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More than one quarter of Canadians aged 15 years and older provide care to a family member or friend with aging needs, a long-term health condition or disability. Nearly 40 per cent of the caregiver population are looking after ailing parents and age-related needs are the most common types of care provided. Family members help run errands, shop or drive to appointments, clean and maintain the house, prepare meals and monitor medications. And while nearly all of them say providing care is rewarding, many do report feeling psychological distress.

Recognizing the growing role of family caregivers — many with their own children still at home — ROSSS offers a range of programs and services to support caregivers and provide respite, while also enhancing the well-being of their family members.

Rural Caregiver Support Groups
Would you like to be part of a group that supports and understands your unique concerns and experiences as a caregiver? Join ROSSS and other caregivers like yourself from our community to share experiences and discuss common challenges. Support groups will also welcome guest speakers.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Greely Fire Hall, 6891 Parkway Rd.

Date: 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Millers Oven, 1137 Mill St., Manotick

Date: 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Paul's United Church, 3452 McBean St., Richmond

Respite Care
Our Respite Care Service offers relief for primary caregivers while providing enrichment, motivation and companionship for the individual receiving care. Personal care and light housekeeping are also available. For more information, please contact our offices directly at 613-692-4697