Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides culturally appropriate and holistic long term support services and programs
 
Aboriginal Support Program  
  • Provides afternoons for socialization and activities such as Native crafts  
  • Offers deliveries to clients' homes of items such as prescriptions and groceries 
  • Provides accompaniment to appointments and errands 
  • Offers assistance with various tasks such as letter writing
 
Congregate Dining  
  • Organizes a weekly luncheon 
  • Provides story telling, activities and refreshments for program participants 
  • Provides transportation for attendees
 
Friendly Visiting
 
Arranges weekly visits from support worker in individual's home upon request
 
Security Checks
 
Makes weekly calls to clients' homes to check on them and to determine pending appointments
 
Transportation Program  
  • Provides transportation on an as needed basis to all events at the Centre, the hospital or clinic and for errands around town including grocery shopping  
  • Arranges transportation for out of town specialist appointments when no other arrangements are available 
  • Provides bus passes and taxi fare and arrangements when required
 
Walking Program
 
Coordinates a group walking program at the recreation centre, indoors during winter months and outside during the summer
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dinorwic ; Dryden ; Eagle River ; Machin ; Oxdrift ; Wabigoon Township ; Dyment; Waldhof
Eligibility Ages: 50 year(s) and up 
 
Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal individuals who are disabled, chronically ill and/or have special needs
 
Transportation Program  
  • Must be a client of the program  
  • Priority given for medical appointments
Application Requires: 
  • Advance registration 
  • Intake assessment
 
Transportation Program
 
Must call a minimum of 24 hours ahead to make arrangements
Languages English ; Oji-Cree - Staff person, no services provided
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-4180
Fax 807-223-6275
E-Mail dnfc@drytel.net
Website www.ofifc.org/centre/dryden-native-friendship-centre
Primary Contact Lori Brash, Life Long Care Coordinator; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2223; Email: llc.dnfc@drytel.net
Alternate Contact BJ Maggrah, Life Long Care Support Worker; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2233; Email: homemaint.dnfc@drytel.net
Primary Executive Sally Ledger, Executive Director; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2221
Alternate Executive Joyce Gardner, Bookkeeper; Phone: 807-223-4180 ext 2231; Email: bookkeeper.dnfc@drytel.net
Located In Community Dryden
Address 74 Queen St
Dryden, ON P8N 1A4
 
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Intersection Queen St and Van Horne Ave
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated spaces available; Entrance -- Accessible with automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with grab bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established May 1992
Funding Provincial ; Federal