Events for People with Dementia

25 Jun

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour

2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00

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.

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

Registration is required.

 

 

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00
11 Jun

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour

2020-04-06T13:43:29-04:00

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.

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 Remy at rsookhai@alz.to

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour2020-04-06T13:43:29-04:00
21 May

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour

2020-04-06T13:43:27-04:00

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.

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

Registration is required.

 

 

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour2020-04-06T13:43:27-04:00
14 May

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour

2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00

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.

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 Remy at 416-640-6317 or at  rsookhai@alz.to

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Tour2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00
14 May

Horse Program

2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00

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. Most of the program time is spent standing on an uneven surface in the arena. The program may not be suitable for people with impaired balance or those using a wheelchair or a walker. During cold days, the arena will be heated. 

Dates and time:

Thursdays – May 14, 21, 28 and June 4 and 11 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

RSVP, space is limited.

 

 

Horse Program2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00
13 May

Advisory Committee

2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00

Are you living  with dementia? Have you used our programs and services in the past? Do you want to help develop a guiding vision that will inform the work we do at AST? 

If so, you are invited to join the Alzheimer Society Toronto (AST) Advisory Committee.  The group meets on a monthly basis with a new topic presented and discussed each month. You will get the opportunity to provide your feedback and thoughts as well as connect with other individuals experiencing similar life journeys.

If you would like to join us, please contact Romina Oliverio at

416-640-6330 or by email  roliverio@alz.to

 

Advisory Committee2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00
13 May

Patient Ombudsman Workshop

2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

Patient Ombudsman understands how frustrating it can be to not feel heard or understood, especially when it comes to your care or the care of a loved one.

This session will cover Patient Ombudsman’s role in resolving complaints about hospitals, home care and long term care, and how Patient Ombudsman can help if a complaint is not within its jurisdiction.

Registration is required, space is limited.

 

 

Patient Ombudsman Workshop2020-04-06T13:43:26-04:00
7 May

First Steps (4 Sessions)

2020-04-06T13:43:25-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare 

 

This 4 session workshop is for people in the early stage of dementia and their care partners. It explores issues such as:

  • Assessing and managing day-to-day risks (such as driving, getting lost and money management)
  • Advance Care Planning (preparing for a time when you are not able to make decisions about your care)
  • Brain Health and a detailed look at changes to the brain
  • Identifying and managing stress

Dates and Time:

Thursdays – May 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration and short pre-screening is required. 

 

 

 

 

First Steps (4 Sessions)2020-04-06T13:43:25-04:00
6 May

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2020-04-06T13:43:25-04:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and/or care partners 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)2020-04-06T13:43:25-04:00
30 Apr

Patient Ombudsman Workshop (ONLINE)

2020-04-06T13:43:24-04:00

 

We understand that these are extremely stressful times and it may be helpful for some to learn about some of the COVID-19 related complaints.

Patient Ombudsman understands how frustrating it can be to not feel heard or understood, especially when it comes to your care or the care of a loved one.

This session will cover Patient Ombudsman’s role in resolving complaints about hospitals, home care and long term care, and how Patient Ombudsman can help if a complaint is not within its jurisdiction.

Registration is required, space is limited.

This workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

 

 

Patient Ombudsman Workshop (ONLINE)2020-04-06T13:43:24-04:00

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