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Events for Family Caregivers

30 Jan

2SLGBTQIA+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2024-07-14T04:43:51-04:00
Are you or a loved one part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ 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 meet every last Thursday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm using Zoom

 

For more information about the support group, please contact Curtis Larade (he/him) clarade@alz.to
 
To register, CLICK HERE
 
2SLGBTQIA+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2024-07-14T04:43:51-04:00
30 Jan

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-07-14T04:43:51-04:00

This gentle low impact dance fitness class with Jenn uses diverse music and simple dance movements to create a dynamic and energizing aerobic workout. With easy to follow moves that can be done seated or standing, this upbeat class is set to positive, playful and uplifting music. You will be motivated by the joyful, welcoming and supportive environment that encourages you to let go and have fun! No experience required.

Jenn Hicks is a Personal Trainer Size and Inclusive Fitness Specialist who has taught dance fitness classes for the past 17 years. She was named NOW Magazine’s Best Virtual Fitness Instructor for 2020. Jenn customizes routines for every class and helps attendees modify steps or movements whenever they need a little extra care.

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

CLICK HERE to register.

Dance Fitness – Zoom2024-07-14T04:43:51-04:00
27 Jan

Spousal Support Group – Zoom

2024-07-14T04:43:51-04:00

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

This monthly support group will provide an opportunity for spousal caregivers to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. Group members will decide on the focus and direction of the group, and both practical and emotional needs will be explored.

• Share insights and experiences related to your personal caregiving experience
• Learn about how others are adjusting to their own changing relationships
• Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

Support Group meets monthly on the last Monday of every month from 1:30-3:00 pm monthly online using Zoom.
 
Spousal Support Group – Zoom2024-07-14T04:43:51-04:00
23 Jan

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-07-14T04:43:50-04:00

This gentle low impact dance fitness class with Jenn uses diverse music and simple dance movements to create a dynamic and energizing aerobic workout. With easy to follow moves that can be done seated or standing, this upbeat class is set to positive, playful and uplifting music. You will be motivated by the joyful, welcoming and supportive environment that encourages you to let go and have fun! No experience required.

Jenn Hicks is a Personal Trainer Size and Inclusive Fitness Specialist who has taught dance fitness classes for the past 17 years. She was named NOW Magazine’s Best Virtual Fitness Instructor for 2020. Jenn customizes routines for every class and helps attendees modify steps or movements whenever they need a little extra care.

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

CLICK HERE to register.

Dance Fitness – Zoom2024-07-14T04:43:50-04:00
21 Jan

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

2024-07-14T04:43:50-04:00

Tuesday, January 21st from 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.

Join us for an engaging virtual art talk and more in-depth experience of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The AGO Art Educator will help participants explore their collection through conversation, exchanging ideas and observations about the selected artworks. 

This program is designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The virtual art talk is facilitated by an experienced AGO Art Educator.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) – (ONLINE)2024-07-14T04:43:50-04:00
16 Jan

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-07-14T04:43:49-04:00

This gentle low impact dance fitness class with Jenn uses diverse music and simple dance movements to create a dynamic and energizing aerobic workout. With easy to follow moves that can be done seated or standing, this upbeat class is set to positive, playful and uplifting music. You will be motivated by the joyful, welcoming and supportive environment that encourages you to let go and have fun! No experience required.

Jenn Hicks is a Personal Trainer Size and Inclusive Fitness Specialist who has taught dance fitness classes for the past 17 years. She was named NOW Magazine’s Best Virtual Fitness Instructor for 2020. Jenn customizes routines for every class and helps attendees modify steps or movements whenever they need a little extra care.

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

CLICK HERE to register.

Dance Fitness – Zoom2024-07-14T04:43:49-04:00
15 Jan

The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program

2024-07-14T04:43:49-04:00
 
The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program (5-Week Series)
Weekly on Wednesdays from January 15 – February 12th from 2:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M

January 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, & 12th 2025
Join The Power of Music with Steve – our Weekly Virtual Music Program! This program explores different musical genres though live musical performances, and engaging conversations such as music on Broadway, music and meditation, great composers, jazz, musical improvisation, and music and memories! It is an hour of pure joy and fun!
Steve Koven is a composer, performer, producer, educator, and film maker. His band the Steve Koven Trio has toured the world for more then two decades, and they have been coined the ‘Canadian Cultural Ambassadors’. As an educator, Steve has been teaching in the Faculty of Music at Toronto’s York University, teaching Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz Piano Studies. As well he teaches in the Music Department at Centennial College.
This series is appropriate for learners at all levels and provides opportunities for each participant to engage at their own pace and in their own style.
For more information about this program, please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to or by phone at 416-389-6099
The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program2024-07-14T04:43:49-04:00
13 Jan

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2024-07-14T04:43:48-04:00

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 – ONLINE2024-07-14T04:43:48-04:00
13 Jan

The Royal Conservatory – Rebanks Fellows Concert (273 Bloor Street W)

2024-07-14T04:43:48-04:00

Monday, January 13th from 3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M at The Royal Conservatory of Music located at 273 Bloor St W.

The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School is the only one of its kind in Canada, offering a rich curriculum for career development. Alumni of the program grace the world’s great stages, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and Koerner Hall, and perform with major orchestras in Canada and abroad.

Enjoy a 45-minute chamber music recital by one of the 2023-24 Rebanks Fellows, followed by a short Q&A session led by Program Manager Jessica Wright.
For more information about this program please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to
The Royal Conservatory – Rebanks Fellows Concert (273 Bloor Street W)2024-07-14T04:43:48-04:00
10 Jan

Peer Support Group for Care Partners

2024-07-14T04:43:48-04:00
 
 

Our peer-led support groups provide care partners with the opportunity to discuss both practical and emotional needs related to caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. These groups are facilitated by volunteers who have lived experience as care partners and have received training on group facilitation. Participants and peer facilitators decide on the focus and direction of the group.


Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a safe setting which promotes mutual support, both practical and emotional, throughout the course of the disease
  • Enhance care partner’s knowledge of the illness, available supports, and coping strategies.
  • This group meets online on the second Friday of every month from 10:30am to 12:00pm.
    Registration and a short pre-screening are required before attending this support group.
    For more information about this peer support group or other peer support groups, please contact Zahra at ZAmarshi@alz.to.
     
    To complete the interest form: CLICK HERE

    *Disclaimer: We kindly ask that you complete the interest form if you are interested in attending. Completion of this interest form does not guarantee a spot in this group. Please check your junk/spam email box if you do not receive a confirmation email.
    PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FOR INFORMAL CAREGIVERS/PARTNERS/FAMILY/FRIENDS.
    If you are a formal Healthcare Provider, please see program offerings: https://alz.to/courses-learning-programs/
     
    Peer Support Group for Care Partners2024-07-14T04:43:48-04:00

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