1 Sep

Wives Support Group – ONLINE

2020-07-02T12:31:10-04:00

 

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 support group will provide an opportunity for spousal care partners to come together to support each other through caregiving experience.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationship
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet every second Tuesday of the month online using Zoom.
 
Wives Support Group – ONLINE2020-07-02T12:31:10-04:00
31 Aug

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2020-07-02T12:31:10-04:00

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 support group will provide an opportunity for spousal care partners to come together to support each other through caregiving experience.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationship
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet every last Monday of the month online using Zoom.
Spousal Support Group – ONLINE2020-07-02T12:31:10-04:00
31 Aug

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2020-07-02T12:31:10-04:00

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 dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Sociery of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2020-07-02T12:31:10-04:00
28 Aug

Webinar: Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

2020-07-02T12:31:09-04:00

This workshop will review major milestones in Alzheimer’s Disease research and summarize trends in ongoing research happening worldwide. 

To REGISTER: Go to our ONLINE LEARNING site at www.alzeducate.ca

Step 1: Access your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

 

Webinar: Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research2020-07-02T12:31:09-04:00
26 Aug

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2020-07-02T12:31:09-04:00

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. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Join Cathy Barrick the 3rd and 4th Wednesday monthly from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M.

  • June 17th
  • June 24th
  • July 15th  
  • July 22nd
  • August 19th
  • August 26th

This program will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2020-07-02T12:31:09-04:00
25 Aug

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups

2020-07-02T12:31:08-04:00

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups

Alzheimer Society Toronto (AST) is thrilled to be leading the work on the City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy. The strategy, one of 27 recommendations outlined in the Toronto Seniors Strategy (V.2) as approved by Toronto City Council, will propose a focused and collaborative approach that better addresses and meets the needs of seniors and caregivers in Toronto.

If you are a caregiver, or have been in the past, for someone living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, we invite you to take part in a virtual focus group to provide input and direction in the development of the City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy.

Scott Russell, CEO of AST will facilitate a space for you and others to share your lived experiences as a caregiver – with particulate emphasis on how COVID-19 has impacted you, what are the challenges you face, and how can the City of Toronto and other community agencies better support you.  

A confirmation email containing the zoom link to participate will be sent to you once you register. A short survey will be sent to you prior to the focus group to collect general data on your caregiving situation. This data will not be shared outside of the organization. Please note the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information.

About the City of Toronto Seniors Strategy

For the first time in history, there are now more Torontonians over the age of 65 than children aged 15 and below. By 2031, ONE-QUARTER of the City’s population will be over the age of 60. Recognizing the significant policy, service and resource implications of this demographic shift, Council adopted the Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0 (EX34.2) on May 22, 2018. This includes direction to establish a Seniors Housing and Services entity at the City.  An “Accountability Table” of 100+ agencies, department and community groups has informed and guided the development of the strategy. With this context, it is Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s desire to support Recommendation #6 to develop a Caregiver Strategy, leveraging the breadth and political success of the Accountability Table to support Seniors aging in the community including frail and those living with cognitive decline.

 

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups2020-07-02T12:31:08-04:00
25 Aug

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-07-02T12:31:09-04:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic caregivers are experiencing both ongoing and new challenges; this drop-in virtual support group provides an opportunity for unpaid care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together via telephone or video chat to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences and challenges related to COVID-19
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and in the community

Registration required; group will be held via Zoom and instructions will be provided prior to the group.

Tuesdays 1-2pm (until further notice)

 

 

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)2020-07-02T12:31:09-04:00
20 Aug

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2020-07-02T12:31:07-04:00

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 dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Sociery of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2020-07-02T12:31:07-04:00
20 Aug

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups

2020-07-02T12:31:07-04:00

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups

Alzheimer Society Toronto (AST) is thrilled to be leading the work on the City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy. The strategy, one of 27 recommendations outlined in the Toronto Seniors Strategy (V.2) as approved by Toronto City Council, will propose a focused and collaborative approach that better addresses and meets the needs of seniors and caregivers in Toronto.

If you are a caregiver, or have been in the past, for someone living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, we invite you to take part in a virtual focus group to provide input and direction in the development of the City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy.

Scott Russell, CEO of AST will facilitate a space for you and others to share your lived experiences as a caregiver – with particulate emphasis on how COVID-19 has impacted you, what are the challenges you face, and how can the City of Toronto and other community agencies better support you.  

A confirmation email containing the zoom link to participate will be sent to you once you register. A short survey will be sent to you prior to the focus group to collect general data on your caregiving situation. This data will not be shared outside of the organization. Please note the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information.

About the City of Toronto Seniors Strategy

For the first time in history, there are now more Torontonians over the age of 65 than children aged 15 and below. By 2031, ONE-QUARTER of the City’s population will be over the age of 60. Recognizing the significant policy, service and resource implications of this demographic shift, Council adopted the Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0 (EX34.2) on May 22, 2018. This includes direction to establish a Seniors Housing and Services entity at the City.  An “Accountability Table” of 100+ agencies, department and community groups has informed and guided the development of the strategy. With this context, it is Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s desire to support Recommendation #6 to develop a Caregiver Strategy, leveraging the breadth and political success of the Accountability Table to support Seniors aging in the community including frail and those living with cognitive decline.

 

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups2020-07-02T12:31:07-04:00
19 Aug

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2020-07-02T12:31:07-04:00

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. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Join Cathy Barrick the 3rd and 4th Wednesday monthly from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M.

  • June 17th
  • June 24th
  • July 15th  
  • July 22nd
  • August 19th
  • August 26th

This program will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2020-07-02T12:31:07-04:00

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