Founded in 2008, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation is a largely volunteer-run registered charity, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about mesothelioma in Canada. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is almost exclusively linked to asbestos exposure. The CMF supports mesothelioma patients and their families, as well as the development of a network of expertise in mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and care across Canada.
There is a resource for patients and caregiver http://cmfonline.org/?q=node/3
Additional information and resources from Lanier Law Firm:
Unfortunately, seniors make up the majority of those diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused from exposure to asbestos that takes 20-50 years to develop. It’s extremely important that seniors and their caregivers are aware of this type of cancer. Unfortunately, there is no cure and the prognosis can be grim. (Here are new) guides that include everything seniors should know in regards to mesothelioma cancer. Check out the guides below:
Mesothelioma - lanierlawfirm.com/mesothelioma/
Mesothelioma Life Expectancy - lanierlawfirm.com/mesothelioma/life-expectancy/
My name is Michael from ECDOL (Excellent Care, Decency, & Optimal Living), an organization dedicated to seniors' well-being. Fentanyl has unfortunately become a growing concern in our society, and it's crucial that the older generation understands its risks and knows how to discuss it openly with their loved ones. Our Senior's Guide to Fentanyl (https://www.ecdol.org/a-seniors-guide-to-fentanyl/) offers clear explanations, practical advice, and thoughtful insights on this sensitive subject.
- What Fentanyl is;
- Why it is a threat;
- Tips for talking to adult children/grandchildren;
- Helpful articles and interactive drug education videos;
- Sharing this resource with your community members can help protect them and their families;
- Who would be the best person in your organization to speak with to share this guide?
Health Education Coordinator
P: (514) 249-8289
Seniors in Barrhaven have access to a wide range of activities through Ottawa Parks and Recreation. We are also listed in their comprehensive guide, which can be found at https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/recreation-and-leisure-older-adults
We often get calls from Members wondering where they can access Services to assist them with their needs. The designated contact for Barrhaven is:
Services for Seniors are outlined at http://wocrc.ca/programs/seniors-adults-disability “Some” of the Services Provided Include:
· Meals on Wheels;
· Foot Care;
· Adult Day Program;
· Caregiver Support;
· Dementia Caregiver Group;
· Friendly Visiting & Telephone Assurance;
· Snow Go ASSIST; and
· Service Arrangements
For further information or to access the services above (or any others), please call 613-591-3686 and choose option 3.
The South Nepean Satellite covers the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode areas of Ottawa. - including Barrhaven.
Programs and activities organized with residents and partners include:
For more information please contact:
Through a shared care approach, a registered nurse and community health worker are able to visit vulnerable seniors in their homes.
To inquire about this program, please call 1-844-726-5115 http://www.pqchc.com/seniors/seniors-outreach/