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27 Oct

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-09-29T12:31:22-04:00

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)2020-09-29T12:31:22-04:00
26 Oct

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:21-04:00

We currently have a wait list for this support group, Click here if you wish to be informed when a spot becomes available.

This ongoing support group will provide an opportunity for spousal care partners to come together to support each other through caregiving experience.

Participants will decide on the focus and direction of the group, and both practical and emotional needs will be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunity to share insights and experiences with each other related to their personal caregiving experiences
  • 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 and in the community
Support Group meet every last Monday of the month online using Zoom.
Spousal Support Group – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:21-04:00
26 Oct

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:21-04:00

We currently have a wait list for this support group, Click here if you wish to be informed when a spot becomes available.

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 online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:21-04:00
24 Oct

Monthly Mindfulness for Caregivers Group – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:21-04:00

This support group is currently full, click here if you wish to be in the wait list.

This once a month group will offer family caregivers of person with dementia a chance to learn and practice mindfulness techniques in an open and relaxed environment. The goal is to be focused on the present moment while being gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental. There is no pressure on “getting it right.” Some commitment to practice outside of the group is expected and encouraged.

Learnig objectives:

  • Learn about mindfulness through short readings, brief lectures and interactive discussions
  • Practice and become comfortable with simple mindfulness techniques, while learning to be present in the moment in a non-judgemental way
  • Incorporate mindfulness into everyday life

 

Monthly Mindfulness for Caregivers Group – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:21-04:00
20 Oct

Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:18-04:00

 

We have limited space available to this free support group, pre-screening is required before you could attend.

If you wish to participate, click here

The content of the support group is driven by the participants with an emphasis on concerns experienced by carers 16-35 years old. Some sessions will be held in-person, and some will be offered through an online platform.

Participants are encouraged to speak about issues of importance to them and to suggest topics for future discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a safe environment for young caregivers to explore issues related to caring for someone with dementia or MCI
  • Enhance caregiver’s knowledge of the illness, available supports and coping strategies

Group meet every 3rd Tuesday of every month online using Zoom

 

 

Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:18-04:00
20 Oct

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-09-29T12:31:17-04:00

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)2020-09-29T12:31:17-04:00
19 Oct

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:16-04:00

We currently have a wait list for this support group, Click here if you wish to be informed when a spot becomes available.

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Interact with other group members caring for those with Lewy Body Dementia
  • Become familiar with the specific type of dementia
  • Opportunity for therapeutic support as well as education information
  • Share experiences and concerns and receive support from the group facilitator and other group members
Support Group meet every second Monday of the month online using Zoom
 
 
Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:16-04:00
15 Oct

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:15-04:00

We currently have a wait list for this support group, Click here if you wish to be informed when a spot becomes available.

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 online using Zoom
 

 

 

General Dementia Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:15-04:00
13 Oct

Drop-In General Caregiver Support Group (ONLINE)

2020-09-29T12:31:13-04:00

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)2020-09-29T12:31:13-04:00
9 Oct

Peer Support Group for Care Partners – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:12-04:00

Our peer-led support groups provide care partners with the opportunity to discuss both practical and emotional needs related to caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. These groups are facilitated by volunteers who have lived experience as care partners and have received training on group facilitation. Participants and peer facilitators decide on the focus and direction of the group. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a safe setting which promotes mutual support, both practical and emotional, throughout the course of the disease
  • Enhance care partner’s knowledge of the illness, available supports, and coping strategies. 
Group meet online every 2nd Friday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Evening option is also available. 
 
Registration and a short pre-screening is required before you could attend this support group.
 
If you are interested to attend, click here.
Peer Support Group for Care Partners – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:12-04:00

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