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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • First Link/Client Services Coordinator for Dryden, Ignace and Sioux Lookout is Heidi Cote, email: 
  • First Link/Client Services Coordinator for the Rainy River District (Fort Frances, Emo, Rainy River, Nestor Falls) is Mary O'Connor, email:
Description (Service)
  • Coordinates care, linking patient and family members through early referrals to community services for non-medical management from the point of diagnosis, throughout the continuum of the disease 
  • Organizes and coordinates dementia education training sessions  
  • Provides active follow-up and monitoring of patients and their family caregivers to assist in reducing the number of patient crises 
  • Works to reduce caregiver burnout and premature long term care placement 
  • Maintains statistics and evaluates patient and family caregiver outcomes
First Link referral partners include: 
  • Community health centres 
  • Geriatric specialists 
  • Health Service providers 
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Pharmacies 
  • Primary care practitioners
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility Individuals with Alzheimer Disease or dementia, their families and professional caregivers
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-1516
Toll Free Phone 807 area only: 1-800-682-0245
Fax 807-468-9013
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Rossana Tomashowski, Executive Director; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 618 9th St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2S9
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Mailing Address PO Box 837 
Kenora, ON P9N 4B5
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Fundraising ; Donations