Human Endeavour has revolutionized the way nonprofits work in the domain of Health & Wellness by creating holistic programs for seniors which join together social activities, health information sessions and scientifically-proven exercise programs.
Human Endeavour offers several health and wellness programs for different age groups and cultural settings in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner. Below are some of the programs being executed by Human Endeavour.
Human Endeavour’s mission since the start of ICWP project in 2005 has been creating ‘Health, Hope & Happiness’ for seniors. With the goal of aiding seniors active and graceful aging, Human Endeavour has showcased innovative approaches in community participation, creative programming, optimal use of scarce resources, grassroots-mainstream partnerships and collaboration, and maximizing the use of existing services. HOPE was declared a winner for Innovation Award 2010 by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care at Innovation Expo held on 10 Nov 2010.
HOPE (Healthy Outcomes of Preventive Engagements) presented research evidence demonstrating regular preventive engagements with seniors carried out and sustained by Human Endeavour with more than 700 diverse and mixed seniors in the York Region since 2005 yielded a range of healthy outcomes in the form of seniors’ improved (physical, mental & emotional) health, and reduced weaknesses and vulnerability.
|HOPE-Adult Day Program for frail||Every Monday and Friday||10:00AM to 3:00PM||Vaughan Community Health Centre, 9401 Jane Street, Vaughan, Suite 106, Ontario L6A 4H7||Cognitive games, physical activities and yoga for frail seniors|
|Health and Wellness Program for adults and seniors||Every Wednesday||12:00PM to 2:00PM||Tahir Hall, 10610 Jane Street, Maple, ON L6A 3A2||Health and settlement sessions, yoga and socialization|
|Community Garden for adults and seniors||Every Thursday (May – Sep)||10:00AM to 12:00PM||Human Endeavour Office, 439 Glenkindie Ave. Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, L6A 2A2||Gardening and meditation/yoga, socialization, healthy eating|
|Bingo for seniors||Tuesday evenings||6:30PM||Human Endeavour Office, 439 Glenkindie Ave. Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, L6A 2A2||Socialization|
|Cooking & Sewing||Every Friday||10:00AM to 1:30AM||Human Endeavour Office, 439 Glenkindie Ave. Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, L6A 2A2||Healthy eating, sewing skill, socialization|
|Health and Wellness Program for seniors (health and settlement sessions and yoga)||Every Thursday||12:00PM to 2:00PM||Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4H 2Z7||Sept to June in Vellore Village
July & August at Vellore Hall @ 9541 Weston Road
|English as a Second Language
(ESL literacy class)
|Every Tuesday||12:00PM to 2:45PM||Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4H 2Z7||Teacher provided by York Catholic School Board|
|Seniors Men Group||Mon-Fri||4:30PM to 7:00PM||Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4H 2Z7||Socialization|
|Women’s Dance & Music||Last Wednesday of every month||6:30PM to 9:30PM||Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4H 2Z7|
|Health and Wellness Program for seniors (health and settlement sessions and yoga)||Every Tuesday & Thursday||12:00PM to 2:00PM||Father Ermanno Bulfon Community Centre, 8141 Martin Grove Rd, Vaughan, ON L4L 3W9||July & August program is in evenings|
|Health and Wellness Program for seniors (health and settlement sessions and yoga)||Every Saturday||10:00AM to 2:00PM||Wilclay Public School, 60 Wilclay Avenue, Markham ON||July & August program is at another location.
For Tamil seniors
|Health and Wellness Program for seniors (health and settlement sessions and yoga)||Every Tuesday||12:00PM to 2:30PM||Ellen Fairclough P.S., 33 Brando Ave, Markham, ON L3S 4K9||Mainly Punjabi seniors|
|Health and Wellness Program for seniors (health and settlement sessions and yoga)||Every Monday||1:00PM to 3:00PM||Dufferin Clark Community Centre @ 1441 Clark Ave West, Thornhill ON||July & August the program in on Tuesday evenings|
PACE (People Assisted Community Express) is community-based innovative transportation model improvised by Human Endeavour. Addressing mobility as key determinant of health, it affords social integration of seniors by providing free rides and enables healthy and graceful aging, sometimes most seniors would not have imagined due to frailty, dependency and other barriers.
The expanding demand and feedback from seniors and caregivers affirm efficiency, quality, cultural compatibility, and contribution of the model in improving seniors’ mobility and consequent quality of life and well-being. read more…
HOPE ADP (Adult Day Program)
HOPE Adult Day Program (HOPE-ADP) is a community-based program provided by Human Endeavour in partnership with Vaughan Community Health Centre.
The program provides structured and supervised activities in a group setting for eligible ethno-cultural and South Asian frail seniors with cognitive, physical and communicative impairments. The activities are planned to provide mental, physical and social stimulation.
The HOPE-ADP strives to promote maximum independence and maintain quality of life for clients and caregivers.
Community Gardens and HOPE BBQs
Human Endeavour believes that a healthy environment plays a vital role in healthy communities and healthy living. Recognizing this, Human Endeavour has created various environmental initiatives and programs with the goal of saving the environment and involving community members in the process.
Community Gardens is an initiative to serve the environment and involve community members in healthy activities. Community members, especially seniors, have shown great interest in assisting with these gardens. Various members of the community have been allocated plots in the garden in order to grow and nourish their own plants and crops.
In Summer 2012, the first crop was cut and the community celebrated the occasion with a sizzling HOPE BBQ at the community garden. HOPE BBQ’s have been a tradition at Human Endeavour ever since.
Want to Join Community Gardens?
Want to attend a HOPE BBQ?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a shout at: 905-553-9291.
EPIC Health has introduced its own wellness products, including digital healthcare solutions.
Make a Referral / Become part of our Health & Wellness Programs
If you are willing to make a referral or join one of our health and wellness programs, contact us at email@example.com or give us a shout at: 905-553-9291.