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Patty’s Place – New Dementia Care Centre

The Campaign

You can help us make the new centre a reality.  Donate today to help build and furnish this state-of-the-art facility.

The total project cost for the new dementia care centre is just over $10M. Thanks to the incredible generosity of many donors, we have raised over $7.4M. Acclaim Health has also contributed nearly $1.3M from reserves to the project. We are in the home stretch now, we are raising funds for the remaining $1.5M of outstanding project costs.

From now until September 30th, 2021 all donations made will be matched 100% by the wonderful June and Ian – up to $750,000!! This brings us to the Home Stretch Challenge! If we raise $750K, June and Ian are offering this match to help us raise $1.5M to have the centre debt-free. Reaching our goal means Acclaim Health can continue to develop the care and support families in our community need.

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

Patty’s Place

It was announced on May 13th that the new Dementia Care Centre will be officially 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 were able to raise $1.5M, which will help 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:

LIVE UPDATE: Patty’s Place – May 13, 2021

Watch our update below to see where we are at with the planning, construction and details on how the centre will run.

Ongoing Operating Costs

Once built, approximately 85% of the operating expenses will come from government sources and United Way funding. The remaining operating expenses will be covered through Acclaim Health’s annual fundraising efforts.

The Need

Photo of 2250 Speers Road in OakvilleDemand 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.

2250 Speers Road (at left) was a warehouse that needed some love.  You are helping us completely transform it – inside and out!


Construction Update

Construction has continued and we are on track to open the centre in early Fall (pending pandemic restrictions).

Click here to see a full walk-thru of the centre as of September 2nd.

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 the fall.

It will feature:

  • 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)
  • An expanded Adult Day Program for people living with dementia that will allow us to serve more clients and longer hours each day, with the addition of programming on Sundays
  • An Adult Day Program for frail older adults
  • Caregiver support for families
  • Best practices in dementia friendly design

Thank You

Thank you to everyone that has made Patty’s Place possible!

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