Events that require registration to attend

3 Sep

Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:42-04:00

This workshop will provide care partners, members of the general public, or professionals with an overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It will focus on being aware of the signs and symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Describe the characteristic brain changes that occur in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • List the warning signs of dementia and state how to get a diagnosis
This workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:42-04:00
1 Sep

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:41-04:00

Join us for a 1-hour online session of Gentle Fitness with Jennifer online.

This program 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.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:41-04:00
31 Aug

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups

2020-08-09T12:31:40-04:00

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups

Alzheimer Society Toronto (AST) is thrilled to be leading the work on the City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy. The strategy, one of 27 recommendations outlined in the Toronto Seniors Strategy (V.2) as approved by Toronto City Council, will propose a focused and collaborative approach that better addresses and meets the needs of seniors and caregivers in Toronto.

If you are a caregiver, or have been in the past, for someone living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, we invite you to take part in a virtual focus group to provide input and direction in the development of the City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy.

Scott Russell, CEO of AST will facilitate a space for you and others to share your lived experiences as a caregiver – with particulate emphasis on how COVID-19 has impacted you, what are the challenges you face, and how can the City of Toronto and other community agencies better support you.  

A confirmation email containing the zoom link to participate will be sent to you once you register. A short survey will be sent to you prior to the focus group to collect general data on your caregiving situation. This data will not be shared outside of the organization. Please note the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information.

About the City of Toronto Seniors Strategy

For the first time in history, there are now more Torontonians over the age of 65 than children aged 15 and below. By 2031, ONE-QUARTER of the City’s population will be over the age of 60. Recognizing the significant policy, service and resource implications of this demographic shift, Council adopted the Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0 (EX34.2) on May 22, 2018. This includes direction to establish a Seniors Housing and Services entity at the City.  An “Accountability Table” of 100+ agencies, department and community groups has informed and guided the development of the strategy. With this context, it is Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s desire to support Recommendation #6 to develop a Caregiver Strategy, leveraging the breadth and political success of the Accountability Table to support Seniors aging in the community including frail and those living with cognitive decline.

 

City of Toronto Caregiver Strategy – Virtual Focus Groups2020-08-09T12:31:40-04:00
31 Aug

Finding your Way – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:40-04:00

This workshop discusses ways to reduce the risk of people with dementia from going missing and how to respond to a missing incident as a care partner, professional, or a community member. 

Learning Objectives:

  •  Understand some of the reasons why people with dementia may go missing
  •  Identify what to look for and how to help someone who is lost and confused
  •  Review resources available to prepare for and prevent a missing incident
Workshop will be presented online by Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

Finding your Way – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:40-04:00
31 Aug

YOD Active Minds Club – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:40-04:00

 

Join us Mondays and Fridays online for the Active Minds Club!

The Active Minds Social Club caters to individuals diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia (under the age of 65).

The program offers weekly online recreational activities and social stimulation, while offering respite opportunity for caregivers.

Program will be offered via Zoom. Once registered, you will receive the link to participate.

Please note you only need to register once to attend any of the sessions below.

 

MONDAYS – AUGUST 10, 17, 24 and 31 (no session on August 3rd)

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Meditation and Reflection

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Music with Dave

WEDNESDAYS * New day added!– August 5, 12, 19 and 26 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Music with Dorothy

FRIDAYS – August 7, 14, 21 and 28

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Fitness with Dawn

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Friendship Group

 

Group meet online using Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

 

YOD Active Minds Club – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:40-04:00
28 Aug

YOD Active Minds Club – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:39-04:00

 

Join us Mondays and Fridays online for the Active Minds Club!

The Active Minds Social Club caters to individuals diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia (under the age of 65).

The program offers weekly online recreational activities and social stimulation, while offering respite opportunity for caregivers.

Program will be offered via Zoom. Once registered, you will receive the link to participate.

Please note you only need to register once to attend any of the sessions below.

 

MONDAYS – AUGUST 10, 17, 24 and 31 (no session on August 3rd)

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Meditation and Reflection

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Music with Dave

WEDNESDAYS * New day added!– August 5, 12, 19 and 26 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Music with Dorothy

FRIDAYS – August 7, 14, 21 and 28

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Fitness with Dawn

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Friendship Group

 

Group meet online using Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

 

YOD Active Minds Club – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:39-04:00
27 Aug

Meaningful Activities – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00

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
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Meaningful Activities – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00
26 Aug

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementias (under age 65) 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. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Join Cathy Barrick the 3rd and 4th Wednesday monthly from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M.

  • June 17th
  • June 24th
  • July 15th  
  • July 22nd
  • August 19th
  • August 26th

This program will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00
26 Aug

YOD Active Minds Club – ONLINE

2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00

 

Join us Mondays and Fridays online for the Active Minds Club!

The Active Minds Social Club caters to individuals diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia (under the age of 65).

The program offers weekly online recreational activities and social stimulation, while offering respite opportunity for caregivers.

Program will be offered via Zoom. Once registered, you will receive the link to participate.

Please note you only need to register once to attend any of the sessions below.

 

MONDAYS – AUGUST 10, 17, 24 and 31 (no session on August 3rd)

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Meditation and Reflection

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Music with Dave

WEDNESDAYS * New day added!– August 5, 12, 19 and 26 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Music with Dorothy

FRIDAYS – August 7, 14, 21 and 28

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Fitness with Dawn

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Friendship Group

 

Group meet online using Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

 

YOD Active Minds Club – ONLINE2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00
25 Aug

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto recognizes that during the COVID-19 pandemic caregivers are experiencing both ongoing and new challenges; this drop-in virtual support group provides an opportunity for unpaid care partners of individuals living with dementia to come together via telephone or video chat 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 and challenges related to COVID-19
  • 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 Society of Toronto and in the community

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

Tuesdays 1-2pm (until further notice)

 

 

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)2020-08-09T12:31:38-04:00

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