Events that require registration to attend

26 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

RSVP required, space is limited.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

ROM Tour2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
18 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and caregivers 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)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
12 Nov

ROM Tour

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

RSVP required, space is limited.

For parking and directions, please refer to this link: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/location-parking

ROM Tour2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
7 Nov

Horse Program

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

Dates and time:

Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Registration is required.

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5 Nov

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

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.

Registration is required.

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

Art in the Moment: AGO Tour2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
2 Nov

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

2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

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: (this is a 4 session workshop)

Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration and pre-screening is required.

Training, Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH)2019-07-21T02:21:08-04:00
28 Oct

Art Series

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

Join us for an 6-week art series workshop to learn, experiment, and explore creativity with a variety of art projects and mediums.This workshop, offered in an encouraging and relaxing environment and by a professional art teacher, is for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Studies have shown that art making promotes relaxation, improves the mood and reduces the stress related to memory loss and caregiving.

The failure-free environment in our art program can help the participants living with dementia and their caregivers to build relationships and gain confidence.

No experience is necessary! Materials and refreshments are provided.

Dates: this is a 6-week program

Mondays – October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On-site parking available.

Registration is required.

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9 Oct

Family Dynamics of Caregiving

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare

Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Dementia

This workshop will explore the major challenges and concerns that can arise for families caring for a person with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify family dynamics and their affects on families
  • Explore strategies for assisting families, building on strengths and resilience
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Registration is required.

Parking cost: $2.75/half hour or $10/day maximum

Family Dynamics of Caregiving2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00
8 Oct

CARERS Program (8 sessions)

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

Location: Toronto Memory Program

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

Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 and 26

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 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 is required. You will be contacted for pre-screening to confirm your attendance. 

CARERS Program (8 sessions)2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00
2 Oct

Navigating the Dementia Care System

2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

Location: Providence Healthcare 

This workshop will provide caregivers with an overview of services available for people with dementia and their caregivers. Services reviewed include dental care, housing, some OHIP covered services, respite services, financial assistance and tax credits.

Learnng objectives:

  • Identify medical and emergency services covered by OHIP
  • Recognize the different housing options available to people with dementia
  • Describe the role of the CCAC in dementia care
  • How to find home help in your community
  • Financial subsidies

Registration  is required.

Navigating the Dementia Care System2019-07-21T02:21:07-04:00

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