03 October. 2019
Slaight Family enabling seniors to live and thrive in their communities
Home to Canada’s leading geriatric rehabilitation program, Toronto Rehab supports successful ageing in place, hospital visit avoidance, community reintegration after an acute hospital stay, and overall quality of life improvements for our senior population.  

Toronto Rehab Foundation is grateful for The Slaight Family Foundation’s visionary $30-million strategy designed to help keep seniors in their own homes/communities. As part of The Slaight Family Foundation Seniors Initiative, Toronto Rehab Foundation will receive $1 million to launch a Geriatric Community Integration Hub (GERI Hub) at University Health Network (UHN) in collaboration with Sinai Health System and Circle of Care.

Based out of Toronto Rehab, the GERI Hub will:
  • become a single point of access to services for patients, as they navigate their post-hospital journey to their community; 
  • introduce innovative, tele-rehab models to allow seniors to rehabilitate in the comfort of their own homes; and 
  • offer a Geriatric Fellowship that will empower emerging leaders to inspire, invent, and deliver tomorrow's care.
“We’re grateful to The Slaight Family for demonstrating the important role that philanthropy plays in advancing our healthcare system,” says Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO of UHN. 

“Together with our partners, we share a commitment to finding solutions to support seniors, build capacity in the community, and accelerate our vision of A Healthier World.”

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation will also receive a portion of a total $3-million gift to UHN, enabling enhanced care for seniors’ across a spectrum of program areas. Read more at UHN.ca 

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