Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides programs and services to address needs of elderly Aboriginal people with chronic illness and/or any form of disability 
  • Offers advocacy support between individual and other agencies and organizations
 
Adult Day Program 
  • Provides an afternoon for socialization 
  • Teaches various craft making sessions with focus on traditional Native crafts 
  • Offers movie videos and card games
 
Congregate Dining 
  • Provides a weekly luncheon consisting of full course meal, dessert and coffee 
  • Offers time of socialization
 
Friendly Visiting 
  • Arranges visits from support worker in individual's home 
  • Provides emotional and physical support such as light housekeeping as required
 
Lifeskills Outreach 
  • Offers aerobic exercise program twice a week at the Centre 
  • Offers a swimming program once a week followed by lunch at the Centre
 
Loan Cupboard 
  • Provides the loan of health care equipment and supplies such as bathing chairs, canes, commodes, crutches and wheelchairs 
  • Accepts donations of lightly used health care aids
 
Security Checks 
  • Provides a phone call or visit to individual's home at mutually agreed time to ensure safety of home and/or individual
 
Transportation Program 
  • Provides transportation within the municipality 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
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm 
Adult Day Program: Thu 1 pm-3 pm 
Congregate Dining: Wed 12 noon-1 pm 
Lifeskills Outreach: Aerobics: Tue, Thu 9:30 am-10 am; Swimming: Mon 11 am-12 noon
Areas Served Atikokan
Eligibility Ages: 50 year(s) and up 
 
Off-reserve Aboriginal individuals living with chronic illness and/or any form of disability
 
Transportation Program 
  • Must be registered in the Life Long Care program to qualify for transportation 
  • Out-of-town transportation determined by program coordinator based on discussion with client to ensure no other transportation is available
Application Register for programs at office
 
Loan Cupboard
 
Equipment is encouraged to be returned within 6 weeks time
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-597-1213
Fax 807-597-1473
E-Mail nativefriend@bellnet.ca
Primary Contact Phylis Barr, Care Support Worker; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 205; Email: phillybarr@hotmail.com
Primary Executive Sarah Laurich, Executive Director; Phone: 807-597-1213 ext 201; Email: sarahlaurich@gmail.com
Site Location Next to M&C Motors
Located In Community Atikokan
Address 309 Main St W
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
 
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Intersection Main St and Marks St
Mailing Address PO Box 1510 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1983
Funding Provincial ; Federal
Elections Annual meeting - September