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Events that require registration to attend

10 Aug

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-06-19T12:32:34-04:00

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Over the summer, this program is offered 1x weekly, on Tuesdays.

TUESDAYS –  August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate

For more information, please contact Recreation and Volunteer Programs Manager, Katie Berkelmans at kberkelmans@alz.to.

 

 

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE2021-06-19T12:32:34-04:00
4 Aug

U-First!® for Care Partners

2021-06-19T12:32:34-04:00

What is U-First!®  for Care Partners?

U-First!® for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.

This 6 hour education program will help you to:

  • Enhance well-being of care partners and of the person they are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First!® framework
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care. 
Session dates are on Wednesdays, August 4, 11, and 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Who should attend?

U-First!® for Care Partners is for family and friends of people experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment who provide direct support for that person in an unpaid role. 

What’s involved in the program?

  • Interactive learning approach that has participants reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan for how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and keep as useful resources for applying their learning.
  • Learners will also be invited to take part in an evaluation to better understand the effectiveness and outcomes of the program.  In addition, a sample of participants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Evaluator. All learners will be invited to participate in evaluation activities but will not be excluded from the program if they choose not to participate in the evaluation.

What’s the cost for the program?

There is no cost for participants of U-First!® for Care Partners. 

Please note that there will be additional screening of all interested participants to ensure there is a fit between the program and participant.

U-First!® for Care Partners2021-06-19T12:32:34-04:00
3 Aug

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-06-19T12:32:34-04:00

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Over the summer, this program is offered 1x weekly, on Tuesdays.

TUESDAYS –  August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate

For more information, please contact Recreation and Volunteer Programs Manager, Katie Berkelmans at kberkelmans@alz.to.

 

 

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE2021-06-19T12:32:34-04:00
30 Jul

Non Impact Aerobics – Active Minds Club

2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

The Active Minds Club offers an inclusive space online for recreation, cognitive, and social stimulation, while extending respite opportunities for caregivers. This program is intended for persons living with young onset dementia, early stages of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Join us throughout the month for a variety of programs! These programs will be held on Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

For more information, contact Recreation Therapist, Chantel Costa at ccosta@schcontario.ca  

 

Non Impact Aerobics – Active Minds Club2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00
28 Jul

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementia and their care partners. In this online series, we will be creating informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Join the facilitator, Heather from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, July 28 – Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Highlights – The ROM has over 13 million objects in its encyclopedic collections; objects collected over more than a century from all over Canada and around the world. This program with ROM volunteers is an exploration of 4 or 5 objects from collections which cover the history, both natural and cultural, of our planet. This program includes audio description, sensory activities and a Q&A component. 

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00
27 Jul

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE

2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00

This educational workshop is for care partners of individuals living with dementia with a focus on looking at the lighter side of caregiving.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore looking and living beyond the diagnosis
  • Create opportunities for joy and look at the lighter side of caregiving
  • Evaluate the benefits of humour and having a positive outlook
  • Assess the strategies and approaches for incorporating joy and humour into caregiving

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate. 

 

Finding Joy and Humour in Dementia Care – ONLINE2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00
27 Jul

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

2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00

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 partnersDates:

Tuesdays – July 27, August 3, 10 and 17

Time:

From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

** 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) – ONLINE2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00
27 Jul

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE

2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Over the summer, this program is offered 1x weekly, on Tuesdays.

TUESDAYS – July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate

For more information, please contact Recreation and Volunteer Programs Manager, Katie Berkelmans at kberkelmans@alz.to.

 

 

Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) – ONLINE2021-06-19T12:32:33-04:00
23 Jul

Music with Emilio – Active Minds Club

2021-06-19T12:32:32-04:00

Come and enjoy an hour of live music, provided by Emilio Zarris! Emilio is a musical and entertainment performer. Emilio accepts song requests and preferences for future sessions.  To submit a song request, email Chantel Costa at ccosta@schontario.ca

The Active Minds Club offers an inclusive space online for recreation, cognitive, and social stimulation, while extending respite opportunities for caregivers. This program is intended for persons living with young onset dementia, early stages of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Join us throughout the month for a variety of programs! These programs will be held on Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

For more information, contact Recreation Therapist, Chantel Costa at ccosta@schcontario.ca  

 

Music with Emilio – Active Minds Club2021-06-19T12:32:32-04:00
20 Jul

Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2021-06-19T12:32:32-04:00
 

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 of every month online using Zoom.  

Registration is required.

Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE2021-06-19T12:32:32-04:00

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