Events for Family Caregivers

26 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

RSVP required, space is limited.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

ROM Tour2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
18 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
12 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

RSVP required, space is limited.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

ROM Tour2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
7 Nov

Horse Program

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

Dates and time:

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

Registration is required.

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7 Nov

Webinar: Caregiver Stress

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

Explore types of coping strategies, increase awareness of the importance of self care and learn about supportive services.

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia

Use your computer, internet connection and phone to participate in a live presentation

 To REGISTER:

Go to our NEW online learning site at www.alzeducate.ca

Step 1: Access your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

 

 

Webinar: Caregiver Stress2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
5 Nov

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

Registration is required.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://ago.ca/visit

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
4 Nov

Supportive Communication (Cantonese)

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

Increase your knowledge of how Alzheimer’s disease may affect a person with dementia’s ability to communicate and tips on different approaches to take when communicating with a person with dementia.

Presented in Cantonese by Alzheimer Society of Toronto

For information and to register, please call (416) 493-3333

 

Supportive Communication (Cantonese)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
2 Nov

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

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

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 and Time: (this is a 4 session workshop)

Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration and pre-screening is required.

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
28 Oct

Art Series

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

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.

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26 Oct

Monthly Mindfulness for Caregivers Group

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

This once a month group will offer family caregivers of person with dementia a chance to learn and practice mindfulness techniques in an open and relaxed environment. The goal is to be focused on the present moment while being gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental. There is no pressure on “getting it right.” Some commitment to practice outside of the group is expected and encouraged.

Learnig objectives:

  • Learn about mindfulness through short readings, brief lectures and interactive discussions
  • Practice and become comfortable with simple mindfulness techniques, while learning to be present in the moment in a non-judgemental way
  • Incorporate mindfulness into everyday life

Registration and pre-screening is required.

For information or to register, please contact Lisa Fitzwilliam at:

Tel: 416-708-8423  Email: lfitzwilliam@alz.to

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