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AdvantAge Ontario is the trusted voice for senior care. We are community-based, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to supporting the best possible aging experience.
April 2, 2020

LTC Staff Urgently Need Your Help!

Frontline staff caring for seniors are in urgent need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them and residents safe.

Frontline staff caring for seniors are in urgent need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them and residents safe. If you are a business or organization with access to unused and unopened masks, gowns, gloves, eye protection or other PPE, we urge you to donate them to those who need it most.

Please reach out to your local long-term care home, retirement home or other senior care setting, or go to the Ontario Together website.

Members in the News
June 2, 2020

Shelburne long-term care home finds creative way for face-to-face visits

Less than a month after an outbreak of COVID-19 was declared over, a long-term care facility in Shelburne has found a way to help families and loved ones see each other face to face.
News Releases
May 27, 2020

AdvantAge Ontario – Immediate Action Needed to Support Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes

In the wake of the disturbing report from the Canadian Armed Forces released yesterday, the Association representing Ontario’s not-for-profit, municipal and charitable long-term care homes is urging the provincial government to act now on immediate n
Members in the News
May 21, 2020

BT Bright Spot: 84-year-old Toronto man sews masks at retirement home

Nicole Servinis fills in for Dina as she takes some time off. Today's BT Bright Spot is brought to you from the Villa Colombo retirement home in Toronto. Domenico Dipilla has been sewing masks at the home to help protect other residents.
News Releases
May 20, 2020

AdvantAge Ontario Supports Independent Commission into Long-Term Care

Yesterday, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, announced that the provincial government will be launching a commission into Ontario’s long-term care system beginning in September.
Members in the News
May 15, 2020

Volunteers pay noisy tributes in Bracebridge during Nurses Week

It was noisy at the Pines Long-Term Care Home on Wednesday, May 13 as those who worked inside the building were honoured throughout the day.
Members in the News
April 30, 2020

How families are staying connected at Huntsville’s Fairvern in COVID-19

A smile spread across the face of a Fairvern Nursing Home resident as he looked out the window to see a loved one smiling back.
Members in the News
April 30, 2020

Powassan-area home for the aged staff focus on care, compassion, resilience

For the 128 residents and the 160 staff at Eastholme Home for the Aged, life is constantly changing as they adapt to try to keep on top of the information coming in about COVID-19 and make sure appropriate measures are in place.
Members in the News
April 30, 2020

Fun and recreation are so important for Durham seniors – even when a home has an outbreak

On a normal day, Hillsdale Terraces is a bustling place with no shortage of activities for its 200 residents.
Members in the News
April 28, 2020

With an early focus on seniors’ residences, Kingston has so far avoided the brunt of COVID-19

A team of restaurant inspectors in Southeastern Ontario fanned out to every seniors’ residence in the region last month, armed with a four-page checklist.
Members in the News
April 27, 2020

‘You can’t be too careful’: Keeping COVID-19 out of the Pines in Muskoka

The day the Pines Long-Term Care Home closed to visitors in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a notable tranquillity in the hallways.