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  •  When you don't know where to turn
PHARMACIES: Provide an important role in the health care delivery system, as they can provide counsel on a variety of health related concerns.
Shoppers Drug Mart, Fort Frances. 274-5351
  •  Supply drugs in blister packs(for one month at a time).
  •  Medication reviews (where clients are taking three or more medications). Will do at home if you are unable to go to the store.
  •  Arrange prescription renewals with doctors.
  •  Deliver medications to the home.
  • Waive the $2.00 co-pay fee on ODB prescriptions (if government co-pay is covered, medication is free, if it is $6.11 they charge $4.00)
  • Automated refills-order online.
  • Refill reminders.
  • Help to quit smoking.
  • Senior's Day- last Thursday of every month.
Pharmasave. 274-5313
  •  Supply drugs in blister packs(for one month at a time).
  •  Medication reviews (where clients are taking three or more medications).
  • Arrange prescription renewals with doctors.
  • Deliver medications to the home.
Walmart Pharmacy. 274-4143
  •  Supply drugs in blister packs(for one month at a time).
  •  Medication reviews (where clients are taking three or more medications).
  •  Arrange prescription renewals with doctors.
Fort Frances Clinic Dispensary. 274-5625
  •   Supply drugs in blister packs(for one month at a time).
  •  Medication reviews (where clients are taking three or more medications).
  •  Arrange prescription renewals with doctors.
  •  Deliver medications to the home.
Safeway Pharmacy. 274-4521
  •  Supply drugs in blister packs(for one month at a time).
  •  Medication reviews (where clients are taking three or more medications).
  •  Arrange prescription renewals with doctors.
ACTIVE LIVING: It is important to maintain as active a lifestyle as possible and continue to develop relationships through social activities.  Walking is the easiest activity anyone can participate in and can be done on your own or with a friend(s).  Joining a fitness club enables one to have a specially designed program to follow.

 Energy Fitness Centre.  274-0415

780 Kings Highway.

  • Fully equiped fitness centre.
  • Designed fitness program.
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Zumba

 Fort Frances Curling Club. 274-6667

300 Eighth Street.

  •  Mens, womens and mixed curling available.

Memorial Arena-Auditorium. 274-3494

740 Scott Street.

  • Indoor walking track for winter walking.
  • Swimming.
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Skating

Sister Kennedy Centre (Senior Centre)

274-7656

401 Nelson Street

 
 ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: Kenora/Rainy River Districts

Alzheimer Society: Kenora Rainy River District

807-468-1516

Toll Free in North Western Ontario 1-800-682-0245

  • one-to-one.
  • family support.
  • group support.
  • First Link learning series.
  • Public education and awareness.
  • respite options.
  • adult day programs.
  • Resource Library.
CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES: 

Cooper-Allen Chiropractic 274-3969

4-130 Second Street E.

 

Fort Frances Chiropractic Centre. 274-2545

540B Kings Highway

 
  COMMUNITY CARE ACCESS CENTRE (CCAC)

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

110 Victoria Avenue 274-8561

Toll free 1-877-661-6621

  • Case management.
  • Nursing.
  • Physiotherapy, occupational thgerapy, and speech therapy.
  • Nutritional counselling.
  • Personal support services.
  • Placement services to Long Term Care Facilities.
  • Short stay respite (fee payable).
  • Information and referral.
DENTAL CARE:  Maintaining good dental care and hygiene is important for continuing good health as seniors age.   

 Curtis Denture Clinic 274-6519

241-A Second Street East

 

 Drs. Wu and Kennedy. 274-5365

1201 Colonization Road West

 

Rainy Lake Family Dental

Family Practice Dentists and Orthodontics 274-7131

241-B Second Street East

 

Fort Frances Dental Centre 274-9001

310 Church Street

 
  DIABETIC INFORMATION & SERVICES:

 Valley Diabetes Education Centre

274-3266 Ext. 4543

110 Victoria Avenue

  • Advice and education.
  • Monitoring.

DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS.  Provides community-based geriatric services for individuals aged 60 years of age and older with serious mental illness, or dementia including Alzheimer's Disease. 

CMHA

414 Scott Street 274-2347 or

Toll free 1-888-813-6503

Services include the following:

  • Assessment, treatment and support for the above illnesses.
  • Counselling.
  • Cognitive behavioural interventions.
  • Community program referrals.
  • Geriatric Psychiatry (via tele-health) is available for client assessment, case consultation, case consultation and education.
  • Support and services to the caregiver and care providers.

 

 ELDER ABUSE:  Seniors can be subjected to abuse from family members and or care givers.  If you believe you are being subjecxted to abuse, help and advice is available to you.

Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

 Lee Stones, Regional Elder Abuse Consultant. 807-343-8563

955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay

 
Senior Safety Line 1-866-299-1011
  •  24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Service available in 150 languages.
FALL PROTECTION (Bathroom Safety): Falls are the most common injury and the sixth leading cause of fatalities among seniors.  Most falls occur in the home. 

 Shopper`s Home Health Care. 274-7062

130 Second Street East, Fort Frances, P9A 1M5
  •  Company will assess and make recommendations on how to make your bathroom safer.

Sunset Medical Supply. 274-0431

Toll-free 1-855-274-0431

140 Scott Street

  • Company will assess and make recommendations on how to make your bathroom safer.
FOOT CARE:  Foot problems can lead to seniors becoming immobile.

Melanie Murray 807-852-3308      218-434-0174

 
Christina Hahkala 274-4733 
Sharon's Foot Care 482-1717
  • Provides basic and diabetic foot care throughout the district.
FRAUD: Many types of fraud are perpetuated against seniors by telephone, mail or computer.  Fraudsters have one goal and that is to persuade you to part with money or divulge your personal banking or credit card information.  Never commit yourself on the telephone, if you are in doubt, contact the following: 
 Ontario Provincial Police 1-888-310-1122
 
Canadian Anti Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501
 
Crime Stoppers 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) 

Revenue Canada Charities Division

1-800-267-2384

 

Ministry of Consumer Services

1-800-889-9768

 
 FUNERAL HOMES: Professionals at these establishments will assist seniors and their families with personlized planning of services in a meaningful way.

Green Funeral Home 274-3274

600 Reid Avenue.

 

Northridge Funeral Home

6446 Hwy 11, Emo.

 
GAMBLING PROBLEMS: Problems with gambling affects people of all ages, and help is available.

Riverside Community Counselling Services

274-4807

206 Victoria Avenue.

 
  GOVERNMENT SEVICES: There is a range of government services both federally and provincially.
  Federal Government Services

 Canada Pension Plan 1-800-277-9914

Old Age Security 1-800-277-9914

General Enquiries 1-800-622-6232

Fraud Prevention  http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/english/home.html

Public Health Agency of CanadaAge Friendly Communities

Ontario Government Services

Health Care Options

 

Ontario Seniors Secretariat

 

Ontario Securities Commision

 

 Telehealth Ontario - Free & Confidential 24/7

1-866-797-0000  TTY/ATS 1-866- 797-0007

Health and Long Term Care 1-800-268-6232

Seniors' INFOline    1-888-910-1999

 

Help with investing and protecting your money

GROCERY DELIVERY: Grocery delivery is available to seniors who are unableto shop for themselves.

Einars Old Fashioned Foods 274-5368

610 Scott Street

Deliveries everyday except for Sundays (there is a small delivery charge for this service)
 HEARING: If you suspect you have problems with your hearing, seek help.

Fort Frances Enhanced Hearing Centre 274-4533 or toll free 1-877-374-4533

Unit 5-130 Second Street East

Jackie McCormick, Audiologist

  • Free hearing tests.
  • Latest hearing aid technology and communication devices.
  • Repairs and adjustments to most makes and models of hearing aids.
HOME SUPPORT PROGRAM.

Rainycrest Long Term Care Facility

274-3266 ext 2547

550 Osborne Street

Services offered include:-

  • Light house cleaning.
  • Meal preparation.
  • Errands.
  • Grocery shopping.
  • Bath care program.
  • Basic living tasks.
  • Club day away program (on Tuesdays)
  • There is a charge for these services

Randi Roth Companion Care

274-2354

e-mail randi.roth@gmail.com

  • Shopping; personal & grocery
  • Cooking; home made nutritionally balanced meals
  • Dressing/Bathing
  • Medication Management
  • Attending Medical Appointments
  • Socialization/Recreation & Stimulating Leisure Activities
  • Record Keeping as per family request; confidentiality is assured
  • Rate is $22.00 per hour.  A reduced rate for more than 4 hours can be negotiated.
LEGAL QUESTIONS 

Northwest Community Legal Clinic

274-5327

206 Scott Street


 

 

Legal Aid Ontario


 

LIBRARY SERVICES

 

Fort Frances Public Library

601 Reid Avenue

274-9879

  • Monthly senior movie
  • Computer and internet training
  • Shut-in delivery service
  • Large print books
  • Talking books
  • Comfortable place to meet and socialize
 LONG TERM CARE.

Rainycrest Long Term Care Facility

274-3266 ext. 2547

550 Osborne Street

 
MEALS ON WHEELS.
Gabriela Hanzuk (co-ordinator) 274-3764
  • Meals are prepared by Rainycrest Home for the Aged
  • There is a cost per meal.
  • Anyone can make a referral.
 MEDIC ALARM SERVICE (LIFELINE).

Rainycrest Long Term Care Facility

274-3266 ext. 2547

550 Osborne Street

  • There is an installation charge.
  • There is a monthly payment.
  MOBILITY & CUSTOM SEATING: Mobility devices provide seniors with opportunities to participate in activities for which they would otherwise need assistance.  The selection of devices range from wheelchairs to electric scooters and lift chairs, in a range of prices.

Shopper's Home Health Care. 274-7062

130 Second Street East, Fort Frances, P9A 1M5

 

Sunset Medical Supply 274-0431

Toll free 1-855-274-0431

140 Scott Street

  • Ramiro Matias (Mobility Consultant)
OPTICIANS: Regular eye checkups are important as we grow older, as potential problems can be diagnosed and treated before they become too serious. 

Dr. Tom Cousineau 274-8551

808 Scott Street

 

Dr. Lorelei Locker 274-0510

314 Scott Street

 

Optometry Clinic 221 Scott Street 274-6655

Drs. Bruce and Robet Lidkea.

 
RESPIRATORY CARE: 

Shopper's Home Health Care 274-7062

130 Second street East

  • Advise patients on the safe and effective use of their respiratory equipment.
  • Make necessary arrangements for travelling with oxygen.
  • Home service.
  • 24 hour emergency respiratory service.
  • Rental programs available for those who do not qualify for government funding.
 RESPITE CARE: Primary goal is to give family caregivers individual tailored breaks in order to continue caring for the senior family member at home.

Rainycrest Long Term Care Facility

274-3266 ext. 2547

550 Osborne Street

  • Club day away program (Tuesdays)

Wesway Family-Directed Respite Funding

1-866-623-2353 ext.6695

 
STROKE PREVENTION CLINIC: 

Fort Frances and District Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic. 274-3266 ext. 4542

206 Victoria Avenue.

 
 SUPPORTIVE HOUSING:

Front Street Manor 274-2606

532 Front Street.

  • A custodian is on site at all times.
 TRANSPORTATION:

North Air Taxi (24 hour service)

Dial a ride 275-9741

  • 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Monday to Friday.
  • 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • No service on holidays.
  • Call 30 minutes before pickup.
  • A wheelchair accessible van is available.
  • There is a charge for travel within Fort Frances.

Rainycrest Transit Handi-van.

274-3266 press 5 and then press 6.

  • Users need a medical referral.
  • Users can purchase a book of 20 tickets.
Senior Shuttle Van 274-3266 ext. 2547
  • Available Tuesday to Thursday, 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
 VICTIMS SERVICES PROGRAM:
334 Scott Street, 274-5687 

  VOLUNTEER BUREAU:

140- 4th Street 274-9555
  • Offers free Income Tax Service for seniors from March 1st to April 30th.
  • Christmas dinner.
  • Become a volunteer yourself.