Community Services

Community Support Services

Respite Program

The Respite Program provides a period of relief for people who are responsible for the ongoing care of an adult or senior. Individuals may require a break or assistance to meet a loved ones ongoing care needs. Some individuals may need additional assistance as they recover following an illness or surgery.  The program is intended to give the caregiver an opportunity for a break in their care routine to re-energize, in order to resume their role.

Respite care can be accessed for up to 90 days per year, for short periods of time such as a weekend, or for longer periods, such as one month. There is a daily fee for the Respite Program. Respite is offered in each of the County of Elgin three long-term care homes, Bobier Villa, Elgin Manor and Terrace Lodge.

Individuals interested in accessing this program must apply through the Home and Community Care Support Services South West – St. Thomas Office. Elgin / St. Thomas office 519 631-9907 toll free 1800 563-3098 or to access their website click here.

Adult Day Program


Meals on Wheels

The VON Meals on Wheels program promotes health and supports independence by delivering nutritious, affordable meals to seniors and adults with disabilities living in their own home. 

Hot meals are prepared by Terrace Lodge and Elgin Manor and delivered by VON volunteers to residents living in Aylmer, Malahide Township, Southwold Township, Sparta, Port Stanley, Union and Shedden.  

Meals consist of a salad, main entrée and dessert and specialized diets may be accommodated. Meals are delivered dependent on location between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Meals on Wheels are ideal for individuals who may have a difficult time preparing their own meals or even shopping for groceries and can be ordered for short or long periods of time. 

For more information about accessing this service or volunteering with the Meals on Wheels Program please contact:

Elgin Middlesex VON
519 637-6408

West Elgin

West Elgin Community Health Centre


Victoria Day Closure 2024
Easter Holiday Closure Notice
Family Day Closure Notice
Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.