The Active Minds Club Young Onset Adult Day Program offers an inclusive, age-appropriate space for recreational, cognitive, and social stimulation while extending respite opportunities for caregivers.
Active Minds Club – Young Onset Adult Day ProgramAverie Hunt2022-01-05T14:29:12-05:00
The Alzheimer Society Toronto in partnership with Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities offers the
Active Minds Club, an Adult Day Program for people living with Young Onset Dementia.
Offered two days per week in-person (Mondays and Fridays) with additional virtual programming options available on Zoom.
In-person programming is held at Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), Unit 2 – 629 Markham Ave, Scarborough, ON.
A Program Designed for You
The Active Minds Club is uniquely designed for individuals living with Young
Onset Dementia (a form of dementia before the age of 65 years) or Mild Cognitive
Programs are planned based on the interests of the participants attending. We offer
several different types of activities throughout the day that aims to stimulate and
challenge participants purposefully, cognitively, musically, physically, and creatively.
Our Recreation Therapist develops a care plan in consultation with each participant and family.
Goal of the Active Minds Club
Enhance the quality of life by maintaining an optimum level of intellectual, physical, and social functioning
A circle of support and comradery where all participants experience a sense of belonging
An inclusive space that is accessible, safe, comfortable, and welcoming
Providing the primary caregiver with respite
Promoting a better understanding of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Active Minds Club Services & Benefits
Person-centred, age-appropriate, and individualized care
Respite and relief for primary caregivers
Planned social, physical, and recreational activities which are engaging and stimulating
Structured daily activities include indoor and outdoor exercises, music programs, mental stimulation, discussion groups, reminiscing programs, and games
Monthly outings for members (E.G., local parks, lunch outings, Second City, Medieval Times, Toronto Pan Am Centre, volunteer trips to Second Harvest and supporting youth, etc.)
A daily meal and coffee/tea provided
Escorted transportation to individuals within boundaries
Alzheimer Society Toronto Counselling, Support, Information and Education Services
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities Support, Health and Community Programs and Services
Remote Programming due to Public Health Guidelines
Online Zoom programs
One to one phone call check in’s
Personalized activity kits
Daily emails including program invites from community partners, caregiver wellness, education and more
*Please note: eligibility and an intake assessment will be conducted by SCHC as part of member registration.
Come Visit Us!
Family members, caregivers, and health care professionals are always welcome to call for more information or to book a tour of our facilities during off-program hours, by appointment only. Our staff will be happy to help you with the application process.