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28 Nov

LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2024-05-23T21:17:52-04:00
Are you or a loved one part of the LGBTQI2S+ community and impacted by dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease?

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto will be running a support group that will provide an opportunity for participants to share and learn with others in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Participants will decide on the focus and direction of the group, and both practical and emotional needs will be explored.

 

The support group meet every last Thursday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm using Zoom

 

For more information about the support group, please contact Charles Ricopuerto (he/him) cricopuerto@alz.to
 
To register, CLICK HERE
 
LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2024-05-23T21:17:52-04:00
28 Nov

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-05-23T21:17:52-04:00

This gentle low impact dance fitness class with Jenn uses diverse music and simple dance movements to create a dynamic and energizing aerobic workout. With easy to follow moves that can be done seated or standing, this upbeat class is set to positive, playful and uplifting music. You will be motivated by the joyful, welcoming and supportive environment that encourages you to let go and have fun! No experience required.

Jenn Hicks is a Personal Trainer Size and Inclusive Fitness Specialist who has taught dance fitness classes for the past 17 years. She was named NOW Magazine’s Best Virtual Fitness Instructor for 2020. Jenn customizes routines for every class and helps attendees modify steps or movements whenever they need a little extra care.

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

CLICK HERE to register.

Dance Fitness – Zoom2024-05-23T21:17:52-04:00
25 Nov

Spousal Support Group – Zoom

2024-05-23T21:17:51-04:00

This support group is full, Click here if you wish to be in the wait list.

This monthly support group will provide an opportunity for spousal caregivers to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. Group members will decide on the focus and direction of the group, and both practical and emotional needs will be explored.

• Share insights and experiences related to your personal caregiving experience
• Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationships
• Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

Support Group meets monthly on the last Monday of every month from 1:30-3:00 pm monthly online using Zoom.
 
Spousal Support Group – Zoom2024-05-23T21:17:51-04:00
21 Nov

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-05-23T21:17:51-04:00

This gentle low impact dance fitness class with Jenn uses diverse music and simple dance movements to create a dynamic and energizing aerobic workout. With easy to follow moves that can be done seated or standing, this upbeat class is set to positive, playful and uplifting music. You will be motivated by the joyful, welcoming and supportive environment that encourages you to let go and have fun! No experience required.

Jenn Hicks is a Personal Trainer Size and Inclusive Fitness Specialist who has taught dance fitness classes for the past 17 years. She was named NOW Magazine’s Best Virtual Fitness Instructor for 2020. Jenn customizes routines for every class and helps attendees modify steps or movements whenever they need a little extra care.

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

CLICK HERE to register.

Dance Fitness – Zoom2024-05-23T21:17:51-04:00
19 Nov

AGO Art Talk Museum Tour (IN-PERSON)

2024-05-23T21:17:51-04:00
 

Tuesday, November 19th from 1:30 P.M – 3:00 P.M

This is a one-hour guided tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) with a hands on art making program for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour and art program is facilitated by an experienced AGO Docent and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto Staff and Volunteers.

Please note: Your ticket will be valid for the rest of the day so please feel free to explore the museum after the guided tour.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://ago.ca/visit

Contact Kristin Bartlett at 647-327-6542 or by email at Kbartlett@alz.to if you have any trouble signing up for this program.

 

AGO Art Talk Museum Tour (IN-PERSON)2024-05-23T21:17:51-04:00
18 Nov

U-First!® for Care Partners – Zoom

2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00

What is U-First!®  for Care Partners?

U-First!® for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.

This 6 hour education program will help you to:

  • Enhance well-being of care partners and of the person they are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First!® framework
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care. 
Mandatory Session Dates:
Monday, November 18th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, November 25th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, December 2nd from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Optional Session Date:
Monday, December 9th from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Who should attend?

U-First!® for Care Partners is for family and friends of people experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment who provide direct support for that person in an unpaid role. 

What’s involved in the program?

  • Interactive learning approach that has participants reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan for how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and keep as useful resources for applying their learning.
  • Learners will also be invited to take part in an evaluation to better understand the effectiveness and outcomes of the program.  In addition, a sample of participants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Evaluator. All learners will be invited to participate in evaluation activities but will not be excluded from the program if they choose not to participate in the evaluation.

What’s the cost for the program?

There is no cost for participants of U-First!® for Care Partners. 

Please note that there will be additional screening of all interested participants to ensure there is a fit between the program and participant.

Registration closes October 20th, 2024.

 

U-First!® for Care Partners – Zoom2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00
14 Nov

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00

This gentle low impact dance fitness class with Jenn uses diverse music and simple dance movements to create a dynamic and energizing aerobic workout. With easy to follow moves that can be done seated or standing, this upbeat class is set to positive, playful and uplifting music. You will be motivated by the joyful, welcoming and supportive environment that encourages you to let go and have fun! No experience required.

Jenn Hicks is a Personal Trainer Size and Inclusive Fitness Specialist who has taught dance fitness classes for the past 17 years. She was named NOW Magazine’s Best Virtual Fitness Instructor for 2020. Jenn customizes routines for every class and helps attendees modify steps or movements whenever they need a little extra care.

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

CLICK HERE to register.

Dance Fitness – Zoom2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00
13 Nov

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)

2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00
Wednesday, November 13th, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto Head Office located at 20 Eglinton Ave W, 16th Floor.
Mid-Town Social focuses on social wellness for people with Dementia and their care partners. In this series, we create purposeful connections among people who are on similar journeys while engaging in a variety of engaging activities including art making, games, creative movement, cooking, meaningful conversations and more. The program is flexible and will be catered to the interests and needs of the group participants. Let’s come together, break bread, have a laugh and be creative together.
Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00
11 Nov

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00

We currently have a wait list for this support group, Click here if you wish to be informed when a spot becomes available.

This ongoing monthly support group provide an opportunity for care partners of individuals living with Lewy Body Dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interact with other group members caring for those with Lewy Body Dementia
  • Become familiar with the specific type of dementia
  • Opportunity for therapeutic support as well as education information
  • Share experiences and concerns and receive support from the group facilitator and other group members
 
Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00
7 Nov

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00

This gentle low impact dance fitness class with Jenn uses diverse music and simple dance movements to create a dynamic and energizing aerobic workout. With easy to follow moves that can be done seated or standing, this upbeat class is set to positive, playful and uplifting music. You will be motivated by the joyful, welcoming and supportive environment that encourages you to let go and have fun! No experience required.

Jenn Hicks is a Personal Trainer Size and Inclusive Fitness Specialist who has taught dance fitness classes for the past 17 years. She was named NOW Magazine’s Best Virtual Fitness Instructor for 2020. Jenn customizes routines for every class and helps attendees modify steps or movements whenever they need a little extra care.

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

CLICK HERE to register.

Dance Fitness – Zoom2024-05-23T21:17:50-04:00

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