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Organization: Olde Forge Community Resource Centre - Community Support Services  
Phone Numbers: 613-829-9777
Fax: 613-829-9318
2730 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON
K2B 7J1
Intersection: Richmond Rd and Carling Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Dates: Income tax clinics February-April
Executives: Anita Bloom - Executive Director
Contacts: Marsha Gillespie - Manager, Seniors' Support Services
Service Description: Access to support in the community

General Services:
  • information and referral
  • friendly visiting
  • telephone assurance
  • luncheon program
  • seniors day away program
  • respite care
  • grocery van
  • craft groups and various workshops on topics of interest to seniors
  • grocery shopping bus service
  • transportation to medical appointments: includes doctor appointments, physiotherapy, bloodwork, etc.
  • caregiver support
  • free income tax clinics

Yard maintenance:
  • snow removal
  • light and heavy house-cleaning
  • minor repairs

Foot care clinics:
  • examination of feet and legs
  • prevention care and health teaching
  • treatment of ingrown toenails and thick nails
  • trimming and filing of nails
  • calluses and corn care
  • nail care
  • referral services

Snow Go Assist program:
  • matching service for those looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways
  • eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities may also apply to receive financial assistance to pay for a portion of their snow removal costs through this program

Fees: Some services have fees associated to them
Application: Call for more information or to register
Snow Go Assist program: Participants must provide proof of active enrollment in one or more of the following programs to prove that they meet the program objectives: GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement) * ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) * Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit * Ontario Works plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older) * Essential Health and Social Supports plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older) * Home Help plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older) * Low income senior or person with a disability (proof may be required) * Special Circumstances may be considered For more information on the Snow Go program, visit this link:

Transportation Service: call seven to ten days before appointment * must be registered with the Community Support Services (CSS) to access this service * if a client is registered with CSS and a volunteer is available, appointments may be booked with 24 hour notice

Link to the updated Google document with all locations and hours, click here
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older adults with physical disabilities who reside in the area served
Snow Go Assist program : Seniors and persons with disabilities, must be for the purpose of ensuring mobility * must be physically unable to clear snow from their private driveway and/or walkway due to their own disability * must lack resources (people and/or financial) to arrange for clearing of snow from their private driveway and/or walkway
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
See Also: Community Support Services
Friendly Visiting
Home Help and Homemaking
Telephone Reassurance and Security Checks
Transportation - Volunteer and Non-Accessible

This information was last completely updated on September 4, 2015

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