VON Community Support Services

VON Community Support Services

Health Starts at Home: For more than 110 years, VON Middlesex-Elgin has been part of Canada’s largest national not-for-profit home and community care organization. VON offers a variety of programs and services in Thames Centre to keep you healthy, independent and safe.

Programs and Services available in Thames Centre:

Meals On Wheels Nutritious, affordable, home-cooked hot and frozen meals delivered to your home.

 Transportation

Volunteer and accessible transportation to your medical and social appointments.

Home Help

Light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and grocery/errand shopping.

Volunteer Visiting

A one-on-one match with a volunteer who visits you in your home or on social outings.

 Alzheimer Community Support Program

Support and education for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.

 Adult Day Program

Weekday program providing seniors and adults with a disability a day of recreation and social programs.

 Congregate Dining & Social Events

Community meals, gatherings, social events, and educational presentations to promote health and wellness.

Security Checks & Telephone Re-assurance

In-person or telephone safety checks to ensure your safety and well-being.

Caregiver Support

Education and support for individuals and families caring for a loved one.

Cool-Aid

An in-home resource to have personal health information available in case of an emergency.

Hospice and Bereavement Services

Support for individuals with life-altering or life-limiting conditions and their caregivers, as well as for bereaved individuals.

Blood Pressure Clinics

Community clinics to help monitor your blood pressure history with an automated machine.

Thorndale clinic: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 2 – 4:30pm at the Thorndale Library

Dorchester clinic: Every Thursday, 9am – Noon at Shoppers Drug Mart

 SMART Exercise Program

Group exercise classes to help improve strength, coordination, balance and flexibility.

Thorndale classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays  9 – 10am at the Thorndale Community Centre

Dorchester classes: Mondays & Wednesdays 9 – 10am at the Dorchester Community Centre

For more information, contact VON Thames Centre office:

519-268-7028

2066 Dorchester Rd., Dorchester

www.vonmiddlesexelgin.com

Coordinator: Heather Graham

519-268-7028 ext. 211

heather.graham@von.ca