In this week’s Community Partner spotlight, we get to know an organization that is able to continue providing a variety of important support programs to those in need thanks to the support of our generous community.
Established in 1988, Community Care Northumberland (CCN) is a not-for-profit organization that provides nutrition, transportation, wellness, in-home and hospice services to residents of Northumberland County. Their programs and services help seniors, adults with disabilities, those recovering from illness or injury and hospice clients, and their loved ones and caregivers remain independent and supported in their own homes and communities.
CCN has offices located in Brighton, Campbellford, Cobourg, satellite offices in Colborne and Port Hope and at Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre. Services are affordable and some programs, such as social groups and hospice services, are available at no cost to those receiving the service. Most services they provide do not require a referral. Individuals can self-refer, refer a family member or friend, or be referred by a health or social service provider. CCN services can provide support on a short-term basis, such as when recovering from illness or injury, or on an ongoing basis.
Most recently, United Way’s Community Impact Investment fund helped CCN create a subsidy program to support Seniors at Home who need services but are struggling financially. This fund also supported their Stretcher Transfer Services program with a goal to grow the service, lessen wait times and reduce family burden, while also ensuring this service is responsive, reliable, and affordable.
“My Mother has benefited from the Meals on Wheels program. Each one of the staff or volunteers has very much added to her day with each being cheerful and giving of the little extra moment to chat.” – Community Care Northumberland Client.
CCN’s Meals on Wheels program promotes health and independence by providing nutritious and affordable meals to seniors living alone, adults with disabilities who are unable to shop for groceries or cook for themselves, and those being discharged from an area hospital with limited/no help available during their recovery.