Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington Joins Healthcare Hub!

Waterloo Wellington, ON – April 7, 2017: Effective March 31, 2017, the Alzheimer Society’s Guelph office has moved to a new community hub.

The office is now located at 69 Huron Street in Guelph, joining a home that provides several support services working directly with individuals and families of seniors, and those living with dementia.

The support services available include St. Joseph’s Health Centre Adult Day Program, Out N’About, Waterloo Wellington Regional Aphasia Program, Specialized Geriatric Service Community Responsive Behaviour Team; Clinical Intake, CMHA’s Intensive Geriatric Services Workers, and now the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington’s social work, education and volunteer management teams.

“We are so excited to be a part of this service hub.” says Michelle Martin, Executive Director, Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. “It demonstrates an innovative approach to providing care and removes so many barriers to services, allowing clients and families to be better supported in our community.”

“St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is proud of this partnership with Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. With the Alzheimer Society moving in with us, it strengthens our integrated approach in providing client-centred care to the community.” Said Samantha Kim, Acting Director of Outreach Services at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph.

This hub provides improved access to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who provide collaborative, high quality care. Having these professionals working under one roof greatly improves collaboration and the coordination of care. Each service provider can communicate the right information at the right time, working with each other and families, so that our community offers seamless support and transitions.

About the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington provides information, education and support through individual counselling and support groups to over 14,000 persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their care partners, families, health professionals and the general public.

Media contact:

Jillian Treadgold, Community Engagement and Donor Relations Coordinator
Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
519-742-1422 x 2021 jillian@alzheimerww.ca www.alzheimerww.ca