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The Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides many opportunities for information and support: Monthly Support Groups, Individual and Family counselling, and assistance with Care Plan Consultations aim to provide a safe place to share and receive information, thoughts, feelings and experiences.

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Please email us at [email protected] or phone us at 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012) to confirm the exact dates, times and locations of upcoming support group sessions as we continue to adjust to CoVid19 Public Health Guidelines.

Caregiver Support Groups in Huron County

Our registered clients have an opportunity to attend monthly Caregiver Support Groups, providing a safe place for family caregivers of people living with any form of dementia to share concerns and experiences and learn from others

Each session offers information and support to family members and provides opportunities for questions about their caregiving roles.

Skilled facilitation ensures confidentiality and provides an educational component to increase the participants' confidence in their ability to care for their loved one.

Caregiver Support Group Schedule

Clinton Support Group
Date: Third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Clinton Medical Centre, 105 Shipley Street, Clinton

Exeter Support Group
Date: Second Thursday of every month.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter

Goderich Support Group
Date: Second Monday of every month.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 9 Victoria Street North, Goderich

Grand Bend Support Group
Date: First Monday of every month.
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre, 69 Main Street East, Grand Bend

Wingham Support Group
Date: First Wednesday of every month.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Maitland River Community Church, 414 Josephine Street, Wingham

Early Stage Support Groups in Huron County

We offer Circle of Friends, a support group for our registered clients in the early stages of dementia.

This group is for persons diagnosed with early stage memory problems. The group provides an opportunity to meet with others to share ideas about living with memory loss and learn about a variety of group selected topics.

If you are interested in this group or for further information, please email us at [email protected] or phone us at 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012).

Individual support

Individualized supportive counseling is available for:

  • People living with a cognitive impairment due to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia or an undiagnosed memory problem.
  • Care partners of people living with MCI, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia or an undiagnosed memory problem.
  • Family of someone living with dementia.
  • Friends of someone living with dementia.

Counselling is confidential and is offered by telephone, email or in person at the Alzheimer Society office in Clinton, our satellite locations in Wingham or Zurich, or in the comfort of your own home.

Please call us at 519-482-1482 or (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012) to book an appointment.

Counselling and supportive listening

Staff of the Alzheimer Society are available to answer questions, provide information and support other services in the community related to dementia care.

A Family Support Counsellor (social worker) provides supportive counselling to individuals and their family caregivers across Huron County affected by dementia, using a client centered approach.

The Family Support Counsellor can link clients with appropriate community agencies and resources based on their needs and requests. This service is delivered in office, by telephone, email, and home visits, utilizing both individual and group approaches.

Individual Care Plan consultations

Society staff are available to assist long-term care homes and community service providers with developing care plans for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

For more information on any of these services, please email us at [email protected] or phone us at 519-482-1482 (toll-free: 1-800-561-5012).

Programs and services

Find Alzheimer Society of Huron County resources here: Support, Dementia education, Recreation programs, Referral services and more.

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Contact us

If you or someone you know is impacted by dementia and needs a little support please connect with the Society by phone or email. And when CoVid19 health restrictions allow, we look forward to seeing you walk through the door.

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