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KDHSI Programs & Services

Meals On Wheels (Hot or Frozen Meals)

Meals on Wheels (MOW) provide a nourishing meal at a reasonable cost. Hot MOW are delivered in Kemptville; and, frozen Meals on Wheels are delivered in Kemptville and throughout the Municipality of North Grenville.
Fees apply.

This service is available Monday to Friday, except on holidays.

Meals on Wheels delivery provides a security check and social contact for people. Choosing Meals on Wheels is also a way for clients to maintain independence by ensuring that they have nutritious meals available.

Who is eligible?

Meals on Wheels are available to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

How to order a meal?

Phone the Centre between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 613-258-3203, or in person at 215 Sanders Street, Suite 101 in Kemptville.

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Every attempt will be made to fill a request for meal delivery on the following week day.

Frozen MOW can be delivered, or picked up if this is more convenient.

How to cancel a meal?

Cancellation of meals must be telephoned to the Centre before 10:00 a.m. on the day the meal is not required.

Sample Menu – Choice of entrée, soup and dessert:
  • Chicken Soup
  • Pot Roast
  • Apple Crisp

Meals are ordered “á la cart”

  • Orders can consist of a combination of entrées, soups and desserts.
  • There is an extensive menu to choose from.
Need a special diet?

We are able to accommodate special meal needs including renal, celiac, minced and puréed.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available throughout the year, and can be made out for any denomination.

Diners Club

luncheon-smThe Diners' Club is a held weekly at the Centre. The hot meal is served at noon. Reservations must be made before 12:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Fees apply.

This is a great opportunity for clients to meet old friends and make new ones. Guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available throughout the year, and can be made out for any denomination.

Escorted Transportation Program

Transportation, both local and long distance, is provided by volunteer drivers. Medical requests receive top priority. Drives of a social nature are provided when possible.
Fees apply.

Who is eligible?

Seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

How to arrange escorted transportation?

Request for drivers must be made through the office, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling 613-258-3203, or in person. When the request is received, we will contact one of our volunteer drivers, who in turn, will confirm the drive with you. KDHSI carries insurance coverage on all of our volunteer drivers.

We ask that requests are made at least two working days in advance to allow for staff to arrange for the transportation. However, we do recognize that last minute medical appointments may be necessary and we will try to fill them.

Fee Schedule

Fees are based on a flat rate according to destination.

Parking fees are the responsibility of the client.

A transportation fee schedule is available at the Centre.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available throughout the year, and can be made out for any denomination.

Friendly Visiting

The friendly visiting program is designed to provide one-to-one friendship and support for seniors and adults with physical disabilities who are not as active in the community. A regular weekly visit from a volunteer brings companionship, an opportunity for social activities, and increased connection with the community.
No fees apply.

What to do on a visit?
  • Discuss current events
  • Read mail, books, magazines
  • Play cards and other games
  • Go for a walk
  • Have a tea or coffee
  • Work on crafts
  • Play music
  • Develop new interests
  • Write a letter
  • Watch sporting events on TV

These ideas are only a few of the many things you might do on a visit. The range of activities is only limited by the imagination.

Social/Recreational

Brush-up-Bridge; Euchre; Art Class; Sing’n, Swing’n Seniors; and, Create-a-Card.
Fees may apply.

Gift certificates are available throughout the year, and can be made out for any denomination.

Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are held at the Centre, providing stretching, range of motion movements to help increase or maintain flexibility and balance.
No fees apply.

Telephone Checks

Daily telephone calls, by a volunteer or staff person, are made as a quick check with the client. Follow-ups are made as required.
No fees apply.

Foot Care Clinics

Proper foot care is very important in all stages of life, but especially in later years. Painful foot problems may prevent someone from leading a fully active life. The foot care is provided by a specially trained registered nurse.
Fees apply.

What the Foot Clinic offers?

Foot care includes trimming of nails, treatment of calluses, corns and ingrown toenails.

The Benefits of the Foot Care Clinic:
  • Improperly cared for feet can be very painful causing difficulty in walking
  • Decreased mobility and agility can make foot care a problem
  • The Nurse will notice any changes that need further attention, which is very important for diabetics.
When is the Foot Clinic available?

The Foot Clinic is held weekly by appointment.
Clients must register beforehand by phoning the Centre at 613-258-3203.

Gift certificates are available throughout the year, and can be made out for any denomination.

Home Help

Help with general housework such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning batherooms and kitchens and laundry. This is a "referral" service only.
Fees apply.

Home Maintenance

Available for minor repairs, painting, yard work etc. This is a "referral" service only.
Fees apply.

Income Tax Assistance

Available in March and April. This service is provided by volunteers and is available to low income seniors and adults with physical disabilities.
No fees apply.

Referrals

If KDHSI staff are unable to assist you, they will refer you to the appropriate agency.
No fees apply.

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Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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