Julie Druker | Aug 18, 2011
Photo: Becky Kavanaugh and Pam Lemke of Land O'Lakes Community Services
Thanks to a grant totaling $3000, which was received from the Napanee District Community Foundation (NDCF) and the Mazinaw Community Fund, the Land O'Lakes Community Services (LOLCS), located in Northbrook, will be able to offer new and improved services to individuals in the local community.
One LOLCS program that will benefit from the grant is the Community Support Program, which will now be able to offer a new homemaking program to seniors and physically challenged individuals in the community who require assistance with basic homemaking. The new program will get $2000 to support 30 individuals/families by matching them with local homemakers, who will assist in their homes with a number of basic tasks, including cleaning and meal preparation and also with one-time jobs.
The program, which was started in April of 2011, is currently serving 22 individuals in the community. Pam Lemke, the community support program coordinator with LOLCS, was thrilled and very grateful when she was presented with the grant at the NDCF's AGM in late June of this year. “This grant will go along way in helping seniors stay in their homes by allowing them to receive the essential and basic homemaking services they need to keep them there,” she said.
The remaining $1000 in grant funds will augment the existing LOLCS child and youth transportation program, which provides transportation to children and youth who must travel to medical appointments and to other community and school events. LOLCS offers a myriad of other services designed to help seniors and people with disabilities remain in their homes. Their other programs include caregiver support, Meals on Wheels, and social and dining services. For more information about the Community Support Program contact Pam Lemke at 613-336-8934 ext. 229; toll free at 1-877-679-6636. For more information about the Child and Youth Transportation program contact Becky Kavanaugh at 613-336-8934 ext 257.