VON Community Support Services

Record #: MDS0099
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020
Last Full Update: 18 Feb 2020


Located In Yarmouth (town)
Where To Find Us
55 Starrs Rd
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2T2
Areas Served Digby County ; Shelburne County ; Yarmouth County


Website www.von.ca/en/locations/branch.aspx?BranchId=69
E-Mail sandra.hubbard-leblanc@von.ca
Phone 902-742-4512 ext. 0
Contact Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc, Coordinator of Community Support & Volunteer Services
Fax 902-742-8962

Description & Services

Information Community Support Services 
Caregiver Support 
VON provides information, emotional support and education to family caregivers. Participants gain hope and insight through the experiences of other caregivers and build a network of support. Guest speakers are brought in, from time to time, to assist with educational information. 
Caregiver Education 
VON Tri-County provides education in the community to caregivers on various topics such as dementia care and practical skills. Contact the VON office today to enquire about the schedule of these educational opportunities.  
Adult Day Program 
This program provides a form of respite for caregivers. It also provides increased social interaction in a population who is lonely or isolated. The program is coordinated by a VON staff and is supported by VON volunteers. This program takes place on Thursdays at the HOPE Centre, 18 Bond Street, Yarmouth. The morning program is from 9:30am-12:00pm and the afternoon program is from 1:30pm-4:00pm. For more information on how to get involved or on the fees associated with this program please contact VON Tri-County at 902-742-4512 ext. 0.  
"Friendly Companion" Transportation 
This is a VON Community Support (non-nursing) program offering accompaniment and transportation in Yarmouth & Yarmouth County areas. If you are frail, or have a physical impairment affecting your ability to perform regular activities of daily living, you may qualify for this program. Should you qualify, a volunteer companion will transport and accompany you to a pre-planned, non-emergency outing. These services are offered Monday through Friday. For more information about how to take part in this program or about the fees associated with this program please contact VON Tri-County at 902-742-4512 ext. 0.