In this space, Halifax Magazine shares the story of non-profit organizations and community groups working to build a better city. If you’d like to suggest an organization to feature, email tadams@metroguide.ca.

VON Greater Halifax is a part of VON Canada, Canada’s largest not-for profit charitable home and community-care organization. In addition to our high-quality in-home nursing services, we also offer six community-support programs throughout HRM and Windsor.

We work with staff, clients and families, and over 150 caring volunteers to keep seniors as independent as possible, so that they may remain in their own homes. We offer an assisted transportation program so that seniors may attend medical appointments or go grocery shopping; we provide meals delivered directly to the door so that seniors can eat healthily. 

We offer a Volunteer Visiting program, whereby caring volunteers are paired with a lonely, isolated senior to provide friendship. Through our partnership with the Department of Seniors we provide a Senior Safety Program, helping seniors to address their safety concerns. 

Finally, we offer respite to caregivers of those with memory or functional difficulties through our Breakaway Adult Day Program. Their family members can enjoy an afternoon out in a safe, stimulating environment.   

To learn more, donate, or volunteer, contact 902-454-5755 or von.ca.

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