Education Sessions

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Register and participate in our upcoming online Education Sessions!

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Education Hour - open to the public

Join us for this ongoing education program, suitable for care partners and people living with a dementia diagnosis. For one hour at a time, we will explore different topics of interest in-depth. Please pre-register for each session individually by clicking the links below:

Education Hour

Register here for May 26th

Register here for June 9th

Register here for June 23rd

Spring Book Club – open to the public

Still Alice - Book Club

Are you a caregiver or community member interested in learning more about dementia in a more casual form of learning? Consider joining our Spring Book Club. We will be diving into Lisa Genova’s book “Still Alice”. We will meet virtually over 5 sessions from mid-May through June to discuss and share insights and reactions to this New York Times bestseller. Please register here to join us on the following Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm:

  • May 24 & 31
  • June 7, 14 & 21

Contact Christy with any questions 519-271-1910 ext. 21 or email [email protected].

Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiver support groups are an opportunity to connect with other caregivers, enhance your understanding of dementia, and develop practical strategies for supporting a person living with dementia. At this time, all groups remain virtual. We are working towards in person support groups and hope to be safely doing so in the near future. 

All caregivers who are registered clients are welcome to attend. Registration is required by contacting your assigned First Link Counsellor at 519-271-1910 or 1-888-797-1882.

Life After Dementia Support Program

This is a 4-week support/education program for registered care partners clients who have lost one to dementia. We will share stories, learn about grief and dementia, and explore ways of coping and moving forward following the loss. The group will offer both opportunities for education and time for discussion. This program will be offered in-person at the Stratford branch office:

  • Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 9:45 - 11:45 am

Please pre-register by contacting Christy 519-271-1910 ext. 21 or by email [email protected].

Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI®

Learning the Ropes for Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment® is a 6-week group education program for those experiencing MCI. The focus is on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle, memory training and psycho-social support. Co-facilitated by Jeanette from the Huron office. Cost is $25 per participant to cover the manual provided. 

In-person sessions open to persons with MCI and a family member or friend:

  • Wednesday, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Virtual sessions over Zoom open to any persons with MCI only:

  • Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 & 30, June 6 & 13 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Register with Christy 519-271-1910 ext. 21 or by email [email protected] for either in-person or virtual sessions.

Options for Care - open to the public

What to do when care needs are changing? This is a one session overview of community resources and information related options for care for those in the role of care-giving family member or friend. This program is based on the First Link Learning Series program: Options for Care. We will meet virtually over zoom on Tuesday, April 26 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. 

Please register here.

Golden Ukulele Program

A new musical opportunity is coming to Perth County! We have the wonderful opportunity to partner with Jeanette Sears, the Public Education Coordinator for Huron County Alzheimer Society and her Golden Ukulele Program! This is a weekly program that provides an opportunity to learn something new in a fun and casual atmosphere. At this time, the program is being offered over Zoom. Ukuleles can be provided for a small fee. This program runs in Huron from Thanksgiving to Victoria Day. We will be joining for the last 5 weeks.

  • Tuesday mornings: April 19 - May 17 from 10:00 – 11:30 am

Register with Christy 519-271-1910 ext. 21 or [email protected].

Upcoming Education Programs

  • First Link Learning Series: Care Essentials and First Steps
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA)
  • Taking Control of our Lives (TCOOL)

Please contact your First Link Counsellor or Christy by phone at 519-271-1910 ext. 21 or by email [email protected] for more information.

Community & Professional Education

Are you looking for a speaker for your online meeting? Would you like to know more about Dementia Friendly Communities®, and/or receive dementia training for your staff in a local business, community organization, retirement, or long-term care? Please contact Christy by phone at 519-271-1910 ext. 21 or by email [email protected].