Online Programming


Many of our programs are now available virtually using the Zoom platform. See what's coming up and register online today!

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We are offering various learning opportunities online to help families and friends continue to stay connected and enhance their knowledge of dementia. If you need help with learning to use Zoom, please contact our Education Coordinator Angela Cancellara and she will be happy to help.

To be notified when we resume in person groups make sure you join our e-mail list!

Zoom Instructions and Training

If you would like to participate in any of these on-line programs, please:

  1. Use a computer, tablet or iPad to install Zoom (download instructions)
  • On a computer, go to and download and install the platform (top right corner, it’s safe, easy and free! May take about 5 minutes)
  • On an iPad, go to the App Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings"
  • On a tablet, go to the Google Play Store and install "Zoom Cloud Meetings"
  1. Choose any on-line education/program that interests you and register using the link provided below
  2. You will be sent a confirmation email with the instructions for accessing your class
  3. If you have questions about the zoom platform, please email [email protected] for more detailed instructions

Respite Recreation Hour

We invite everyone across Ontario to join us for a virtual variety show! Every Monday @ 11:00 am we will present fun and engaging activities such as:

  • Trivia
  • Word puzzles
  • Games
  • Reminiscent stories
  • And much more!
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Next Steps and Care Essentials

Next Steps and Care Essentials is a 4 part series offering an opportunity for families and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports.

  • Part 1: Overview of Dementia, Diagnosis & Healthy Brain Strategies
  • Part 2: Communication & Environmental Strategies 
  • Part 3: Understanding & Managing Challenging Behaviours
  • Part 4: Difficult Discussions, Role Changes & Self Care

Learn more and see our upcoming online sessions.


U-First! for Care Partners (please note this session is not intended for frontline service providers)

U-First! for Care Partners is an innovative education program for individuals who are supporting someone with behaviour changes due to dementia or cognitive impairment. This 8 hour education program is run in 3 weekly sessions.

It is recommended that participants have completed week one of the Next Steps & Care Essentials series, or attended a "What is Dementia?" presentation prior to attending this program.

Learn more and see our upcoming online sessions!

Caregiver Wellness

The Caregiver Wellness program provides social and educational opportunities through different workshops in the Staying Connected series. 

Learn more and see our upcoming online sessions!

Options for Care

This workshop focuses on giving participants the opportunity to explore the care options that support persons living with dementia in the moderate to late stages of their journey

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Other Education

Public forums are held throughout the year on various dementia related topics to help educate the general public, as well as those caring for someone living with dementia.

Learn more and see our upcoming online sessions.

Brain Wave Café

Join us Fridays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for our Brain Wave Café - a fun social gathering using the Zoom platform!  Individuals living with cognitive change or dementia, care partners, family and friends are all welcome!  Stay connected with friends and meet some new ones as you participate in healthy brain activities together!  Note: you only need to register using the form once - the Zoom link you receive can be used over and over again!

AUGUST DATES: 5th and 19th
SEPTEMBER DATES: 2nd and 16th

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Support Groups

We offer the following support groups online.  Learn more and see our upcoming online sessions.

  • Caregiver Support Group and Coffee Hour
  • Evening Support Group
  • Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group

Qigong Exercise Program

Back by popular demand! Join us via Zoom every Monday and Thursday from 1pm - 2pm for Qigong facilitated by George Picard from the Village of Healing. Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.

Exercise is an important component to maintaining a healthy brain. Due to the fact that Qigong can be performed standing or sitting, it is a physical conditioning program that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The soft, slow, gentle movements of Qigong practice stimulate the body to increase muscular stability, flexibility, and range of motion around all joints of the body.

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Virtual Care Partner Support

Welcome to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Virtual Care Partner Support Page. Here you can explore some activities for taking care of yourself, online programs and resources to help you navigate your care partner journey.

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Virtual Social Recreation

Welcome to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Virtual Recreation Page. Here you will find weekly activities to help you keep engaged. Brain stimulating and social activities can improve your mood, boost self-esteem, and help you maintain cognitive abilities.

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