Victorian Order of Nurses - Perth-Huron Branch

Service: Perth-Huron Branch - Special Steps Walking Program, Perth-Huron Branch

Record #: PER2197
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 27 Mar 2024


Description (Service)

The Special Steps program provides mobile individuals diagnosed with Dementia, such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD) who are living independently in the community with activity and companionship. Participants are matched on a one-to-one basis depending on the needs of the individual/caregiver. Volunteers offer support and friendship to the individual through ongoing regularly scheduled walks in the community whether indoor walking facilities or outdoor (weather permitting) or sit down visits.

Volunteers are screened and trained. The volunteer cannot do medication reminders, complete any personal care tasks, complete any housekeeping tasks, drive the individual's car or be a passenger in the individual's car.

Service Details


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Areas Served Listowel ; Mitchell ; Perth County ; St Marys ; Stratford
Eligibility Persons diagnosed with dementia such as Alzheimer Disease.

Call Community Support Services Intake 1-844-482-7800 to sign up and/or call the Program Coordinator for more information.

Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
40 Long Dr
Suite 111
Stratford, ON
Canada N5A 8A3
View MapQuest Map
Intersection Romeo and Long
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-271-7991
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5176
Fax 519-271-7612
Primary Contact Justine Jordan, Coordinator of Volunteers and Visiting Programs; Phone: 519-271-7991 Ext 4228; Email:
Alternate Contact Sheri Gilhula, Manager of Community Support Services; Phone: 519-271-7991 Ext 4232; Email:
Primary Executive Angela Powell, Admin Coordinator; Phone: 519-271-7991 Ext 4231; Email:

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