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

3 Sep

Minds in Motion (Virtual)

2024-04-13T04:44:00-04:00


Minds in Motion® is an evidence-based program that includes physical activity, socialization, and mentally stimulating activities for people living with dementia and their care partners to participate in together. 
 
This program runs once a week for 8 weeks on Zoom.

Tuesdays from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM from September 3rd – October 22nd

September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 & 22nd.

This is a great environment to establish new friendships with others who are living with similar experiences. Combining physical, mental, and social stimulation improves brain health and may slow the disease progression.

Minds in Motion (Virtual)2024-04-13T04:44:00-04:00
28 Aug

The Power of Music with Steve Koven

2024-04-13T04:43:59-04:00


Wednesdays, August 28 – October 2 (6-week series) from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.
The Power of Music with Steve will be held in person at St-Andrew’s United Church located at 117 Bloor St East.

Join us in-person for The Power of Music, a 6-week series facilitated by Steve Koven. This program explores different musical genres though live performances, conversations about music, composers, creativity and improvisation. 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.

Face masks will be provided and encouraged to be worn throughout the duration of the program.
For more information about this program, please contact Kristin Bartlett at kbartlett@alz.to
The Power of Music with Steve Koven2024-04-13T04:43:59-04:00
25 Jun

EASE Session 4: Personal Challenges (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:51-04:00
 
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:
Tuesdays June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.
 
Time:
7pm – 8pm
 
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 Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:51-04:00
24 Jun

Coping with Death and Grief (for Care Partners) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:50-04:00

Losing someone who had dementia can be a unique and complex experience for those who cared for them.

This presentation will explore these issues, identify various approaches to grief, and suggest ways for care partners to cope with loss.

 

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

Coping with Death and Grief (for Care Partners) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:50-04:00
18 Jun

EASE Session 3: Tips in Supporting People with Dementia (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:49-04:00
 
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:
Tuesdays June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.
 
Time:
7pm – 8pm
 
 
Session 3 – Tips in Supporting People with Dementia
It is empowering to have a tool belt of resources at our fingertips. In this session we explore various methods we can use to provide a positive approach to interaction.
 
 
The presentation will be online via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link after you register.
 
EASE Session 3: Tips in Supporting People with Dementia (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:49-04:00
18 Jun

Explore Art with Jano (ONLINE)

2024-04-13T04:43:49-04:00
 
Carmen Herrera, Iberic (1949); oil on canvas on board, 40 inches diameter
Explore Art with Jano
Tuesday – April 16th 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 Carmen Herrera (1915, Havana, Cuba – 2022, New York), a painter who explored form and color in compositions that evolved from biomorphic scenes to minimalist geometry. With a keen sense for hard edged figures in boldly contrasting colors, Herrera masterfully played with space both within and outside of the canvas.

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)2024-04-13T04:43:49-04:00
17 Jun

Celebrating Special Occasions (for Care Partners) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:48-04:00
 

This workshop explores the unique challenges of celebrating holidays and special occasions. Gain practical planning tips, including strategies to promote meaningful communication with the person living with dementia.

 
For care partners of a persons living with dementia.

 
 

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of dementia-related changes that may lead to feelings of loss for family and friends during holidays and special occasions
  • Plan special occasions that respect the changing abilities of the person with dementia
  • Develop strategies for meaningful communication with the person with dementia
 
 
Workshop will be presented using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.


Celebrating Special Occasions (for Care Partners) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:48-04:00
12 Jun

Self-Care (for Care Partners) – Zoom & In-Person

2024-04-13T04:43:46-04:00

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

Where:
1) Online via Zoom or
2) In-person at Alzheimer Society of Toronto Office (Address: 20 Eglinton Ave. W. 16th Floor, Toronto, M4R 1K8)
 
Registration is required to participate.
Self-Care (for Care Partners) – Zoom & In-Person2024-04-13T04:43:46-04:00
11 Jun

EASE Session 2: Supporting Responsive Behaviours (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:45-04:00
 
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:
Tuesdays June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

Time:
7pm – 8pm
 
 
Session 2 – Supporting Responsive Behaviours
Our life’s story can become our behaviors: how can a PLWDs past dictate how they present in the here and now?
 
 
The presentation will be online via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link after you register.
 
EASE Session 2: Supporting Responsive Behaviours (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:45-04:00
10 Jun

3Ds: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression (for Care Partners) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:45-04:00

Enhance your knowledge of delirium, dementia and depression and learn how to recognize and distinguish them and advocate for and support the individuals you care for.

For care partners of a persons living with dementia. 

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

3Ds: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression (for Care Partners) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:45-04:00

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