The Good Companions Handy Helper Program provides caring volunteers who give seniors (55+) and adults with physical disabilities a helping hand in and around their home.
Services are available to seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities, who live north of the Queensway between Preston Street and Blair Road. If you live outside of this area, please check online at https://www.caredove.com/champlaincss to find which agency can help you. This service is available without membership to The Good Companions.
Our Handy Helper volunteers can assist you with a variety of tasks and odd jobs, such as:
You provide supplies, e.g. curtain rod
New clients undergo a telephone intake with our agency staff prior to receiving services in the home and in some circumstances; a home visit by our agency staff may be required.
To register for the Handy Helper program or get more information, follow the link to our Caredove page https://www.caredove.com/champlaincss or call 613-236-0428 ext. 2250.
Interested in Helping? If you are interested in becoming a Handy Helper Volunteer, please submit our Volunteer Application form.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Recently, the Government of Ontario announced their roadmap for reopening the province. This gradual phase-in process is based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health system indicators (such as hospitalizations and the number of patients in ICUs). Reopening consists of three steps, with a minimum of three weeks before moving to the next step. The Good Companions is deemed a recreational centre, and as such is eligible to open in Step Three which could be by end of July to early August. The Good Companions plans to reopen its doors on: Monday, August 9th.
In order to attend the Centre for lunch, programs or social visits, everyone must pre-register up to 48 hours prior to attending. Pre-registration is solely by telephone to avoid any duplication or errors at 613-236-0428. In order to maintain social distancing, we will be opening our doors based on cohort groups (Red group: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Blue group: Tuesdays and Thursdays). We ask that you choose one cohort, and maintain your visits to these days of the week for the time being.
Our Summer Program Registration period begins on Monday, June 21st until Friday, June 25th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily. Once again, our amazing instructors have stepped up, adapted, and are planning to offer a number of your favourite programs online. An updated program guide can be found on our website here. In person classes are expected for the Fall session.
In the meantime, we continue to provide foot care on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact us to book an appointment: 613-236-0428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We also continue to provide 3 programs per day through our telephone-based program, Seniors’ Centre Without Walls. Click here to see the current 2021 Program Guide.
If you are looking for Community Support Services, including help accessing groceries, transportation to essential medical appointments, and telephone check-in calls, visit our COVID-19 Programs and Services page here.
For a full list of COVID-19 resources and supports available during this time, visit our Resources page here.
We can be reached with any questions or concerns by email at email@example.com or by phone at 613-236-0428. As most staff are working from home, please be patient if contacting us by phone.
We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding, and we can’t wait for the day we can safely reopen our doors!