If You Need Assistance Please Call:
If you are concerned about an older adult, would like to report suspected abuse, receive information
about how to proceed in a situation, you can call:
FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, DIAL 9-1-1
Senior Crimestoppers 1-800-222-8477
Peterborough Police Service 1-888-876-1122 705-876-1122
Lakefield Community Office 705-652-3307
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) non-emergency 705 742-0401 -
1 888 310-1122
Seniors Safety Line 1-866-299-1011 (24 hours/7 days per week,
Long-Term Care ACTION Line 1-866-434-0144
Retirement Home Regulatory Authority 1-855-275-7472
Elder Abuse Ontario 705-876-1122 ext 327 416-916-6728 firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline and website that provides information and referrals to Peterborough’s
community, social, health-related and government services.
Peteborough Elder Abuse Prevention Network
Public awareness, education, information; link to Peterborough County and
City’s coordinated community response to older adult abuse.
Alzheimer’s Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland &
Information, support and referral re: Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
An innovative website that puts accurate and up-to-date information about
health services at the fingertips of consumers and health care providers
across the Central East region of Ontario.
Central East Local Health Integration Network – Home and Community Care
705-743-2212 • 1-800-263-3877 • TTY 705-743-7939
Provides information, direct access to qualified care providers and many
comprehensive services to help people come home from the hospital sooner
or live independently at home longer; helps people find their way through
Ontario's health care system including seniors who need health services at
home or access to a long-term care home.
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)
Specializes in public legal education; describes law simply and clearly to help people understand and exercise their legal rights; e.g. publications on housing, benefits,
Powers of Attorney, etc.
Elder Abuse Ontario
705-876-1122 ext 327
Provides education and training to agencies and seniors on elder abuse awareness, prevention and intervention. Offers information and referrals to community members
and agencies regarding seniors who are living at-risk or experiencing abuse.
Search the Community Information Database for local services and organizations.
Older Adult Abuse Consultation Team
Works in an advisory capacity to support agencies working with complex older adult
abuse cases; provides suggestions to improve the situation of older adults.
1-888-910-1999 • TTY 1-800-387-5559
Provides information on seniors issues.
Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement for those over 65.
Free service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Speak to a Registered Nurse with medical questions for quick answers, information and advice when sick or injured but not sure
if you need to see a doctor or can treat the situation at home or about an ongoing or previously diagnosed condition, or general questions about nutrition, sexual health
or healthy lifestyles. Provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton
Neighbours Helping Neighbours education program; older adult abuse awareness
Supports the right of all women and their families to live free from abuse, poverty
and oppression; information and assistance to get help, and referral.
Women's Health Care - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
START - Support Team for Abuse Response Today
Activity Haven Senior Centre
For those 50 years and up; stimulating, safe, structured, friendly environment;
and provides numerous programs and events to encourage supportive social
relationships; nominal annual membership fee.
Chemung Senior Citizens Family Bridgenorth
Seniors (50 and up) who come together for fun, friendship, learning, travel, bus trips,
games, carpet bowling etc; 1st Tuesday at noon - pot luck with entertainment, 2nd
Tuesday at 1:00 pm - fun and card day, 3rd Tuesday at noon.
Community Care Peterborough
Home making and home maintenance, telephone reassurance checks, transportation
and visiting; Meals on Wheels, Diners Club, located in 8 County locations.
Learning In Leisure
50 year(s) and up; learn and stimulate thought through variety of speakers; discuss
and socialize in a comfortable environment; two 10 week sessions a year beginning February and September; membership fee.
Maple Ridge Senior Centre
Activity club providing a wide variety of programs and special events for those 50 years
and up; focus is on making new friends and maintaining friendships; nominal annual membership fee.
Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle
For Aboriginal Women and their families; weekly grannies lunch, cultural teachings,
women and wellness group;
St Andrews United Church Seniors Lunch Club
705-742-6714 or 745-2194
Socialization with a hot meal followed by entertainment then cards (optional) for those
65 and older who are usually confined to home; every 2nd Monday, 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., September through June, except statutory holidays; cost $6.00; volunteer
drivers provide transportation.
Victorian Order of Nurses Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton
Adult day programs in three locations - two in the County and one in City - which
provide social and recreational activities, personal care support, hot noon meal and
snacks and excursions for program participants; provides a regular day of respite for
family caregivers; cost-recovery fee-for-service and fee assistance available.
Community Care Peterborough
Volunteer drivers, Meals on Wheels program; located in 8 County locations;
Caremobile provides accessible transportation for seniors (60+) or adults (18+) with
physical challenges who are unable to use regular transportation or walk a distance
of 175 meters.
City of Peterborough
705-748-8830 ext. 3226
Van Shuttle Service primarily for Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Service
Pension clients; clients call their Caseworker to inquire.
Canadian Cancer Society
Transportation for people living with cancer.
Veterans’ Affairs Independence Program
Transportation services for Veterans.
Language Link Ontario arranges for an interpreter. Timing of response depends on availability of interpreter. Also provide translation service within five days of receipt
Older Women’s Network - Peterborough
Women advocating to overcome injustices and inequities at home, in the workplace,
and in society at large; initiate and support public discussion on issues relating to
justice and security for older women and advocate actions that would lead to
appropriate change; challenge negative stereotypes and support the positive portrayal
of older women.