Many of the seniors (and adults with disabilities) in Leeds & Grenville have limited or no access to food and socialization. Many live in isolation. These below programs were put in place to respond to these needs during this difficult time. Please note that all COVID-19 temporary program are subject to changes or cancellations without notice.
For more information on these temporary COVID -19 services please contact a Coordinator at 613-342-3693.
Emergency Food Packages
The emergency food packages includes items such as bread, milk, eggs, potatoes, canned items, and more. The food packages cost $10.00 and this cost can be subsidized for any client who cannot afford it. Delivered bi-weekly. Special requests for delivery may be accommodated.
Every qualifying client is eligible for 5-10 free meals based on their need. There is no cost for these frozen meals. Delivered bi-weekly. Special requests for delivery may be accommodated.
To qualify client must be over the age of 60, or living with a disability. Clients can take both the food package and the frozen food or they can choose to take one or the other.
Isolation / Socialization
These calls are designed for seniors living on their own, without regular interactions. CPHC staff monitor client well-being while working to ensure that the program has a continuous, positive impact. Our goal is to keep seniors safe, supported, and living at home. During the wellness call, CPHC staff check on the seniors well-being and offer assistance and access to our other programs.
For seniors living on their own, without regular interaction from family members, they are often left feeling isolated and lonely. This program provides one-on-one, personal visits by a CPHC staff member for 1 hour, for seniors who are isolated and lonely. Companionship is the key. This is an opportunity for meaningful connections and helps combat the negative effects of social isolation. Visits double as a safety check, providing peace of mind to clients and their families. *No personal care is provided.
In Home Adult Day Visit
This program has been designed for those who qualify for the Adult Day program but are reluctant to attend a congregate setting at this time. Trained staff provide in home social and recreational activation for 1 hour. Planned activities are tailored to the participants’ abilities and health conditions, but may encompass such things as arts and crafts, musical entertainment and sing-a-longs, mental stimulation games such as bingo, stretching or other gentle exercise, etc. This meaningful program can improve both mental and physical health and help to prevent or delay cognitive decline. *No personal care is provided. Caregiver must remain in the home.
Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW)
SCWW is a free interactive telephone-based program that connects seniors 55+, as well as adults 18+ with physical disabilities who find it difficult to leave home for extended periods of time. Through the use of group telephone calls, SCWW provides a rich line-up of health related information from professionals in the community, late-life learning opportunities, participation in brain stimulating activities, and most of all, a venue to create meaningful friendships and community for those who may feel isolated. Each session lasts approximately 45 – 60 minutes.