Local Non-Profit Organizations
Learn more about the local non-profit organizations in the area of Waterloo and Wellington Regions. This can include recreation centres or programs in your area.
Alzheimer’s and related diseases have devastating consequences, both for the people who have them, as well as their family members, friends and communities. The Alzheimer Society of Kitchener Waterloo is there to help. With more than 25 years of delivering help and hope in Waterloo Region and surrounding communities, the Society has assisted hundreds of people living with Alzheimer’s or a related disease and their caregivers through programs & services, education, support and critical research.
Support to individuals and families who are living with Alzheimer disease. Educational support to caregivers.
Community Care Access Centre
The Waterloo Wellington CCAC gets people the care they need to stay well, heal at home and stay safely in their homes longer. When home is no longer an option, we help people make the transition to other living arrangements.
Provides resources through the Division of Aging and Seniors and the National Advisory Council on Aging. For information on additional services and programs call Government of Canada 1-800-622-6232 (1-800-622-FREE).
Heart & Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is one of Canada’s largest and most effective health charities. Over the last 60 years we have invested more than $1.35 billion in heart and stroke research, making us the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent.
Local Health Integration Networks
In 2006, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care divided the province into 14 regions or Local Health Integration Networks (more succinctly known as LHINs) because, it was thought, people living locally were better able to plan, fund and integrate health services in their own communities. By April 1, 2007, LHINs took on full responsibility for health services in their communities.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. Ontario Women’s Health Network promotes women’s health by linking women to relevant tools and resources, and by providing channels to voice women’s health concerns.
Ontario Brain Injury Association
The Ontario Brain Injury Association is a provincial non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop an environment within the province of Ontario that encourages persons who live with the effects of a traumatic brain injury to recapture a most productive lifestyle.
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, causing bones to become thin and weak. This leads to an increased risk in broken bones, particularly of the hip, wrist and spine. 1.4 million Canadians have osteoporosis; 1 in 4 women and at least 1 in 8 men over the age of 50 have the disease. However, this disease can strike adults of any age. Osteoporosis is called the silent thief because it gradually robs bones of strength over time. Often there is no symptom until a fracture occurs. A bone mineral density test (BMD) is the most accurate test for diagnosing osteoporosis. To learn more about bone health, the risks of osteoporosis and healthy lifestyle choices go to www.osteoporosis.ca or call Kate at 519-500-1440.
Parkinsons Society Canada
Parkinson Society Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease. Through regional partners and 240 chapters and support groups, we provide education, support, and advocacy on behalf of over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s every day. Funding innovative research helps expand knowledge on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and will ultimately lead to a cure.
The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s principal arthritis health charity dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis education, research-based solutions, and community-based support. The Society helps to empower nearly 4.5 million Canadians with arthritis (including 1.8 million in Ontario alone) by combating the daily limitations of the disorder. Over $160 million has been invested in arthritis research to develop better treatments and help those with arthritis live their lives to the fullest.
The Care Guide
The choices for senior living situations can be overwhelming to anyone. This easy-to-use resource is a great way to learn more about this sensitive subject. Here, you can see the wide selection of senior housing available in your area, as well as tips for living safer at home and what your home care options are.