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15 Dec

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO)

2020-10-21T12:51:31-04:00

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO)

Do you want a more in depth experience of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)? The AGO offers engaging small group virtual art talks for Alzheimer Society Toronto. The AGO will help you explore their collection through conversation, exchanging ideas and observations about the selected artworks. This is a one-hour virtual art talk hosted on Zoom. The program is designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The art talk is facilitated by an experienced AGO Art Educator and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.
Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO)2020-10-21T12:51:31-04:00
15 Dec

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss Workshop – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

For care partners of individuals living with dementia in mid-to-late stages. Explore the concept of ambiguous loss, develop coping strategies and gain understanding of feelings of grief when caring for a person with dementia. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of Ambiguous Loss
  • Recognize the uniqueness and complexity of Ambiguous Loss
  • Explore concepts for learning to live with Ambiguous Loss
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss Workshop – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
15 Dec

Gentle NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics) Fitness – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

Join us for a 1-hour online session of Gentle Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) Fitness with Jennifer online.

This program uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Special thank you to the Rotary Club of Forest-Hill for sponsoring this 6-week series.

Tuesday, November 10 – December 15 (6-week series) from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Gentle NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics) Fitness – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
13 Dec

Jazz, Tango & Classical Music Concert – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
Join us for this special online concert featuring musicians, Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka. Together, Rebekah and Drew will perform a program featuring a mix of genres including jazz, tango, and classical music. They will perform on a variety instruments including the violin, bandoneon, and hardanger fiddle.

Rebekah Wolkstein is celebrated for her stunning virtuosity, nuance and broad music versatility. This Wisconsin-born violinist has established a strong presence on the Toronto music scene. Rebekah has toured extensively with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, and in recitals with famous baritone, Russel Braun. Rebekah can be heard on numerous recordings playing folk, klezmer, pop, latin and jazz. She has also performed and collaborated on theatre productions including award-winning shows with playwright/actress, Tracey Erin Smith. Rebekah is a member of the Payadora Tango Ensemble which has performed sold-out shows at the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Four Series Centre World Music Series and Toronto Music Festival. Rebekah also enjoys performing on her hardanger fiddle, a beautiful and resonant nine-string Norwegian instrument.

Drew Jurecka is a Toronto-based violinist and vocalist who is comfortable in many genres. Trained classically at the Cleveland Institute of Music, during his final year Drew played a solo with the great Dave Brubeck and his quartet at Severance Hall. While at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, a summer program for jazz and aspiring studio musicians, Drew had the opportunity to play at the Hollywood Bowl with Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, and Shirley Horn. Drew has played, written or arranged on more than 150 records, including several JUNO winning and Grammy nominated albums. He can be heard on numerous film and television soundtracks. Drew has toured internationally as a sideman and with his own projects. He spent five years on the road with Jeff Healey, and now plays as part of Jill Barber’s regular band. He is a faculty member at Humber College where he has helped to develop a unique jazz strings program that includes technique classes, ensembles and private lessons.

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.
Special thank you to our partnership with Xenia Concerts and George C. Hunt Family Foundation for sponsoring this event.
Jazz, Tango & Classical Music Concert – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
11 Dec

Peer Support Group for Care Partners – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

Our peer-led support groups provide care partners with the opportunity to discuss both practical and emotional needs related to caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. These groups are facilitated by volunteers who have lived experience as care partners and have received training on group facilitation. Participants and peer facilitators decide on the focus and direction of the group. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a safe setting which promotes mutual support, both practical and emotional, throughout the course of the disease
  • Enhance care partner’s knowledge of the illness, available supports, and coping strategies. 
Group meet online every 2nd Friday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Evening option is also available. 
 
Registration and a short pre-screening is required before you could attend this support group.
 
If you are interested to attend, click here.
Peer Support Group for Care Partners – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
9 Dec

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementias (under age 65) and their care partners. In this online series, we will be creating informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of  recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Please join our facilitator, Cathy Barrick from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. 

  • Wednesday, October 7th
  • Wednesday, October 21st
  • Wednesday, November 4th
  • Wednesday, November 18th
  • Wednesday, December 9th 

This program will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
8 Dec

Supporting Communication – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

This presentation discusses changes in communication that occur in people with dementia and strategies to communicate and support the individual using a person- centered approach.

Learning Objectives: 

  •  Recognize different ways in which communication occurs
  •  Explain how communication changes in a person with dementia
  •  Describe strategies that can support communication with a person with dementia
  •  Recognize the benefits of validating a person’s feeling when trying to communicate
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Supporting Communication – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
8 Dec

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
8 Dec

Gentle NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics) Fitness – ONLINE

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

Join us for a 1-hour online session of Gentle Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) Fitness with Jennifer online.

This program uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Special thank you to the Rotary Club of Forest-Hill for sponsoring this 6-week series.

Tuesday, November 10 – December 15 (6-week series) from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Gentle NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics) Fitness – ONLINE2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00
5 Dec

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be a personal support worker or front-line health-care provider.

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized Dementia Care Training Program. With this 12-hour program, you’ll learn:

  • The U-First! approach to managing responsive behaviours
  • The nature and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The factors that contribute to responsive behaviours
  • The changes related to aging by experiencing an aging simulation

Dates and Time: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Saturdays – December 5 and 12, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2020-10-21T12:51:30-04:00

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