Muskoka Seniors Home Assistance

Description
Description (Service) Supports for older adults age 60 and up * helps people remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible * referral to other community services 
 
Friendly Visiting: 
* provides social contact with client to develop a caring relationship  
 
Telephone Reassurance: 
* maintain an ongoing telephone link for security and social contact 
 
Friendship Luncheons: 
Luncheons held in the following communities: Call for schedule 
* Baysville bi-weekly 
* Dorset once a month 
* Huntsville weekly on Tuesdays 
cost for luncheon $10  
 
Frozen Meals On Wheels Program:  
* Individual entrees are $6.25 and an individual dessert or soup is $1.60 * free weekly delivery in Huntsville on Mondays. Arrangements can be made to pick up meals at the office Monday through Friday by calling ahead. Special diets for home dialysis patients, diabetics, and renal, lactose, celiac, gluten free restrictions, purees, etc. are available on request. 
 
Transportation Service: 
* helps seniors with no means of transport, who have medical appointments, shopping, social functions etc. There is a $10 round trip charge within Huntsville, longer distances can be arranged at $.45/Km. Will travel as far as Toronto, North Bay, Sudbury. 
 
Medical Appointments - Out of Area: 
provide transportation for seniors 65 and over, living in Muskoka, to medical appointments, hospital procedures, rehabilitation, and alternative therapies outside Muskoka for a flat fee ($75 plus parking).  
 
Free income tax preparation: 
* through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for clients on a fixed income. There is an eligibility criteria for this program. For more details see MUS2090
Service Details
Public Comments Muskoka is no longer considered to be in Northern Ontario, therefore northern travel grants are not available for clients travelling to medical appointments outside the area 
 
Previously offered Frozen Meals On Wheels to clientele in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst, but as of August 26, 2019, due to insufficient funding, no longer able to deliver outside Huntsville and immediate area * Clients in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst can still pre-order meals and pick them up from the office
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm, 2 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Baysville ; Dorset ; Dwight ; Huntsville ; Lake of Bays Township ; Port Sydney ; Utterson ; Doesn't serve Bracebridge and Gravenhurst
Boundaries Northern Muskoka - Novar (north) to Utterson-Port Sydney (south) * Dorset-Baysville (east) to Aspdin (west)
Eligibility Ages: 60 year(s) and up 
 
Adults; Seniors; 60yrs and up; 65yrs and over who are aging at home qualify for the Van
Application Application needed to determine eligibility
Languages English ; French ; French - arrangements can be made if necessary
Fees Varies by program
Address and Location
Site Location Next to Starbucks Coffee in front of Huntsville Place Mall
Located In Community Huntsville
Address & Map
76 King William St, Unit 2
Huntsville, ON P1H 1E4
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Ground level with ramp ; Will meet clients on the main floor
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-789-6676 - Transportation Program bookings: ext 28
Fax 705-789-0969
E-Mail info@muskokaseniors.org
Website www.MuskokaSeniors.org
Primary Contact Jenn Pfrimmer, Executive Director; Phone: ext 25; Email: ExecutiveDirector@muskokaseniors.org
Alternate Contact Angela Barager, Program Coordinator; Phone: ext 27; Email: mealsonwheels@muskokaseniors.org