Events that require registration to attend

23 Jul

Meaningful Activities

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

 

This workshop will help care partners of a person with dementia in mid-to-late stages to develop and participate in meaningful activities. The goal is to provide practical ideas on how participants can spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon th person’s remaning strenghts. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members
  • Demonstrate importance of sensory stimulation for people with dementia or their family members
  • Employ additional strategies and resources for creating meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members

Registration is required. 

 

 

 

Meaningful Activities2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
15 Jul

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

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

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:

Wednesdays – July 15, 22, 29 and August 5 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please call Intake at 416-322-6560

 

 

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
9 Jul

Meaningful Activities

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

This workshop will help care partners of a person with dementia in mid-to-late stages to develop and participate in meaningful activities. The goal is to provide practical ideas on how participants can spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon th person’s remaning strenghts. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members
  • Demonstrate importance of sensory stimulation for people with dementia or their family members
  • Employ additional strategies and resources for creating meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members

Registration is required. 

Paid parking available on-site.

 

Meaningful Activities2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
8 Jul

CARERS Program (8 sessions)

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

This 8 – week program is for family caregivers of people with early and mid-stage dementia. An Accredited program of the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre CARERS Program, this is a fully integrated, comprehensive dementia care program that introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to deal with common challenging situations.

Goals of the Program:

  • Enhance practical skills for caregivers
  • Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
  • Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support

Dates and Time – this is a 8-week program

Wednesdays – July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

There may be concurrent programming for your family member with dementia on-site. This will be confirmed at the time of your screening call.

Registration and a short pre-screening is required.

For more program information, please call Intake at 416-322-6560 or email Katie MacLean at kmaclean@alz.to

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions)2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
6 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

This workshop is to help care partners identify theit sources of stress and develop coping strategies. The focus of the session will be on exploring the concept of resilience and ways to build care partner resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the different types of stress care partners may experience and develop coping strategies to deal with the stress
  • Increase awareness of the importance of self-care for the care partner
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community and where to seek those services
  • Describe the concept of resilience and why it is important for care partners

Registration is required. 

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience2020-04-06T13:43:32-04:00
2 Jul

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

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

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

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:

Thursdays – July 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Registration and a short pre-screening is required. 

For program information and to register, please call Intake at 416-322-6560

 

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00
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
23 Jun

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication

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

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support

For family caregivers. Registration is required 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication2020-04-06T13:43:31-04:00
18 Jun

Living with Ambiguous Loss Support Group (4 sessions)

2020-04-06T13:43:30-04:00

The concept of “Ambiguous Loss” will be explored with participants. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about Pauline Boss’ theory and obtain strategies to implement in their own lives. By using Pauline Boss’ theory, participants should obtain a better understanding of their own experience of grief related to caring for their family member and friend. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of “Ambiguous Loss”
  • Develop coping strategies to implement in their own lives
  • Obtain a better understanding of their own experience of grief related to caring for their own family member

Dates and Time: Thursdays – June 18, 25, July 2 and 9 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Registration and a short pre-screeing is required before you could attend.  For more information, call Intake Coordinator at 416-322-6560    

Living with Ambiguous Loss Support Group (4 sessions)2020-04-06T13:43:30-04:00
18 Jun

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2020-04-06T13:43:30-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

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 n the community

Registration is required. 

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)2020-04-06T13:43:30-04:00

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