Who We Are

ROSSS plays a critical role in our local health care system providing affordable, quality health and social programs that support older adults, adults living with disabilities, and their caregivers who reside in rural communities south of Ottawa. In close collaboration with its clients, ROSSS delivers essential services that foster independence, promote quality of life, and maintain a healthy and safe environment for clients who continue to live in their homes. ROSSS also facilitates access to additional health and social programs to meet each client’s individual needs.

About rural Ottawa South
support Services (ROSSS)

Our Mission

ROSSS champions the wellness of older adults and adults living with disabilities in rural Ottawa South providing high-quality, innovative, and accessible health and social services that strengthen their capacity to live independently at home and age well in their rural communities.

Our Vision

Our vision is a vibrant and healthy rural community where individuals have timely access to a full range of programs and services to support their well-being.

Our Values

Compassion, Respect, Equity,
Collaboration, and Stewardship


Looking to have a fun, festive time while also raising funds to support vulnerable rural seniors and adults living with disabilities?

Look no further! ROSSS’ Holiday Trivia night is back!

$35 per person for an evening of holiday-themed trivia and appetizers. You can enter a team or as an individual. All proceeds will go to vital programs and services at Rural Ottawa South Support Services for rural seniors and adults living with disabilities. 

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Trivia starts at 7:00 PM

Come on out and test your holiday spirit! Do you have as much holiday cheer as one of Santa’s helpers or are you a Grinch?

See you there!

ROSSS Events

“At ROSSS, we know how important it is for seniors and adults with disabilities to be able to remain at home while remaining healthy and connected. 

We also know that this can be especially difficult for those who live in rural communities. ROSSS’ expertise in providing vital community support services to rural residents, combined with the dedication of the ROSSS staff, is what makes ROSSS such an essential service for rural Ottawa South.

It is our deep understanding of the challenges and needs of our clients that allows us to make a difference in the lives of each and every client we serve.”

— Kelly Dumas, Executive Director

Community Impact


One-Way Drives

Meals on Wheels

Meals Delivered

Adult Day Program





Meals Delivered

Friendly Visiting


Foot Care


Our Gateway to Care program is growing!

We provided 1383 hours of services to over 80 clients!

Looking for ways to support ROSSS?

There are so many ways to support our rural seniors and adults with disabilities through your involvement with ROSSS. 

Community Bulletin Board

History Book Club

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Chair Exercises for Seniors

Range of motion, Rhythm & Co-ordination, Strength & Balance. These are free chair exercise classes with some standing for balance...

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