Community Resource Coordinator: Darcie Herbert Phone: 204-522-8466
Senior Services seeks to provide the services which will allow seniors to remain independent and in their own homes for the longest possible time. As part of our mandate, the following programs are offered:
Congregate Meals: Seniors come to group meals held at noon hour on Monday to Friday. Phone either 204-522-8795 or 204-522-8815 for congregate meals.
Information and Support: Distribution of information about retirement, reimbursement and government programs. Making sure that seniors are aware of ongoing programs that will affect them. Encouraging seniors to attend health and educational clinics.
Some Services Provided:
Transportation (supplement for Handi-Van)
Recreation Programs and Exercise
Consumer Information and Resources
Income Support Forms
Disabled Parking Permit Applications
Victoria Lifeline Emergency Response Units
Distribution of Emergency Response Information Kits
Co-ordination of hired services such as:
Window, floor and wall washing
Continuing Care Program
Often seniors have been in and out of the hospital and are required to follow a particular regiment by their doctors. Once seniors have been discharged from the hospital, Continuing Care Workers will visit the home and make sure the senior is following the particular regimen and will also help with dressing bandages, taking baths, etc. Workers performing these services are funded by the government.
Melita and Area Personal Care Home: Melita has a twenty-bed personal care home. The home has 24-hour nursing care.
Elderly persons housing was established in Melita in 1967 and expanded in 1983 Melita and Area Lodge offers 8 suites for couples, 5 one bedroom suites, and 13 bachelor suites. Valleyview Place , on the west side for the Melita Lodge offers 20 one bedroom wheelchair accessible suites.
The 2 buildings are joined by a large common area where many activities take place for the residents. For example exercise sessions 2 mornings per week, shuffleboard, card games, bingo and sing alongs take place on a regular basis. There is also an outdoor shuffleboard for summer activity. Entertainment and blood pressure clinics and personal services are also organized regularly for the residents.
The complex is adjacent to the arena and curling rink and outdoor pool, plus located less than two blocks from the hospital and personal care home The Melita Congregate meal Program operates from the Melita Lodge kitchen, serving 20-25 meals at noon Monday to Friday.
Contact Us: Melita and Area Lodge & Valleyview Place Cindy Mills Phone: 204-522-3493
Melita and Area Handi-Van $2.00 per stop plus 35 cents per KM when goingout of Melita. Service is available to ALL RESIDENT S in the communities of Melita, Pierson, Tilston, Lyleton, Medora, Waskada and Napinka. Friendly courteous service. Phone 204-264-0447 to book your trip.
Golden Age Drop-In Center
Life in the Golden Lane: The Golden Age Club is a center of activities and entertainment for the local senior life.
Regular Activities: card games and card tournaments, potluck suppers and entertainment. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays feature exercise classes; pool and other games are enjoyed Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Facility is available for rent. Please call one of the contacts to request a booking.
Fall - Fall Tea
December - Annual Christmas Party
Contact Loretta Breemersch, 204-522-8379 Ellen Carels, 204-522-3992 55 Summit Street Phone: 204-522-2499