There are various community, social, health-related, and government programs and services available throughout Peterborough region and across the province.

Ontario Works/Social Services

 Ontario Works/Social Services
 Selwyn residents are serviced through the City of Peterborough's Social Services Department

Health Services

The Township of Selwyn hosts a number of healthcare facilities that provide an array of services to the community. These services include physicians, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, Registered Nurses (RNs), chiropractors, registered massage therapists (RMTs), physiotherapists, dentists, optometrists, a mental health clinician, and a dietitian. All of your health care needs can be met by the health care facilities located within the Township.

Chemong Medical Centre

Chemong Medical Centre

  • Location: 765 Ward Street, Bridgenorth
  • Community medical center staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, allied healthcare providers along with dental and physiotherapy services.
  • Website
Extendicare Lakefield
  • Location: 24 Fraser Street, Lakefield
  • Extendicare Lakefield is an accredited 100-bed long-term care home with 24-hour nursing and supportive care, as well as in-house rehabilitation services.
  • Website
Morton Community Health Centre (MCHC)

Morton Community Health Care Centre

  • Location: 150 Strickland Street, Douro-Dummer
  • State-of-the art community medical center staffed by family physicians, nurse practitioners and allied healthcare professionals acting as a family health team. 
  • Website
Peterborough Family Health Team

These clinics provide care to Peterborough City & County residents who do not have access to a family physician or nurse practitioner.

Peterborough Regional Healthcare Centre (PRHC)
  • Location: 1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough
  • With its extensive range of services, PRHC is a state-of-the-art regional hospital with a capacity of 494 beds. PRHC is one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Ontario, servicing a population of 300,000 people in four counties.
  • Website
Walk-In Clinics

Location: Ennismore Pharmacy - 470 Robinson Road, Ennismore

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 Ennismore Pharmacy is offering doctor’s visits by phone or video. Call 1-888-930-6571 or 1-888-397-7138 to connect with one of the doctors.

Meet with a doctor via telemedicine regarding:

  • New Prescriptions & Renewals (excluding narcotics)
  • Medical Evaluations
  • Minor Ailments
  • Referrals to Specialists
  • Travel Clinic
  • Physicals
  • Workplace, Insurance & 3rd Party Assessments 
  • Medical Testing & Analytics

Children/Youth Services

Peterborough Child & Family Centre
Programs are available for Selwyn Township residents through the Peterborough Family Resource Centre.
 Selwyn Public Library
 The Selwyn Public Library offers various children's and teen's programming.

Seniors Services

The Township of Selwyn recognizes the importance of seniors in our community. Currently, individuals over the age of 65 make up approximately 20% of the population of the Peterborough region. This number is expected to rise to 26% and 30% for the City and County respectively by 2041. 

Age-Friendly Peterborough

Our communities are aging. In Peterborough, individuals over the age of 65 account for over 20% of our regional population. The shift towards an older population will have profound implications for individuals, families, and communities. With this shift also comes opportunity for community building and social development.

The Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan identifies a clear path forward to enhance programs, services, and infrastructure for older adults in the Peterborough region; including the City and County of Peterborough, and the Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.

Seniors Centre Without Walls (SCWW)

Through the use of multi-person phone calls, SCWW provides the opportunity for greater Peterborough area older adults to enjoy health and wellness seminars, educational lectures, brain-stimulating activities, listen to live musical entertainment, join general conversations, and make new and meaningful friendships - all from the comfort of home!

For more information, including a Calendar of Activities and how to register, visit the Activity Haven website.

Community Care 

Community Care supports the health and wellbeing of individuals, caregivers and communities. As a trusted health care partner, their high quality programs allow people across our rural and urban region to maintain their independence and dignity.

Chemung:

Location: 549 Ennis Road, Ennismore
Tel: 705-292-8708  
Email: chemung@commcareptbo.org

The Chemung office offers a variety of exercise, falls prevention and yoga classes. Medical Equipment Rental on-site. Blood Pressure Clinic on Wednesdays and Drop-in on Thursdays. Thrift Store on-site.

Lakefield:

Location: 40 Rabbit Street, Lakefield
Tel: 705-652-8655  
Email: lakefield@commcareptbo.org 

The Lakefield office offers fitness classes on Mondays and Thursdays at the Lakefield Legion. Exercise and fall prevention classes are available on various days. Blood pressure clinic is offered the third Wednesday of every month. Monthly Diner's Club is the first Monday of the month Sept-June.

Buckhorn:

Location: 1937 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn
Tel: 705-657-2171  
Email: buckhorn@commcareptbo.org

The Buckhorn office offers exercise/falls prevention classes Monday & Wednesdays at the Buckhorn Community Centre. Blood Pressure Clinics are offered on the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of the month. Diners Club monthly-please call office to confirm date and location as it varies (Sept-June).

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults.

Their mission is to create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors, through education, training, collaboration, service coordination and advocacy.

Stop Abuse. Restore Respect.

  • Senior Safety Line - Toll-free: 1-866-299-1011
  • Website

Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care offers affordable and personalized in-home care services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to enable older adults to maintain their independence and wellbeing as they age at home. As apart of a network of over 1,100 offices in Canada and around the world and with 25 years of experience caring for seniors and their families, Home Instead is recognized as a leader in high quality home care.

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program helps meet the dental needs of low income seniors in Ontario. In Peterborough City and County this program is delivered by Peterborough Public Health, in the Community Dental Health Clinic located at 185 King Street, Peterborough.

In order to be eligible, a person must:

  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be age 65 or older
  • Have an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single person, or a combined annual net income of $32,300 or less for a couple
  • Have no access to any other form of dental benefits (e.g., private insurance or other government program)

Individuals can fill out an application form online and call the OSDCP’s bilingual (English/French) contact centre for questions and support through the application process.

  • Call: 416-916-0204
  • Toll-Free: 1-833-207-4435
  • TTY: 1-800-855-0511

For more details on eligibility for the program, how to enroll, and what dental services will be covered under this program, visit the Peterborough Public Health website or call 705-743-1000 ext. 321.

 Seniors and Law Enforcement Together

The OPP, Peterborough County Detachment supports the program Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) which is a volunteer community-based police program designed to focus on crime prevention initiatives specifically targeted at reducing crimes against seniors in Peterborough County.

During the past three years, senior volunteers and the OPP have been educating other seniors across Ontario and providing them with the tools and resources to enhance their safety and protection. Salt offers a peer to peer approach where seniors volunteers present, in collaboration with the OPP, information to their peers on crime prevention initiatives.

More information about the SALT program can be found by contacting the OPP, Peterborough County Detachment at 705-742-0401.

 Seniors Groups
Chemung Senior Citizen's Family 50+ 

Location: 832 Charles Street, Bridgenorth 
Tel: 705-749-9093 
Meetings and outings take place on Tuesdays

Ennismore Seniors Activity Club 50+ 

Location: 801 Tara Road, Ennismore (Ennismore Fire Hall)
Tel: 705-741-1718

Lakefield Golden Years Club

Location: 275 Queen Street, Lakefield 
Tel: 705-652-0202 or 705-652-3148 

VON Lakefield Adult Day Program 

Location: 135 Queen Street, Unit 104, Lakefield 
Tel: 705-745-9155 ext. 6423 

Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities

Peterborough County provides a tax relief for low income seniors, low income persons with disabilities or the spouse of such eligible person who name also appears as a registered owner of the property located within the County of Peterborough.

 Zone 42 Seniors

The USCO, or United Senior Citizens of Ontario are a group of seniors who volunteer to fight to make life and living in Ontario a little better for all Seniors living in Ontario.

Zone 42 Seniors covers the area of Selwyn Township and beyond.

 Other Resources

Food Banks & Community Support Agencies

Food Banks
Bridgenorth Food Bank
  • Location: Bridgenorth United Church - 832 Charles Street, Bridgenorth
  • When: Every Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 PM (Visits limited to once per month)
  • Contact: foodbank@bridgenorthuc.com
Lakefield Food Bank
  • Location: St. John the Baptist Anglican Church - 81 Queen Street, Lakefield
  • When: Every Tuesday from 9:00-10:30 AM
  • Contact: stjohnslakefld@nexicom.net 
Ontario 211- Services Directory

Ontario 211 is a telephone helpline and website that provides information on various services. 

211 helps people find services quickly and easily, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.

211 Ontario is supported by Peterborough City and County and the United Way of Peterborough and District.


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