Atikokan Native Friendship Centre
Life Long Care Program

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Description
  • Provides programs and services to address needs of elderly Indigenous people with chronic illness and/or any form of disability
  • Offers advocacy support between individual and other agencies and organizations

Adult Day Program
  • Provides an afternoon for socialization
  • Teaches various craft making sessions with focus on traditional Native crafts
  • Offers movie videos and card games

Congregate Dining
  • Provides a weekly luncheon consisting of full course meal, dessert and coffee
  • Offers time of socialization

Friendly Visiting
  • Arranges visits from support worker in individual's home
  • Provides emotional and physical support such as light housekeeping as required

Lifeskills Outreach
  • Offers aerobic exercise program twice a week at the Centre
  • Offers a swimming program once a week followed by lunch at the Centre

Loan Cupboard
  • Provides the loan of health care equipment and supplies such as bathing chairs, canes, commodes, crutches and wheelchairs
  • Accepts donations of lightly used health care aids

Security Checks
  • Provides a phone call or visit to individual's home at mutually agreed time to ensure safety of home and/or individual

Transportation Program
  • Provides transportation within the municipality to all events at the Centre, the hospital or clinic and for errands around town including grocery shopping
  • Arranges transportation for out of town specialist appointments when no other arrangements are available
Eligibility
Off-reserve Indigenous individuals living with chronic illness and/or any form of disability
Transportation Program
  • Must be registered in the Life Long Care program to qualify for transportation
  • Out-of-town transportation determined by program coordinator based on discussion with client to ensure no other transportation is available
Application Process
Register for programs at office
Loan Cupboard
Equipment is encouraged to be returned within 6 weeks time
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On November 6, 2019

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