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Events that require registration to attend

14 Jun

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)

2023-01-27T20:19:29-05:00

The 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.

Wednesday, June 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM


Let’s come together to share some food, have a laugh and be creative together. The Mid-town Social focuses on social wellness for people with Dementia and their care partners, this is a hybrid program we will be both in-person and virtual depending on our program plans.

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)2023-01-27T20:19:29-05:00
10 May

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)

2023-01-27T20:19:28-05:00

The 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.

Wednesday, May 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM


Let’s come together to share some food, have a laugh and be creative together. The Mid-town Social focuses on social wellness for people with Dementia and their care partners, this is a hybrid program we will be both in-person and virtual depending on our program plans.

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)2023-01-27T20:19:28-05:00
8 May

The Royal Conservatory – Rebanks Fellows Concert (ONLINE)

2023-01-27T20:19:28-05:00

Monday, May 8th from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Unique in Canada, The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program is a one-year postgraduate program of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School. These talented musicians at the cusp of their professional careers will perform a live concert virtually within the Royal Conservatory music hall. Join is online from the comfort of your homes!

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

For more information about this program, please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to
The Royal Conservatory – Rebanks Fellows Concert (ONLINE)2023-01-27T20:19:28-05:00
7 May

Xenia Concert: The Thalea Quartet

2023-01-27T20:19:28-05:00

Sunday,May 7th from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

In partnership with TO Live, Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and Baycrest@Home, Xenia Concerts is proud to present Thalea Quartet!

The Thalea Quartet brings their signature vibrancy and emotional commitment to dynamic performances that reflect the past, present, and the future of the string quartet repertoire while celebrating diverse musical traditions from around the world. Fueled by the belief that chamber music is a powerful force for building community and human connection, the Thalea String Quartet has performed across North America, Europe, and China, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Massey Hall, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

This dementia-friendly concert will be presented live and in person at Meridian Hall.

Accessibility features:

  • Wheelchair accessible venue with gender-neutral accessible bathrooms
  • Venue Guide
  • Large-print programs
  • Short musical selections with short verbal introductions
  • Visual description integrated into dialogue
  • Stretch breaks
 
Xenia Concert: The Thalea Quartet2023-01-27T20:19:28-05:00
24 Apr

The Royal Conservatory – Rebanks Fellows Concert (ONLINE)

2023-01-27T20:19:27-05:00

Monday, April 24th from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Unique in Canada, The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program is a one-year postgraduate program of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School. These talented musicians at the cusp of their professional careers will perform a live concert virtually within the Royal Conservatory music hall. Join is online from the comfort of your homes!

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

For more information about this program, please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to
The Royal Conservatory – Rebanks Fellows Concert (ONLINE)2023-01-27T20:19:27-05:00
12 Apr

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)

2023-01-27T20:19:26-05:00

The 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.

Wednesday, April 12th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM


Let’s come together to share some food, have a laugh and be creative together. The Mid-town Social focuses on social wellness for people with Dementia and their care partners, this is a hybrid program we will be both in-person and virtual depending on our program plans.

Mid-Town Social (IN-PERSON)2023-01-27T20:19:26-05:00
29 Mar

In Person Caregiver Support Group

2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00

This 6-week, in-person support group provides an opportunity for people 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 our repertoire of coping strategies, feel less alone, and increase awareness of resources and supports in the community.

Topics for discussion will be tailored to group needs, and may include:

  • Managing stress
  • Ambiguous loss
  • Anticipatory grief
  • Guilt
  • Family dynamics
  • Self-care
  • Understanding responsive behaviors
  • Long-term care. 
Dates and time: Every last Wednesday of the month from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (registration is required for each date to participate)
 
Location: 20 Eglinton Ave West, 16th Floor, Toronto 
(northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, accross the street from Yonge and Eglinton subway station, our office tower is to the left of Metro Grocery)
 
This is an in-person support group.

For the safety of participants and our staff everyone will be required to follow our COVID safety measures

  • Maximum group size is 12, 10 group participants and 2 staff
  • If you have symptoms please stay home, please contact Colette at 416-640-6310 or by email at ccameron@alz.to to let us know that you can’t make it
  • Staff and participants are required to wear a mask at all times in our offices and during the group 
 
In Person Caregiver Support Group2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00
29 Mar

Gardening Together Spring Q&A with Emma (ONLINE)

2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00

Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 to 11:30 am

Join Emma Rooney, our AST garden expert, to get answers to your spring gardening questions and fresh ideas for garden and nature activities that will engage your senses this spring season.
You don’t have to have access to a garden to get inspired and start growing. This 90-minute fun and interactive session is open to everyone in our community, and especially designed with care partners in mind. Refresh in the garden and add a little gardening to your personal wellbeing routine. We’ll also share tips for supporting those living with memory loss to make the most of their time outside and get their hands in the dirt. Join us at the start of spring to celebrate how caring for plants can bring us together and evoke fond memories. Bring your plants, bring your questions, and let’s get gardening together!

About Emma, AST Gardener In Residence
Emma is a wellness advocate, community programmer, environmentalist, gardener, and foodie. She is the proprietor of Blooming Caravan, a mobile business that brings Creative Companionship—therapeutic gardening, seasonal cooking, and storytelling—to older adults in the comfort of their homes. She also works as a horticultural therapist practitioner in long-term care and as a certified forest therapy guide. Emma enjoys volunteering as a Toronto Master Gardener and with friends at the High Park Nature Centre.

Be sure to check out our 4-week Winter Garden Wellness Cafe series starting on February 8, 2023.
This event will be presented using Zoom 

Gardening Together Spring Q&A with Emma (ONLINE)2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00
27 Mar

Open General Caregiver Support Group (10:00 am to 12:00 pm ONLINE) 1

2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00

This ongoing monthly support group provide an opportunity for care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together to support each other through the caregiving experience. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • Discuss and share different strategies regarding self-care and care for their family members (including stress, communication and responding to behaviours)
  • Receive updated information about dementia and the services available at the Alzheimer Sociery of Toronto and in the community
Support Group meet every last Monday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm online using Zoom, with the exception of December, which is shifted one week earlier to account for boxing day.

Registration required; group will be held via Zoom and instructions will be provided prior to the group.

**Disclaimer: Please note that registration for this group closes at midnight (12am) the Sunday prior to the session.  Your registration for this session does not apply to future drop-in dates. Please check your junk/spam email box if you do not receive the registration confirmation email**


Open General Caregiver Support Group (10:00 am to 12:00 pm ONLINE) 12023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00
24 Mar

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

2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00

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
The group will be facilitated online in CANTONESE

Fridays, March 24th to April 21st (skipping April 7th) from 10:30 am – 12pm

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. 

Please contact Raymong Chong at rchong@alzsoc.ca with any questions.

**Click HERE If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – CANTONESE2023-01-27T20:19:25-05:00

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