Program: Middlesex-Strathroy Office
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin
Phone Numbers: 519-245-3170
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-7058
Fax: 519-245-3164
274 Head St N
Strathroy, ON
N7G 4L7
Intersection: Head St N and Kittridge Ave E
Location: Strathroy
Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Executives: Suzanne Mezenberg - Senior Manager, Community and Family Support Services
519-659-2273 ext 3269 *
Claire Crookshank - Care and Service Manager
Service Description: Supports for older adults, and adults with disabilities * helps people remain independent  in their own homes for as long as possible

Adult Day Program - Adult day program * social, recreational, and therapeutic activities for older adults and adults with disabilities in a group setting for part of the day * helps to support family caregivers who provide day-to-day care

Alzheimer and Dementia Services - Offers one-on-one support and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and their caregivers * available at the VON office during in-home visits, as well as through regular telephone contact

Blood Pressure Clinic - Trained volunteers measure seniors' blood pressure and provide educational materials and information on how to be more heart-healthy

Caregiver Support and Counselling - Individual support and monthly caregiver support groups for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia

Caregiver Training, Information and Education - Peer support groups, education, and training for family members, service providers, and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia * caregiver resource library available

Congregate Dining - Group meals and social activities for older adults and adults with disabilities

Cool-Aid - Clients receive assistance in completing medical information in a provided template, so it is accessible for emergency personnel in the event of an emergency

Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors - Group exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and people with mobility issues and chronic conditions * aims to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls

Home Help - Assistance with daily chores, such as laundry, light housekeeping, errands, shopping, meal planning and meal preparation * Home Help personnel visit weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or seasonally

Hospice and Supportive Care - Companionship, respite care, and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-threatening illness at any stage of illness from diagnosis on * bereavement support for anyone who has experienced the death of someone close

Hospice Volunteer Visiting - Trained volunteers provide one-to-one support, companionship, and respite for caregivers, and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-altering chronic or terminal illness

Meals on Wheels - Volunteers deliver hot or frozen meals to clients to help meet their nutritional requirements * hot meals delivered at lunch * supper available in some locations

Telephone Reassurance and Security Checks - Regular visits and phone calls to check on the health and safety of older adults and adults with a disability people who live alone * screened volunteers listen, talk, and help isolated people stay in contact with the outside world

Transportation Services - Non-emergency transportation to local medical and non-medical appointments and regular activities such as shopping, errands, and social outings * volunteer drivers * wheelchair accessible and ambulatory transportation is available in Strathroy-Caradoc, Thames Centre, Aylmer, East Elgin, St Thomas and Central Elgin

Volunteer Visiting - Regular volunteer visits to older adults aged 55 and older and people with disabilities * volunteer visitors are matched one to one with clients to provide companionship and support and may take place in-home or outside the home

Fees: Set fees for some programs
Application: Call * no referral required
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older adults and people with disabilities, who need physical, social, or emotional supports
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Rural Middlesex and area
See Also: Community Support Services
Last Updated: 6/26/2017
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