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Events for Family Caregivers

15 Mar

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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: Tuesdays – March 15, 22, 29 and April 5

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
15 Feb

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

This 8-week online program is for spouse or partner of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in the community. 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: Tuesdays – February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 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 Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
10 Feb

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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 – February 10, 17, 24 and March 3

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
3 Feb

CARERS Program for Adult Children (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

This 8-week online program is for adult children of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in the community. 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 – February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
27 Jan

LGBTQI2S+ Support Group – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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 will meet monthly, starting in November, online using Zoom.

If you, or someone you know, may be interested in participating, please contact Curtis Larade he/him (clarade@alz.to) and/or Jennifer Code she/her (jcode@alz.to)

LGBTQI2S+ Support Group – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
11 Jan

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

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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: Tuesdays – January 11, 18, 25 and February 1

Time: from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
30 Dec

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
28 Dec

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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) – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00
27 Dec

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm online using Zoom.
 
This support group is full, Click here if you would like to be added in the wait list.
 

 

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:05-04:00

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