United Native Friendship Centre

Site: Circle of Life Centre

Service: Life Long Care Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Welcomes extra help with the Rainycrest Home for the Aged visiting sessions
Description (Service)
  • Provides culturally appropriate and holistic long term support services and programs 
  • Offers a weekly visiting session at the Rainycrest Home for the Aged
Adult Day Program  
  • Provides afternoons for socialization  
  • Teaches various craft making sessions with focus on traditional Native crafts  
  • Offers movie videos and card games
Congregate Dining  
  • Provides a weekly luncheon consisting of full course meal, dessert and coffee  
  • Offers craft making and time of socialization 
  • Provides transportation for attendees
Friendly Visiting  
  • Arranges weekly visits from support worker in individual's home  
  • Provides emotional and physical support such as light housekeeping as required
Transportation Program  
  • Provides transportation on an as needed basis to all events at the Centre, the hospital or clinic and for errands around town including grocery shopping  
  • Arranges transportation for out of town specialist appointments when no other arrangements are available
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug 
Congregate Dining: Tue 12 noon-1 pm 
Rainycrest Visits: Wed 10 am
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 50 year(s) and up 
  • Individuals who are disabled, chronically ill and have special needs  
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
Transportation Program 
Priority given for medical appointments
Application Requires a signed consent form and completion of program intake form

Transportation Program
Must call ahead to make arrangements
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4067
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/aboriginal-life-long-care
Primary Contact Ann Sinclair, Life Long Care Coordinator and Registered Nurse; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 289; Email: asinclair@unfc.org
Alternate Contact Diana Sharp, Care Support Worker; Email: dsharp@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address Circle of Life Centre
616 Mowat Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
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Intersection Mowat Ave and 1st St E
Mailing Address PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal