Local Resources

 

CCAC (Community Care Access Centre) http://healthcareathome.ca/ww/en

Alzheimer's Society of Waterloo Wellington http://www.alzheimer.ca/ww/

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

Homewood Health Centre; Program for Older Adults http://www.homewoodhealth.com/health-centre

K-W Seniors Day Program http://www.k-wseniorsdayprogram.ca

St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph http://www.sjhcg.ca/community-outreach

Third Age Learning Guelph http://www.thirdagelearningguelph.ca

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health http://www.wdgpublichealth.ca 

Parkinson Society Central and Northern Ontario http://www.cno.parkinson.ca

Advance Care Planning Waterloo Wellington http://acpww.ca

Hospice Wellington https://www.hospicewellington.org

Age Friendly Guelph http://guelph.ca/plans-and-strategies/older-adult-strategy/

My first client was 89-years-old, and I ended up staying with her 24/7 until she passed away at the age of 92. I used to read the Bible to her, and we sang songs together because she used to be a choir director at her church. She wanted me to sing her favorite song – 'The Old Rugged Cross' – at her funeral. I did. I was with her when she took her last breath. It was such a sacred moment. I’ll never forget it. It just cemented this whole career for me and made me realize this was what I wanted to do.

Karen Stevens, 2009 RightCare Winner