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 10,500 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: 447,888 (2016)
  • Land Area: 1,854.23 km2
  • Median Age: 45.7 (M: 4.4, F: 46.9)
  • 95,845 Residents aged 65 and older - accounts for 21.4 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

In 2019-20 we had:

  • 1,998 referrals
  • 11,229 total visits across the organization
  • 12,682 total attendees at programs
  • 9,750 attendees for education and social programs

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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Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region wordmark and identifier.