Together with Community Services, our shared goal at the Wellness Centre is that you remain independent in your own home as long as possible. Getting out can be a big concern for older adults, especially in the winter. Taking the city bus may be hard for you or even impossible. Maybe you no longer own a car, or you never did. Having a lower revenue may make taking taxis a luxury you cannot afford.
If you are already a client of Jeffery Hale Community Services and need a ride to a medical, dental or other important appointments, our volunteers may be willing and able to help. Please call your Community Services intervenor (social worker, nurse or other occupational therapist) as far ahead of time as possible so that they can make the request on your behalf.
Groceries and errands
The sights, sounds, and long aisles of a grocery store can be a huge challenge for some older adults. You may also find it hard to run errands such as to the bank, hardware store or post office. Again, if you are already a client of Jeffery Hale Community Services, upon referral, one of our volunteers can offer you a ride and a steady arm to hold.
Our transportation service is only available by referral from your social worker or another intervenor on the team of professionals at Jeffery Hale Community Services.
This service also depends entirely on volunteers. We will do our best to find a volunteer to help you, but it is simply impossible for us to guarantee that anyone will be available. The more notice you can give, the better. Two working days is the minimum notice we require.