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Ken Kellar

CMHA helping dementia patients

In someone else's hands, an old puzzle might be just that, but in the hands of a dementia patient, it can be a game-changer.

The Fort Frances Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) recently began working with La Verendrye General Hospital to provide activation materials to the patients at the hospital who live with different types of dementia.

Government announces senior spending

There was some good news for seniors across the Rainy River District last week as the provincial government unveiled some sizeable funding announcements aimed at their health and leisure.

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford stopped in at the Fort Frances Senior Centre on Friday morning to share some of the announcements he had made earlier in the week in Kenora.

Seniors Companion Project preps for info sessions

Amidst a flurry of government funding announcements, one local group is gearing up to take the next steps towards being operational.

During a stopover for lunch and a few reveals at the Fort Frances Senior Centre on Friday morning, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford announced funding that is going towards the Seniors Companion Project here in Fort Frances.

SCP meeting

CMHA geriatric mental health worker Sarah-Lynn Klassen, left, handed off some of the Seniors Companion Project's new promotional material to Riverside Community Sports Services and Assisted Living supervisor Nicole Egan during a stakeholder meeting for the project at the Fort Frances Library yesterday morning.

Organizations working together on Senior Companion Project

Planning is underway to eventually have a fully realized seniors' volunteer program in Fort Frances.

Members of several different service organizations met in the Shaw room at the Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre last month to discuss the Senior Companion Project, an initiative that aims to eventually have a seniors-helping-seniors volunteer program operating in town.