Formerly known as Carea Community Health Centre

Equity-Based Programs

Seniors’ Health & Wellness

Female and male seniors walking with houses and trees in the background

Seniors Health & Wellness

At Durham Community Health Centre we provide wraparound care for Seniors across Durham region, as well as vital supports for their family members, who are in need of assistance.

Not only do we have our incredible Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) Community Team to support frail older adults, (generally 75 years plus) adults living at home or in retirement residences who are experiencing changes in support needs or safety concerns, but we also run events, activities, and workshops for Seniors that promote optimizing their health and well-being.

Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) Community Team


Our GAIN team provides specialized geriatric care to support frail seniors living at home or in retirement residences, who have multiple complex medical and social problems including:

• Cognitive impairment
• Responsive behaviours
• Decreased function
• Falls or risk of falls
• Impaired mobility
• Incontinence and/or
• Multiple medications


The DCHC GAIN team draws upon the expertise of our Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Dietitians, dedicated GAIN/Home & Community Care Services Coordinators and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) clinician, working in collaboration with consulting Geriatricians and other specialists.


To learn more, visit our GAIN Team page.



Seniors Health and Wellbeing

At DCHC, our incredible staff of Health Promoters, Outreach Workers, and Community Facilitators plan various events, activities and workshops to promote optimal health and wellbeing for Seniors living throughout Durham region. These activities range from yoga and dancing to cooking classes and wellness techniques like journaling.


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