Since 1987 tens of thousands of people in Southwestern Ontario have lived safely and independently
knowing help is available at the press of a button with the ConnectCare service.
To celebrate ConnectCare´s 25th anniversary an open house on May 29 will feature subscriber
testimonials, historical displays, and an intriguing new feature called AutoAlert that automatically
detects when a person falls and sends a signal to the response centre. The event also features a
presentation on ways to prevent falls, and how services like ConnectCare are invaluable if a fall does take place.
“ConnectCare is not just for older adults, but also ideal for people with disabilities or those who live alone and
want the reassurance they can quickly reach someone in the event of an emergency situation,”
says Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, president and CEO of St. Joseph´s Health Care London.
People like Mary Vernon, 71, who says ConnectCare is a comfort that gives her a sense of security and
gives her family peace of mind. Or 52 year-old Marg Dejongh whose parents know she´s safe with ConnectCare.
ConnectCare is a non-profit outreach service of St. Joseph´s Health Care London, located at Parkwood Hospital.
May 30, 2012