Serpent River First Nation

Site: Geka Wigwam Seniors Lodge

Service: Long Term Care Facility

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides a senior's complex for community elders 
  • Provides 24-hour support services that range in length based upon needs of individual 
  • Coordinates social, physical, recreational, cultural and educational activities for residents
Provides the following services: 
  • Basic and advanced practice foot care  
  • Blood sugar monitoring  
  • Checking of vital signs  
  • Congregate dining (three meals per day and snacks) 
  • Emergency transmitter system (panic buttons)  
  • Housekeeping duties  
  • Medication assistance  
  • Nursing care five days per week  
  • Personal care
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Cutler ; Serpent River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 60 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Serpent River First Nation are given first priority 
  • Open to others if space available 
  • Members of Serpent River First Nation who require home services due to age or disabilities but must be ambulatory  
  • Eligibility consideration determined upon review by Housing Manager and Community Wellness Coordinator
Application Elder's Lodge applications available from Housing Department at Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees Service
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-844-2818
Fax 705-844-2466
Primary Contact Rachelle Nyman, Coordinator; Phone: 705-844-2818 ext 432; Email:
Alternate Contact Cindy Pelletier, Long Term Care Administrator; Phone: 705-844-2818 ext 431; Email:
Site Location Community is on N shore of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, along Hwy 17 approx 160 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Cutler
Address 32 Ball Park Rd
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
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Intersection Ball Park Rd and Hwy 17
Mailing Address c/o Geka Wigwam Seniors Lodge 
PO Box 35 
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) - North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN)