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COVID-19 - Resources for Seniors

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resources for Seniors

For the most up-to-date information regarding the impact to Township programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, view our COVID-19 Information Hub​. You can also call us at 905-833-5321 or email​


Grocery Pick-Up/D​​e​liver​y

​​​ShopKING has developed a list of King Township businesses that are providing various pick-up and delivery services. For more information view our list of Physical Distancing Grocery Shopping Options​​. ​​

Prescription Refill Delivery

Several pharmacies across King Township are currently offering delivery services for prescription medication. For more information, view our list of Physical Distancing Prescription Options​. ​

​Restaurant Dining Pick-Up/Delive​ry

​​Several restaurants throughout King Township are offering pick-up and/or delivery options. For more information, visit our list of Physical Distancing Dining Options​.​

​CHATS - Meals On Wheels

​Community & Home Assistance for Seniors (CHATS) has prepared meal options available for delivery. For more information, visit their website​ or call 905-713-6596.

​​​Contact Information for Seniors Gr​oups ​

​King City Seniors' Centre


​​Schomberg 55+ Club

​Social Service Worker-Gerontology (SSWG) Response Team 

​Phone: 289-670-0925

Facebook Page​

SSWG Response Team is a group of students and alumni from Seneca College who are willing to dedicate their time to help older adults (seniors), their caregivers, long-term care and retirement home​​ residents during COVID-19. The response team is reaching out to these groups to determine what they need most and to act as a conduit for others who want to volunteer and/or help in any way. The team aims to provide remote support  (telephone calls, online activities) and provide assistance to seniors to help them connect to other support groups.​​​

Financial Assistance ​​​ ​

​Township of King (Municipal)

For any financial relief measures implemented by the Township, visit the Impacted Services - Finance and Taxes for the most up-to-date information.

Government of Ontario (Provicial)

If you’re a low-income senior, you may qualify for monthly Guaranteed Annual Income System payments. For more infromation, visit the Ontario Government's page on the​ ​Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System payments for seniors​.​

Government​ of Canada (Federal)

​The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.​ For information on what assistance may be available, view the information on Support for Individuals.​

​Health Information  ​

​Symptoms of COVID-19

Visit the Government of Canada's page on the Symptoms of COVID-19​ for more information.

​COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

​If you think you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it,​ use the Government of Ontario's Self Assessment Tool to learn more and find out about care options.

​Physical Distancing 

​What is physical distancing? Learn more by viewing York Region Public Health's Physical Distancing Fact Sheet​.


​​Learn more about what you need to do if you are told to self-isolate by viewing York Region Public Health's Self-Isolation Advice​

Local Health Integration Network

For health and personal care services, and admission into long term care homes. 

Phone: 310-2222 (no area code)

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 

For crisis assistance.

​Phone: 416-408-HELP (4357)

Seniors Safety Line – Elder Abuse Ontario 

For suspected elder abuse.

Phone: 1-866-299-1011 (available 24/7 and in many languages​)

​​Entertainment at Home ​

​​The King Township Public Library is encouraging residents to obtain an eLibrary Card to access eBooks, Audiobooks, streaming movies, TV shows, and music.

View the Library's Boredom Busters poster ​for more information on what entertainment and learning resources are available​.

​​Reporting Fraud​ ​​

York Regional Police Service to report fraud:

​Phone: 1 (866) 876-5423​​​​ or online at the York Regional Police's online reporting webpage​

Crime Stoppers to report fraud anonymously:​

Phone: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at the Crime Stoppers of York Region website or the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers website

​Other Resources​

Ontario Seniors' Secretariat

The Ontario Seniors' Secretariat c​reated an emergency preparedness form​ that includes sections such as support networks, family contact list, and medical information. 

​Neighbourhood Network​​​

​Opportunities for volunteering or to receive a variety of community services. Visit the Neighbourhood Network website for more information. 

United Way

The United Way delivers local services and support to help tackle local poverty and related issues including hunger, homelessness, social isolation and mental health. View the United Way of Greater Toronto (Peel & York Region) website for more information.​​