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Memory Visiting

Volunteer visits for people living with memory impairment in Halton.

It can be difficult to maintain friendships in the early stages of memory loss.  Yet social connections are key to retaining communication skills and feeling happy.

Our wonderful Memory Visiting Volunteers are specially trained to engage people experiencing the early to mid stages of memory impairment due to dementia, stroke or injury.

They provide a friendly social connection outside of the client’s normal social sphere and will find activities or conversations that appeal to the client’s unique interests and abilities.  This may involve looking at family photos, going out for a walk or simply sharing coffee and conversation.  Visits usually happen once a week for 1-2 hours.

While our volunteers are present, the family caregiver also gets a break.

Our professional staff team provides ongoing support to both clients and volunteers throughout their time together.  They can also help clients and their families access additional programs as their needs change, including providing referrals to our Caregiver Support and Education programs and Adult Day Programs.

This program is offered free of charge through the generosity of our volunteers, funders and donors.

 

Online Referral Volunteer

 

Memory Visiting Staff Team:

Oakville: Joanne Berrigan, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x2317

Burlington: Fiona Mueller-Carrera, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x2314

Milton and Halton Hills: Serena Bowker, 905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127 x2318

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