Events

Forget-Me-Not Breakfast

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Forget-Me-Not Breakfast.

The breakfast features keynote speaker Dr. Joseph B. Orange, scientific director, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, who offers techniques for communicating with people diagnosed with dementia, while Jill Hewlett, brain fitness expert, talks about caregiver wellness. The breakfast takes place Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the King Riding's Golf Course, 14700 Bathurst St. Tickets are $50. Visit bit.ly/ForgetMeNot19 to order tickets.

Click here to learn more.

Sponsors are needed. Contact Lauren O'Brien
at lobrien@alzheimer-york.com or call 905-726-3477, ext 244.

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's 

Register now for IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's.

The first walk takes place Saturday, May 25 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at The Briars Resort, 55 Hedge Rd. in Jackson's Point, with the second walk taking place Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. E.

Visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca to register and raise funds. 

Sponsors are needed. Contact Lauren O'Brien
at lobrien@alzheimer-york.com or call 905-726-3477, ext 244.

 

IG Wealth Management's Walk for Alzheimer's logo

 

 

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Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion is a community-based social program for people living with early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners.

The program, generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is a three-hour program that runs once a week for eight weeks and provides one hour each of physical, cognitive and social stimulation. 

The program is said to improve balance, increase alertness, increase confidence, reduces isolation and builds a circle of support.

The sessions begin Feb. 28 and goes from 1 to 4 p.m. at Temperance Hall, 18974 Leslie St. in Sharon. The cost is $20/person. To register, contact Jaime Cruz at jcruz@alzheimer-york.com or call 905-726-3477, ext. 234.

To learn more, click here.  

Memory Cafe

The Memory Cafe is a place for individuals living with memory loss and their caregivers to socialize and learn about memory-related issues. The program is in partnership with AS York. It runs the third Thursday of the month until May at 1:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre Resource Library, 2191 Major Mackenzie Dr. 

Golf 2 Remember

The annual Golf 2 Remember event is set for Aug. 14 at  Silver Lakes Golf and Country Club.

More details will be unveiled closer to the event. Visit www.facebook.com/golf2remember for pictures from last year's 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.

Contact Simone Ma at 1-888-414-5550, ext. 236 or email sma@alzheimer-york.com for details.

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Donor Appreciation 2018

We hosted our Donor Appreciation event Thursday, Oct. 18 at our Aurora DAY centre. There was music, food and a touching caregiver story from Bruce Rhodes. We also honoured Town of Georgina resident Ken Hackenbrook for his 14-year commitment to AS York. 

Below was the Donor Appreciation video showed during the event.

 

Walk for Alzheimer's 2018

Events

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:

Lauren O'Brien
Events Coordinator
905-726-3477, ext. 244
lobrien@alzheimer-york.com 


Last Updated: 02/21/2019