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
E-Mail generalinquiries@acclaimhealth.ca
Website www.acclaimhealth.ca/menu-services/volunteer-visiting/
Primary Contact Lisa Slote, Program Coordinator for Oakville; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2315; Email: lslote@acclaimhealth.ca
Alternate Contact Leanne Rotz, Coordinator for Home Support Exercise Program; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2311; Email: lrotz@acclaimhealth.ca
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) 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: pblakeley@acclaimhealth.ca
Alternate Executive Joanne Berrigan, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2317; Email: volunteering@acclaimhealth.ca
Funding Ontario Trillium Foundation * Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides various volunteer based services and programs to older adults or adults with illnesses or disabilities * all volunteers are supervised by program coordinators and training is provided as necessary

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

Memory visiting
  • visiting program for seniors experiencing memory impairment
  • consists of weekly or bi-weekly, in-home visits or short outings
  • 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
  • only available in Burlington


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 and area
Eligibility Older adults and adults with disabilities, who live alone
Application Call * no referral required
Languages English
Fees Free
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Errand Running/Shopping Assistance ; Friendly Outreach Programs ; Therapeutic Exercise ~ Older Adults ~ Dementia ~ People With Disabilities

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