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Can You Spare 5 Minutes Today?

“I am so proud to be a part of this organization. Acclaim Health is very appreciative of each and every single volunteer.”  "Can you spare 5 minutes today?" - a simple question on a brochure while browsing the library brought Nancy into the Tele-Touch world. Initially, in search of some rewarding volunteer work, Nancy’s experience…

A Journey with Grief

"I couldn't talk, I couldn't socialize with anyone, and this program has allowed me to be where I am today". Joanne's daughter Jenny was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of twenty and told she had an approximate two-year survival rate. Although very upset, Jenny made the mental decision to live her best…

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Finding the Light in the Darkest of Days

Finding the light in the darkest of days. “Finding a rhythm of life that we can both harmonize with. We lose that when we get devastating news – it’s all about finding new patterns and rhythms which Muriel and I are doing together.” Losing your lifelong partner is something you can never fully prepare for.…

Finding a Purpose in Retirement

"I hope that the good with that Acclaim Health does always continues. I feel teary when I think back on what I have experienced, and I am so glad that I have had this opportunity."  Dave Page first started volunteering with Acclaim Health in 2001. On the brink of retirement, Dave wanted to find something…

Part of the Acclaim Health Family

The COVID-19 pandemic is hard on all of us. Social isolation is at an all-time high. You’re missing your coffee trips, dinner out with friends, visits with family, even the simpler grocery shopping days. When you’re a full-time caregiver, these challenges can be overwhelming.

elderly couple

Tony and Sandy’s Story – Dementia Adult Day Program

When after fifty years of marriage my best friend and life partner, Tony, slowly became a different person because of dementia, our lives changed forever. We were robbed of all of the things we loved to do together.  Travel became difficult.  Eating in a restaurant or attending a concert became stressful.  Socializing with family and…

Anne and Peter sitting outside

Wrapped in a Warm Quilt

“Acclaim Health feels like a warm quilt wrapped around our family.”   Please donate to support more families like Peter and Anne   Peter is a jovial man with bright blue eyes and a passion for music. Anne, his wife, is a kind woman who is a quilter. To supplement their income, she finishes quilts…

Bonnie smiling

Keeping My Independence

“Having that lifeline of just talking to someone that seems to understand what you’re dealing with makes a huge difference.”   Remaining active is vital at any age, but not everyone has access to community-based programs that can keep them moving. For people like Bonnie, who is partially paralyzed on her right side and living…

Carolyn and Ray’s Story – Caregiver Support

“Although everyone’s story is slightly different, they get it. They understand the feelings and understand what is happening with your loved one.” A dementia diagnosis doesn’t just impact one person. It changes the lives of many, as a family navigates what their life will be like now that a loved one is living with dementia.…

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