Seniors in Need Encouraged to Access Resources

Posted On Thursday May 21, 2020

The City of Cornwall would like to highlight the following programs, which offer support and resources for seniors in Cornwall.

Food Hampers

Cornwall residents are encouraged to call 211 if they are struggling to access food.

Among new resources available are 1,500 food hampers, prepared by volunteers and organized by the Regional Emergency Response Council (led by the United Way of SD&G and Social Development Council).

 

Meals on Wheels Subsidy

For a limited time, low-income seniors can receive discounted frozen meals from Meals on Wheels.

Thanks to new government funds, a limited number of new clients whose annual income is less than $22,000 can receive a significant discount on frozen meals.

This service is ideal for isolated seniors who are facing difficulty accessing food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more or order meals, call 613-933-3384 ext. 4263.

 

Telephone Assurance Program

Isolated seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the services of the Telephone Assurance Program.

Clients receive a regular, caring telephone call from volunteers. These is no need to feel alone! This program assists elderly community members by encouraging social interaction, connecting them with other resources, and providing them with a feeling of security.

Sign up by calling 613-933-3384 ext. 4234.

 

“We are especially concerned about the welfare of our seniors during this pandemic,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “I would encourage everyone reading this to think about the vulnerable people in their lives – could they benefit from these programs?”

“The City of Cornwall is proud to support these initiatives. Food hampers were organized at the Benson Centre with support of City staff. Both the Telephone Assurance Program and Meals on Wheels are managed from the Glen Stor Dun Lodge, where our caring team has seniors at heart.”

Click here to learn more about how the City of Cornwall is responding to COVID-19.

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