Caring for our Community

March 14, 2024


Exciting Update on Ed's House Expansion!

We're thrilled to share the latest progress on the Ed's House Expansion, a project that officially commenced on February 5th and continues to unfold! Led by Mark from Dalren Limited, our vision is swiftly becoming a reality.

Our focus remains steadfast on enhancing our community service by transforming four "future" suites to accommodate more individuals, thus increasing our capacity from 6 to 10 beds and further enhancing our care provision.

Take a look at the framing for the oxygen tank - the picture shows Matt from Class 1 Inc. working on the control panel for oxygen and suction functions. Each of the ten rooms will be equipped with these vital features to ensure comprehensive care for our residents.

Our expansion is on schedule, and we're excited to share that we're currently working on the installation of oxygen and suction for each suite, and the flooring is being laid, bringing us closer to our goal.

Throughout this 6-8 week renovation period, Dalren Limited has been committed to minimizing disruptions, keeping noise, dust, and dirt to a minimum, ensuring a smooth journey toward the finish line.

If you're interested in supporting this vital project, please contact our donor relations team at 905-885-0466 or by clicking HERE. Your support will help us continue providing exceptional care to those in need.

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to drop by, send an email to Sherry Gibson, or call us at 365-400-7580 ext. 150. Stay tuned for further updates as we progress!

Order your Easter Cookies Until March 18!

There's less than 1 week left to order your Easter Cookie Boxes supporting Meals on Wheels! 🐰🍪


Indulge in the joy of giving back while treating yourself to delightful Easter-themed cookies from Roda’s Kitchen. It's a tasty gift to surprise family and friends...or a nice thank you gift for clients, staff, or volunteers. Last year, CCN delivered over 40,000 meals across Northumberland and the need is growing.


These beautifully decorated Easter Cookies aren't just about celebrating the holiday; they're about celebrating community, compassion, and care. By supporting our Meals on Wheels program, you're helping us ensure that every individual in our community has access to nutritious meals, regardless of their circumstances. 🍽️💙


So, why wait? Join us in spreading love, joy, and hope this Easter season.


Order your Easter Cookie Box today at or call 1-365-400-1592 or 905-885-0466 and be a part of something truly special. Together, we can make a difference, one cookie at a time! 🚗✨



Thank you, Northumberland Old Puckers!

On Friday, March 1st, the Northumberland Old Puckers, a remarkable group of players aged 60 and above, came together at the CCC for a memorable mini-tournament with a noble cause. Their mission? To raise over $2000 for Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre in loving memory of Linda Godwin, whose husband, Peter Godwin, is an integral part of the team.

Over 50 seasoned players, aged 60-83, hailing from Cobourg, Port Hope, Grafton, and Peterborough, laced up their skates and hit the ice at the Cobourg Community Centre (CCC).

Together, they skated, laughed, and rallied for a cause close to their hearts. It was a day filled with camaraderie and community spirit, showcasing their skills and their generosity.

Additionally, the hockey players captured in these photos, along with The Peterborough Senior Hockey Elder Skatesmen Division, made heartfelt contributions to the cause.

The puck dropped on a heartwarming scene, with Ahmed Khawja on the left, Bob Pitcher centering the action, and Peter Lorenz on the right.

Ahmed went above and beyond, collecting over $200 from his other hockey group to contribute to this meaningful cause.

"Schooner's Wrecks"

"Colin's Crashers"

"Fritz's Brewers"

Peterborough's "Harold's Jackanories"

Thank You, Campbellford Legion!

Community Care Northumberland is honoured to receive this special gift from Theresa Swelin, Chair of the Campbellford Legion Br. 103 Poppy Fund.The Poppy Fund was given a $9,000 gift from the estate of Mr. William “Bill” Anderson Murray late last year who wanted to ensure the funds went to an organization that supports veterans in the Northumberland area.

Community Care Northumberland is proud to support several veterans who participate in our wellness, nutrition, and transportation programs. Thank you to the estate of Mr. William Murray, Mrs. Swelin and the members of the Campbellford Legion Br. 103 for supporting Community Care Northumberland!

Thank you to our wonderful volunteer, Jennifer Darrell!

Let's give a big round of applause to Jennifer Darrell!

Thank you, Jennifer, for your fantastic work getting the planters ready for Spring at Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre. Your dedication to beautifying our space is truly appreciated!

Curious about joining Jennifer as a hospice volunteer? Simply reach out to our Volunteer Recruitment & Development Team at 1-855-473-8875. You can also find volunteer applications on Community Care Northumberland's website or Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre’s website. Once we receive your application or phone call, our Team will be in touch to guide you through the next steps. Let's bloom together in service to our community!

Colborne Outreach Clinic

Attention Colborne residents and beyond!

Our amazing team from Community Care Northumberland will be available at the Rural Outreach Clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Swing by 34 Victoria St. for compassionate care and support from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Job & Volunteer Fair in Campbellford April 10

Attention, job seekers and volunteers!

Don't miss out on the chance to explore a plethora of opportunities at a upcoming job and volunteer fair on April 10th from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Campbellford District High School's Cafeteria! Your next adventure awaits!

Hosted by Community Care Northumberland and Career Edge Campbellford.

Cute Pup Alert!

A heartfelt thank you to Otto Renz and his adorable furry friend, Marley, for spreading warmth and joy during their visit to Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre! Your presence truly brightened our day and brought smiles to all who had the pleasure of meeting you both.

A special shoutout to Winnie Visser, our compassionate Grief and Bereavement Counsellor, and Allison Greer, our dedicated Intake/Team Lead, for capturing this precious moment with Otto and Marley.

Your support and companionship mean the world to us, Otto. Thank you for being a part of our grief groups and for sharing your kindness with our community. Let's continue spreading love and comfort together!

Campbellford Grief Group

We gathered for the last time at Aspira Island Park for our Campbellford Grief Group. Witnessing the strength and resilience of these incredible women as they bravely walk their grief journey has been truly inspiring. Wishing them continued courage and healing as they move forward.

Want to learn more about our Grief & Bereavement programs? Reach out today by clicking HERE

or emailing us at or simply call us at 365-400-7580 or 1-855-473-8875.

Community Diner Dates

Come dine with us at our upcoming Community Diners in Grafton, Colborne, and now including Brighton too!

Ensuring seniors stay connected is our top priority, and our Community Diners program provides the perfect avenue. Indulge in a scrumptious hot meal, accompanied by entertainment and informative health promotion and wellness talks.

Our meals include a satisfying main course, a refreshing drink, and mouthwatering dessert, all crafted in conveniently located community venues. Let's gather together to nurture both body and spirit.

Reach out to us now to reserve your place at 905-372-7356.

Handbags for Hospice Coming Up April 4 at 6 p.m.

We can't wait to see you for 5th Annual Handbags for Hospice 2024, starting at 6 PM on April 4th! This fundraiser is crucial for Ed’s House, providing compassionate care to those in need. Bid on handbags, live auctions, and support our Give a Gift from the Heart Campaign, as well as so much more fun! Your presence makes a difference. See you there!

Join us!

Exciting update! You can now find our complete wellness schedules on under the 'Wellness' tab. From yoga to meditation to fitness, plan your wellness journey with ease. Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to a healthier you!

Visit today to discover the power of seamless wellness planning at your fingertips. Your journey to holistic well-being starts here.✨

And here's a glimpse into some of our amazing classes and programs with CCN!

Contact us today at 📧 or 📞 1-866-514-5774.

Ontario Caregiver Organization Educational Offerings Coming Up

The Ontario Caregiver Organization is pleased to announce the following upcoming Webinars.


  • Understanding Caregiver Challenges in Rural Communities on Thursday, March 14th, 2024 from 12pm to 1pm ET. (In English only)

People can register for this event by accessing the Eventbrite registration page. 


  • La danse et les troubles neurocognitifs : favoriser l’inclusion sociale et défier la stigmatisation : jeudi 28 mars 2024 12h à 13h HNE (In French only)

Visitez la plateforme Eventbrite  pour plus d’information et vous inscrire.


  • Understanding the Canada Pension Plan: Overview on Thursday, April 4th 2024 from 12pm to 1pm ET (LIVE ONLY SESSION – NO RECORDING- In English only)

Visit the Eventbrite Registration Page for information and to register.


  • What is the office of the Patient Ombudsman? On Thursday, April 11th 2024 from 12pm to 1pm ET. (In English only)

Visit the Eventbrite registration page for information and to register.


Feel free to view any of our other recorded webinars on our Webinars For Caregivers page.

In the Community

Easter Bunny Breakfast & Easter Eggstravaganza in Port Hope

>FREE breakfast on March 24th from 9am until noon in support of the local food bank at the Port Hope Lions Recreation Centre. Please bring a non-perishable food item and enjoy breakfast on them! Need more information? Email HERE.

>Then hop on down to the Town Park Recreation Centre for the Easter Eggstravaganza (March 24) and have your picture taken with the Easter bunny, participate in an egg hunt, crafts, games and more. This is also a free event! Need more information? Click HERE.

Eclipse Day Prime Viewing Locations

On Monday, April 8th, parts of Ontario will experience a total solar eclipse. A Solar eclipse is when the sun’s disk is completely covered by the moon’s shadow for a short period of time.

These activities are a rare, once in a lifetime opportunity. The last total solar eclipse took place in 1925 and the next one is not expected until 2099. The Town of Cobourg is on the path of totality, which is a narrow path approximately 110 – 115km wide where the sun appears to be completely covered, making Cobourg and other communities such as Port Hope, Brighton and Colborne prime locations to view the eclipse.

For more information click HERE.

A Conversation with Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of Canada" at Victoria Hall Cobourg on May 3rd!

Exciting Announcement! “A Conversation with Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of Canada" at Victoria Hall Cobourg on May 3rd! 📆

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking discussion with one of Canada's most distinguished legal figures, Rt. Hon Beverley McLachlin. As the former Chief Justice of Canada who served on the Supreme Court for seventeen years, McLachlin's insights promise to enlighten and inspire. Refreshments and a book signing opportunity follow the conversation moderated by Honorable James O’Reilly.

📍 Location: Victoria Hall Cobourg

📅 Date: May 3rd

🕒 Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

🎙️ Speaker: Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of Canada

This event, organized by the Victoria Hall Volunteers, offers a rare chance to delve into McLachlin's extensive experience and gain valuable perspectives on law, justice, and public service.

Secure your spot now for what promises to be an enlightening and enriching conversation. Mark your calendars for an evening of intellectual engagement and community enrichment, co-hosted by The House Lawyer, Carrie Low and Bebee and Associates.

Stay tuned for further updates and details for this memorable event!

For inquiries and reservations, please contact 905 372-2210 or and find more information here: Concert Hall Shows - Experience Cobourg.

Home Maintenance Workers Needed

Spring is in the air, which means it's time to get outdoors and make a difference!

Join us in supporting Community Care Northumberland by helping with lawn maintenance and outdoor tasks.

Get paid while giving back to your community!

Learn More HERE.

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities with CCN
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Become a Volunteer for an array of services and start helping your community tomorrow! And opportunities available across our five program areas throughout Northumberland County.

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