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Community Health & Care Month


October is Community Health & Care Month, as observed by Community Care and the Ontario Community Support Association and Association of Ontario Health Centres. As part of the special initiatives presented by Community Care to draw the public's attention to some of our services and programs, four different Community Support Services are being profiled on Kawartha 411 news source.

 

Community Dental Clinic

Community Care's dental clinic serves close to 4,000 clients - local residents who appreciate the lower cost dental care that can reduce the financial burden on families to access oral health care. Watch the report Here
   

Adult Day Program 

Community Care's Adult Day programs provide a range of social, physical and recreational activities to meet the needs of each client. Kawartha 411 dropped into the Adult Day Centre in Lindsay to see what all the fun is about. Watch the report Here.

 

Supportive Housing Services 

Keeping local seniors safe, healthy and comfortable in their own homes is what Community Care's Supportive Housing Services program is all about. 

See the recent Kawartha 411 interview with staff and client Penny Davidson Here to learn more about how we help residents stay independent and happy at home. 

  

Meals on Wheels

Affordable, home cooked, nutritious hot meals can be delivered to your door through Community Support Services' Meals on Wheels program for seniors and adults with special needs who are experiencing difficulty with cooking or healthy eating. 

The program helps ensure clients' nutritional needs are met while also providing social interaction and a safety check from the volunteers who make the deliveries. 

Hot meal delivery is at a pre-arranged time through our team at Community Care. Call 705-324-7323 for more information regarding your community. 

Meals include soup, entree, bun, dessert and delivery. 

 

Watch our recent interview on Kawartha 411 about the Meals on Wheels program Here

  

Specialized Transportation 

Community Care's transportation services provide thousands of rides each year to older adults and people with special needs, including those with physical disabilities. 

Transportation is provided to medical appointments, treatments, community events, shopping and social or recreation activities. Clients say that the transportation services help them remain independent and connected with their community. Services include rides by volunteer drivers, and wheelchair or stretcher accessible transit for non-emergency transfers. 

In partnership with the Emergency Medical Services of the City of Kawartha Lakes and Ross Memorial Hospital, Community Care offers non-emergency transfers in specially equipped vehicles. The non-emergency transfers help relieve pressure from the local EMS, thus freeing ambulances to respond to emergencies in a more timely manner. The service is also on call to Ross Memorial in Lindsay, to assist with discharges for people who are ready to return home following a hospital stay. Fees for the non-emergency transfer service help cover program operating costs. 

 

View our recent Kawartha 411 interview about Specialized Transportation Here.