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Feature Article - March 2, 2006

Feature Article

March 2, 2006

Northern Frontenac CommunityServices

Income Tax Return service: Once again this year in March and April, our trained volunteers will be completing income tax returns for seniors and/or those on fixed or low incomes. Clients can drop off the information at the reception desk at NFCS and we will call you when the return is completed, or phone in and arrange for an appointment with someone and you will leave with your information that day. This service is free to those in our catchment area as long as you are a senior or low income. Donations are accepted for those who can contribute. For further information, call Joyce at 279-3151.

Aboriginal outreach for women: As many of you are aware, the North Rural Women’s Program is located at Northern Frontenac Community Services and is to provide services to women in the area who may be experiencing abuse in their relationships. Staffed by Jeannie Harrison, this service is available from Monday to Friday.

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Beginning in April, Kingston Interval House will be sending an Aboriginal Outreach Worker to complement the existing service and to work with aboriginal women. Lisa Doxtator will be spending one day a week in Sharbot Lake and will also be located at NFCS. By mid-April we will know which day of the week she will be in Sharbot Lake. Meanwhile, if you would like to use this service, call NFCS at 279-3151 and speak with Jeannie.

In-Home respite open for business soon: Our new In-Home Respite program will soon be up and running. This service will provide caregiver relief to those individuals caring for family or friends in their own homes. As the caregiver benefits from a much needed break, the client’s needs will be met by a certified personal support worker. Our program manager, Candace Bertrim, is looking forward to assisting families in the area. Candace has been involved with community nursing for 15 years. Her service with VON and Para Med has provided her with valuable experience.

Batteries fundraiser: Everyone needs batteries. Sales of high quality alkaline batteries will provide $5 in fundraising revenue per “energypac” sold. Revenue generated by the campaign, powered by agency staff and volunteers, will help seniors and people with disabilities to stay healthy, independent and secure in their own homes. Call 279-3151 or visit our office at 1020 Elizabeth to pick up your energypac.

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