East Parry Sound Community Support Services Program operates under the Eastholme Board of Management.
Services provided are made possible by funding received from the North East Local Health Integration Health Network and from client fees.
Programs available to seniors 65+ and people with disabilities include:
- Hot & Frozen Meals
- Seniors Luncheons (Diners Program)
- Transportation (Volunteer & Wheelchair Accessible Van)
- Falls Prevention Balance & Stretch Classes
For further information on the programs, to be determined
eligible for services, or to be a volunteer please
Leslie Price, Program Coordinator
Shelly Bateman, Administrative Assistant
Sarah Walker, Adminstrative Assistant
Phone: 705-724-6028 or 1-888-521-0000
Hot Meals Delivered please contact:
Powassan & Surrounding Area - call the Community Support Services - 705-724-6028
South River & Sundridge - Ila Snow 705-384-5835
Burk’s Falls, Emsdale, Katrine, Kearney, Novar, Sprucedale - Veronica Nagel 705-380-5201
Magnetawan - Andree Miller 705-387-3878
Frozen Meals are available for pick up at the following locations, or can be delivered:
Powassan – at CSS Office, 8 King Street, call office 705-724-6028 or 1-888-521-0000
Callander – at the Callander Community Centre – contact Heather Busch – 705-752-1295
Sundridge – at 14 Simms Lane, call Ila and Merlyn Snow 705-384-5835
Emsdale – at the Township of Perry Municipal Office, 1695 Emsdale Road, call the Community Support Services office 705-724-6028 or 1-888-521-0000
Transportation (Volunteer Drivers)
Volunteer drivers use their own vehicle to take clients to medical and other related appointments and are reimbursed for their mileage.
For eligibility, to book a ride, or for information on client fees please call Leslie, Shelly, or Sarah 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.
Wheelchair Accessible Van
This specialized van is equipped with a ramp for those who are using a wheelchair or walker who are not able ride in a regular vehicle as used by the volunteer drivers.
The van is centered in Burk’s Falls at the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre and is available to all eligible clients in the East Parry Sound District.
For further information on the van call the East Parry Sound Community Support Services office at
1-888-521-0000 or 705-724-6028.
Seniors Luncheons (Diners Program)Please contact the area coordinator for days & locations:
Trout Creek - Gladys Bateman - 705-724-3409
South River - Linda Callery - 705-384-7765
Sundridge - Ila Snow - 705-384-5835
Magnetawan - Jane Drazil - 705-380-6330
Emsdale - Dick Gibb - 705-685-7450
Restoule - Katie Laplante - 705-729-5070
FREE Seniors Balance & Stretch Classes
Callander (Ohana Yoga Studio) on Friday 9 to 10 am or 10:30 to 11:30 am
Port Loring (Royal Canadian Legion Br# 415) on Wednesday 11 am to Noon
South River (Friendly Circle Senior Centre) on Thursday 11 am to Noon
Sundridge (Royal Canadian Legion Br# 467) on Friday 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Burk’s Falls (Arena Hall – Upstairs) on Thursday 10 to 11 am
For inquiries on the classes, contact the Community Support Services office 705-724-6028 or 1-888-521-0000.