Snapshot of Niagara

The Regional Municipality of Niagara in Southern Ontario, lies on the west side of the Niagara River, between lakes Ontario and Erie. It has one of the largest senior populations per-capita in Canada with approximately 11,751 people experiencing a dementia.

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Niagara's Demographics

  • 12 Municipalities - Cities include St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Port Colborne and Welland. Towns include Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln, Pelham, Grimsby and Fort Erie, as well as the townships Wainfleet and West Lincoln
  • Population: 477,941 (2021)
  • Land Area: 1,854.23 km2
  • Median Age: 46.0 years
  • 111,345 Residents aged 65 and older - accounts for 23.3 per cent of the population


Numbers Served in Niagara

All of our clients have access to home-based services, clinical expertise, education and opportunities for socialization and community engagement

2022-2023 stats:

  • 2,101 new referrals
  • 10,388 total visits across the whole organization
  • 5,833 attendees for education sessions and early stage programs
  • 23,371 hours of respite care provided and 164 clients served
  • 2,972 individuals living across the Niagara Region served

About us

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region offers specialized counselling services to mitigate risk, a vast array of wellness and social programs and opportunities to educate people living with dementia, their families, formal and informal caregivers and the public at large.

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Our people

The staff, volunteers, and Board of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region are strongly committed to supporting people living with dementia, their caregivers, and their families. See who sits on our Board and who is part of our staff, and find out how you can join our team!

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