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25 Aug

LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00
Are you or a loved one part of the LGBTQI2S+ community and impacted by dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease?

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto will be running a support group that will provide an opportunity for participants to share and learn with others in a supportive and inclusive environment.

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

The support group meet every last Thursday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm using Zoom

For more information about the support group, please contact Curtis Larade (he/him) clarade@alz.to and/or Jennifer Code (she/her) jcode@alz.to
 
To register, CLICK HERE
LGBTQI2S+ Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00
24 Aug

In Person Summer Caregiver Support Group

2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00

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, July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17 and 24 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 Remy at 416-640-6317 or by email at rsookhai@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 Summer Caregiver Support Group2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00
23 Aug

IN-PERSON Drop-in Long-Term Care (LTC) Caregiver Support Group

2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00

Over the summer we are offering an IN-PERSON Drop-in Long Term Care (LTC) caregiver support group facilitated by Laura Petta MSW. RSW. Laura will host four sessions where family/friend caregivers will have the opportunity to explore this new world of long-term care. In particular, carers who have transitioned a person living with dementia since 2020 might find this group most useful. Since the format is drop-in and in-person you will have to register for each session that interests you through the Alzheimer Society of Toronto Events Calendar. 

Please note that Covid restrictions are in place, masks are required by all participants until advised otherwise.

Each group will take place at our Yonge and Eglinton office from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

July 12th  – How to maximize your role as a caregiver in long-term care

July 19th  – Plan of Care meetings and how to best prepare for them

August 16th – Responsive Behaviours (why they happen, what to expect and how to manage them)

August 23th – Palliative Care in Long-Term Care (LTC)

Registration is required to participate.

 

IN-PERSON Drop-in Long-Term Care (LTC) Caregiver Support Group2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00
18 Aug

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00

This monthly drop-in 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** 

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-06-28T12:31:30-04:00
17 Aug

In Person Summer Caregiver Support Group

2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00

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, July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17 and 24 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 Remy at 416-640-6317 or by email at rsookhai@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 Summer Caregiver Support Group2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00
16 Aug

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE

2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00
 

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.

Drop-in Young Carers Support Group – ONLINE2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00
16 Aug

IN-PERSON Drop-in Long-Term Care (LTC) Caregiver Support Group

2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00

Over the summer we are offering an IN-PERSON Drop-in Long Term Care (LTC) caregiver support group facilitated by Laura Petta MSW. RSW. Laura will host four sessions where family/friend caregivers will have the opportunity to explore this new world of long-term care. In particular, carers who have transitioned a person living with dementia since 2020 might find this group most useful. Since the format is drop-in and in-person you will have to register for each session that interests you through the Alzheimer Society of Toronto Events Calendar. 

Please note that Covid restrictions are in place, masks are required by all participants until advised otherwise.

Each group will take place at our Yonge and Eglinton office from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

July 12th  – How to maximize your role as a caregiver in long-term care

July 19th  – Plan of Care meetings and how to best prepare for them

August 16th – Responsive Behaviours (why they happen, what to expect and how to manage them)

August 23th – Palliative Care in Long-Term Care (LTC)

Registration is required to participate.

 

IN-PERSON Drop-in Long-Term Care (LTC) Caregiver Support Group2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00
16 Aug

Spousal Support Group – ONLINE

2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00

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

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
Spousal Support Group – ONLINE2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00
11 Aug

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE

2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00

This monthly drop-in 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** 

Drop-in Adult Child Caregiver Support Group – ONLINE2022-06-28T12:31:29-04:00
10 Aug

In Person Summer Caregiver Support Group

2022-06-28T12:31:28-04:00

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, July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17 and 24 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 Remy at 416-640-6317 or by email at rsookhai@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 Summer Caregiver Support Group2022-06-28T12:31:28-04:00

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