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18 Nov

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00

Join us for Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) online with Jennifer! Non-Impact Aerobics 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.   

THURSDAYS from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 

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

CLICK HERE to register

For more information, please contact Recreation and Volunteer Programs Manager, Katie Berkelmans at kberkelmans@alz.to

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00
16 Nov

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00
 

The content of this solution-focused support group is driven by the participants, with an emphasis on the unique experiences and challenges of young carers (16 to 40 years old).

Group Objectives:

  • To enhance existing knowledge of dementia and/or mild cognitive impairment, including resources and supports available.
  • To share insights and experiences related to our personal caregiving journeys with peers in a supportive environment.​
  • To explore balancing caregiving with other areas of our lives, such as school, work, socializing, extra-curricular activities, and starting a family of our own.
  • To acquire strategies related to self-care and care for our loved ones. ​
  • To set the agenda and suggest topics for future discussion. 

Each group session will begin with a review of group rules and a short grounding exercise,  followed by a care-and-share.

Group meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:30  pm of every month online using Zoom.  

Registration is required.

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00
16 Nov

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00

Are you looking for a more in-depth experience of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)? The AGO is offering 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.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

*please note, only 1 registration for each email address, you could then share your screen with however many people you wish to attend with you.

 

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00
16 Nov

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00

Join us for Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) online with Jennifer! Non-Impact Aerobics 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.   

TUESDAYS from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   

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

CLICK HERE to register

For more information, please contact Recreation and Volunteer Programs Manager, Katie Berkelmans at kberkelmans@alz.to

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00
11 Nov

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00

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

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 every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:29-04:00
11 Nov

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00

Join us for Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) online with Jennifer! Non-Impact Aerobics 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.   

THURSDAYS from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 

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

CLICK HERE to register

For more information, please contact Recreation and Volunteer Programs Manager, Katie Berkelmans at kberkelmans@alz.to

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00
11 Nov

Webinar: Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia & Neurocognitive Changes

2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00
Supporting Older Adults Living with Neurocognitive Disorders and Mental Illness
 
Bipolar affective disorder, Schizophrenia & Neurocognitive changes

• Learn about typical treatments for these mental illnesses when combined with Neurocognitive changes

• Focus on supportive strategies for frontline care partners to better support older adults living with Neurocognitive Disorders and Mental Illness

Presented by guest speakers Tara Resnick & Hazel Sebastian – Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants
 
In order to attend, you will have to register via www.Alzeducate.ca .  
You will need to create an account (free of change) or login to your account,  and then click the link to register: Anxiety, Depression and Neurocognitive Changes
 

Webinar: Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia & Neurocognitive Changes2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00
9 Nov

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00

Join us for Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) online with Jennifer! Non-Impact Aerobics 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.   

TUESDAYS from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   

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

CLICK HERE to register

For more information, please contact Recreation and Volunteer Programs Manager, Katie Berkelmans at kberkelmans@alz.to

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00
8 Nov

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00

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 – ONLINE2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00
8 Nov

U-First!® for Care Partners

2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00

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. 
Session dates are on Mondays, November 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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.

U-First!® for Care Partners2021-09-21T12:31:28-04:00

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