East Parry Sound
Community Support Services Program
The Board of Management for the District of Parry Sound East is the sponsor for the East Parry Sound Community Support Services Program. This program receives funding from the North East Local Health Integrated Health Network and from client fees. The program provides assistance to volunteers and volunteer-based organizations working within the district in providing transportation, meals on wheels and congregate dining (wheels to meals) to eligible persons.
For further information on the programs, to be determined eligible for services, or to be a volunteer under one of the programs please call:
Leslie Price, Program Coordinator,
Phone: 724-6028 or 1-888-521-0000
1) Meals on Wheels
2) Transportation by Volunteer Drivers
Volunteer drivers use their own vehicle to take clients to medical and other related appointments. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed $.43 per kilometer and seniors are charged $.25 per kilometer.
To be assessed if you are eligible for this program and to book a ride, please call Leslie, Linda or Shelly at the Community Support Services office 705-724-6028 or 1-888-521-0000.
Ontario Works and ODSP clients must contact their worker to request this service.
3) Wheelchair Accessible Van
A wheelchair accessible van commenced
operation on February 3, 2014. This specialized van is equipped with a
ramp for persons who are using a wheelchair or walker or who cannot ride
in a regular vehicle as used by the volunteer drivers. The van is
centered in Burk’s Falls to serve clients living in the area from South
River south to Novar including McMurrich/Monteith; east to Kearney and
west to Magnetawan. This endeavor was put forth by the Almaguin
Highlands Health Centre through a proposal to the North East Local
Health Integration Network in order to enhance transportation to medical
and other related appointments. Seniors are charged $.25 per kilometer.
4) Congregate Dining (Wheels to Meals)
Trout Creek - Peggy Ludlow 705-723-1564
South River - Ila Snow – 705-384-5835, Linda Callery – 705-384-7765
Sundridge - Ila Snow 705-384-5835
Magnetawan - Doris Hampson 705-387-0560
Emsdale - Cottage Country Diners - Dick and Alice Gibb 705-685-7450
Restoule - Katie Laplante 705-729-5070