Resources in the Waterloo-Wellington Area that can help

We understand that finding the information you need, when you need it, can be tricky.  We want to help connect you with the local resources that can help.  Whether it's information or access to support, we want to help make it easier.

 

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington (ASWW) can help you face dementia. Use this page as your guide to find support programs, dementia education and resources, referral services and more.

 

The Alzheimer’s Day Program is a social club aimed to support adults who are coping with the specific effects of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, and want to stay in the community, in their own homes, or living with their families. Participants can take part in a range of arts, cultural, gardening, cooking, and exercise activities. The program focuses on the unique needs and abilities of each person. The program also supports families and caregivers, and can be a source of respite for them.

 

The Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the areas of Waterloo Region, Wellington County and the southern portion of Grey County. The WWRCP aims to deliver timely care across the cancer care continuum (from prevention & screening to end of life care).  This is a good site to help understand the services, where they are offered, and to help with coordination of yours or your loved one's care.

 

Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections is a non-profit organization that promotes the health of the whole person – mind and body – through their support services. They offer services under four areas: Nutrition, Physical Health, Social Wellbeing, and Help at Home. Nutrition services include Meals on Wheels and help with grocery shopping.  Physical Health services include free fall prevention education and gentle exercise sessions. Social Wellbeing services include volunteers who visit clients who are feeling lonely, will call to check in and make sure that everything’s ok, or take them to visit a loved one.  Help at Home services include homemaking, yard work, or seasonal maintenance, and services are provided at an affordable rate based on the client’s income.

 

The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre is operated by the City of Guelph Recreation Department and is a member of the Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO).  The Centre offers a variety of registered recreation programs and drop in recreation programs directed towards people ages 55+.

 

This is OHIP funded care.  If you require health care or personal support in your home, whether you need assistance getting back on track after a hospital stay, illness or injury, or if you have complex or chronic health conditions, they can help get you the OHIP funded care you need. Care Coordinators work with you to determine the right care and health supports. These include: Care coordination, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Nutritional counselling, Speech therapy, Social work, Personal support, Medical supplies and equipment.

Senior Home Care by Angels in Cambridge & Guelph can help supplement home care needs that are not being covered by OHIP funded care.  Often, the need for care can outweigh what's available through OHIP.  We can provide additional care hours with a consistent care giver.  We are here to help families in whatever way they need.

 

Meal on Wheels Ontario

Meals on Wheels is operated by the VON for Waterloo, Wellington, and Dufferin counties. Meals on Wheels (MOW) delivers nutritious, delicious and affordable meals to a variety of groups, including: seniors, people with physical disabilities and cognitive impairments, individuals suffering from illnesses and recovering from surgeries, and those who need special dietary planning and assistance.

 

Parkinson's Society Southwestern Ontario

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario offers a variety of Programs and Services to support people affected by Parkinson’s throughout the region. They focus on four key areas: Support Services, Education, Advocacy and Research. Their services include: volunteer-led support groups, ongoing education for families and healthcare professionals, regional workshops, as well as a bi-annual magazine, The Parkinson’s Update.

 

For older adults in the community, they offer health services, volunteer programs, and a wide range of recreation programs at four 50+ Recreation Centres

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