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.
Volunteer and accessible transportation to your medical and social appointments.
Light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and grocery/errand shopping.
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.
Education and support for individuals and families caring for a loved one.
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:
2066 Dorchester Rd., Dorchester
519-268-7028 ext. 211
Thorndale Seniors Group
Thorndale Seniors Group - The Thorndale seniors meet the third Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. at the Thorndale Library. These “Wonderful Wednesdays” feature a guest speaker or entertainment and delicious light refreshments. For more information call Debbie at the Thorndale Library at 519-461-1150.
Gentle Yoga - Fridays from 11:30-12:30 at the Thorndale Library
Tai Chi with June Ross - Fridays from 12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Thorndale Library. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise using slow, rhythmic movements to help improve balance, breathing and help maintain a better range of motion. The cost is $4.00 per class. For more information call the Senior Centre at 519-268-2025 or the Thorndale Library at 519-461-1150.
Carpet Bowling - We are looking for people interested in playing carpet bowling at the Thorndale Community Centre. Come out and join this fun group and learn to play this enjoyable sport. Beginners are welcome. We have all the equipment needed to carpet bowl and there are some seniors very interested in participating but we need a leader. This program was held on Monday afternoons in the past but the day and time can be changed. If you’d like to be the facilitator for this group, please call 519-268-2025.