Hours of operation are Monday to Friday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment
by calling 416-285-3666, ext. 4177.
Providence Healthcare’s revitalized and relocated Scotiabank Learning Centre opened to the community in April, 2008. A $250,000 gift from Scotiabank Group funded the transformation of this multi-faceted resource centre for families learning to cope with life-altering illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
The expanded Learning Centre helps address the need for information, education, counseling and support to the culturally-diverse families in the Toronto East community and those served by Providence Healthcare.
The original Learning Centre opened in 1997 as part of Providence’s Adult Day Program, to support the caregivers of individuals with irreversible dementia.
Now located on the first floor of Providence Hospital (Room B156), the Centre extends its reach to families coping with other illnesses and chronic conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, arthritis and Parkinson’s. The new space is organized into a variety of “zones” for different activities such as:
Check the event Calendar regularly for news on upcoming events, workshops and support groups
- computer workstations to search the Internet;
- meeting table for support groups and education forums for caregivers;
- a media centre and leisure space with a 52 inch flat screen TV, a Nintendo Wii inter-active video game for leisure or rehab play;
- a play area for visiting children; and
- an outdoor garden.
Caregiver Support Groups
The Scotiabank Learning Centre holds three monthly support groups. Group meetings consist of ’round table’ discussions on topics relating to dementia and caregiving. Participants enjoy meeting new friends and sharing their thoughts, ideas and helpful hints for caring for someone with dementia. Visit our events calendar for upcoming sessions.
Call Providence Healthcare at 416-285-3666 ext. 4177 for more information.
Community Education Services
Diabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto (DEC NET) provides on-site monthly education sessions. For more information contact 416-469-6580, ext. 6294.