Our Adult Day Programs, known as “Clubs”, are designed for people living with dementia or other challenges and support each person’s individual interests, needs, and abilities.
Each Club features fun activities, enriching programming, great food, and friendly people all in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Club Members are encouraged to be as independent as possible, choosing their level of engagement and participation.
Our exceptional team of highly skilled staff spend time getting to know each Club Member so that they can read each individual’s cues. This care and attention to detail means that they can subtly provide the support Club Members need to have a great day and feel at home.
Type of Clubs
Two types of Clubs are available. Our integrated Clubs (Mississauga, Palermo and Walmley) are designed for adults who are at risk of social isolation due to a diverse range of challenges, including the early stages of dementia, cognitive impairments and/or physical challenges. Our dementia-specific programs (Soper and Burlington) are tailored to people living with mid to late stage dementia.
We also offer popular virtual programming that can be accessed at any time from home.
How to Join a Club
To join a Club, you must complete a referral through Home and Community Care Support Services (formerly the Local Health Integration Network, LHIN).
Please contact Home and Community Care 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 you wish to join and we’d be happy to assist you (see locations below).
It’s also a good idea to tour the Club you wish to join.
We are currently suspending tours of our Adult Day Program sites due to the pandemic.
What to Expect as a Club Member
Club Members can expect to be welcomed into a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere. Register for 1 day up to 6 days a week (pending suitability/availability), with flexible arrival and departure times to accommodate each family’s schedule.
Activities help Club Members socialize, engage in the world around them, and try new things.
Club Members may participate in any of the following activities:
- Music sessions with singing, instrument playing and/or music therapy
- Sports games and exercise classes
- Discussion groups and word games
- Art projects such as painting, crafts
- Pet therapy
- Drama-based skits and performances
- Special events and themed days
- Guest speakers and entertainers
- Relaxation or quiet time
- Coffee and conversation
- Applied social research projects through the Center for Elder Research at Sheridan
Club Members will also be supported in the following ways:
- Assistance with eating, walking, toileting and taking medications (no injections)
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Foot care services (for an additional fee)
- A secure environment that feels open, bright and welcoming
What to Expect as a Family Caregiver
Family Caregivers can expect a much-needed break from caregiving while their family members enjoy a safe, friendly and fun environment.
Our collaborative approach to care means that you’ll be in regular communication with our staff team regarding your family member’s welfare and wellbeing. We’re here to answer any questions or concerns you might have throughout your dementia journey.
Dementia Specific Locations
2180 Itabashi Way (Nature’s Emporium Plaza)
Tel: 905-632-8168, to report a client absence x2409
Program Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Sarah Toole, Supervisor: x2416
Soper Club (Oakville)
Palermo Club (Oakville)
Palermo United Church
2521 Dundas Street West, Oakville
Due to circumstances out of our control, this site is temporarily closed. All club members have been accommodated at other day program sites. Please contact Sheryl Nieminen, ✉ Send Email | 905-827-8800 ext. 2470, if you have any questions.
Walmley Club (Oakville)
$24 per day (same at all locations)
Fee assistance is available.
Respite Care In Your Home
You can extend support for your family member through private care in your home.
This can include regularly scheduled care, transportation to and from the Adult Day Program, companionship, assistance with donning on outdoor clothing to ensure a smooth transition out of the door and to the program and more.
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