Aging and Disability

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Almonte General Hospital

The Almonte General Hospital has been providing excellent medical care to area residents for generations. The Hospital’s dedicated and highly trained doctors and nurses, modern facilities and smaller size combine state-of-the-art services with the personal care and attention that only a small community hospital can provide. The 52-bed Hospital provides an extensive range of services, including 24-hour emergency services, a complete range of obstetrical care and the Region’s Chronic Care and Day Hospital programs.

Alzheimer Society of Lanark County

The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County is a charitable organization that exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer Disease and related dementia, and to promote the search for the cause and the cure.  We have amazing Adult Day Programs that provide socialization and support for people affected with dementia, as well as much-needed respite for the caregiver.  These programs run in Carleton Place, Lanark, Perth and Smiths Falls.  We have several support groups (Individual support, Caregiver Support, Early Stage Support, Men’s Support, Women’…

Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

The aim of the Champlain LHIN is to help coordinate health services so that people receive the care they need and deserve in a timely way.  The LHIN does not provide services directly. Rather, our mandate is to ensure the services are well organized, appropriately funded and meet the needs of residents of all ages. The Champlain LHIN plans, coordinates and funds health services in the following health sectors: Hospitals Community Care Access Centre (CCAC or home care) Addictions and Mental Health Agencies Community Support Services (such as Meals on Wheels) Community Health…

CMHC Emergency Repair Program (ERP)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance to help low-income households in rural areas, for emergency repairs required for the continued safe occupancy of their home. Who Can Apply? Homeowners/occupants in rural areas whose incomes are at or below the established ceilings for the area are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Eligible Repairs Only those repairs urgently required to make a house safe are eligible for assistance. Examples include: heating systems; chimneys; doors and windows; foundations; roofs, walls, floors and ceilings; vents, louvers…

CMHC Homeowner Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program — Homeowner RRAP

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance to low-income homeowners for mandatory home repairs that will preserve the quality of affordable housing. The program helps people who live in substandard dwellings and cannot afford to pay for necessary repairs to their home. See link below for more information.

CMHC’s Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence (HASI)

The Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence (HASI) program offers financial assistance for minor home adaptations that will help low-income seniors to perform daily activities in their home independently and safely. See link below for further information.

Home and Community Care 

Home and Community Care funded by Local Health Integration Networks through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care connects you with the care you need, at home and in your community: We can help you stay in your own home longer by providing Care in Your Home and by coordinating Care in Your Community, including specialized support services We can provide you with information about Long-Term Care Options if it becomes too difficult for you to live independently at home.

Community Living Ontario

Community Living Ontario is a non-profit, provincial association that advocates for people who have an intellectual disability to be fully included in all aspects of community life.


ConnectABILITY is built for people with a developmental disability and their support networks. The site is organized by age group to help you find the right information for you. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please try browsing by tags or try our search engine.

Dr. Albert Rose Bursary Program

The Dr. Albert Rose Bursary is a one-time only award program. All members of rent-geared-to-income households in Ontario, including those living in social housing, non-profit, co-op, and private rent supplement units can receive a bursary award, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. You will need to ask your social housing provider for a letter that confirms you are a member of a rent-geared-to-income household. Social housing providers know that they will be asked to prepare these letters.

Lanark County Family Relief Program

The Family Relief Program is under the umbrella of Lanark Community Programs, a part of Lanark Health and Community Services. We provide respite care to families who reside in Lanark County who care for a child or adult with a developmental or physical disability. We co-ordinate in-home/out-of-home and community integrated relief. We provide summer programs and recreational year-round programs for youths and adults.

Lanark County Mental Health Services

Lanark County Mental Health is a community based mental health Agency serving Lanark County adults and transitional aged youth who experience moderate or severe mental illness.

Lanark County Social Services – Social Housing

Since March 1, 2002 Lanark County has been providing the administrative and financial support for social housing providers. There are approximately 840 social housing units in Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls. This number includes 484 public housing units, 248 non-profit housing units and 105 rent supplement units and other housing programs. Housing units vary in size from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom townhouses. Some units are accessible for the physically disabled. Social Housing units are located in Almonte, Carleton Place, Clayton, Perth, Pakenham and Smiths Falls. To…

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Through its programs and services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services: helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate in a range of community activities, enforces support orders issued by the courts so that families get the money to which they are entitled, promotes accessibility and works to break down barriers that prevent people with disabilities from fully participating in the social and economic life of Ontario, and helps Ontarians recover from hardship and regain control of their lives.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s goal is an Ontario made up of safe and strong urban and rural communities with dynamic local economies, abundant greenspace and a quality of life that is second to none. The ministry works to strengthen Ontario communities by promoting a housing market that serves the full range of housing needs, protects tenants, and encourages private sector building. The ministry also provides opportunities for supportive programs for low-income tenants and housing for special-needs tenants, and supports the creation of affordable housing.

NICE – National Initiative for Care of the Elderly

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad. Our members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy and law. Through our international arm, the International Collaboration for the Care of the Elderly, we have researcher and student partners in nine countries: Australia, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Scotland,…

North Lanark Community Health Centre

The North Lanark Community Health Centre is committed to assisting people within the community we serve to achieve the best possible health and well being. We provide a full range of primary health care and health enhancing services which are accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our community. Through support and leadership, we encourage the active participation of individuals and groups in building a healthier community.

Ontario Community Support Association

The Ontario Community Support Association represents the home and community support sector in Ontario. OCSA members are community based, not-for-profit organizations that provide services to help people live at home.

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

For over 20 years, ONPHA has been the voice of non-profit housing in Ontario. ONPHA unites over 760 non-profit organizations providing housing in 220 communities across Ontario. Our members include municipal and private non-profits of all sizes, with all types of funding.

Parkinson Society of Eastern Ontario

Parkinson Society Eastern Ontario (formerly known as Parkinson Society Ottawa), incorporated in 1978, is a registered Canadian charity (119080497RR0001), and a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their families in Eastern Ontario. We are a regional partner of Parkinson Society Canada.

Together we believe every person touched by Parkinson’s disease deserves to know that their journey is not without company, understanding and hope. We are both with them and for them – offering friendship and acceptance, sharing information and experience, providing care and support, raising money for programs and research.

PHAC – Arthritis Info-Sheet for Seniors

There are many forms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form and the most frequent joint disorder in seniors. It is also one of the major reasons why seniors limit their activities. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Assistive Devices Info-Sheet for Seniors

There’s a solution to most problems. If you find that you experience discomfort or fear doing activities you once loved, or if you’ve started to avoid certain situations, it’s possible that an assistive device can help you overcome your difficulties. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Foot Care Info-Sheet for Seniors

Most people are born with healthy feet. But three out of four people develop serious problems as they age – putting their independence and well-being at risk. Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Hearing Loss Info-Sheet for Seniors

Hearing loss is a disability that frequently goes unnoticed. It is the most common sensory impairment in adults over the age of 65, affecting more than 30% of Canadians in this age group. Hearing loss is serious: not only does it affect the physical sense of hearing, it affects overall well-being. Because of the communication difficulties it creates, hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from family, friends and social situations. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Heart Disease Info-Sheet for Seniors

As you grow older, your chances of develoing heart disease increase. Coronary heart disease accounts for the greatest percentage of cardiovascular deaths in seniors, half of which are attributable to heart attacks. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Osteoporosis Info-Sheet for Seniors

In Canada, about one out of four women and one out of eight men over 50 years of age have osteoporosis. This disease can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, causing painful fractures, disability or deformity. Unfortunately, there’s no evident warning sign until a fracture occurs. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Palliative Care Info-Sheet for Seniors

Palliative care is a special kind of health care for individuals and families who are living with life-threatening illness, usually at an advanced stage. This information sheet answers some of the questions seniors frequently ask about palliative care (sometimes called hospice care). It also suggests where seniors can learn more about the services available. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Stroke Info-Sheet for Seniors

The risk of stroke increased with age. A stroke can occur when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, interrupting the supply of blood and oxygen to brain cells in the area. Breaking of a blood vessel in the brain and the resultant bleeding (hemorrhaging) can also cause a stroke. In both types of stroke (clot or hemorrhage) brain cells may die, causing the parts of the body they control to stop functioning. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Type 2 Diabetes Info-Sheet for Seniors

It is estimated that over 2 million Canadians have diabetes and of these, one third are undiagnosed. Nine out of ten people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Seniors represent almost 48% of the total number of people with the disease, and this number is expected to rise as Canada’s populatoin continues to age. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

PHAC – Vision Care Info-Sheet for Seniors

As we get older it is normal that our vision changes. Our eyes may find it harder to read small print, take longer to adjust from light to dark and be more sensitive to glare from sunlight or unshielded light bulbs. There’s a decline in depth perception that can make it hard to judge distances, and perceiving contrasts and colours may become more difficult. Sight provides much pleasure, but it’s also an important partof staying safe and independent. Because our eyes do so much for us, they deserve good care and attention. To see the full information sheet, click on the link.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association – USA

Royal Canadian Legion

The Legion is a non-profit, dues-supported, fraternal organization with approximately 1,500 branches in Canada, the United States, Germany and The Netherlands. The Legion receives no financial assistance from any outside agency and membership is open to all Canadian citizens and Commonwealth subjects who subscribe to the purposes and objects of the organization.

Town of Mississippi Mills

Welcome to the Town of Mississippi Mills. Consisting of the Wards of Pakenham, Almonte and Ramsay. Population: 11,734

Tree Canada

For twenty years, Tree Canada has engaged communities, governments, corporations, and individuals in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. Tree Canada planted more than 78 million trees and greened more than 520 schoolyards across the country. Thanks to a grant from this organization The Mills planted 75 apple and pear trees across Mississippi Mills.