Ernie and Alison's Story


Photo of Ernie (client) and Alison (volunteer)

Ernie and Alison share their love of hockey during their weekly visits.

As a Friendly Visiting volunteer for Acclaim Health, Alison Cross regularly visits Oakville senior Ernie Nicholson to provide companionship, conversation and support.

Ernie is 93 years young, though he is unable to leave his home and in a lot of pain.  They share a passion for hockey, and spend a few hours together each week.

Ernie can’t say enough about Alison, saying “she gives me a lift when I’m down.”  Ernie’s daughter Linda, describes how the visits “have literally breathed new life” into her father.