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Events that require registration to attend

20 Dec

Open Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:32-04:00
 

The content of this solution-focused support group is driven by the participants, with an emphasis on the unique experiences and challenges of young carers (16 to 40 years old).

Group Objectives:

  • To enhance existing knowledge of dementia and/or mild cognitive impairment, including resources and supports available.
  • To share insights and experiences related to our personal caregiving journeys with peers in a supportive environment.​
  • To explore balancing caregiving with other areas of our lives, such as school, work, socializing, extra-curricular activities, and starting a family of our own.
  • To acquire strategies related to self-care and care for our loved ones. ​
  • To set the agenda and suggest topics for future discussion. 

Each group session will begin with a review of group rules and a short grounding exercise,  followed by a care-and-share.

Group meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:30  pm of every month online using Zoom.  

Registration is required.

Open Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:32-04:00
15 Dec

Open Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:32-04:00

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

Learning Objectives: 

  • Opportunity to share insights 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) 
  • 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  

Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Support Group is presented using Zoom. 

**Disclaimer: Please note that registration for this group closes at midnight (12am) the Tuesday prior to the session. Registration for the group is capped at 8 participants to ensure that all individuals attending the group have enough time to share. Your registration for this session does not apply to future drop-in dates** 

Open Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:32-04:00
15 Dec

Open General Caregiver Support Group (1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ONLINE)

2022-09-27T12:31:31-04:00

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 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm online using Zoom

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 (1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ONLINE)2022-09-27T12:31:31-04:00
8 Dec

Open Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:30-04:00

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

Learning Objectives: 

  • Opportunity to share insights 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) 
  • 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 

Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Support Group is presented using Zoom. 

**Disclaimer: Please note that registration for this group closes at midnight (12am) the Sunday prior to the session. Limited space available on a first come first serve registration. Your registration for this session does not apply to future drop-in dates** 

Open Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:30-04:00
8 Dec

Open General Caregiver Support Group (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ONLINE)

2022-09-27T12:31:30-04:00

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 2nd Thursday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm online using Zoom

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 (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ONLINE)2022-09-27T12:31:30-04:00
6 Dec

Open General Caregiver Support Group (12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ONLINE)

2022-09-27T12:31:30-04:00

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
This Support Group meet every 1st Tuesday of the month from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm online using Zoom

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 (12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ONLINE)2022-09-27T12:31:30-04:00
1 Dec

Long-Term Care Home (LTC) Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00

Goals of this group are to share personal feelings that relate to caring for a person living with dementia in a long-term care (LTC) home. Should you choose to participate in this group please know that we expect you to observe the strictest confidentiality. 

To guide discussion, the group will focus on a different theme relating to LTC on each month:

  • Understanding Roles and Staff
  • Visiting policies and restrictions during Covid
  • Managing feelings of guilt
  • Grief and Ambiguous Loss
  • How to prepare for Plan of Care Meetings and what to expect
  • Family Councils
  • Responsive Behaviours
  • Activities to engage the person you are supporting

In order to participate in this group, the person you support must have some cognitive impairment and you or the resident must live in the M postal code. Once you register for the session the facilitator will reach out to you by phone for a short pre-screening and  to confirm your attendance.

Support Group is presented using Zoom.

**Disclaimer: Please note that registration for this group closes at midnight (12am) the Sunday prior to the session. Registration for the group is capped at 12 participants to ensure that all individuals attending the group have enough time to share. Your registration for this session does not apply to future drop-in dates**

Long-Term Care Home (LTC) Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00
30 Nov

In Person Caregiver Support Group

2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00

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: Wednesdays, Oct 26, November 2, 16, 23 and 30 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 Group2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00
29 Nov

Knowledge 2 Action (K2A): Supporting Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00

This workshop is for health care providers and staff who provide direct care to people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. This workshop offers the participants an opportunity to build on and practice skills gained from dementia training programs (such as U-First!). Through a case study approach, participants will have an opportunity to work as a team and develop a supportive action plan for persons living with dementia who are experiencing responsive behaviours.

This workshop will use case studies to help you:

  • Deepen your understanding and ability to apply the U-First! & PIECES Framework
  • Increase the wellbeing and quality of life of people with dementia experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for you and for others on the team
  • Enhance collaboration within the care team to develop and implement supportive strategies
  •  Learning Objectives:

    • Recall the behavioural and psychological impact(s) of dementia
    • Describe the 7 Domains of Well Being
    • Recognize that behaviour has meaning specific to the individual 
    • Develop person-centred support strategies
    • Develop a supportive action plan as part of a team

    Pre-requisites:

    Participants must have completed either ONE of the following:

    • U-First! Basics
    • Dementia Care Training Program /ODCTP
    • PIECES

    Training will be online using Zoom, registration is required.

     

     

    Knowledge 2 Action (K2A): Supporting Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:29-04:00
    28 Nov

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

    2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00

    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

    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)2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00

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