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Legacy gifts make an impact every day at Baycrest Many older adults in Toronto are on fixed government pensions and living in poverty. An emergency fund supported by donors improves quality of life for Baycrest clients who otherwise cannot afford equipment and/or services such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, hearing aids, dental treatment, chiropody, shoes, orthotics or memory intervention programs. We are grateful for a recent $50,000 gift of life insurance to the emergency fund. Another way that legacy gifts make an impact is by providing opportunities for learning, enrichment and social engagement, which are not covered by government funding. A gift from the estate of Jean Craven supports recreational and artistic programs for residents of the Terraces of Baycrest. Baycrest: Better than ever at 100! Baycrest got its start in 1918 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home. Members of the women's mutual benefit society Ezras Noshem raised funds to buy and operate the house on Cecil Street where elderly members of the community received kosher food, religious care and medical attention. Here is a look at some of our archival photos. 2

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