Day Away

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Day Away

This program provides socialization, recreation, caregiver relief and medical monitoring. This service may be appropriate for people with a cognitive impairment, who are socially isolated, require caregiver relief, or whose physical care requirements cannot be met at home.

Cancellation Policy:

A fee of $13.00 for the cancellation of Day Away will be incurred. If the client also has scheduled transportation, the charge of this service will also be incurred (i.e. $13.00 + $15.00 transportation fee for rural client = $28.00 cancellation fee)

 *Prices accurate as of December 2023.

Our Program

The Day Away Program is a community program that provides socialization and medical monitoring for adults. Our clients come to the program and take part in a wide variety of activities, assisted by professional staff and trained volunteers. A meal with friends, a game of cards, music, exercise, crafts and just visiting are common activities.  Transportation to and from the program can be arranged. There is also a Community Stroke Rehabilitation Day program offered at our Hanover site.

Where Day Away is held

Owen Sound

Lee Manor
875 6th Street East, Owen Sound
Monday – Friday


Dr. Earl Medical Centre
786 Goderich Street, Port Elgin
Monday – Friday

Bruce Peninsula

Gateway Haven
671 Frank Street, Wiarton
Monday, Wednesday – Friday

North Grey

46 Trowbridge Street, Meaford
Monday – Friday

East Grey

Grey Gables
206 Toronto Street, Markdale
Monday – Friday

Saugeen Central

Hanover Hospital
90 7th Avenue, Hanover
Monday – Friday

Day Away FAQs

How do I get to the Day Away program?

Volunteer drivers pick up the clients in the morning and bring them home again in the afternoon. In most areas of Grey and Bruce wheelchair accessible transportation can be arranged for those people who require it. This is all arranged by the Day Away staff. There is a fee for transportation.

Are meals provided?

Yes. Nutritious snacks are provided both at morning coffee and at afternoon tea time. At lunch, a choice of a hot meal, or bowl of soup and sandwiches, and dessert is served. Special diets and food preferences can be accommodated.

Are other services included?

Our Registered staff monitors the health of the clients and can take blood pressures, change dressings, monitor wounds, weights and supervise medications as required.

What does the program provide for the caregiver?

The program can provide some time off for those who are caring for a family member or friend. We can provide an ongoing assessment of your family member’s physical health, and we can provide you with information about your family member’s illness and ways of dealing with the issues that arise for you. We can also be a support, someone who will listen. Our staff will keep in contact with you either by phone or through visiting you in your home.



    • There is fee for this program. The fee helps to pay for the meal and snacks that are provided.  Please call our offices for pricing.
    • There is transportation available for a nominal fee. Please ask us for details.
    • The Ministry of Health funds the remainder of the cost of operating this program.

    How Our Service Works

    If you are new to HCSS and would like access one of our programs or services, register with us by calling the central intake office at 1-833-659-5491.

    Afterward, please contact us to arrange your service.