Calabogie & Area Home Support
Serving the Township of Greater Madawaska.
We are a non-profit charitable organization helping seniors and adults with special needs remain active in their homes and the community.
We ask that anyone visiting our office kindly respect physical distancing and wear a proper face mask covering.
Calabogie Home Support provides various services within the community. It is our volunteers who give of their time to provide assistance.
Helping The Public
Hi my name is Paula,I have MS (multiple sclerosis ). I am limited to some activities, that I had in the past been very independent.
Just recently my grandmother took a turn for the worse (she was 92) . She lived
at the Cobden nursing home. My husband due to business obligations was unable to drive me . I could probably have driven myself , but fatigue being my #1 nemesis, I didn’t want to chance the drive home. A friend suggested to call Calabogie Home support. I didn’t think I would qualify for their help. But this service is not only for seniors but also for people with disabilities. I phoned and was set for the next Monday. I was picked up at my door . The very friendly gentleman helped me into his truck and stored my walker in the back.
I had a very warmfelt visit with granny,after a couple of hours it was time for me to go, after visiting with my uncle.
My drive was waiting patiently for me . And brought me home. The reason I am writing this message is ,2 days later granny pssed away ,and I was able to spend some private time with her,due to Calabogie Home support people . I won’t mention his (driver) or the nice lady who answers the phone and my many questions. But I will mention their kindness. Thank you both for giving me the opportunity to see my grandmother , her and I were able to have one last visit . Bless you both .
Our Program Coordinator arranges non-urgent transportation for clients. The priority is medical appointments (e.g. physician, dental, optometry, etc.)
We also provide transportation for clients to do their banking, shopping, social or recreational events, specific personal needs and deliver frozen meals to those unable to pick them up at our office.
By donating their time and vehicles, a dedicated team of volunteer drivers transport clients to various locations. Drivers ensure all passengers are comfortable during the ride. We do not provide vehicles with specialized lift capabilities. If required, we make driving arrangements through alternate Home Support Services.
There is a user fee per trip for our transportation services. Clients are notified of this fee when booking through our office.
You can reserve your ride by calling 613-752-2828.
Our transportation drivers are masked.
Calabogie Residents to Ottawa, $75
Calabogie/Renfrew Residents to Ottawa $120
Calabogie to Renfrew or Arnprior $30
Calabogie to Pembroke $70
Calabogie to within Calabogie $10
Norway Lake to Calabogie $30
Black Donald Lake to Calabogie $30
Calabogie to Perth $60
Calabogie to Lanark $45
Calabogie to Ottawa Airport $110
Calabogie/Renfrew Residents to Ottawa Airport $120
*A subsidized rate is available for clients receiving ODSP, Ontario Works and the GIS.
Griffith Farm & Market prepares home-style meals that are wholesome natural food, fully cooked and frozen. Ingredients include farm-raised beef and vegetables from the summer garden: no added salt or sugar and no preservatives.
Meals to accommodate special dietary needs are available on request. Selections include gluten-free, lactose-free, and pureed.
A dedicated team of volunteers and staff make provide a connection to the community by making regular phone calls to clients, reassuring them that help is available if needed. By making scheduled “check-in calls,” we help ensure the safety and well-being of people living alone or spending a lot of time on their own. In addition, depending on the availability of our volunteers, we try to visit clients as part of our assurance program.
There is no cost to clients for this telephone assurance service.
You can sign-up for this service by calling 613-752-2828.
Community volunteers are the core of our organization. We always have positions for new volunteers.
Volunteers are the backbone of Calabogie Home Support as they are involved in every aspect of the service. Volunteers help to provide the leadership, programs and funds that support services for seniors and adults with disabilities in our community.
Many of our volunteers feel they benefit from their experiences, as do the people they serve. Positions available are:
Board Of Directors
Board Members meet regularly (usually every month) to provide leadership and direction for our overall program and services.
Telephone Security Check
Call clients on a pre-arranged schedule to ensure their wellbeing and offer an opportunity to chat.
Assist staff with day-to-day office procedures and preparations for fundraising/special events, e.g., newsletter mailouts, tickets for a raffle, etc. Activity in this role is on an “as-needed” basis when workload extends beyond regular staffing resources.
Fundraising Volunteers assist the fundraising committee in carrying out fundraising events, including selling raffle tickets, giving out information at display booths, selling admission tickets & greeting people as they arrive at special events, and helping with set-up and removal of event displays and materials. Volunteers assist on an “as-needed” basis.
Volunteers use their vehicles to provide transportation for clients to get to their medical appointments and for additional activities, e.g. shopping and banking, social/recreational and personal activities. Drivers also deliver frozen meals to those who cannot pick them up at the office. Some may be long-distance, e.g. Ottawa, Pembroke etc. or more local, e.g. within Calabogie or to Renfrew or Arnprior. In addition, our drivers help support Carefor’s “Going Home” program for seniors aged 65 and older discharged from a hospital.
Our volunteer drivers receive mileage compensation.
How You Can Help
Give us a call at 613-752-2828, introduce yourself, tell us what you are interested in and start the application process.
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