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Seniors Life Enhancement Centres Timeline

2016

Governance Re-Evaluation

As part of its Governance evaluation, the Board determined that its charitable corporate “object” was outdated and pursued a path to reset it along with a new vision, core values, and mission statement. After consulting with its staff first, the Board engaged in refining and finalizing these elements.
2015

Social Media Launch

Our Board Chair and Executive Director had the opportunity to meet with Senior Policy Advisor to the Premier Tatum Wilson to talk about our services and Adult Day Services in general The organization launched their Twitter and Facebook accounts, using Social Media to promote activities and share information with the community, including a monthly blog feature.
2014

SLEC Moves Location

  • Seniors Life Enhancement Centres moved the alternating Saturday and Sunday programs to every Saturday to meet with program trends for demand.
  • CARF surveyors were on site February 3rd and 4th to resurvey the programs. A second three (3) year accreditation was awarded.
  • April 24, 2014 Seniors Life Enhancement Centres celebrated the new facility by hosting a “New Location Celebration” inviting members of the public and other agencies to tour the new location.
2013

Hours & Service Expands Again!

Extended hours opened for clients in January 2013. The bathing program began in February 2013 in partnership with Peel Senior Link. On October 1, 2013 Seniors Life Enhancement Centres relocated to 2030 Bristol Circle in Oakville, ON. The new facility provides programming to residents of Mississauga and Halton in a large, open space with floor to ceiling windows and open and inviting programming areas.
2012

Additional Funding Awarded

November 2012 Seniors Life Enhancement Centres received funding from the MH LHIN and the Caregiver First Strategy to offer extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and services two weekends per month. We additionally received funding to offer a community bathing program.
2011

Our First CARF Accredidation

CARF surveyors were on site March 7 & 8, 2011. On April 6, 2011 Seniors Life Enhancement Centres was awarded a three year Accreditation, until March 31, 2014.
2009

Official Re-Opening

  • April 9, 2009 the official reopening of the combined programs was held, “Good beginnings grow great things”.
  • Seniors Life Enhancement chose CARF as their Accreditation Organization and began the process. Survey date is planned for January/February 2011.
2008

Tomken Location Closes

The Tomken Road location closed and the services housed there moved to the Cliff Road site. New services were added including a spa service. Number of clients per day increased to 37 serving 170 clients per year.
2007

Drop in Participants

Closed Saturday Program due to lack of participants.
2006

Hours Expanded Again

Introduced Super Saturdays and extended hours to better meet the needs of the clients and their caregivers.
2003

Expanded Hours

The second location expanded to five days of service each week to respond to the demand.
1998 - 1999

Second Location Opens

In April 1998, a second facility opened at 2041 Cliff Road, in the Cliffway Plaza. Initially, the new Centre operated two days a week, but quickly expanded to three days in October, four days in February 1999. The initial location expanded to five days of service each week. With the opening of the second centre, The Seniors Day Centre re-incorporated and was re-named Seniors Life Enhancement Centres. In the summer of 1998, Seniors Life Enhancement Centres disassociated from St. Hilary’s Community Care Centres. The newest Centre located on Cliff Road focused on providing services for seniors with physical disabilities, while the original Centre focused on seniors with physically and/or memory impairments.
1996

Doors Open

St. Hilary’s Day Centre opened its doors two days a week in the lower level of Westminster United Church at 4094 Tomken Road. The day program offered social and recreational activities for seniors who were physically and/or mentally impaired, thus providing respite care for the caregivers of such individuals
1995

Name Change

The Centre changed its name to The Seniors Day Centre to avoid confusion with St. Hilary’s Church location. At this time due to increased demand for their services, The Seniors Day Centre began offering programs four days each week, necessitating an increase in staff. Caregiver support workshops were also initiated. The next few years were busy with plans of expansion.
1993

St. Hilary’s Day Centre

St. Hilary’s Day Centre opened its doors two days a week in the lower level of Westminster United Church at 4094 Tomken Road. The day program offered social and recreational activities for seniors who were physically and/or mentally impaired, thus providing respite care for the caregivers of such individuals
1989

An Idea Is Born

Canon David Long, the Minister at St. Hilary’s, recognized the need for respite care as he witnessed the stress and frustrations of a neighbour struggling to cope with a husband who had Alzheimer’s Disease. At that time, there was very little support in the community of Mississauga for caregivers. A community coalition was established by members of St. Hilary’s Church and other community agencies. This coalition came to a consensus that there was a need in the community for a project designed to meet the needs of frail and cognitively impaired seniors who were “housebound” and lived within the City of Mississauga. Since St. Hilary’s provided a day program for children, Canon Long looked at the idea of providing a day program for seniors who are physically and/or memory impaired.