The Only Time When
Freezing Cold is Better

LA Centre for Active Living

We need to get the freezer going again so these seniors can eat!

What do the marvels of modern-day medicine, Suduko and Farmville all have in common? They all have a direct impact on increasing lifespan. Okay, so the last two are more of a personal opinion than fact, but that modern-day medicine stuff has increased the average lifespan of a Canadian to 82 years. That’s a whole 10 years more than it was in 1970.

With the growth of our ageing population comes certain challenges that neighbourhoods are starting to recognize. Close to home, The LA Centre for Active Living, a registered charity, offers services and programs needed by this growing group. The organization has become a haven for marginalized, economically disadvantaged and disabled seniors, aged 55+.

Their programs range from yoga & Zumba workouts to ping-pong & bingo nights. They offer classes on gardening, cooking, computers and a whole lot more. The most popular and successful program continues to be their weekly Food Rescue Distribution, where they offer hot meals and snacks to 300 seniors every week. Food Security amongst seniors is a real concern and together with Second Harvest, this food supplementation program helps lessen the burden of the cost of food for their members.

However, the Food Rescue program hasn’t been the same since the breakdown of one of the Centre’s freezers in September. Without being able to keep the delivered food frozen, they can no longer accept perishable food, specifically protein items until the freezer is replaced. This creates a protein shortage for seniors who rely on the program.

Well, not on our watch. The need this week (and next week too) is a freezer for the LA Centre for Active Living. Let’s get them cooking again!

Fulfill the need

In pure Troop fashion, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to help out LA Centre for Active Living. Here’s how you can help:
  • Pool funds: You can pool your funds together with other Troopers to maximize your impact.  We’ll fulfill the needs and report back on your contribution’s impact.

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Troop Target

This need is now closed

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Troopers have
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Target: $450

Contributions to date: $455

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Sit back, relax and we’ll put your contributions to work to fulfill the weekly needs.

Pool funds

No Amazon wish list. No pickups for donated goods – unless you have a new freezer sitting in your garage that you’re just waiting to give away, in that case, hello new best friend :). For the next two weeks, we’re pooling funds to purchase a Frigidaire Upright Freezer valued at $398 +tax. In the words of Master Chef Canada: “Your time starts now!”.

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

More Details: LA Centre for Active Living

The Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors (also known as the LA Centre for Active Living), has been an oasis for people 55+ for nearly 30 years. As a registered charity, the Centre offers a wide variety of accessible and affordable programs to fulfill the needs of our ageing population, inclusive of marginalized, economically disadvantaged and disabled seniors.

The programs and services offered to their 2,000+ senior members include yoga, Zumba, gardening, cooking, and computer classes as well as good food markets, special seasonal events and indoor/outdoor games. Members can take part in a number of social activities as well, including ping pong matches, bingo nights and group meals.

Their most popular and successful program continues to be their weekly Food Rescue Distribution, where they offer hot meals and snacks to over 300 seniors. Food Security amongst seniors is a real concern and together with Second Harvest this food supplementation program helps to lessen the burden of the cost of food.

The community environment offered by the LA Centre for Active Living provides the health benefits and social support needed by our ageing community.
Location: 
55 Rankin Crescent, Toronto, ON M6P 4G6

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