We’re raising $5M to purchase, renovate and equip the new dementia care centre. Help us make the new centre a reality!
Now is the perfect time to give because all gifts are matched by at least 33%! And with Cockwell Marks Major Gifts Match, the larger the gift, the bigger the match – up to 100%.
New Dementia Care Centre
Our new, state-of-the-art building will be a centre of excellence for dementia care in the province and is expected to open in mid 2020.
It will feature:
- Eight short stay overnight respite beds (the only ones in Halton)
- An expanded Adult Day Program for people with dementia (more clients each day, longer hours each day, adding Sunday care)
- An Adult Day Program for frail older adults (one of the S.E.N.A.C.A. Oakville locations)
- Caregiver support for families
- Best practices in dementia friendly design
S.E.N.A.C.A. to Move to New Centre
September 2019 – We’re thrilled to announce the new dementia care centre will now offer even more programs for older adults. One of the S.E.N.A.C.A. Oakville Adult Day Programs will move into the new centre in 2021. The S.E.N.A.C.A. Adult Day Program provides support for frail older adults, and is a natural fit with the other programs the centre will offer. For more information, see Acclaim Health and S.E.N.A.C.A. to Merge.
Zoning Is Approved!
September 2019 – Oakville Town Council voted unanimously to pass the by-law we needed to make the new dementia care centre a reality. Woo hoo! Thanks so much to the indefatigable Yellow Hat Brigade who showed up to support the cause, and many thanks to all of the Town Councillors for sharing our vision of extraordinary dementia care.
New Dementia Care Centre Project – Official Launch
The Building Is Ours
March 2019 – Acclaim Health is now the proud owner of 2250 Speers Road in Oakville, the site of our new Dementia Care Centre.
At the moment it’s a warehouse that needs some love, but over the next year we’re going to completely transform it – inside and out. We’ll be adding glass, windows, lots of natural light, gardens, patios, and the best in dementia design. You can help us make the dream a reality by donating today!
Demand for dementia care has reached crisis levels.
- Our Adult Day Program waiting list is now almost 100 people long, and it’s taking almost a year for people to get the help they need.
- No short stay overnight respite options exist for people with dementia in Halton.
- The need for family support has increased by over 30% in two years.
We hear daily from families who are stretched to the breaking point. Real, transformational change needs to happen now.
Stories from the Front lines
Watch as families talk about the need for dementia care and learn about how dementia care has changed.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to this project, including:
The Warren Y. Soper Charitable Trust
The Walmley Foundation