Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent

Site: Chatham - Memory Lane

Service: Day Programs- Chatham & Wallaceburg

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-352-1043
Fax 519-352-3680
Primary Contact Jana Murphy, Day Programs Manager; Phone: (Business) 519-352-1043; Fax: 519-352-3680; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary Ellen Parker, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent; Phone: (Business) 519-352-1043; Fax: 519-352-3680; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Day Programs: 
The Day Programs, offered in Chatham and Wallaceburg are designed to provide a stimulating social environment for persons who are affected by Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. These programs provide respite for the caregiver.  
The Day Program features include:  
* A safe secure facility to minimize the risk involved when a client wander 
* An open concept floor plan, similar to a home setting 
* A wheelchair accessible environment 
* Social activities which are planned to support clients' individual needs, including art and music therapy, outings and special events 
* A nutritious lunch, as well as snacks to meet dietary needs 
* An activity calendar distributed monthly 
* VON Nursing Care Services which include: health monitoring, foot care/nail care, follow up with specific health concerns, etc. 
* VON "SMART" exercise and falls prevention program 
* Fee for service 
* Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)- The Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent 
serves as the Lead Organization for the Erie St. Clair (ESC) Local Health 
Integration Network (LHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Initiative. 
This program provides enhanced and integrated services meeting the needs of 
older adults with responsive behaviours. These behaviours are associated 
with dementia, mental health, addictions and other neurological conditions 
and includes those in the community and Long-Term Care Homes. This 
initiative facilitates seamless, interdisciplinary care for individuals with 
responsive behaviours and their caregivers consistent with the client value 
statement “I am a unique individual and I am worthy of respect, dignity and 
quality care”.
Sup. Description Objectives of Programs & Services: 
* To provide the opportunity for meaningful interactions for persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. 
* To improve the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. 
* To help maintain a person with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in their own home for as long as possible. 
* To alleviate caregiver stress and to provide the caregiver with personal time. 
* To provide a safe monitoring system for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias living alone. 
* To help prevent elder abuse. 
* To promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and decrease social stigma.
Hours Chatham Hours: 36 Memory Lane:  
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3 pm  
Wallaceburg Hours: 212 Elizabeth St 
Tue - Thu 9:30 - 3 pm
Meetings initial assessment upon referral to ensure eligibility for program.
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Adult/ Senior; Individual suffering from Alzheimer disease or related dementia
Application Contact CCAC for referral to program; Self- referral, Dr. referral; Home visit/assessment by CCAC; site visit; application process; trial period of 4 weeks to ensure suitabilty to program; No waiting list
Languages English ; French ; Italian
Fees Service ; Clients billed monthly fee - for the provided service.
Agency Information
Primary Executive Tara Seney, Public Education Manager; Email:
Funding Provincial - LHIN; ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Fees - for service
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
36 Memory Lane
Chatham, ON N7L 5M8
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Intersection Memory Lane and Grand Ave E
Accessibility Fully Accessible - Accessible Entrance; Accessible Washrooms; Designated Parking; ramp
Other Details
Print Material Monthly activity calendar; Agency newsletter (quarterly); educational pamphlets/brochures available