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Noreen and Wally’s Story

It’s about so much more than a meal… It’s been 65 years since I first met my husband at summer camp. We were both working there for the season. I was just 17 years old and Wally was 20. With his red hair and freckles, I thought he was the cutest person I’d ever seen!… read more Noreen and Wally’s Story

Lynn’s story

You can give more families peace of mind… My mother was our family’s rock Raising three kids is no small feat, and even more of a challenge when one child has developmental delays that require additional supports. At a time when people didn’t understand disability well, my mother Katherine was an Occupational Therapist and always… read more Lynn’s story


We are pleased to introduce our FIRST Better Living Charitable Foundation Spring 50/50 raffle in support of Better Living at Thompson House, Better Living Health & Community Services and Meals on Wheels and More! All funds raised through this raffle will help us to continue providing essential services for seniors in Don Mills and North… read more SPRING 50/50 RAFFLE

Bake for Better Living

Our Bake for Better Living is back in 2022 in support of Better Living Health and Community Services and Better Living at Thompson House! #BakeForBetterLiving is a great way to show love to your friends, family, and community. Register Today and start collecting pledges in support of Better Living! How it works Participants can get… read more Bake for Better Living

We Stand Together To Support Ontario Healthcare Workers

Statement from Health Service Providers in Ontario’s Central Region We Stand Together to Support Respect and Safety for Ontario’s Workers Who Provide Care We, as leaders in Ontario’s health-care system, recognize every person has been impacted by the pandemic. We thank them for the sacrifices made over the past two years to protect our health-care… read more We Stand Together To Support Ontario Healthcare Workers

Better Living Golf Classic

The Better Living Golf Classic is back in 2022! Grab your golf clubs and get ready to #GolfYourWayBetterLiving in support of Better Living Health and Community Services and Better Living at Thompson House! Our mission at Better Living is to support individuals in our community in maintaining their independence, enhancing their well-being, and optimizing their… read more Better Living Golf Classic

Destination: Staycation is in support of the Better Living family of organizations, which includes seniors care and support in our long-term care home in the Don Mills and North York communities, programs offered through our location sites, and our residential and community hospice services in York Region. Through Destination: Staycation, our goal is to connect… read more

Board of Directors Recruitment

Better Living invites interested individuals to join the Board of Directors of our dynamic organization.   The Boards of Directors are comprised of volunteers from our community who are elected to a 1 year term of office, with multiple terms encouraged.  Although Board experience is an asset, Better Living offers orientation and ongoing training to all… read more Board of Directors Recruitment

Stroll for Seniors

#Stroll4Seniors is back this year and we need your help to raise essential funds for Better Living Health and Community Services and Better Living at Thompson House. The Stroll for Seniors is a community-based fundraising event that brought together the Don Mills and North York communities for over 10 years. Funds raised through our Stroll… read more Stroll for Seniors


I’m thankful for: a caring community in my senior years. I grew up in Budapest, Hungary and my early years of childhood were as idyllic as anyone could hope for. My parents were good-natured and loving, and my father owned a knitting factory so we were financially comfortable. I grew up with two older sisters… read more Andrews-story