Home Support moves to Killaloe

Submitted by Barry’s Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support

After more than ten years on the campus at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in the former ambulance building, the Barry’s Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support agency (BBAHS) main office is moving to a new location in the Village of Killaloe at 155 Queen Street. The house is owned and operated by the Madawaska Valley Association for Community Living (MVACL).

BBAHS will be re-locating the Killaloe Assisted Living Services Hub office into this new location along with its main office at the end of March. With effect from April 1, 2022, the address will be 155 Queen Street, Box 119, Killaloe K0J 2A0. The phone numbers for the Killaloe Hub and the main office will remain the same. The main office number is 613-756-2772. 

“While we are sad to be leaving the hospital campus, we are looking forward to having the space to combine our hub and main office together,” says Joanne King, CEO. “We appreciate the many years of support and collaboration with the hospital, and we hope to maintain those close ties even though we will no longer be a tenant.” 

The hospital received approval in 2020 for their emergency department re-development. This will result in the loss of the ambulance building, which prompted the search for a new location. King noted that BBAHS has been looking for a new space in Barry’s Bay for more than four years but was not successful in that search.

BBAHS will continue to provide all of the same services to the community as it has done since 1987, starting with the coordination of transportation services, Meals on Wheels delivery, telephone assurance and Assisted Living Services for High Risk Seniors (ALS-HRS). The Assisted Living program launched in 2009 and serves 43 seniors at any given time, with a 24/7 personal support services program, including personal care, homemaking, meal preparation and more. Clients must be able to be safe in their homes in between visits and services are tailored to individual needs.

The new location will allow for greater collaboration with MVACL, which will share the space with BBAHS. Monica Prymack, Executive Director for MVACL, commented, “We are looking forward to new community collaboration in the Village and are excited to work with Barry’s Bay Home Support in our space.”

For more information on any of the Community Support Programs offered through BBAHS, community members are encouraged to phone 613-756-2772 and inquire.

Barry’s Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support(2022,Mar.15) Barry’s Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services (BBAHS) is on the move! [media release]

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