 2015
National Volunteer Week
Thank you to our more than 500 volunteers!

January 28, 2015
Southwest York Region Health Link
CHATS is collaborating with 20 partners across the continuum of care to form the Southwest York Region Health Link

December 29, 2014
Caregiver Support Toolkit
As a result of the collaborative efforts of the Behavioural Support System Caregiver Support Working Group (CHATS, Alzheimer Society York Region, Mackenzie Health Behavioural Supports Ontario, the Integrated Psychogeriatric Outreach Program and LOFT Community Services), CHATS is pleased to share this information-packed Toolkit with caregivers.

November 17, 2014
Wellness & Lunch Out Programs
Are you looking for a reason to get out of the house and enjoy some socialization with your peers? Join one of CHATS' Wellness or Lunch Out Programs!

November 06, 2014
It's National Senior Safety Week
As the Canadian population ages, injury and death from falls are on the rise. This National Senior Safety Week, November 6 to 12, the Canada Safety Council challenges all Canadians to commit to “take five to prevent falls.”

October 01, 2014
October is Community Support Month
Community Support Services Integral to Keeping People at Home

August 08, 2014
Caregiver Support Groups
Are you caring for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend? Take some time for you!


July 31, 2014
CHATS is now on Instagram!
Follow us on Instagram

July 11, 2014
New Initiative Launch: Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors
We have officially launched our new Tenancy Risk Reduction Service to Seniors Program.

June 11, 2014
Election Day
June 12 is Election Day in Ontario.

May 02, 2014
How the 2014 Ontario Budget affects home and community care
The need for stronger community supports is clear.

April 30, 2014
Caregiver Workshop: The Benefits of Laughter
Self-care for caregivers. You matter too!

March 28, 2014
CHATS proudly launches expansion of its Assisted Living Services Program –
As of April 1st, CHATS is delighted to be able to provide care and services to an additional 137 seniors living in several housing facilities in York Region.

March 12, 2014
CHATS Launches Interpretation Service
CHATS – Community & Home Assistance to Seniors is reaching out to meet the needs of even more culturally-diverse clients, with the recent launch of its new Interpretation Service.

March 10, 2014
Now hiring PSWs
Are you a PSW looking for full time guaranteed hours?

March 05, 2014
Lifeline: Celebrating 40 years of leadership in helping at-risk seniors
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Lifeline, the original medical alarm service!

February 02, 2014
Win the Gift of Flight
As part of the Walk for Wellness 2014, CHATS will be raffling off a round trip for two people to any scheduled WestJet destination!

January 21, 2014
Join CHATS' Walk for Wellness!
During the week of February 1 to 7, you can walk your way to wellness and raise funds for CHATS!

December 23, 2013
CHATS back open!
With power restored, service as usual!

December 23, 2013
CHATS closed today
Due to power outage, only essential in-home services, essential transportation can be accommodated. Stay tuned for any further updates.

December 19, 2013
Cosmetic Workshop
Already feeling the winter stress on your body? CHATS Caregiver Support & Education presents a FREE DIY Cosmetic Workshop!

December 10, 2013
Frauds, Scams and Shams with Seniors
Are you tired of those annoying repeat phone calls?
Do you want to find out how to protect your identity?


December 02, 2013
FREE Hearing Workshop
Learn about services that the Canadian Hearing Society provides in York Region.

November 14, 2013
FREE Medication Management Workshop
CHATS – Community & Home Assistance to Seniors and Matthews House Hospice are offering a FREE workshop on Medication Management.

November 07, 2013
CHATS Medication Management Program
It's National Seniors Safety Week! In honour of this year's theme, Drug Safety with Seniors, learn more about CHATS Medication Management Program.

November 05, 2013
National Seniors Safety Week
The Canada Safety Council's National Senior Safety Week is November 6 - 12.

November 04, 2013
Dementia & Self Care for Caregivers
Acknowledging the Grief to Gain Strength

October 21, 2013
October 21-26 is International Infection Prevention Week
Imagine a safer world through infection prevention.

October 18, 2013
Volunteer Opportunity
Finance and Audit Committee volunteer members needed.

October 15, 2013
October is National Workplace Wellness Month
CHATS launches Healthy Work Environment Toolkit

September 27, 2013
Power of Attorney & Capacity Education Session
Are you confused about the roles and responsibilities of Power of Attorney?
Join us for a FREE educational session!


August 22, 2013
Caregiver Appreciation & Wellness Night
Take a break, get out and meet other caregivers

August 14, 2013
Navigating the Health Care System Lunch & Learn
Are you caring for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend? Not sure what supports are available or where to start?
Our Lunch & Learn can help!


July 08, 2013
Highest rating for CHATS in national standards accreditation
The Board, staff and volunteers of CHATS – Community & Home Assistance to Seniors are proud to announce that the agency has successfully been ‘Accredited with Exemplary Standing’ by Accreditation Canada, an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets standards for quality and safety in healthcare, and accredits health organizations in Canada and around the world.

July 02, 2013
Did you know?
CHATS staff educate clients and families about their role in safety and infection prevention and control in a variety of ways.


May 30, 2013
Senior's Month Strawberry Social
Presented by Danube Leisure Centre & CHATS

May 22, 2013
Newmarket Wellness Program
CHATS is proud to announce the addition of our Newmarket Wellness Program!


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