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Patty’s Place – New Dementia Care Centre

You did it! Patty’s Place is officially here!

Thanks to the support of this incredible community Patty’s Place officially opened its doors on October 25th. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to join in on the celebration! So grab some pompoms and join us in a celebratory dance…

 

Click here to watch the full virtual launch. Here you’ll see the finished space, learn about the care we’ll provide for people living with dementia and their families, and hear firsthand from a family that will be using the centre. 


Patty’s Place

The new Dementia Care Centre is called Patty’s Place in honour of local physician, Dr. Patty Plaxton!

Patty is living with early onset dementia – a diagnosis that she refuses to let define her. Inspired by her resilience, her friends and family started a grassroots campaign to name the centre after Patty to celebrate her commitment to caring for this community.  They raised $1.5M, which helped fund the construction of the new centre.

Dr. Patty Plaxton had a family medical office in Oakville for over 20 years. Outside of work, she has been committed to caring for the community, supporting multiple charity events and foundations. Naming the dementia care centre Patty’s Place solidifies her connection to the wellness of our community – which is in keeping with what she’s been doing her whole life.

 

Watch Patty’s Story Here:


Virtual Walk Thru

 


A Centre of Excellence

Our new, state-of-the-art building is a centre of excellence for dementia care in the province.

It features:

  • JIM’s Suite’s which has eight short stay overnight respite beds (the only ones in Halton)
  • A 3D immersive technology room (the first of its kind in Canada designed specifically for people with dementia)
  • The Soper Club – an expanded Adult Day Program for people living with dementia
  • The Walmley Club – an Adult Day Program for frail older adults
  • A Caregiver Cafe with additional caregiver support for families
  • Best practices in dementia friendly design

To join a Club, you must complete a referral through Home and Community Support Services (formerly the Local Health Integration Network, LHIN).

Please contact Home and Community Support Services in your area to begin:

There are waiting lists for our Clubs, so we highly recommend starting the referral process well before your preferred start date.

If you are having trouble navigating the system, please contact the Club at (905)-847-9559 and we’d be happy to assist you.


Thank You

Thank you to everyone that made Patty’s Place happen!


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