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Contact Details
Office Phone 905-682-3800 ext 705
Toll Free Phone 1-866-283-1931
Fax 905-682-2957
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Primary Contact Laurie Elliott-Leach, Safety at Home Program Manager; Phone: 905-682-3800 ext 705; Email:
Alternate Contact Darlene Upper, Leaf and Snow Buddies Coordinator; Phone: 905-682-3800 ext 706; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Jonna Wolfenberg; Phone: 905-682-3800 ext 714
Primary Executive Carolyn Askeland, Executive Director; Phone: 905-682-3800 ext 701; Email:
Alternate Executive Laura Dumas, Program Director; Phone: 905-682-3800 ext 702; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
320 Vansickle Rd, Unit 3
St Catharines, ON L2S 0B4
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Intersection Vansickle Rd, between Fourth Ave and St Paul St W
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Provides home safety assessments and recommendations at no cost, to help seniors remain safe and independent in their homes.  
Falls prevention education provided to seniors and caregivers * community and professional presentations * ‘Wellness Guest Speaker’ can also be requested 
Safety at Home(SAH) - services include: free home assessments * referrals for installation of assistive devices, minor home repairs and modifications * referrals to other agencies * assistive devices subsidies and coordination of installation, for those who qualify (ie grab bars) * fall prevention education * community and professional presentations 
Leaf and Snow Buddies match volunteers with their elderly neighbours to help keep their driveway and sidewalk clear of snow in the winter and rake leaves in the fall. If volunteers are students, they may obtain community services hours for school credit. This service is aimed to help prevent falls.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
55 and over and seniors at risk of falls
Application Referrals from health care providers, community agencies, caregivers, family members and self referrals accepted. Leaf and Snow Buddies Program applications can be downloaded from the website.
Languages English ; will try to accommodate other languages
Fees None
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - HNHB Local Health Integrated Network
Service Categories Fall Prevention Programs ; Home Barrier Evaluation/Removal Services ; Home Safety Evaluations ; Residential Snow Shovelling ~ Older Adults ; Yard Maintenance ~ Older Adults
Print Material Rack card brochure; hand outs given at presentations

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