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Services for Seniors with Disabilities


This section lists organizations that cater to seniors with special needs.


ARTHRITIS


460 Brant St., Suite 11, Burlington, ON L7R 4B6 Toll Free Information (Mon to Friday 9 a.m. to 5: p.m) 1-800-321-1433 Regional Office : Toll Free: 1-866-273-2229 Website: www.arthritis.ca


CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – BRANT NORFOLK UNIT


98 Paris Road, Unit #2, Brantford, Ontario Phone: 519-753-2566 Cancer Information Service: 1 888 939-3333 Peer Support Program: 1-800-263-6750 Fax: 519-753-8911 E-mail: brant@ontario.cancer.ca Website: www.cancer.ca/brantford


Offers emotional support: Free one-to-one, telephone & group support services. Volunteer program offers support at local hospital cancer clinic. Volunteer drivers transport cancer patients to treatment, free of charge. Information available at the office Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or check the website. Volunteer opportunities available in fund raising, support services, information outreach and administration. Canadian Council of the Blind-Please call, for closest Chapter. $100 registration for transportation whether its 5 trips or 50 trips. Phone Toll free: 1-877-304-0968 Website: www.ccbnational.net


CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION


St. Joseph Lifecare Centre, 99 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy, 5th Fl., Brantford ON N3S 6T6 Phone: 519-756-9131 Fax: 519-756-4262 E-mail: cdabrantford@bellnet.ca Website: www.diabetes.ca


Resource Centre – Open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Call before coming in


to confirm that they are open.) Offers literature and educational material, speakers and support groups.


THE CANADIAN HEARING SOCIETY


139-225 Colborne St., Brantford, ON N3T 2H2 Phone: 519-753-3162 Fax: 519-753-7447 Website: www.chs.ca


Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing people and that encourage the prevention of hearing loss. Services include: sign language interpreter services; technical devices for the hearing impaired; counseling services and mental health assessment as well as hearing care counseling in which seniors are assisted with communications difficulties due to hearing loss.


CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND


67 King St., Brantford, ON N3T 3C8 Phone: 519-752-6831 Fax: 519-752-4920


The CNIB offers a range of services for the visually impaired and legally blind and deaf- blind, including rehabilitation and adjustment to blindness programs, daily living skills and seniors programs. The institute in Brantford has an extensive talking book and talking magazine library as well as publications in Braille. The CNIB also has consumer products and technology such as Braille watches and software.


CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY


Phone: 519-753-4189 Fax: 519-753-1012 The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Locally, the Red Cross runs the voluntary Meals on Wheels program here in Brantford that prepares and delivers over 80 meals four times a week. They deliver hot or frozen meals right to your door. To use this service, you must be an adult with major physical or mental challenges


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