Events for Family Caregivers

22 Jan

Webinar: Enhancing Family Dynamics

2019-11-19T02:21:06-05:00

Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Dementia

Explore the major challenges and concerns that can arise for families caring for a person 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: Enhancing Family Dynamics2019-11-19T02:21:06-05:00
10 Jan

Webinar: Long Distance Caregiving

2019-11-19T02:21:06-05:00

For family caregivers caring from a distance.

Explore some of the unique challenges and issues that can arise when caring from a distance, as well as identify the different ways caregivers can provide support and be involved in the person’s life.

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: Long Distance Caregiving2019-11-19T02:21:06-05:00
9 Jan

Living with Ambiguous Loss Support Group (4 sessions)

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

As a family member caring for a person with dementia, you may find that you are experiencing ongoing stress and grief due to the “ambiguous loss” of having your family member physically present, but psychologically absent.

This four-week support group will provide you the opportunity to explore these feelings.

Dates and Time: 

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

To register, fill in form below and a short pre-screening is required. 

For more information, call Intake Coordinator at 416-322-6560

Living with Ambiguous Loss Support Group (4 sessions)2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
7 Jan

Dementia 101

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

This workshop will provide family caregivers with an overview of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the importance of early diagnosis and illustrates the progression of the disease. 

Topics:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the process of diagnosis and medications available
  • Develop a better, over-all understanding of dementia
  • Increase your knowledge of the stages and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Better the caregiver’s insight into the person with dementia (PWD)
  • Learn about community services and supports

Registration is required.

Dementia 1012019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
6 Jan

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA)

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) is an energizing cardio dance fitness practice for people living with dementia and their caregivers. NIA 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.

Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Dates: 

Mondays – January 6, 13, 20 and 27, and February 3 and 10, 2020 

Time:

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Registration required, space is limited. 

Please note: the entrance is behind the building. Free parking at the parking lot behind the building.

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

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA)2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
17 Dec

Date Night: Holiday Celebration

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

As clients of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, we cordially invite you and a loved one to join us for Date Night: Holiday Celebration

Date Night is an opportunity to celebrate you and your spouse (partner). It is an opportunity to enjoy delicious homemade food, a glass of wine, listen to live music and hit the dance floor. We will provide you with a welcoming, dementia-friendly, beautiful eventing.

Attire: Please feel free to dress up in your party attire and bring your dancing shoes.

Registration is now full.

If you wish to be placed in the wait list, please call Indu at 416-646-3655 or by email: ishah@alz.to

Date Night: Holiday Celebration2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
17 Dec

Young Carers Support Group

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

The content of the support group is driven by the participants with an emphasis on concerns experienced by carers 16-35 years old. Some sessions will be held in-person, and some will be offered through an online platform.

Participants are encouraged to speak about issues of importance to them and to suggest topics for future discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a safe environment for young caregivers to explore issues related to caring for someone with dementia or MCI
  • Enhance caregiver’s knowledge of the illness, available supports and coping strategies

Group meet every 3rd Tuesday of every month either in person or online:

In person meet at Yonge and Eglinton office

Online on Tuesday, December 17 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Use your computer, internet connection and phone to participate in a live support group using ZOOM for online sessions. 

This support group is FREE, registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For information or to register, call Susan Price at 416-432-5682 or by email: sprice@alz.to

Young Carers Support Group2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
15 Dec

AST Concert: Rolston String Quartet

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

Join us on Sunday, December 15th for a special winter concert created in partnership with Xenia Concerts!

The award-winning Rolston String Quartet will present a program of great music in a casual and dementia-friendly environment. The ensemble was formed in 2013 at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency and since then has won numerous competitions and awards including first prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition (2016), and the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award (2017). They have recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, in Philadelphia, Houston, and other major centres.

Thanks to the special partnership with Xenia Concerts and the Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), this concert will be free.

Please note: seating is on a first come first serve basis.

RSVP is required.

For information or if you need assistance, please call:

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

AST Concert: Rolston String Quartet2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
11 Dec

Tamil Monthly Peer Support Group

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

In partnership with Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST), Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is offering a unique peer-led support group for Tamil-speaking family members and friends caring for those with memory loss. In this monthly support group, staff and trained volunteer facilitators will provide the opportunity to discuss the many challenges of caring for someone with memory loss, with others who understand.

Our goal is to:

  • Provide a safe and open environment for participants to share stories and learn techniques for improving quality of life.
  • Enhance caregiver’s knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including available supports and coping strategies.

Group meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month:

Dates: December 11, January 15, February 12 and March 11

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

A light lunch will be provided.

For more information and registration, contact:

Tamil Seniors Program Coordinator at 416-847-4129 or djayapathy@schcontario.ca

Tamil Monthly Peer Support Group2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00
10 Dec

ROM Tour

2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

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 416-646-3655 or ishah@alz.to

 

ROM Tour2019-11-19T02:21:05-05:00

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