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18 Oct

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

This is the last of a 4 series workshops that explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

This workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
13 Oct

CARERS Program for Adult Children (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

This 8-week online program is for adult children of people with mid- to late-stage dementia. Developed by the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, CARERS is a comprehensive dementia care program that supports problem-solving skill development and introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to address communication challenges.

Goals of the Program:

  • Enhance practical skills for caregivers
  • Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
  • Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support

Dates: Thursdays – October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 and December 1

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

** If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation, please CLICK HERE

 

 

CARERS Program for Adult Children (8 sessions) – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
20 Sep

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

This series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Communicating with Family/Friend Care Partners

Tuesday, September 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This presentation will address ways to communicate with Family/Friend care partners who struggle with transitioning their person to a long-term care home.  We’ll review the importance of clear and transparent communication to foster a collaborative working relationship between the care team and family. When examining difficult interactions, we will look at why communication breaks down, family dynamics and how we can all better manage the expectations of the family. Finally, we will highlight useful tools and strategies clinicians can utilize in their daily practice.

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
13 Sep

Self-Care for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

This interactive workshop facilitated by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is designed to help family members and friends caring for people living with dementia.

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is self-care?
  • Common barriers preventing caregivers from practicing self-care
  • The benefits of self-care habits
  • Strategies, approaches and ideas on incorporating self-care into our daily schedule
  • Emotional hygiene and how to practice it
  • Creating a self-care plan and sticking to it
Workshop will be presented using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate. 

 

Self-Care for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
8 Sep

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

The TEACH (Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home) Program is a Reitman Centre caregiver program which consists of 4 weekly group sessions that are each 90 minutes long.

Learning objectives: 

  • Focus on common caregiving themes including; self-care, healthcare system navigation, relationship changes and future planning
  • Coaches care partners in practical communication and coping skills
  • Provides opportunity to share and learn from other care partners

Dates: Thursdays – September 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

** Click HERE If you are interested in a future group dates or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation.

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
6 Sep

Relaxation and Meditation for Family Caregivers – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

This hands-on, interactive workshop is for family caregivers caring for people living with dementia. The overarching goal is for caregivers to feel more relaxed and grounded at the end of the workshop, and to learn 1 or more relaxation and meditation techniques to continue to use on their own. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the impact of chronic stress on caregivers.
  • Explore how relaxation and meditation techniques can help reduce caregiver stress and build resilience in the face of uncertainty.
  • Practice some helpful relaxation and meditation techniques that you can continue to do on your own after the workshop.
  • Develop an understanding of how to connect with supportive services in your community.
 
This workshop will be held on Zoom, registration is required to receive the link.
 
Relaxation and Meditation for Family Caregivers – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
30 Aug

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

Losing someone who had dementia can be a unique and complex experience for those who cared for them.

This presentation will explore these issues, identify various approaches to grief, and suggest ways for care partners to cope with loss.

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Coping with Death and Grief for Care Partners – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
30 Aug

Virtual Minds in Motion

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

Minds in Motion® is an evidence-based program that includes physical activity, socialization, and mentally stimulating activities for people living with dementia and their care partners to participate in together. Alzheimer Society Toronto is currently recruiting participants to join our pilot project to learn about the impacts of Minds in Motion® offered virtually (on the computer).

This program runs once a week for 8 weeks on Zoom. Our 8-week fall series will be held on:

Tuesdays from 10:30 AM. – 12:00 P.M. from August 30 to October 18

 

August 30

September 6, 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18

 

This is a great environment to establish new friendships with others who are living with similar experiences. Combining physical, mental, and social stimulation improves brain health and may slow the disease progression.

As this program is part of a research study, participants will be guided through a short pre and post program interview and health questionnaire as a condition of participation.

We will be hosting multiple date offerings throughout the year. To learn more about the program please contact Talia Nepotiuk, Active Living Program Coordinator at tnepotiuk@alz.to.

CLICK HERE if you are interested to participate.

Virtual Minds in Motion2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
29 Aug

Music Therapy with Holly

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

Music Therapy with Holly.

Come and enjoy an hour of live music, provided by Holly!

Holly is a Music Therapist with Miya Music Therapy. Join us for a Sing-A-Long.

Mondays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

July 11, 18 and 25

August 8, 15, 22, and 29

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate

CLICK HERE to register

For more information, contact Recreation Therapist, Chantel Costa at ccosta@schcontario.ca  



 
 
Music Therapy with Holly2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
25 Aug

LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00
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 4:00 pm using Zoom

For more information about the support group, please contact Curtis Larade (he/him) clarade@alz.to and/or Jennifer Code (she/her) jcode@alz.to
 
To register, CLICK HERE
LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-06-30T12:34:25-04:00

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