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211 Ontario is a fully integrated provincial helpline and online searchable database to help Ontario residents find and navigate community, health, social and government services.  For Help you can Click here  or you can call 211.


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CHAP serve seniors in Chatham-Kent to help keep them living independently at home. These services include transportation, home helper, frozen meals, client intervention and assistance and the caregiver support programs.

CHAP Transportation program provides transportation to seniors and people with disabilities in Chatham-Kent. We provide this service mainly through the use of volunteers. We also provide rides with our staff drivers who are trained in the safe use of our accessible vehicles. 

For more information call Family Services Kent (519) 354-6221 the home of CHAP they are ready to answer your call. 


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Meals On Wheels–Wallaceburg,  

The Lambton Elderly Outreach organizes the meals on wheels program in Wallaceburg and Sue’s Kitchen graciously cooks the delicious food for their program. 

Nutritious meals delivered as frozen entrees, soups and desserts are available for delivery throughout rural Lambton County. You can order frozen meals as a regular meal plan, or as a supplement to your regular cooking. A minimum order is not required.

There are many selections on our Meal Order Form or you can phone the office to have a Meal Order Form and an order / delivery schedule mailed to you  or Click here to order your meals online. Special diets can be accommodated.

They also provide hot meals on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays around 12 pm  (Noon)

For more information call 1-519-845-1353


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Dental care for low-income seniors

The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is a government-funded dental care program, that provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older.

This program is designed to support low-income seniors with the following eligibility

  • are 65 years of age or older
  • are a resident of Ontario
  • meet the income requirements:
    • an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single senior
    • a combined annual net income of $32,300 or less for a couple
  • have no other form of dental benefits, including private insurance or dental coverage under another government program such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-Insured Health Benefits

Coverage includes:

  • check-ups, including scaling, fluoride and polishing
  • repairing broken teeth and cavities
  • x-rays
  • removing teeth or abnormal tissue (oral surgery)
  • anesthesia
  • treating infection and pain (endodontic services)
  • treating gum conditions and diseases (periodontal services)

Click here  to learn how to access the free, routine dental care


 

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If walking is one way you like to keep fit then you may like to check out WalkCK.  They have awesome trail walks through the Spring to Fall.

If the winter months give you blue or you find yourself having cabin fever. There is a safe alternative for walking outside. Bring your walking routine indoors.

The WDSS doors are open to walker from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday to Thursday  A Walking Pass is required which you can be picked up for free at the Municipal Centre. A great way to keep your feet moving and get your steps in through the winter months. You may also have a chance to meet fellow walks and create new friendships over a common activity.  Don’t let Old Man Winter take the spring out of your steps.

Click here to Check out Chatham-Kent’s Local Walking Group page for additional details 


Cancer Resources and Information

We all know someone, if it is not ourselves, that is or has dealt with cancer. It can be scary and intimidating.  There is help out there. There are people waiting to help you understand, move forward and fight the battle with you. Reach out to them so they can reach out and help you and your family or friends.

The Canadian Cancer society

Cancer Care Ontario