Transportation is a barrier which affects many seniors and their ability to access health care, particularly for those seniors living in isolated areas.
Tracey Bailey - Executive Director Community Support Centre
Younger adults are more likely than older adults to say they feel lonely However older adults, like people of any age, say when loneliness is there, the feeling can be intense.
The Community Food Pantry had nearly 400 visits in 2015 providing food assistance for over 900 adults and children. The Food Pantry also provides School back packs and Coats for Kids in the winter months.
Congregate Dining is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12 noon. It is hosted at the Essex Retirees Centre
18,700 Meals on Wheels meals were delivered last year throughout the Lakeshore and Essex area.