Events for people with Early Stage Dementia

10 Dec

ROM Tour

2019-09-19T12:31:26-04:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the ROM for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by two of the museum’s experienced Docents and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. 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://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

RSVP required, space is limited.

For information, please contact Indu Shah at 416-640-3655 or ishah@alz.to

 

ROM Tour2019-09-19T12:31:26-04:00
26 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-09-19T12:31:26-04:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the ROM for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by two of the museum’s experienced Docents and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. 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://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

RSVP required, space is limited.

For more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

 

ROM Tour2019-09-19T12:31:26-04:00
18 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-09-19T12:31:26-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and caregivers of people living with MCI.  The focus of the session will be on providing an overview of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia
  • Explore how MCI impacts individuals and families
  • Learn how to optimize cognitive health
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Registration is required. 

  

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2019-09-19T12:31:26-04:00
13 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and caregivers of people living with MCI.  The focus of the session will be on providing an overview of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia.

Learning Objectives:

Increase knowledge of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia

  • Explore how MCI impacts individuals and families
  • Learn how to optimize cognitive health
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Registration is required. 

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00
12 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the ROM for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by two of the museum’s experienced Docents and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. 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://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

RSVP required, space is limited.

For more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

 

ROM Tour2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00
7 Nov

Horse Program

2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00

This is a 5-week program for people living with early to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers, created in partnership with the Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD).

In this program participants can expect to have direct interaction with a therapy horse, learning how to groom the horse, understand some basic body language of horses and gain insight in how the horse perceives and interacts with the world around them. Through the sights, sounds and feel of the horses, participants can re-connect with positive early life memories, or experience the deep joy and contentment that comes from caring for, and interacting with, animals.

Participants are not required to have experience with horses. Please wear comfortable clothing and fully enclosed footwear.

Please note: This program does not involve horseback riding. For more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655

Dates and time:

Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

This program is generously sponsored by Woodbine Cares

Horse Program2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00
5 Nov

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour

2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00

This is a one-hour guided tour of the AGO for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The tour is facilitated by an experienced AGO Docent and is assisted by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Please note: Refreshments are not included in this tour. 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

Registration is required.

For more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

 

 

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00
28 Oct

Art Series

2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00

Join us for an 6-week art series workshop to learn, experiment, and explore creativity with a variety of art projects and mediums.This workshop, offered in an encouraging and relaxing environment and by a professional art teacher, is for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Studies have shown that art making promotes relaxation, improves the mood and reduces the stress related to memory loss and caregiving.

The failure-free environment in our art program can help the participants living with dementia and their caregivers to build relationships and gain confidence.

No experience is necessary! Materials and refreshments are provided.

Dates: this is a 6-week program

Mondays – October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On-site parking available.

Registration is required. For more information, please call Indu at 416-640-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

Art Series2019-09-19T12:31:25-04:00
19 Oct

AST Jazz Concert

2019-09-19T12:31:24-04:00

Join us on Saturday, October 19th for this special fall concert featuring one of Canada’s leading jazz vocalists, Alex Samaras, together with the renown Australian pianist, Lara Dodds-Eden.  

This incredible duo performs an eclectic and genre-defying concert which draws inspiration from disparate and unlikely sources. Jazz, musical theatre, classical art song, indie, and original music all come together in a sensitive and passionate ode to life, art, and the human experience.  Experience these two award-winning artists for an afternoon of music that depends upon two to come to life, music that speaks directly regardless of its age or origin.

Thanks to the special partnership with Xenia Concerts and the Sony Centre, this concert will be free.

Please register to reserve your spot.

For information or if you need assistance, please call:

Indu Shah at 416-646-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

 

AST Jazz Concert2019-09-19T12:31:24-04:00
8 Oct

Men’s Woodworking Workshop

2019-09-19T12:31:24-04:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto is launching a men’s woodworking workshop!

This is an 8-week program where men living with early to mid-stage dementia can socialize and collaborate on woodworking projects or small repairs. Join us for two hours of hands-on activities in an informal context where you can meet other people, learn, and mentor in groups with other men.

Please note that experience with woodworking is not required to take part in the program.

Dates: Tuesdays – October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 and 26 

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Makerspace (Toronto Tool Library) is located at 192 Spadina Ave. (north of Spadina and Queen St. West, same building as the Centre for Social Innovation) Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/snS3rXUuCmKGzqNE9

Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Light refreshments are included.

This workshop is FREE, registration is required, space is limited.

For more information, call Indu at 416-646-3655 or by email at ishah@alz.to

Men’s Woodworking Workshop2019-09-19T12:31:24-04:00

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