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COVID-19 Update

Carebridge is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

We want to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being.
There have been many changes to our services and programs, but we are still here for you. If you have questions, please call 613-256-1031.
 


Introducing MMTogether

Carebridge Community Support has developed a COVID-19 'MMTogether' campaign to help vulnerable people in the communities we serve.

Contact information for the Carebridge Helpline is:

Email: mmtogether@carebridge.ca

Phone: 343-571-2312

Both the email and phone number above are confidential for anyone in Mississippi Mills to use if they need anything and don't know where to go or what to do. If you know anyone who needs help but may be reluctant to ask, please call on their behalf.

Carebridge will take all kinds of requests to help directly or, provide additional information to the appropriate service or agency. If you know someone who needs help with shopping, meals, medical issues, unpaid rent or bills or are simply feeling isolated, overwhelmed or alone, let us know. We are grateful to have the support of The Hub and generous donors from across the community. 

MMTogether offers an opportunity to continue our work serving the most vulnerable folks in the community and supporting our valued small businesses while recognizing the service of front-line staff and volunteers who are going above and beyond during this difficult time.

Do you need help? Please call our confidential helpline 343-571-2312 or email mmtogether@carebridge.ca We can help.  

Support our Efforts to Help Vulnerable People in Our Community

Click here to make a donation.

All money collected will be used to help with Covid 19 will be spent in Mississippi Mills to support community seniors, front-line staff and volunteers while supporting local small businesses.

Donations of $20 or more will be tax receipted.

If you prefer your money to go to another town in Lanark County we can do this as well, just specify the town in the note section on the donation page. 

Thanks for your support.



 


What You Need to Know

  • Our main office at 67 Industrial Drive is closed to unauthorized visitors. Many staff are working remotely at home. If you have any questions, please call 613-256-1031.
     
  • Essential Services for senior and individuals with developmental disabilities are ongoing. Please call us at 613-256-1031 if you have questions.
     
  • Transportation Services for essential appointments only are taking place with proper precautions, only allowing one client in the vehicle at a time.
     
  • No unauthorized visitors are permitted at any Carebridge facility to ensure everyone’s safety. 
     
  • Everyone is encouraged to follow the Ministry guidelines and stay home and practice physical distancing.


Carebridge Seniors Grocery Service

Carebridge is collaborating with local Your Independent Grocers stores in Almonte and Carleton Place to deliver groceries to seniors and those at-risk.

The process is simple:

We have volunteers ready to take your call, shop and deliver your groceries for free. We have partnered with the four Your Independent Grocery stores in Lanark County. For information and to place an order, please call the community closet to you: 

Almonte - 613-256-2080 (Weekdays 9 am-Noon)

Carleton Place - 613-253-6206 x 121 (Weekdays 9 am-Noon)

Smiths Falls - 613-706-5500 (Tues & Thurs 1 pm-4 pm)

Perth - 613-267-6763 (Weekdays 9 am-Noon)

Have your grocery order written down (ideally in the way the store is shopped – produce, deli, bakery, meats, beauty, organics, paper, dry and can goods, dairy, frozen). Store staff will help you with your order and there may be substitutions.

Carebridge Community Support staff and a volunteer will deliver your order, usually within one day

Need More Information or, Want to Help?

If you are interested in helping or have questions, feel free to contact the Almonte program, email Jeff Mills jmills@carebridge.ca,  the Carleton Place program, email Jerry Flynn at Jerryflynn475@gmail.com, Smiths Falls program – email Peter McKenna at  pmckenna@smithsfalls.ca, or the Perth program – email Carol Anne McNeil at cmcneil@lcp-home.com

Please include your name, address, cell number and how you’d like to help (taking orders, shopping or delivering), as well as your availability or your question.

Feeling Ill?

  • If you think you may have Coronavirus symptoms, please call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-000), your family physician or the local Health Unit (1-800-660-5853).
     
  • The Ministry of Health has introduced a new online Coronavirus assessment tool that provides helpful information. It is easy to use. By answering a few questions, you will be able to make informed choices about what to do based on your needs
     
  • If you have a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.


A New Way to Connect

A new phone line has been set up for seniors who are struggling with loneliness or social isolation. It is called A Friendly Voice and is available to anyone in Ontario 55 or older, from 8 am to midnight daily. Call 613-692-9992 or 1-855-892-992 (toll-free).


Get the Facts

To reduce the spread of germs including the flu and COVID-19, remember to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
  • Stay home if you’re sick

For the latest information about Coronavirus, please visit credible websites such as:


Thank you for your understanding as we work together to protect the safety and well-being of everyone.

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