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New Dementia Centre Update: We Have a Building!

Photo of 2250 Speers Road in Oakville

March 8, 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!

And, now is the perfect time to give because the Cockwell and Marks Families have created the Cockwell Marks Major Gifts Match to add $1 for every $3 raised in major gifts. In addition, an anonymous family has agreed to add $1 for every $3 raised in community donations.




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:

  • An expanded Adult Day Program (more spaces, more days, more hours!)
  • Eight short stay overnight respite beds
  • Enhanced support for families
  • Best practices in dementia friendly design


The Campaign

We’re raising $5M to purchase, renovate and equip the new dementia care centre.

Want more information on how to contribute?  Contact Melissa Cameron at 905-827-8800 x2040 or Laura Pizzacalla at x2043.



The Need

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

Thank you to everyone who has donated to this project, including:

The Warren Y. Soper Charitable Trust

The Walmley Foundation

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