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Powered by volunteers and staff, Community Care Peterborough supports the health and well-being of individuals, caregivers, and communities. As a trusted health care partner, our high-quality programs allow people across our rural and urban regions to maintain their independence and dignity.

This organization was founded on the belief that we are all responsible for wellness and social inclusion in our Community!   

April 9th, 2020 (4:00 pm)

Community Care is an Essential Service

We Are Open and Still Functioning

In light of recent announcements made by the Premier of Ontario, Warden of Peterborough County and Mayor of Peterborough, all declaring a state of emergency and requiring non-essential services and business to close, Community Care remains open as is deemed an essential service under the health care, seniors care and social services classification, as defined on the provincial list today, organizations and providers that deliver home care services.  We also qualify under the not-for-profit organizations that provide critical personal support services in-home and provide transportation services necessary for activities of daily living.

We are in daily conversations with Peterborough Public Health and we are committed to our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19.  We have adapted our services, maintaining minimum staff in our offices with the majority of staff working remotely.  We continue to practice social distancing and have lessened traffic into our offices for the safety of the most vulnerable.  We continue to monitor all in-coming phone calls and we are able to respond to service requests.

Our Meals on Wheels and grocery delivery volunteers have been practicing all pre-cautions, washing hands and social distancing as they are picking up their delivery bags and during their deliveries.


Click this link to open a complete program / office status sheet.  


Program Cancellations:

  • All Brokered Services (Home Help and Home Maintenance)
  • All Exercise and Falls Prevention classes in Retirement Residences and in all our community centres
  • Exercise and Falls Prevention classes at Chemung, Lakefield and Peterborough office locations
  • Diners Clubs and Social groups
  • Blood Pressure Clinics
  • Foot Clinics in Peterborough and Norwood

Event and Fundraisers – cancelled or postponed

  • Swing into Spring fundraiser (March 27th) in Lakefield
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop (April 8th) in Peterborough
  • All Community Care Thrift Stores
    • Apsley Vintage and Gallery in Apsley
    • Community Care Thrift Store is Ennismore
    • Treasure Trove in Bridgenorth
    • New To You (Boutique) in Havelock
    • New To You in Millbrook
  • Meals to Go deliveries (March 18th and March 25th)
  • Havelock Wellness Fair (April 14th) in Havelock
  • Meet The Mayors (March 26th) in Lakefield
  • Community Care & Good Buy Room Fashion show (March 28th) in Buckhorn
  • The Odd Couple Bus Trip (March 29th) leaving from Buckhorn will be rescheduled
  • Lakefield Volunteer Appreciation Event (April 15 will be rescheduled)
  • Millbrook Volunteer Appreciation Event (April 23rd will be rescheduled)
  • Chemung Volunteer Appreciation Event (April 21st will be rescheduled)
  • Buckhorn Volunteer Appreciation Event (April 24th will be rescheduled)
  • Apsley Volunteer Appreciation Event (May 8th will be rescheduled)
  • Havelock Volunteer Appreciation Event (April 28th will be rescheduled)
  • Norwood Volunteer Appreciation Event (May 4th will be rescheduled)
  • Peterborough Volunteer Appreciation Event (April 30th will be rescheduled) 
  • Grandparent of the Year (June 10th will be rescheduled)

 As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want you to know that Community Care is doing everything we can to support the community through this difficult time.   We are also taking added precautions to keep our volunteers, clients and employees safe. This is our number one priority and our focus will remain about supporting clients in their homes.

As we cancel or adapt programs, our clients who have consented to be added to our Friendly Visiting telephone call list will be contacted regularly so that we can continue to monitor their safety and assist them as needed.   Our staff are continuing to work with volunteers to identify clients who are at the most high risk and developing case by case plans to ensure their safety.

We are committed to continue to communicate to you any changes or updates.  For more information call us at (705)742-7067.


Information Links:

Peterborough Public Health - or call (705)743-1000.

Public Health Ontario -

Government of Ontario - Health -

Government of Canada -

World Health Organization -

Give A Meal 

The Meals on Wheels program is so much more than a meal, it can be a safety net.  With increased living costs, some seniors are struggling and simply cannot afford regular meals.
Our Meals on Wheels subsidy program provides meals at no cost, a caring volunteer who performs a safety check for many who are isolated, and ensures that seniors are receiving nutritional meals to help them remain healthy in their own homes. 
Last year, over 40 clients benefited from the subsidy program, receiving approximately 1,100 meals at no cost thanks to the generosity and compassion of community members like you made is possible. 

For every $10 donation you will give a nutritional meal to a local senior who needs helps to remain healthy in their own home. 

You can donate online using our secure Canada Helps Donate Now link below to make your donation!

Donate Now Through!  


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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Municipality of Trent Lakes has funded a new food voucher program that will be operated by our program office in Buckhorn to support families in the Municipality of Trent Lakes who need assistance to purchase with groceries.   

For more information about accessing this program call Jody in our Buckhorn office

(705) 657-2171 or email her through this link.


The Municipality started this program with a one-time, $10,000 donation but is encouraging others to donate to this fund using the link below because we know that as time goes on, the need will grow.