Lanark County is a place to relax and enjoy the quieter side of life. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize, participate in recreational clubs and organizations, or volunteer your time. There really is something for everyone here. Seniors Activity Centres are available in local communities, numerous recreational activities are available, as are a good variety of shopping, churches and medical services.
For transportation, Lanark County has taxi services, weekly bus service, as well as train and bus services for out-of-town excursions.
Lanark Transportation Association (LTA)
The LTA is a non-for-profit agency that provides community based transportation for residents of Lanark County. It is wheelchair accessible and is mainly available for medical appointments, agency sponsored day programs and other specialized services for seniors and those who are disabled.
Transportation to Medical Appointments
Community Home Support Lanark County
Community Home Support Lanark County provides transportation to medical appointments. Other Home Support programs include Meals On Wheels, Friendly Visiting and Foot Care Clinics.
Community Care Access Centre
Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) are funded and legislated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Your CCAC connects you with the care you need, at home and in your community:
- We can help you stay in your own home longer by providing Care in Your Home and by co-ordinating Care in Your Community, including specialized support services;
- We can provide you with information about Long-Term Care Options if it becomes too difficult for you to live independently at home.
CCACs are staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals who will assess your needs, determine your requirements for care, answer your questions and develop a customized care plan that meets your individual needs. Then, if services are provided to you by your CCAC, we’ll arrange for quality health-care professionals – nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, speech therapist and personal support workers – to provide care and supportive services to help support you at home and help you enjoy the best possible quality of life.
To find out more about community services in the Lanark County area, you can visit www.communitycareinfo.ca. Once you have found a community provider that you think will meet your needs, you can then contact the community service provider directly or contact the CCAC for additional help. The CCAC will talk with you about your needs, and answer questions about what’s available in your community, how to enroll and, in some cases, take care of the enrolment process. Note that there is generally a fee associated with community services. Subsidies are available based on eligibility requirements. Your CCAC Case Manager can explain what services are covered by the CCAC and which have a fee, and how to apply for subsidies.
For more information on CCAC, visit www.se.ccac-ont.ca.
The intake telephone number for new clients, 1-800-869-8828, is answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Community & Primary Health Care
Community and Primary Health Care (CPHC) exists to provide universally accessible and comprehensive primary health care and community support services in the promotion and building of a healthier community. With 11 sites across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, we offer a wide range of community and health services for our diverse population.
Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health is the country's largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 40 home care offices, 20 community care clinics and 8,000 employees. Bayshore offers a wide range of home and community health services, health education programs and treatments. For more information please visit their website at www.bayshore.ca
Comcare Health Services
Since 1969, Comcare Health Services has been providing home care services to communities across Canada. Comcare became the first home healthcare company to be nationally accredited from coast to coast. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be delivered in private residences, long term care or retirement facilities, workplaces or schools.
Alzheimer Society of Lanark County
The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County offers an ongoing support group for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their care partners. Among other programs and services offered by the agency are an Adult Day Service and a Day Away Respite Service.
Phone: 613-264-0307 (1-800-511-1911).
There are numerous mentoring programs that are available for people to get involved in. You will serve as a role model and teach by example the important of giving back, staying in school, and having respect for family, peers and the community.