Note: Due to coronvirus concerns, the Forget-Me-Not Breakfast, family support groups, caregiver education groups and the CARERS program have been cancelled until the week of April 13.
CANCELLED - First Steps for Care Partners Education Series
The First Steps for Care Partners Education Series is a four-week (March 10 to 31) session that takes about dementia, brain changes, planning ahead and building a circle of support. Each session goes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2-10 Harlech Ct. in Thornhill. Contact Sara MacLean at 905-726-3477, ext. 235 or email [email protected] to register.
CANCELLED - Forget-Me-Not Breakfast
The annual Forget-Me-Not Breakfast features guest speaker Dr. Howard Chertkow, director of the Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness at Baycrest. The topic is What we Know about Dementia, Who will Find the cure and preventative measures. The event takes place Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at King's Riding Golf Club, 14700 Bathurst St. in King City. Tickets are $50 each. Visit our store to order or call Vicki 905-726-3477.
Sponsorships are available. Click here to learn more.
IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's 2020
The dates have been set for IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's.
- Saturday, May 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Briars Resort & Spa in Jackson's Point. Visit our Jackson's Point walk page to register and fundraise.
- Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Richmond Green Park in Richmond Hill. Visit our Richmond Hill walk page to register and fundraise.
Sponsorships are available. Contact Tammy Bucci, director of philanthropy, at 905-726-3477, ext. 233.
First Link Memory Cafe
The First Link Memory Cafe is a collaborative program run by the Alzheimer's Society of York Region and Mosaic Home Care and for those living with memory issues and their caregivers. Click here to learn more.
The Alzheimer Society of York Region hosts a number of events throughout the year. The money raised provides ongoing and vital support to our programs and services, while demonstrating our commitment to the care of families and the cure of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
For more information on events, including how to host your own, and for volunteer opportunities, contact the fund development team at 905-726-3477.
Donor Appreciation Event
We hosted our Donor Appreciation Event Thursday, Oct. 24 celebrating our donors, supporters and funders including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the United Way of Greater Toronto, York Region, the Province of Ontario and the Carswell Family Foundation.
The event include a highlight of the year, a thank you from MPP Michael Parsa and caregiver Jennifer Dance, who had many audience members in tears and received a standing ovation for her honest story.
Watch a video that was played at the event.
The Reitman Centre CARERS Program
The Reitman Centre CARERS Program, a program for people caring for someone with dementia, is an eight-week program that runs for two hours. The program teaches caregivers of those living with dementia practical skills and emotional supports, problem-solving techniques and communication skills. This evidence-based program was developed by the Reitman Centre and offers information as well as simulation so caregivers can learn how to care for those living with dementia.
The program is free, but screening is required.
Call 905-726-3477 for details.
To learn more, click here.
Golf 2 Remember
Golf 2 Remember, the annual fundraiser created by Tara Morse, Jane Simard and Betsy Sumner, raised about $19,000 for York Region and Toronto residents impacted by dementia.
IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's
Thank you to walkers, volunteers and sponsors for making this year's IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's such a success. We raised about $90,000 for York Region residents impacted by dementia.