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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group at Black Creek Community Health Centre

Group Name:  Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group at Black Creek Community Health Centre

Description:  The Black Creek Community Health Centre is starting a 6 week program to support persons with early stage dementia/memory loss and to their caregivers, family members or partners.

Program will be facilitated by BCCHC Social worker Tatjana, CHW Cyril, Nursing placement students and Kari Public education coordinator at Alzheimer Society of Canada.

In this group, you will encounter a confidential and safe place to express feelings and concerns. You will gain an understanding of Alzheimer’s & memory loss, and tools for daily living strategies & learning skills.

The weekly activities may include: ♦ Board and puzzle games to exercise the brain ♦ Tips and physical activity demonstrations ♦ Food demonstration for healthy eating ♦ Relaxation and stress tools

Where: Black Creek Community Health Centre Sheridan Mall –beside Walmart Jane and Wilson (2202 Jane street)

When: Every Fridays for 6 weeks, February 19—March 25,  10:00am—12:00pm

Contact: 416-249-8000 ext 2260

Visit the following link for more information: Flyer alzheimers support group 2016


Luma Care – Dementia Day Program

Group Name: Luma Care – Dementia Day Program

Description: Luma Care aspires to enhance, engage, and empower the members of their diverse community by providing equitable, accessible and high quality services. They also achieve excellence and provide leadership in family-centric health and social services in the community. They provide resources such as Meals on Wheels, transportation, home support, Diners Club, Home at Last, and many more.

Branson Place is an Adult Day Program for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia. Clients participate in programs that reaffirm dignity and stimulate body and mind. In a safe, secure homelike environment, participants engage in a range of meaningful and appropriate social therapeutic programs. Branson Place provides caregivers peace of mind, knowing that their loved ones are being cared for. Caregivers can take this time for themselves to relax or complete their to-do lists.
*** To begin the admission process, please contact the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) at Toll-free: 1-888-470-2222 (TTY number: 416 222 0876).

Where: 497 Wilson Avenue | North York, ON M3H 1V1

When: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The fee for any day is $37.75.

Contact: Andrea Dorton 416-398-0258 Ext. 512 | |

Circle of Care – Couples Group

Group Name: Circle of Care – Couples Group

Description: We have been serving the Toronto area since 1974. It all began in 1970, when Circle of Care was launched as a demonstration project called Coordinated Services to Jewish Elderly, under auspices of the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund (now the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto). We have gone through a few name changes over the years to reflect our expanded mandate. We now serve individuals of many faiths and cultures, and our clients include people of all ages.

Come and share your experiences with others in a safe and friendly group environment. This support group is for couples 55+ with dementia and or cognitive impairment. There is no cost to attend the meetings. Please call for more detailed information.

Where: Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre | 55 Ameer Avenue | Toronto, Ontario M6A 2Z1

When: Runs six consecutive Wednesdays starting November 12, 2014 until December 17, 2014. Starts at 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-635-2860 Ext. 499 or 498 | |

Community Care East York

Group Name: Community Care East York

Description: Community Care East York (CCEY) provides a continuum of supportive services for older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers in East York which enhances their independence, good health and well being. Prograns include caregiver Education and Support Groups (5 part series offered 2 times a year), Caregiver Support Groups (Once a month during the day), Bereavement Support Services (6 part series offered twice a year), Home Support Services, Client Intervention and Assistance, Wellness Programs, Community Care Senior Centre, O’Connor House, Senior Adult Day Program.

Where: 840 Coxwell Avenue, Suite 303 | Toronto, ON M4C 5T2

When: For information.

Contact: 416-422-2026 |

Better Living Health and Community Services – Adult Day Program

Group Name: Better Living Health and Community Services – Adult Day Program

Description: Better Living Health and Community Services has been delivering community support services in the Don Mills area since 1976. Their mission is to support individuals in our community in maintaining their independence, enhancing their social wellbeing, and optimizing their overall health and wellness through the provision of a wide range of community support services and leisure activities. They are committed to our mission by helping adults and seniors, at all stages, experience a better quality of life.

The Adult Day Program provides a safe and stimulating environment for adults with disabilities and seniors 55+ who are frail, isolated, or managing the cognitive challenges of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s or Stroke. ADP also plays a critical role in providing respite for Caregivers who are supporting their loved ones at home. The Adult Day Program is located within the Better Living Community Centre and is fully accessible for Clients using wheelchairs or other assistive devices. The program area features secure entry and exit points, a dining area with a full industrial kitchen, two large programming areas, and a staff office.

Where: 1 Overland Drive | North York, ON M3C 2C3

When: The Adult Day Program is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and select evenings and weekends. Clients may choose to attend for full or half days up to six days a week. Additional ‘flexible’ support hours are available to those who regularly attend the program. Subsidies are available for both half and full day.

Contact: 416-447-7244 Ext. 541 | |

Baycrest – Adult Day Program

Group Name: Baycrest – Adult Day Program

Description: Headquartered on a 22-acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health.
Baycrest combines a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.

The Community Day Centre for Seniors is comprised of two programs, each of which provides structured activities:
The Freeman Family Day Centre serves the well elderly and physically frail, as well as seniors with mild cognitive impairment. This program provides stimulation and a renewed sense of independence for isolated or lonely seniors who are living in the community. Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Samuel Lunenfeld Mountainview Club serves moderately to severely cognitively impaired elderly. In partnership with the Brain Health Centre Clinics, it also provides specialized programs and environmental support to meet the individual needs of those living in the community with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) or frontal lobe disturbance. The FTD program includes behaviour management techniques and clinical rounds with a medical team. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: 3560 Bathurst Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M6A 2E1

When: Call for information. There is a daily fee, however subsidies are available for qualified applicants.

Contact: 416-785-2500 Ext. 2223 |

Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Group Name: Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Description: The role of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is to offer support, information and education to people with dementia, their families and their caregivers, to increase public awareness of dementia, to promote research, and to advocate for services that respect the dignity of the individual.

There is a resource centre/library where books, brochures, articles, video and audio tapes are available for purchase or loan. A newsletter is published 3 times a year. Membership is available at $25/yr or $10/yr for students and seniors.

Where: 20 Eglinton Avenue West Suite 1600 | Toronto, ON M4R 1K8

When: There is a list of family support groups for Greater Toronto Area. Call for the time and location of the one nearest your home.

Contact: (416) 322-6560 | 416-322-6560

Alzheimer Durham

Group Name: Alzheimer Durham

Description: Alzheimer Society of Durham Region provides help for today by working with local and regional agencies to meet the needs of people with dementia. They also provide support and education programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and their family and professional care partners.

Where: 419 King St. West, Suite 207 | Oshawa, ON L1J 2K5

When: Family caregiver support groups in Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Whitby and Bowmanville; early Stage support groups in Oshawa; phone consultations, home and office visits also available. Call for times and dates.

Contact: 905-576-2567| 1-888-301-1106 |

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