Resources for Bayfield Seniors
Updated December 2018
Information organized below as follows: 1. Community and Home Support Services, 2. Elder Abuse, 3. Emergency Services, 4. Financial and Income Security Programs, 5. General Information, 6. Housing (see also Home4Good’s Housing Page) 7. Legal, 8. Meals, 9. Transportation (see also Home4Good’s Transportation pages) and 10. Veterans.
You may also contact Home4Good’s Info Hub, available on the first Monday of the month from 1.00 to 3.00pm in the Bayfield Public Library. If you can’t get there in person you can phone the library at 519 565 2886 and ask for one of our volunteers to call you.
1. Community and Home Support Services
Community Support Services: One call, One go-to Person, team approach to provide supports and services for you to live at home. 1-844-482-7800
One Care – a broad range on in-home support services, transportation, adult day program, meals on wheels, exercise classes. 1-877-502-8277
On line support for Mental Health: for help round the clock join the Big white wall
Southwest LHIN – a broad range of clinical supports and in-home services (nursing, dietary, physiotherapy, healthy living supports/free workshops and other therapy services).
Kincardine and Bayfield Hearing Clinics – Shannon McClenaghan 1-855-396-6026
Bluewater Area Family Health Team An interdisciplinary team of health professionals based in Zurich. 519-236 4314
2. Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse Ontario – 1-647-393-3891 Provides advocacy and support for all forms of elder abuse
Canadian Anti Fraud Centre for reporting frauds and attempted frauds. 1 (888) 495 8501.
Ontario Provincial 24 Hour Police Service 1 888 310 1122 for non-emergency criminal activities, theft and abuse.
3. Emergency Services
Call 911 for ambulance, fire, police
Police Call OPP 1-888-310-1122 about non-emergency criminal activities, theft, abuse
Call Huron-Perth Helpline and Crisis Response for mental health crises 888-829-7484
4. Financial and Income Security Programs
Huron County Social Services 519-482-8505 toll free
Service Canada for disability benefits, retirement benefits etc. 1-800-277-9914
5. General Information
Phone 211 and ask a question about anything: lunch groups, social services – if they can’t help they will find help.
Service Canada – 1-800-277-9914 for pensions, passports, social insurance.
Service Ontario (in Clinton 519-482-9138 or Goderich 1-800-267-8097 ) to renew drivers’ licenses, license plates, birth and death certificates, health cards etc.
Southwest Health Line – an online resource for finding health and social services.
Huron County Housing, Geared to Income Housing for adults and seniors – 519-482-8505
Nesterly House Sharing Describes a program of intergenerational home sharing
Legal Aid – Huron County Goderich – 519-524-9612
Diners’ Club on Thursdays at the Bayfield Arena. Book your $9.00 lunch by calling Leslie Bald at 519 565 5637.
Feed My Sheep – Food Bank – 519-524-1774
Blessings – Food bank and Thrift Store – Zurich – 519-236-4376
Meals on Wheels – One Care- 1-877-502-8277
Home4Good shopping buddies will take seniors shopping (or pick up shopping for them) at least once a month but not more than once a week. They are screened volunteers, and will probably be doing their own errands as they help others. Return completed volunteer applications or applications to get a shopping buddy to help you (or a neighbour), to Leslie Bella. Inquiries to Leslie Bella at 519 955 1531.
9. Research Initiatives:
Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health: a community driven centre for rural health research
Connecting the Dots for Caregivers: It’s Time to Talk Huron County. An initiative of the Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance
Visit information on Home4Good’s transportation pages, which describe ways to survive in Bayfield if you are no longer driving.
Goderich Legion 519-524-9282
Clinton Legion 519-482-9363