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Events for Family Caregivers

9 Jan

Cantonese Peer Support Group for Care Partners

2024-07-19T04:45:08-04:00
 
This Cantonese Peer-led Support Group provide care partners to connect with one another and learn and discuss the practical and emotional needs related to caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Each session will be broken down into two components: An Educational presentation followed by discussion and sharing related to the presentation topic. 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.
粵語支援小組,旨在為照顧者提供互相聯繫的機會 、並且學習和討論有關照顧患有阿茲海默氏症或其他認知障礙症家庭成員時的實際和情感需求。每節分為兩個部分:教育講座,然後有關主題的討論和分享。小組由有照顧經驗並接受過小組輔導訓練的義工帶領。參加者將會和主持人一起決定小組的重點和方向。
 
 
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.
小組目的:
• 提供安全的環境,促進在疾病過程中的互助、實用知識交流與情感支援。
• 提高照顧者對疾病,尋找適切的支援,應對策略等知識。
 
 
Support Group will be presented in CANTONESE using Zoom.
The group will meet on: 
Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
小組將以粵語ZOOM會議形式進
每月第2個星期四,下午4時至5時30分
Registration is required followed by a short pre-screening by phone call prior to the start of the program.
參加者須事先登記,進行簡短電話篩選程序。
For more information about this peer support group or other peer support groups, please contact Zahra at ZAmarshi@alz.to.
如欲了解更多詳情,請電郵至 ZAmarshi@alz.to 聯絡。
To complete the interest form: CLICK HERE
如有興趣參加,請按此處填寫表格
*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.
* 免責聲明:如閣下有興趣參加,請填寫上述表格。填寫表格並不保證閣下一定能參加此小組。若您沒有收到確認電郵,請檢查您的垃圾郵件/箱。
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/
請注意:此活動僅限非正式照顧者/伴侶/家庭成員/朋友參加。 如閣下是正式的醫療保健提供者,請參閱課程大綱:https://alz.to/courses-learning-programs/
 
 
Cantonese Peer Support Group for Care Partners2024-07-19T04:45:08-04:00
9 Jan

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:45:07-04:00

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 – Zoom2024-07-19T04:45:07-04:00
8 Jan

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)

2024-07-19T04:45:07-04:00
Wednesday, January 8th, 2025 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto Head Office located at 20 Eglinton Ave W, 16th Floor.
Mid-Town Social focuses on social wellness for people with Dementia and their care partners. In this series, we create purposeful connections among people who are on similar journeys while engaging in a variety of engaging activities including art making, games, creative movement, cooking, meaningful conversations and more. The program is flexible and will be catered to the interests and needs of the group participants. Let’s come together, break bread, have a laugh and be creative together.
Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)2024-07-19T04:45:07-04:00
7 Jan

Wives Support Group – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:45:06-04:00

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

In partnership with Providence, 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 monthly online using Zoom.
 
Wives Support Group – Zoom2024-07-19T04:45:06-04:00
7 Jan

Drop-in Spousal Support Group – IN PERSON

2024-07-19T04:45:06-04:00

This monthly, drop-in support group provides an opportunity for spouses caring for a person living with dementia to come together and support each other through the caregiving experience. The goals of this group are to share personal feelings, increase healthy coping strategies, decrease isolation, and improve awareness of resources and supports in the community.

Topics for discussion will be tailored to group needs, but may include:
• Managing stress
• Ambiguous loss
• Guilt
• Family dynamics
• Self-care
• Understanding responsive behaviors
• Long-term care

Dates and time: 1st Tuesday of every month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Location: Scotiabank Learning Centre (Room B-156) at Providence Healthcare 

Address: 3276 St Clair Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1L 1W1.

Parking: Available on-site for 2.75/each ½ hour or 10.00 daily maximum.

Registration: NOT REQUIRED – Drop-in Format

Drop-in Spousal Support Group – IN PERSON2024-07-19T04:45:06-04:00
2 Jan

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:45:05-04:00

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 – Zoom2024-07-19T04:45:05-04:00
30 Dec

Spousal Support Group – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:45:05-04:00

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 – Zoom2024-07-19T04:45:05-04:00
26 Dec

2SLGBTQIA+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2024-07-19T04:45:04-04:00
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 – ONLINE2024-07-19T04:45:04-04:00
26 Dec

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:45:04-04:00

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 – Zoom2024-07-19T04:45:04-04:00
19 Dec

Dance Fitness – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:45:02-04:00

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 – Zoom2024-07-19T04:45:02-04:00

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