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Caring for Thunder Bay & District for over 100 years. On behalf of our staff, volunteers and Community Board, we are pleased to offer the residents of the districts of Thunder Bay, Kenora and Rainy River a helpful new Community Health Guide. This publication includes information about VON. VON is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a full range of programs and services delivered in our communities. VON is proud to have served Thunder Bay for over 100 years as a key provider of community nursing, and specialized services. We are continually striving to provide quality service to Northwestern Ontario. The staff of our core programs, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Homemaking are dedicated and provide quality care to the communities we serve. VON is grateful for the strong community support that we receive from clients, families, volunteers, community groups, businesses and the generosity of donors. This tremendous support helps VON continue its mission of delivering critical community programs and quality care to residents of our Districts. A special thank you to the community supporters listed in this directory. Without their assistance, this resource guide would not have been made possible. Also, we would like to express our gratitude to Willow Publishing for the fine job of coordinating this publication. Your comments are most welcome to help us improve our programs, and better serve our communities. If you have any

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questions about VON's programs and services, please call our staff at the local numbers mentioned below. VON is dedicated to being a leader in the delivery of innovative comprehensive health and social services and to influencing the development of health and social policy in Canada. We are a national health organization and registered charity offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement and is accredited by the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation. Joan Wekner Branch Director Geraldton .................................... (807) 854-1990 Marathon .................................... (807) 229-8294 Nipigon ........................................ (807) 886-2972 Terrace Bay/Schreiber ............ (807) 825-1418 Thunder Bay ............................... (807) 344-0012

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Table of Contents Mission Statement ...................................................... 5 About VON .................................................................. 6 Programs at a Glance ................................................. 9 Helping People Stay Active and Independent ........ 11 Professional Nursing Services ................................. 13 General Visiting Nursing ......................................... 14 Shift Nursing ............................................................. 15 Palliative Care Program .......................................... 16 Continence Management .......................................... 17 Homemaking Program ............................................. 19 IV Therapy ................................................................ 20 Evening Visits ............................................................ 20 School Program ........................................................ 20 Foot Care Program ................................................... 21 Social Work ................................................................ 23 Physiotherapy ........................................................... 24 Wellness Clinics ......................................................... 25 Workplace Wellness ................................................... 26 Moving Forward - Putting Health to Work ........... 27 Healing Therapies ..................................................... 29 The VON Adult Day Centre .................................... 31 The Gift of Giving ..................................................... 32 Community Telephone Index ................................... 35 Contributing Advertisers ......................................... 38

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Mission Statement

VON Canada, a charity, guided by the principles of primary health care, works in partnership with Canadians for a healthier society through: 1. Leadership in community-based care; 2. Delivery of innovative, comprehensive health and social services; 3. Influence in the development of health and social policy.

“I wish to thank you for your care and caring. You are all very special people. Thanks for making us feel special too. You have a wonderful organization.” “A note of thanks to all the wonderful nurses who visited my husband the past 6 weeks. You just made us feel so much better knowing you were so close. Words cannot express our thanks enough. You were all so cheerful on each visit. Our city is so fortunate to have such a wonderful, organized team of VON.” “Words could never express how deeply we appreciated all the extra care you have given and shown our family in such a great time of need. We appreciate your dedication to your profession as it has served the family well.” “Thank you for caring and for showing that you do. We know that you went out of your way so many times on nights when she was having problems. To everyone who visited her our thanks for keeping her at home as long as possible. Without you we couldn’t have done it.“

We feel we are fulfilling our mission by the many letters and cards received from families in our communities saying

“Thank you for caring.”

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About VON 189 897 A Proud History of Caring, Since 1 89 7 For over one hundred years, the Victorian Order of Nurses has pioneered health care services in Canada. In 1997, we celebrated our centennial. As we enter our second Century of Caring, we continue our proud tradition of identifying health and social needs and providing services to meet those needs. At the turn of the century, nurses, doctors and hospitals were desperately needed in remote areas and in rapidly growing towns and cities. Ishbel Aberdeen, wife of the Governor General of Canada, after witnessing their hardship and sickness in isolated areas, decided to found an Order of Visiting Nurses in Canada as a memorial to the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's coronation. The first VON branches were organized in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver. During the 1917 Halifax Disaster, the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and throughout both World Wars, the Victorian Order of Nurses was there to provide care and compassion to Canadians in need. Following times of crisis, the VON initiated worthy community projects such as prenatal education, school health services, visiting nursing services and home care programs. The Victorian Order of Nurses first came to the City of Fort William in 1899 to address the needs of 74 immigrant individuals. The nurses remained in Fort William until June 25, 1903 when their cottage hospital was renamed the John McKellar Memorial Hospital with its own Board of Directors.

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In 1944, the VON returned to Fort William and in 1946 to Port Arthur to assist in the care and education for the post war babies. These branches later joined together to form Lakehead Branch and in 1987, once again underwent a name change to more accurately reflect the area it served and became "Thunder Bay and District Branch". In May 1999, VON expanded to include satellite offices in Nipigon, Geraldton, Terrace Bay/Schreiber and Manitouwadge. There has been a necessary evolution of their activities from home nursing to include many other community services adapted to local needs. Through our local and national association, VON

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works to influence health and social policies. We advocate with individuals, families, communities and other interest groups to ensure health care is available and accessible. Today's Victorian Order of Nurses proudly continues its centuryold tradition of caring for Canadians. Today, there are VON branches and sites across Canada. Thunder Bay is proud to provide Thunder Bay and District communities with important health care services and initiatives. Staffed by Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Homemakers, Personal Support Workers and supported by a team of support staff, volunteers, administrative workers, VON continues to seek creative ways to enhance the quality of life of our local citizens.

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Programs at a Glance Visiting Nursing Our nurses are highly specialized in areas such as IV Therapy, post-hospital care, complex wound management, palliative care and ongoing support, among others.

Homemaking VON Homemaking Program provides a full range of services to those living at home and are unable to perform homemaking, personal care or activities of daily living for themselves.

Physiotherapy VON Physiotherapists are instrumental in helping people cope with their physical problems.

Social W ork Work VON Social Workers provide professional counselling to clients and/or their families in the convenience of their own home.

Shift Nursing/Shift Homemaking VON’s Shift Nursing & Shift Homemaking programs provide qualified, personalized care. A convenient alternative to institutional care, the program is extremely flexible and offers care from a few hours to around the clock service.

Worksite Immunization Research has shown that influenza immunization prevents illness in approximately 70% of the population. Employees can benefit from this convenient, worksite service.

Continence Program Many Canadians will experience some form of incontinence during their life. The VON Nurse Continence Advisor will conduct an assessment, develop a treatment plan and offer practical solutions for dealing with your incontinence. THUNDER BAY & DISTRICT COMMUNITY HEALTH GUIDE

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Adult Day Programs A daytime program for socially isolated or medically compromised clients over 55 years, which helps them maintain their health, abilities and independence as long as possible. This program provides day respite for caregivers as well as stimulating activities for clients.

Foot Care Program Keep Canadian seniors on their feet. Our nurses have specialized training in the care of common foot problems. Clinics are offered throughout the city.

Other Programs & Services • Veterans Affairs Canada • Insurance Assessments • Immunization Programs Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing Clinics • Specialized Specimen Collection • Industrial Nursing

Wellness Service • Wellness Clinics • Health Promotion/Education • School Health • Occupational Health • Workplace Wellness

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Helping People Stay Active and Independent Core Values Respect VON staff link people with helpful community resources. • Every effort is made to speak with clients in their preferred language. The dignity and beliefs of all people are respected.

Participation The VON nurse plays a key role in a client's plan of care, visit schedule and communicating information to other staff members on the health care team. Our services help you remain at home and to remain as active and independent as possible. • For expert care and friendly, reliable service, you can depend on VON's carefully chosen health care team: Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Homemakers, Personal Support Workers, support staff and volunteers. • Experienced and specially trained staff deliver a variety of inhome quality nursing and specialized services to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs. • As our clients' care needs change, continuing education is a VON priority. VON staff attend specialized training and advanced courses in community health care.

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Responsiveness • VON is ready to deliver care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long. • One call to fulfil all your needs. VON delivers a variety of nursing care and specialized services. • VON offers personally designed care for the in-home needs of our clients, caregivers and families.

Courage • VON provides innovative and comprehensive health care to all ages. • Palliative care is offered by our knowledgable staff, in a compassionate caring manner. • Individualized care is planned specific to client and caregiver needs.

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Professional Nursing Services VON is ready to deliver care to our communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year. Regular nursing visits occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to midnight everyday. Nursing may be provided by a funder or private insurance plans and/or on a private-pay basis. As a nursing care provider for the Northwest Community Care Access Centre (NWCCAC), VON receives referrals for nursing and specialized services.

Our nurses are proficient in: • Palliative Care • Shift Nursing • Intravenous Therapy • Chronic Care Nursing • Insurance Assessments • Foot Care • Wellness Services

• Pain & Symptom Management • School Program • Maternal/Infant & Pediatric Services • Continence Management • Insurance Nursing • Respite Care • Occupational Health Services

These services are provided in the home, institutional and organization environments.

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General Visiting Nursing All VON nursing services are provided by RNs or RPNs, holding current, valid Certificates of Competence issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The objectives of VON Nursing Services are to assist people to remain at home or to help them return to their normal daily activities as soon as possible. VON nurses help individuals to make informed decisions about their health, and enable clients to attain and maintain their highest level of independence and quality of life. VON nurses provide support to caregivers and families in their caregiving role. The VON is committed to working with community partners to provide all residents of Thunder Bay, and District with access to the best quality nursing services. Referrals may be made through a funder or services may be requested directly to VON.

To get in touch with VON’s Nursing Team, please call 1-888-675-1344 or 344-0012 and speak to a Nurse Manager.

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Shift Nursing VON's Shift Nursing Program delivers personal and compassionate nursing care services around the clock, whether it is for 2 hours or a shift of 24 hours. Home visits are available any time and care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Shift Nursing is available for people of all ages in their own homes, hospital or long term care facilities. VON's nursing staff provides all levels of specialized care, including IV Therapy, wound care and pain and symptom management. VON's Shift Nursing Team provides hands on care and support for clients living with a variety of illnesses, including Cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), after surgery and any injury or illness. Services are also delivered to children in schools and summer camp. Shift Nursing may be paid by a funder, extended or work place related insurance plans, or clients pay privately. VON offers complete assistance with insurance inquiries and claims.

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Palliative Care Program Oncology/Palliative Care is most easily defined as the holistic (physical, psychological and spiritual) care of people and families who are living with a terminal illness. Care is focused on providing comfort. Quality of life is emphasized and relief of suffering is paramount. Being at home with loved ones is very important to many people with terminal illnesses. VON respects a person’s choice to die at home or to remain at home as long as possible in their own surroundings. When the decision to die at home is made, access to specialized services is essential. A multi-disciplinary team, of which VON is a partner, provides the compassionate care to ease the suffering of the client and give support to caregivers and family. Throughout the illness, the VON Nurse will closely watch the client's physical comfort and emotional well being and give the support needed. VON also supports caregivers during this difficult time. Telephone assistance and reassurance, symptom control and pain management are available. As part of the health care team, VON nurses work with other health care professionals, hospitals and community resources.

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Continence Management Loss of bladder or bowel control is referred to as incontinence. VON Nurse Continence Advisors (NCA) help people learn about today’s choices for optimal continence care and take an active part in their own care. VON Continence Management Services includes rehabilitative care and treatment within the home and long term care facilities. A client’s dignity and self-esteem are always respected. VON Nurse Continence Advisor (NCA) will assess an individual to determine the cause of incontinence, develop a treatment and/or rehabilitation plan and make follow-up visits to monitor their progress. People of all ages experiencing a loss of bladder or bowel control due to illness, injury, childbirth or other physical challenges can benefit from Continence Management Services. Many incontinence conditions are treatable and can be reversed without surgery. The NCA can help a client manage his/her own unique situation and learn self-care strategies. The nurse shares valuable information with clients, families and/or caregivers on the many protection systems and devices available. Where possible, natural techniques for controlling the bladder or bowel are taught which reduces the individual’s dependency on incontinence products. A trusting relationship is built between the nurse and client. The counselling, teaching and support given by the NCA can help a client overcome living with incontinence and significantly improve his/her quality of life. THUNDER BAY & DISTRICT COMMUNITY HEALTH GUIDE

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The NCA works together with clients, physicians and other health care professionals and can be reached in one of the following ways: 1) Hospitals or community agencies may arrange a consultation by telephoning the VON Thunder Bay office at 344-0012. 2) A physician can refer a client. 3) At a client’s request, a private consultation can be arranged in a client’s home or at the VON office. There may be a fee for this service if the service is not covered under a funder or private insurance.

For further information on these services, please call VON Thunder Bay at 1-888-675-1344 or 344-0012

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Homemaking Program Quality Care Whether you are being cared for at home or in an institutional setting, VON will customize a care plan that is designed to meet your specific health care needs. The VON Personal Support Workers or Homemaking staff are educated to provide personal care, assist with meal preparation and complete light housekeeping duties. This service assists clients to remain at home-and maintain some of their freedom, independence and social relationships.

Respite Care The emotional and physical toll of caring for a loved one often causes strain and exhaustion for the family or primary caregiver. VON understands the stress illness can cause. Respite care allows you to take a break from the daily pressures of care giving. Knowing that a skilled VON Personal Support Worker/Homemaker is providing care for a few hours a week, for a day or several days, gives peace of mind . Our reputation of caring is proven. Shift homemaking is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Homemaking services can be paid by the provincial health plan, insurance plans or on a private pay basis.

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IV Therapy VON’s IV Therapy Program delivers skilled nursing care and teaching to individuals in need of intravenous medications and/or solutions to manage and maintain their health. These services are provided in the comfort of the client’s home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The nurse encourages the client’s independence or the family’s or caregiver’s assistance in administering IV, or using a pump. The nurse monitors a client’s progress and communicates with the health care team members.

Evening Visits VON’s Evening Visits are scheduled until midnight.

VON is not, however, an emergency service. Clients and their caregivers are always advised to contact 911 in a life-threatening situation.

The evening team provides nursing services for: • Clients who work during the day. • Caregivers and families who are not available during the day. • Clients being discharged from hospital in the evening. • Clients requiring more than one daily visit.

School Program VON can help meet the child’s health care needs in the school.

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Foot Care Program Foot Care services are essential for active people, people with diabetes, people with heart and circulatory problems, seniors and people with tired and sore feet. This program helps people improve their mobility and wellness by providing professional foot care services either in their homes or at one of VON's community foot care clinics located throughout Thunder Bay. There is a fee for the service, which may in some cases, be submitted to private insurance when available. Client support, community sponsorship, donations and fund-raising contribute to the success of this program so the user fees can remain affordable.

VON nurses provide a wide range of services such as: • Examination of feet and legs • Treatment of ingrown toenails and thick nails • Calluses and corn care • Trimming and filing of nails • Feet exercises and massage • Preventive care and health teaching • Infection care • Referral Services

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Community Foot Care Clinics are available in various locations in Thunder Bay: • 55+ Centre • Current River Community Centre • Herb Carroll • Jasper Place • Manion Court • Matthew Court • Paterson Court • St. Joseph’s Heritage • Spence Court • West Thunder Community Centre • Kakabeka Falls Seniors • VON office

In the competitive market of delivering foot care services, VON remains a leader in reliability, quality care, affordability, value-added services and collaborating with other professionals. CALL 344-00 12 344-001 FOR AN AP P OI NT M E NT APP NTM

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Social Work VON's Social Workers have specialized counseling skills to assist individuals and families who are experiencing stress, losses, or problems resulting from illness or disability. Arrangements can be made to have the service provided in your own home at a time suitable to you.

Services Available The Medical Social Worker provides service related to the psychosocial stresses caused by illness/disability, for both clients and family members. Some of the stresses experienced may include physical limitations, pain and distress due to loss of social control, change of lifestyle and relationships, and financial cutback.

Worker: The Social W orker: • Provides confidential counseling to assist with coping and solving problems • Provides information on the effects of stress on families: e.g. chronic illness, grief • Consults with other health care professionals • Acts as a resource, and communicates with other community agencies All VON Social Workers are Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

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Physiotherapy All VON Physiotherapists are members of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Services Available • Physical assessment for the purpose of providing therapy • Design exercise programs to maintain or increase strength, endurance, coordination, and range of motion • Use heat, cold, acupuncture, laser, ultrasound or other physical means to provide treatment • Instruct clients in daily activities such as climbing stairs, transfers, etc. • Teach clients/families and caregivers about personal care, ways to prevent injury, and ways to maintain your activity level • Consult with other health team members of the health care team • Assess for walkers, canes, wheelchair, scooters, and bath aides as well as complete ADP forms for mobility aides • Orthotic assessment and fitting

Arrangements can be made to have the service provided in your own home at a time suitable to you.

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Wellness Clinics VON Thunder Bay works with many community partners and local pharmacy stores in promoting healthier lifestyles in our communities. Throughout Thunder Bay, Kenora, Rainy River Districts, VON Nurses are delivering wellness education clinics to the public on a variety of health related topics including: Nutrition, Stress Management, Arthritis/Back Pain & Care, Asthma/Allergy Awareness, Migraines, Healthy Heart, Menopause, Cancer Awareness, Diabetes, Medication Safety/ First Aid/Falls Prevention, Skin Care, etc. People are encouraged to bring their questions and related medications to the education clinics. VON Thunder Bay continues to work in the community to increase the public’s awareness of their own blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels. As part of continuity of care, VON has a Personal Wellness Card which encourages people of all ages to record and monitor their own personal readings and discuss them with their family physician.

To learn more about the nearest Wellness Clinic and health topics being offered, please call 1-888-675-1344 or 344-0012

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Workplace Wellness As part of workplace wellness, VON's Influenza Immunization Program encourages companies in Thunder Bay and District to help reduce sick time and improve the health of their employees. VON conducts on site workplace clinics from November through January of each year. VON Thunder Bay is dedicated to promoting wellness in the workplace. VON has provided nursing services in the workplace to assist the Occupational Health Nurse in her duties or provide short term replacement. VON works with local companies to help them identify health related topics that are of interest to their employees. Examples include glucose and cholesterol testing and blood pressure clinics. VON can also provide health education for employees which may include: • Arthritis/Back Pain & Care Awareness • Allergies • Hypertension • Skin Care For more information or other topics of interest, please contact the Victorian Order of Nurses.

To learn more about the Flu Program, please call VON Thunder Bay at 344-0012 or 1-888-675-1344

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Moving Forward ~ Putting Health to Work ~ VON Canada, Ontario Branch - Thunder Bay Site works with area businesses to find creative and beneficial solutions to staff health care needs.

Energetic and efficient employees are essential to productive, profitable business.

Think about it. The health of an organization depends largely on the health of its staff. Naturally, you want your business to operate at its peak performance, without adding to managerial time and responsibilities.

VON can help! VON will custom design your health care programs to suit your needs, and put them in place on a part-time or full-time basis.

The result Your organization will function better and your employees will achieve more. Services include:

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• Lifestyle/Wellness Teaching • Maternal/Child Care

plus Many other comprehensive health services which enable individuals to remain independent. VON Thunder Bay & District will work hard with area businesses to develop a specific proposal, outlining your requirements. VON also, indicates how it can help your business meet provincial and federal occupational and health safety standards. If you have any questions about specific occupational health needs, VON will provide staff specialized in many areas.

If you would like to know more about our Comprehensive Health Services, please call VON at 344-0012

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Healing Therapies Therapeutic Touch Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary interpretation of several healing practices and uses an energy based technique. The Therapeutic Touch practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. Therapeutic Touch is an intentionally directed process of energy exchange. A Therapeutic Touch treatment is about 15-20 minutes.

Therapeutic T ouch is effe ctive for: Touch effective • Treating Wounds • Stress-Related Disorders • Headaches • Soothing women in childbirth • Infections • Giving comfort to the terminally ill • Strengthening the body’s own healing resources Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

Benefits of Reflexology • Relaxation and balance of tension • Improves circulation • Helps the body to normalize itself naturally, without adverse side effects

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How does Reflexology work? The theory of how Reflexology works lags behind the practical effects. A generalized concept is that when we stimulate the reflex points, the body’s natural energy works the nervous system, meridians, and other mechanisms to clear any blockages thus reflexology helps the corresponding zones to normalize.

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The VON Adult Day Centre ~ A Plus Place For Older Persons ~ Goals of the Program To provide a daytime program for socially isolated or physically or medically challenged individuals over 55 years, which will help them maintain their health, abilities, and independence as long as possible. It also provides day respite for family or caregivers. The Adult Day Centre is located at the Hilldale Gardens Retirement Living at 309 Hilldale Road, Thunder Bay, ON. • Social Programming • Individualized therapeutic programs • Small Groups • Recreational • Social • Intergenerational • Health Monitoring and Teaching • Outings • Nutritional Assessment and Counselling • Other Surprises! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The Gift of Giving Volunteering Volunteer programs are a very important part of fulfilling VON's mission of helping people stay active and independent in their homes and communities. As a charitable organization, VON Thunder Bay is grateful to our dedicated volunteers who give a generous gift of their time and expertise. Volunteers meet new people, learn new skills, make a difference in their communities. VON Thunder Bay has a variety of volunteer opportunities to offer: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: This type of volunteering is done during regular office hours at the VON office or at off-site locations. Volunteers also work at community foot care clinics throughout Thunder Bay. BOARD/COMMITTEE MEMBERS: People who are interested in this level of volunteering choose to make a greater commitment of time. The Board and Committees usually meet in the evenings and the number of meetings will depend on the activities of VON Thunder Bay. FUND RAISERS: VON Thunder Bay’s fund-raising program is supported by annual appeal campaigns and planned special events throughout the year. Volunteers are always appreciated to help arrange these events and to raise funds for specific VON programs and services.

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Thunder Volunte olunteer VO N T hunder Bay’s V olunte er Programs ccan an help you: • Improve your skills • Learn to work as part of a team • Enhance your résumé • Live an active retirement • Keep active during temporary unemployment • Give back to your community • Prepare for return to the workplace • Expand your network of friends and associates • Learn new skills Has VON touched your life by providing support to you or a loved one? Imagine what life in Canada would be like without VON's caring nurses, volunteers and other service providers. Would you like to ensure that VON is able to continue to offer programs that are crucial to people's ability to live independently and remain in their own homes and communities? Your charitable gift to VON Canada Foundation will directly support men, women, children and families in need through high quality home and community health care services. You can support the entire VON or target your contribution to a specific VON community site or a certain program. The choice is yours and whatever area you decide to support will benefit greatly from your contribution.

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Community Telephone Index A Adult Day Centre ............................................................... 343-9591 AIDS Committee of Thunder Bay ...................................... 345-1516 Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay .................................... 345-9556 Arthritis Society ................................................................. 345-9535 Avenue II Community Program ........................................ 345-9933

B Brain Injury Services ......................................................... 623-1188

C Canadian Cancer Society ................................................... 344-5433 Canadian Diabetes Association .......................................... 577-4232 Canadian Hearing Society ................................................. 623-1646 CNIB ................................................................................... 345-3341 Canadian Red Cross Society............................................... 623-3073 Castlegreen Cooperative Housing ..................................... 767-6214 Canadian Mental Health Association ................................ 345-5564 Centre for Addiction & Mental Health .............................. 626-8111 Children’s Aid Society ....................................................... 343-6100 Community Living Thunder Bay ...................................... 622-1099

D Dawson Court ..................................................................... 684-2926 DILICO Ojibway Child and Family Services ..................... 623-8511

F Friendly Visiting Program ................................................. 684-3471

G George Jeffrey Children’s Centre ...................................... 623-4381 Glacier Ridge Retirement Residence ................................. 343-0242 Grandview Lodge ............................................................... 625-2923

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H HAGI Community Services for Independence .................. 343-0414 Heart and Stroke Foundation ............................................ 623-1118 Herb Carroll 55+ Centre ................................................... 625-2316 Hilldale Gardens Retirement Living ................................. 684-9878 Hospice - St. Joseph’s Care Group ..................................... 343-2431 Hospice Northwest ............................................................. 626-5570

K Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre ............ 623-5577

L Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital .......................................... 343-4300 Lung Association ................................................................ 623-6333 Lutheran Community Care Centre ................................... 345-6062

M Meals on Wheels (Grandview Lodge) ................................ 625-3667 Multicultural Association Of Northwestern Ontario ........ 622-4666

N North West Community Care Access Centre (NWCCAC) ......................................................................... 345-7339 North West Local Health Integration Network................. 684-9425 Northwestern Ontario Breast Screening Program ........... 684-7777 NorWest Community Health Centre ................................. 622-8235 Nurses’ Registry Thunder Bay .......................................... 623-7451

P Palliative Pain and Symptom Management ...................... 343-1625 Pinewood Court .................................................................. 577-1127 Pioneer Ridge ..................................................................... 684-3910

R Roseview Manor ................................................................. 344-6929

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S St. Joseph’s Care Group ..................................................... 343-2431 St. Joseph’s Heritage ......................................................... 768-4400 Shoppers Home Health Care ............................................. 345-6564

T Tamarack House ................................................................. 684-7799 Thunder Bay Counselling Centre ..................................... 684-1880 Thunder Bay District Health Unit .................................... 625-5900 Thunder Bay 55+ Centre .................................................. 684-3066 Thunder Bay Multicultural Association ........................... 345-0551 Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre ................ 684-6000

V Versa Care Centre .............................................................. 623-9511 Veterans Affairs Canada ..................................................... 345-7552

W Walford Retirement Residence .......................................... 345-2511 Woit's Pharmacy ................................................................. 622-7079

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Contributing Advertisers VON Thunder Bay and District is extremely grateful to all contributing advertisers, without whose support this guide would not have been possible. However, an advertisement in this guide does not imply an endorsement by VON Thunder Bay and District.

Accommodations Days Inn ........................................................................ 40 Modern Motel ................................................................ 41 Sea-Vue Motel................................................................ 41

Brain Injury Services BISNO ........................................................................... 39

Funeral Services Northwest Funeral Alternative Inc. ............................. 39 Sunset Memorial Gardens and Crematorium .............. 40

Information Services North West Community Care Access Centre ............... 43

Mastectomy Supplies Brand New You.............................................................. 39

Retirement Homes Hilldale Gardens Retirement Living ............................ 41

Security - Medic Alerts TBAYtel ......................................................................... 42

Social & Human Organizations Right to Life Association ............................................... 39

Telephone: 613-475-2927 Toll Free: 1-800-339-5662 Fax: 613-475-5331 Route 3, P.O. Box 1599, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0 Email: info@willowpublishing.com .willowpublishing.com Visit us at www www.willowpublishing.com

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"Human life is sacred from conception to natural death." Joanne Laudadio-McNicol - Manager

Crisis #: 1-800-665-0570 Phone: 807-768-7600 Website: www.thunderbayrighttolife.com

Right to Life Association of Thunder Bay and Area “Thunder Bay’s only non-profit alternative”

Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario 426 Balmoral Street Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5G8 Ph: 807-623-1188 Fx: 807-623-1201 Our Mission: To assist individuals living with the effects of an Acquired Brain Injury, in attaining their maximum potential. Residential Services Community Services Proprietary Services

Alice Bellavance 624-4221 Executive Director

Heather LeBlanc 624-4571 Intake Coordinator

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Sunset Memorial Gardens and Crematorium Sunset Memorial Gardens offers a full range of cremation and cemetery arrangements. Our compassionate counsellors will assist you at your time of loss.

✵ ✵ ✵ ✵ ✵ 807-344-1004

Improve circulation to your legs and feet, help maintain muscle strength and flexibility and promote healthy bones by exercising regularly.

Handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infection. Remember to: • Use warm running water and soap • Rub hands together briskly for 15 seconds • Rinse hands thoroughly and dry well • Use paper towel to turn off the tap

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WHY PAY MORE?...TRY US!

15 Minutes from Hospital & Cancer Clinic 10 minutes from Casino CABLE TV REMOTE FRIDGES & MICROWAVES TEL. FAX AIR COFFEE FREE WIRELESS INTERNET 430 N. Cumberland St., Thunder Bay, ON

Toll Free 1-888-797-2103 Tel. (807) 344-4352 / 345-4022 Fax. 343-9154

• Under New Management • Close to downtown & casino • 10 minutes from the hospital • Non-smoking rooms • 2 bedroom suites with kitchenettes • Air conditioning, phones, fridges, microwaves, fax, laundry, casino packages

free wireless internet email: seavuemotel@tbaytel.net 463 N. Cumberland St. Thunder Bay ON.

807-344-9655

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Coordinating Care We provide information and referral services; coordinate your care at home, school, or in the community; and assist with placement into a Long-Term Care Home.

Programs: Adult Day Programs Information & Referral In-Home Services Nurse Practitioner Pain & Symptom Management Placement Services Respite Care School Health Programs

Thunder Bay (Head Office) 961 Alloy Drive Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5Z8 Telephone: (807) 345-7339 Toll Free / Thunder Bay District: 1-800-626-4506 Toll Free / Kenora Rainy River District: 1-877-661-6621 www.nw.ccac-ont.ca

Contracted Services: Homemaking/Personal Care Medical Supplies & Equipment Nursing Nutritional Counselling Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Social Work Speech Therapy

Offices are also located in: Atikokan Marathon Dryden Rainy River Fort Frances Red Lake Geraldton Sioux Lookout Kenora

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