Acclaim Health

Site: Oakville - Speers Rd

Service: Volunteer Visiting

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-7127
Fax 905-847-2348
Primary Contact Joanne Berrigan, Program Coordinator; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2317; Email:
Alternate Contact Leanne Rotz, Coordinator for Home Support Exercise Program; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2311; Email:
Site Information
Site Location QEW West Industrial area
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
Intersection Bronte Rd and Speers Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Former Name VON Halton
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Registered charity accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Patricia Blakeley, Director, Community Support Services; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2300; Email:
Alternate Executive Serena Bowker, Program Coordinator for Milton and Halton Hills; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2318; Email:
Funding MH LHIN * Oakville Community Foundation * United Way of Halton and Hamilton * Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Helps seniors and adults with limited mobility by providing friendly social contact and physical activity (depending on ability) * all volunteers are supervised by program coordinators and training is provided as necessary * programs are available throughout Halton

Services include:

Friendly visiting
  • volunteers provide one-on-one support and friendship to frail or isolated seniors living in their own homes
  • visits may include in-home visits as well as accompaniment in the community for errands, shopping and outings (depending on client's ability)

Memory visiting
  • provides companionship and physical activity for people experiencing memory loss and the early stages of dementia
  • consists of about one hour weekly in-home visits or short outings (depending on client's ability)
  • visits are provided by specially trained volunteers

Home support exercise program
  • designed to improve strength, balance and mobility while preventing falls
  • specialized exercise program provided in the client's home once a week by trained volunteers

Hospice and Bereavement Support - Companionship, respite care, and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-threatening illness * services provided at home

Tele-Touch - A telephone reassurance program where volunteer callers phone lonely, isolated or frail seniors and adults with limited mobility, providing friendly conversation, security and reassurance * volunteers call according to a pre-arranged schedule * presentations to community groups are available

Services and Programs:
  • Home Support Exercise Program
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Boundaries Halton Region
Eligibility Older adults who live alone or are socially isolated
Application Referral form available online
Languages English
Fees Free of charge
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Errand Running/Shopping Assistance ; Friendly Outreach Programs ; Therapeutic Exercise ~ Older Adults ~ Dementia ~ People With Disabilities

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