Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Local health and senior support services

Yummy cupcakes were served!
I have a friend I visited in LTC in Muskoka,
which began my regular volunteer hospice work.
You can read her Life Review here.
I advocate creating a Life Review for loved ones.
I recently attended a fundraiser presentation!

Madden Hearing Centre, in Lanark County, has presented donations totalling $10,000 to our Lanark County community and healthcare services.

I am proud of the services our local communities offer in Ontario. For more services, visit www.211ontario.ca or call 211 for information. Also, Canadian VirtualHopsice.ca, or HospiceNet.org.

I volunteer with Community Home Support - Lanark County, and we provide the following services:

Meals on Wheels
• Transportation to Medical Appointments
• Foot Care
• Diners' Club
• Home Help/Home Maintenance
• Friendly Visiting
• Security/Reassurance Contact via phone or personal visits
• Volunteer Hospice Visiting Service
• Respite Care
Grief Counselling
Lanark County Bereavement Groups for adults and children

Many are ignorant of local services which allow seniors to manage their Home Care. Most are free or have nominal costs.
Hearing aids are so small!
How many of us argued with parents to get them?!
I was happy to attend the presentation of cheques to local service organisations.
The Maddens presented red envelopes to Perth's Meals on Wheels representatives, The Table Community Food Centre, The Salvation Army, with donations from their recent fundraising campaign.


Powell River Books said...

It isn't easy to coordinate home care for sure. We are reluctant to have Mom go on hospice yet because of some wound care she needs. But because there is diminishing progress, home nursing may be ending soon. There are no for pay home nurses that I can find. That puts us between a rock and a hard place so to speak. - Margy

Red said...

Great that you are more than involved and also an advocate for something that seems to need more advocacy every year.

Barrie said...

Jenn, you are involved in such important stuff.

eileeninmd said...

It is so nice of you to be so involved with your community. The services provided to the Elderly are great, I am sure it is needed and very appreciated. Thumbs up to you!