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Free dementia workshops that range from educational, physical or social events and are carefully designed for your needs

15 Jan

The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program

2024-07-19T04:45:10-04:00
 
The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program (5-Week Series)
Weekly on Wednesdays from January 15 – February 12th from 2:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M

January 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, & 12th 2025
Join The Power of Music with Steve – our Weekly Virtual Music Program! This program explores different musical genres though live musical performances, and engaging conversations such as music on Broadway, music and meditation, great composers, jazz, musical improvisation, and music and memories! It is an hour of pure joy and fun!
Steve Koven is a composer, performer, producer, educator, and film maker. His band the Steve Koven Trio has toured the world for more then two decades, and they have been coined the ‘Canadian Cultural Ambassadors’. As an educator, Steve has been teaching in the Faculty of Music at Toronto’s York University, teaching Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz Piano Studies. As well he teaches in the Music Department at Centennial College.
This series is appropriate for learners at all levels and provides opportunities for each participant to engage at their own pace and in their own style.
For more information about this program, please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to or by phone at 416-389-6099
The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program2024-07-19T04:45:10-04:00
10 Dec

Explore Art with Jano (ONLINE)

2024-07-19T04:44:59-04:00
 
Irene Rice Pereira, Landscape of the Absolute (1955); oil and enamel on canvas
Explore Art with Jano
Tuesday – December 10th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom

Join us with your curiosity and come ready to share thoughts and ideas. Our final session in the series about female artists and abstraction will present the work of Irene Rice Pereira, whose crowded and often industrial looking compositions defied expectations about what female painters should depict during the first half of the XX century.
An acute observer and learner who channeled the most avant garde movements of her time Pereira experimented with form and medium to create striking and intricate artworks.

Jano Cortijo is a gay, immigrant, bilingual arts educator whose work finds him engaging audiences of various ages, abilities, and backgrounds in museums, classrooms, community centers, or computer screens. Jano encourages critical discussion while connecting the participants’ individual histories and stories with the art and art makers.

This program is appropriate for people living with mild to moderate dementia and their carepartners. A Zoom link will be provided to you in an email once you have registered for this program.

For more information contact our Active Living Program Coordinator Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to or 416-389-6099 

Explore Art with Jano (ONLINE)2024-07-19T04:44:59-04:00
18 Nov

U-First!® for Care Partners – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:53-04:00

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. 
Mandatory Session Dates:
Monday, November 18th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, November 25th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, December 2nd from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Optional Session Date:
Monday, December 9th from 5:00pm-7:00pm

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.

Registration closes October 20th, 2024.

 

U-First!® for Care Partners – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:53-04:00
6 Nov

The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program

2024-07-19T04:44:49-04:00
 
The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program (6-Week Series)
Weekly on Wednesdays from November 6th – December 11th from 2:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M

November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, December 4th & 11th 2024.
Join The Power of Music with Steve – our Weekly Virtual Music Program! This program explores different musical genres though live musical performances, and engaging conversations such as music on Broadway, music and meditation, great composers, jazz, musical improvisation, and music and memories! It is an hour of pure joy and fun!
Steve Koven is a composer, performer, producer, educator, and film maker. His band the Steve Koven Trio has toured the world for more then two decades, and they have been coined the ‘Canadian Cultural Ambassadors’. As an educator, Steve has been teaching in the Faculty of Music at Toronto’s York University, teaching Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz Piano Studies. As well he teaches in the Music Department at Centennial College.
This series is appropriate for learners at all levels and provides opportunities for each participant to engage at their own pace and in their own style.
For more information about this program, please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to or by phone at 416-389-6099
The Power of Music with Steve – Virtual Music Program2024-07-19T04:44:49-04:00
29 Oct

Creative Conversations with Robin Gertin – 2660 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1K 2S3

2024-07-19T04:44:47-04:00
 
Creative Conversations with Robin Gertin

Tuesdays, October 29th –  December 17th 2024 (8-week series) from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
(October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17th 2024) 

This series will be held at the Mid-Scarborough Hub, 2660 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1K 2S3
 

Join our Creative Conversations, a warm and inviting social program that combines the benefits of cognitive activity, engaging conversation and easy creative exploration. This program is facilitated by Robin Gertin (a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist) who has extensive experience working with seniors and those living with dementia.

The program includes:

– 45 minutes of skillfully supported conversation and cognitive exercises around themes of everyday living, designed to engage people of all abilities, fostering connection and community.

– a break to have a snack and socialize 

– 30 minutes of accessible art-based activity that does not require any prior experience, where the fun and relaxing process is valued over final products.

This series is appropriate for learners at all levels and provides opportunities for each participant to learn at their own pace and in their own style.

Face masks will be provided and encouraged to be worn throughout the duration of the program.
For more information about this program, please contact Tracey Adams-Thibaudeau TAdams-Thibaudeau@alz.to

 

Creative Conversations with Robin Gertin – 2660 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1K 2S32024-07-19T04:44:47-04:00
24 Oct

Meaningful Activities (for Care Partners) – In collaboration with NYGH

2024-07-19T04:44:45-04:00
 
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 the person’s remaining strengths.
 
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
 
This workshop will be held on Zoom.
Registration is required to participate.


Meaningful Activities (for Care Partners) – In collaboration with NYGH2024-07-19T04:44:45-04:00
15 Oct

Explore Art with Jano (ONLINE)

2024-07-19T04:44:43-04:00
 
Alma Thomas, Opus 52, (1965); acrylic on paper
Explore Art with Jano
Tuesday – October 15th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Zoom

Join us with your curiosity and come ready to share thoughts and ideas. We continue our series on female artists and abstraction with Alma Thomas. A dedicated teacher who pursued an artistic career during summer breaks and after retirement, Thomas created luminous compositions with precise brushstrokes, often inspired by nature or by significant moments in her life.
Her colorful canvases invite contemplation so join us for a meditative session of slow looking and engaging conversation.

Jano Cortijo is a gay, immigrant, bilingual arts educator whose work finds him engaging audiences of various ages, abilities, and backgrounds in museums, classrooms, community centers, or computer screens. Jano encourages critical discussion while connecting the participants’ individual histories and stories with the art and art makers.

This program is appropriate for people living with mild to moderate dementia and their carepartners. A Zoom link will be provided to you in an email once you have registered for this program.

For more information contact our Active Living Program Coordinator Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to or 416-389-6099 

Explore Art with Jano (ONLINE)2024-07-19T04:44:43-04:00
8 Oct

Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]

2024-07-19T04:44:40-04:00
 

This 4-session series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia. In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom.

Self-Care
Tuesday, June 11th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This session will discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress associated with a Health Care Professional’s occupation.
Putting You First
Tuesday, July 9th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This workshop will focus on enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities to create a better balance in your life.
Navigating Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, September 10th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This presentation will address why some reactive behaviors may happen. We will discuss how hurtful or negative comments can affect us. We will review helpful strategies in building resilience for ourselves and ways to navigate these difficult conversations; increasing our sense of well-being.
Grief and Loss
Tuesday, October 8th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.
Please note, each session is a separate link. Please refer to our event calendar to sign up for the sessions of interest.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]2024-07-19T04:44:40-04:00
27 Sep

EASE Session 4: Personal Challenges (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:37-04:00
 
The E.A.S.E program is a 4 session program developed for PSWs currently working with persons living with dementia. 
 
The program will engage PSWs in dementia education, giving practical tools to improve the level of care and support provided to persons living with dementia and the PSW – a real-life approach. PSW’s will leave each session with tools/ideas to use right away on the job.
 
NOTE: Each session is a stand-alone but can be taken in tandem. Registration is required for each session. Learners who complete all four sessions within a 1 year period (April-March) will be eligible for a certificate acknowledging their participation.
 
 
Dates:
Fridays, September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.
 
Time:
12pm – 1pm
 
Session 4 – Personal Challenges
Persons we work with may exhibit behaviours that trigger a response in our own selves. In this session we explore coping strategies
 
 
The presentation will be online via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link after you register.
 
EASE Session 4: Personal Challenges (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:37-04:00
26 Sep

Self-Care (for Care Partners) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:35-04:00

This interactive workshop is designed to help family members and friends caring for people living with dementia.

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is self-care?
  • Common barriers preventing caregivers from practicing self-care
  • The benefits of self-care habits
  • Strategies, approaches and ideas on incorporating self-care into our daily schedule
  • Emotional hygiene and how to practice it
  • Creating a self-care plan and sticking to it

Workshop will be presented using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.
Self-Care (for Care Partners) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:35-04:00

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