CPHC closing four satellite offices in Leeds-Grenville

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct an error at the source which listed Gananoque twice. There are four offices closing in Leeds-Grenville. The CPHC has since corrected its news release to state a fifth office in Carleton Place is also being closed.

BROCKVILLE – Four Leeds-Grenville satellites offices are being closed for a senior citizen support services center serving Leeds-Grenville, Lanark and Kingston.

Community and Primary Health Care (CPHC) announced today (Feb. 27) it’s centralizing its offices after a review by the South East Local Health Integration Network, requested by the CPHC Board of Directors.

The hope is centralizing services will reduce operating costs and allow the organization to put that money toward service delivery.

The offices in Athens, Portland, Prescott and Gananoque will be closed by the end of March. A fifth office in Carleton Place is also affected.

Programs and services will still be available in those communities through shared space at other facilities and with other organizations.

All staff will be moved to the central office location at 2235 Parkedale Avenue in Brockville by March 31.

“We are confident that the new structure will provide a solid model for program delivery; it is an opportunity for us to focus more on services and continue to look at the needs of seniors residing in the communities and areas we serve,” board chairman Roger Haley said in a news release.

In other news, CPHC recently announced it has a new executive director. Tina Montgomery was manager of community support services for six years. She was among 20 applicants for the job.