Programs in Niagara Region

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We offer many programs and services to support the individual living with dementia, care partners, friends, family and educational services for professionals and the general public.

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Referrals to our client support & outreach services can be made by calling 905-687-3914 or completing our online referral form.  We continue to offer support through phone calls and virtual visits.

In person group programs are not currently running, however most of our programs are now available virtually.  Visit our online opportunities to learn more and register!

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Programs

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region offers a range of programs and services that operate along the continuum of care reflecting the journey through the disease process. Our programs respond to the need for individualized home-based support and education, while providing further opportunities for education, socialization and support in community settings.

Since we see people in the context of their own homes and local communities we can assess first hand their needs and identify existing capacities. This enables us to provide a meaningful response – one that ultimately builds supportive, caring environments.

Art Expressions

Art Expressions is a three (3) week 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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Caregiver Wellness

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

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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 2.5 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

We offer early-stage programs for people living with dementia and their care partners. We provide an inclusive community environment where persons can strengthen their inner resources and sense of well-being through opportunities to share experiences and benefit from mutual support.

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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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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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Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC) Program provides education, training and consultative support to staff at long-term care homes, LHIN community care and other community agencies.

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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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Self-Care for the Caregiver

Self-Care for the Caregiver is designed to help individuals who are feeling overwhelmed in caring for others and finding it hard to take care of themselves.

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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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Dementia education in Niagara Region

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is committed to providing continuous learning opportunities for persons living with dementia, their partners in care and professionals throughout the region. Education is free to persons living with dementia and their partners in care.

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