Programs for persons living with dementia

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We offer many programs and services to support the individual living with MCI or dementia throughout the continuum of their journey.

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Click on any of the cards at the bottom of this page to learn more about an individual program.

Contact us at 905-687-3914 for more information on any of the programs on this page.

I want to learn

Recently diagnosed or just looking to learn more about dementia? Individuals living with dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment are welcome to attend any of the following education programs:

  • Connections First - get to know the Alzheimer Society and learn a bit about dementia and brain health
  • Beyond Words Learning Series - an early stage learning series for individuals living with dementia and their care partners
  • Finding Your Way - helps people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.
  • Learning the ROPES for Living with MCI - a program aimed at community dwelling older adults experiencing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their close family member/friend.

I need support

  • One-on-one counselling - Our Client Support Outreach Services offer individualized support and education by case counsellors with expertise in dementia.
  • Friendly Visiting - matches a person living with dementia with a trained volunteer to decrease social isolation through weekly visits.
  • Tele-Care Phone visiting - a phone based Friendly Visiting program supported by trained volunteers who make phone calls to clients on a pre-determined schedule.

I want to stay healthy

We offer a range of programming to help you keep active, both physically and socially.

Art Expressions

Art Expressions is a painting class for individuals living with dementia and their care partners - no experience required!

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Brain Wave Café

Brain Wave Cafés are a drop-in group offering a welcoming place in the community for people to meet up regularly and share their experiences with their peers. Online option now available!

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Client Support Services: Outreach

Our Client Support Outreach Services offer individualized support and education by case counsellors with expertise in dementia, most of whom are regulated healthcare professionals.

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Connections First

This program is a 2 hour introduction to the Alzheimer Society where you will learn about our programs and services, as well as normal aging versus dementia.

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Early Stage Programs

Our Early Stage Programs offer an opportunity for individuals living with early-stage dementia or cognitive change to connect with peers in a supportive environment.

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ASNR Advisory Group

Friendly Visiting Program

The Friendly Visiting Program matches a person living with dementia with a trained volunteer to decrease social isolation through weekly visits.

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Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a physical activity and brain stimulation program for people with dementia and their care partners, delivered in partnership with the YMCA of St. Catharines.

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Recollections

This program helps individuals living with dementia create a lasting Life Story book to share with their family and friends.

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Sole Mates Walking Group

The Sole Mates walking group will meet each Friday for outdoor walks in the community. Walking has so many benefits for our physical health but it is also good for our mental health, especially when we walk together!

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Tele-Care Program

The Tele-Care Program is a phone based Friendly Visiting program supported by trained volunteers who make phone calls to clients on a pre-determined schedule.

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