Practical Help for Seniors and Those Who Care for Them

Community Support Services are available at Rural Frontenac Community Services. We are a community based health service provider offering a range of supports to assist seniors in their home: Meals-on-Wheels, Diners, Respite, Day Programs, Home Help, Foot Care and Transportation. Our agency has been providing services since 1975. We take great care to get to know you and explore what services you can benefit from and in the most cost effective means. We work closely with Home and Community Care Support Services, the SMILE program, other support agencies and Veterans Affairs.

“Thank you so much for all the care you and your team have given my uncle and aunt… It’s been difficult at times to be there for their many needs.  Your team has been so helpful… you have been a godsend to me.”


Meals-on-Wheels

Our hot, nutritious noon-time meals are available to be delivered to your door on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The cost is $6.50 per meal. Each meal includes a soup/salad, main entrée and a scrumptious dessert. Take a look at the upcoming menus and give us a call to see if there is a route near you (613-279-3151).

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Frozen meals available upon request.

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“When COVID hit, we as a family decided to try meals-on-wheels for our mom. My mom would like to thank everyone involved in making this program available, she absolutely loved the food, and the delivery staff that went above and beyond. For family, this was invaluable to us.”

“Living so far from my father proves to be challenging in many ways. I am extremely grateful for the Meals-on-Wheels program knowing that he can have a warm, nutritious meal delivered to him, a few times a week, is a comfort.”


Diners

In keeping with COVID-19 regulations, in-person Diners is currently suspended.  Gathering may resume as soon as it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, programs will be held on-line so you can take part virtually. Stay tuned.

Join us for a Home Cooked Meal in four locations: Arden, Ompah/Plevna, Parham and Sharbot Lake from 12noon to 1:30pm. The cost is $12 per meal.  The meal includes salad, main entrée, bread, dessert, tea, coffee & juice. If you are 60+ and plan to join us, please call to make a reservation at 613-279-3151. 

We share good company and food, and there is always something new to learn. If you know someone who would benefit, invite them to come and join us!

“I started going to the Diners club and was offered Meals-on-Wheels, which was great. Now I am taking more Meals-on-Wheels, which is fantastic. It makes it so much easier for me.”


Personal Support

Are you in need of personal support? Or, is there someone in your home you are a caregiver for?  There are lots of joys and benefits of being a caregiver, but sometimes you need a much needed break. Give the Community Support Services Team a call at 613-279-3151 and we can speak with you about our Respite and Day Programs. A fee is charged for these services. Subsidies may be available.

Respite

Caring for a family member or friends can be stressful and overwhelming. Our trained, screened, Personal Support Workers, can care for your loved one while you have a break.  Respite Services can be scheduled weekly, or on an “as-needed” basis.

Day Programs

To take every precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, Day Programs are currently one to one interaction.  Group Day Programs will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

Day Programs consist of a day of social interaction and activities in a group setting. They meet weekly in three locations: Sharbot Lake (Tuesday); Plevna (Wednesday); and Parham (Thursday). We have received rave reviews! Transportation can be arranged.  Eligibility is determined by Home and Community Care Support Services.

Caregiver Counselling and Support Group

In keeping with COVID-19 regulations, the Caregiver Support group is currently on hold.  It will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

Monthly Caregiver Support Groups are held at The Centre, 1042 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake, ON.  

Please give us a call for more information at 613-279-3151.


Home Help

Do you need help with household tasks?  Our Home Help Workers are happy to provide assistance. Tasks may include: cleaning floors, bathrooms, kitchen areas, dusting, laundry, and food preparation.

Our Home Help Workers have been carefully screened. 


Foot Care

In keeping with COVID-19 regulations, foot care service is currently suspended.  It will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

Keep your feet healthy using our professional Foot Care Services. The service includes toe nail trimming and filing, callous assessment and reduction, and foot health monitoring. Clinics are held monthly at ​The Centre, 1042 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake, ON.  Fee is $20.  Please note that beginning September 1st, 2021 the fee will be $25.00 Appointments are required. Call 613-279-3151.


Transportation

Frontenac Transportation Services Volunteer drivers take seniors to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other events as necessary.  A fee is charged for these services.  Subsidies for seniors are available through Community Support Services.


New Virtual Care Program

Rural Frontenac Community Services is now offering a Virtual Care Program.  This virtual program will provide a series of interesting Health & Wellness and Education Sessions for you to join.  These informative sessions will support our clients with social connection and connecting with our community’s Health Care Providers and other Agencies.

Rural Frontenac Community Service is pleased to be able to loan tablets to our clients at no charge.  Through this equipment lending program, we are supporting you to make virtual social connections, attend virtual appointments with service providers and access your health practitioners on-line healthcare system.

For more information, please call 613-279-3151.