To provide services to seniors and persons with disabilities, which will assist them to remain in their own homes and allow them to maintain their dignity
The Dr. Harold S Trefry Memorial Centre started as pilot project by the ministry of health in 1994. A committee was formed to help seniors and persons with disabilities age in their rural communities. Dr. Harold Trefry was a doctor in the area who provided services for this vulnerable population and was a major influence in the centre coming to life. Upon his death, the centre was named after him for his years of service.
For the past 28 years the Dr. Harold S Trefry Memorial Centre has served residents from
MacDonald, Meredith, Aberdeen Additional (Echo Bay), Laird Township, Tarbutt Township, Township of St. Joseph, Village of Hilton Beach, Township of Hilton, Jocelyn Township, Johnson Township (Desbarats), Plummer Additional Township (as far as Centre Line Road) with transportation services to medical appointments, meals on wheels, day out programs for social and respite services and exercise classes.
Our Volunteers are the heart of our centre. Volunteers assist our clients in getting the services needed and help our staff provide services to our clients. Volunteers are always welcome!
Our Senior Services
What a lot of people don’t realize is that the journey for a senior staying in their home starts much before the “desperation stage” when seniors give up on their independence. Admitting the need for services helps maintain physical and mental health in the journey early on.
The Dr. Harold S. Trefry Memorial Centre seeks to provide the necessary community services for seniors to remain in their own home such as Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Day Out, Home Maintenance, Friendly Visiting, Congregate Dining and many other special interest services. The Centre seeks to keep the legacy of its namesake, Dr. Harold S. Trefry alive through affordable and accessible service for all and the almost 100 volunteers and approximately 10,000 volunteer hours provided annually make this mission possible.
Our Services for Persons With Disabilities
At the Trefry Centre we offer many integrative, independence driven and social services for Adults 18+ with disabilities. Caregivers of persons with disabilities often look for activities, and skill building after their loved one has aged out of the education system. We are happy to provide programs that build on those independence skills, that encourage healthy socialization and integrate independent living. Our services provide respite for caregivers, and a sense of belonging for our clients to continue on their journey of living independently. We currently have Coffee Connections, Exercise Programs, Day Out and a new skill building program in 2023.
Volunteering with The Trefry Centre is always welcomed. We ask that volunteers download our Volunteer Package and submit it to our office. Volunteer positions are available in almost all of our services including Transportation, Friendly Visiting and more. All the details and positions, along with our requirements can be found in the package. Should you have any questions please contact our office Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.