Events that require registration to attend

9 Jul

Meaningful Activities

2020-06-01T15:29:45-04:00

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 Activities2020-06-01T15:29:45-04:00
8 Jul

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)

2020-06-01T15:29:45-04:00

Join us for this online program!

Caring for a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges; by learning to be in full awareness of what is transpiring in the mind & body, one can shift the quality of all experiences. By practicing mindful living, you become more authentic in all of your actions. 

Learn the 5 Elements of the Mindfulness Self-Care Model, Mindfulness grounding techniques and supports, Meditation basics and enjoy a guided secular meditation followed by a group discussion. 

What is Mindfulness & Meditation?  Mindfulness means we are paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, to be in the present moment without judgement.  It is all about focus and awareness and is a powerful tool we can all use right now. Meditation is our personal practice of focusing the mind to achieve a mentally clear and calm state.  Guided meditation is a practice of relaxed concentration where you follow a narrator’s instructions relating to breath and imagery which are very valuable to our health and well being.

Session will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)2020-06-01T15:29:45-04:00
8 Jul

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:45-04:00

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:45-04:00
7 Jul

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-06-01T15:29:44-04:00

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)2020-06-01T15:29:44-04:00
7 Jul

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:44-04:00

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 – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:44-04:00
6 Jul

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience

2020-06-01T15:29:44-04:00

This workshop is to help care partners identify theit sources of stress and develop coping strategies. The focus of the session will be on exploring the concept of resilience and ways to build care partner resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the different types of stress care partners may experience and develop coping strategies to deal with the stress
  • Increase awareness of the importance of self-care for the care partner
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community and where to seek those services
  • Describe the concept of resilience and why it is important for care partners
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Care Partner Stress and Building Resilience2020-06-01T15:29:44-04:00
30 Jun

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-06-01T15:29:42-04:00

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)2020-06-01T15:29:42-04:00
30 Jun

Gentle Fitness with Jennifer – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:42-04:00

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 – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:42-04:00
29 Jun

Active Minds Club – ONLINE

2020-06-01T15:29:42-04:00

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.

SCHEDULE:    
MONDAYS   FRIDAYS
June 1 – Zumba with Dawn from 10:30 to 11:30 am   June 5 – Yoga with Dawn from 10:30 to 11:30 am
June 1 – Music with Dave from 2:00 to 3:00 pm   June 5 – Music with Dorothy from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
June 8 – Seated Fitness with Dawn from 10:30 to 11:30 am   June 12 – Zumba with Dawn from 10:30 to 11:30 am
June 8 – Music with Dave from 2:00 to 3:00 pm   June 12 – Entertainment with Emilio from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
June 15 – Art with Jane from 10:30 to 11:30 am   June 19 – Yoga with Dawn from 10:30 to 11:30 am
June 15 – Music with Dave from 2:00 to 3:00 pm   June 19 – Music with Dorothy from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
June 22- Art with Jane from 10:30 to 11:30 am   June 26 – Seated fitness with Dawn from 10:30 to 11:30 am
June 22 – Music with Dave from 2:00 to 3:00 pm   June 26 – Music with Dorothy from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
June 29 – Zumba with Dawn from 10:30 to 11:30 am    
June 29 – Music with Dave from 2:00 to 3:00 pm    
Active Minds Club – ONLINE2020-06-01T15:29:42-04:00
27 Jun

Date Night Online

2020-06-01T15:29:41-04:00

Join us for an online gathering with music and dancing! 

While we can’t physically connect during this time, we are taking the fun online and opening up the dance floor to Alzheimer Society clients across Ontario! Date Night is an opportunity for you and your spouse/partner to connect with others, and kick up your heels with live entertainment. The Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Date Nights offer clients an opportunity for food, music and dancing. 

Live Music with Emilio

Our favourite entertainer, Emilio brings his vocal talents to get the party started. Get your song requests ready!

Get your Party Wear On!

Just because this Date Night is a little different doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of it – so feel free to get dressed up.

Foodie Challenge

What’s a Date Night without food!? Here’s a fun challenge: Pick a simple and easy recipe with no more than 5 ingredients that you can cook ahead of time for you and your loved one to enjoy during the event. Or, feel free to do this low-key and grab your favourite dinner items or snacks. The Alzheimer Toronto Date Night crew will be sharing some of their favourite recipes with you beforehand and doing a live demo during the event. 

If you would like to see a Date Night in action, watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opNlvjC71Mg (Note: this video was filmed prior to COVID19 and social distancing rules)

We look forward to seeing you online!

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Date Night Online2020-06-01T15:29:41-04:00

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