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Active Minds Club – Young Onset Adult Day Program2022-01-05T14:29:12-05:00

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
Impairment.

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
  • PSW Support
  • 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

Registration

To register, contact Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities at 416-847-4134 or cssintake@schcontario.ca.

*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.

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