ROSSS

United Way Easter Ontario has launched another round of campaigning for COVID support and has chosen to feature a ROSSS story to lead this campaign. It’s so great to have our rural seniors being recognized on such a large scale!

Check out full article here: https://www.unitedwayeo.ca/news-and-stories/we-dont-feel-so-alone/

 

Rural Ottawa South Support Services continues to be operational at this time, working to provide the following essential services.

Food Security.

Rural Ottawa South Support Services has several ways to maintain healthy, nutritious meals during this time.

Meals on Wheels- offering nutritious and delicious frozen meals delivered to your door. To find out more or place an order, please call 613-692-4697

Grocery Delivery- through a partnership with the local grocery stores, ROSSS is now offering FREE grocery delivery. To register for the service or to learn more, please contact Cathy at 613-692-4697 x 241

Senior Isolation.

A Friendly Voice: A telephone line for seniors to call with the goal of reducing isolation and loneliness. This free phone service is available from Monday to Sunday 8am-12am. To access this service please call

613-692-9992 or 1-855-892-9992 www.afriendlyvoice.ca

Virtual Social programs: ROSSS is now offering free virtual social programs for rural seniors. Topics for these social programs include Fun Facts, Trivia, Categories, guest speakers and music! This program is available by computer or phone. Schedule of programming is as follows:

Categories: May 5th, 15th 1:00PM

Music Monday: May 11th, 25th @ 1:00PM-1:30PM

Trivia: May 7th, 12th, 22nd @ 1:00PM

Guest Speakers: May 11th, 25th @ 1:30PM- 2:00PM

Chair Yoga: May 6th @ 1:30- 2:00PM

… and many many more!

Please refer to our website for the full calendar and call us at 613-692-4697 for the call-in details.

Caregiver Supports: Caregiver Support Groups and are increasing our meetings to twice a month. They will occur on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 10:00 to 12:00 on the following dates: May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23, 2020. If you are interested in participating in any of the above programs, please email Pat Hamilton at p.hamilton@rosss.ca or call 613-513-5560.
An email address is needed to participate.

Transportation

Transportation to essential medical appointments is still available. Please contact us at 613-692-4697 to book your ride.