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About the Program

In partnership with Manulife, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is proud to offer an exciting range of activities to enhance social inclusion, physical well-being and explore the benefits of creative therapies for people with dementia and their care partners.

 

Goals of the Active Living Program:

  • Promote all dimensions of active living integral to overall well-being.
  • Introduce people living with dementia to the benefits of physical activity.
  • Engage participants in creative outlets that stimulate cognitive abilities, participation and reminiscences.
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for social inclusion.

 

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Active Living Workshops and Programs

Look for Active Living workshops and programs in our event calendar. To register by phone, call us at 416-640-6307.

 

Offered 9 times a year

A guided, interactive tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario for people in the early stages of dementia and their family caregivers. Light refreshments are served following the tour.

Offered 12 times a year

Understanding the risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and improving and maintaining the health of the brain.

Offered 4 times a year

This session is for persons in the early stages of dementia and their family caregivers. With the use of music and rhythm we will explore movement in a fun, engaging and meaningful way.

Offered 4 times a year

A rhythm and relaxation program for family caregivers and for people in the early stages of dementia.

Offered 3 times a year

A workshop for persons in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and their family members. Will focus on gaining an understanding of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and ways to cope.

Offered 2 times a year

This workshop will help caregivers find effective activities for their family member by identifying and drawing upon the person’s remaining strengths.

Offered 2 times a year

This is a free, four-week beginner’s cooking class and support group for male partners caring for someone with dementia. Get hands-on cooking experience, meet other caregivers, and have fun.

Runs two hours per week for eights weeks

Minds in Motion® is a program that combines physical activity as well as mental and social stimulation for individuals living with early to mid stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.

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Offered 2 times a year

This workshop is for people in the early stages of dementia and family caregivers to explore the benefits of music.

Offered 4 times a year

An invigorating hour of music, movement and non-impact aerobics (NIA) for people with dementia and their family caregivers. Adapted and personalized to all levels of agility and fitness.

Offered 9 times a year

A guided interactive tour of the Royal Ontario Museum for people in the early stages of dementia and their family caregivers. Light refreshments are served following the tour.

Offered once a year

A four-session group for family caregivers and people in the early stages of dementia with simple watercolour painting techniques and exercises to boost communication and engagement.

 

*The material was created by TCD, through the NEIL Programme at the Institute of Neuroscience with support from GENIO. © 2014 The Provost, Fellows, Foundations Scholars, and the Other Members of Board, of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Of Queen Elizabeth, near Dublin. Permission to use this material was granted by TCD which reserves all rights in the material.