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The Alzheimer Society of Perth County offers a variety of services to support people living with dementia and their care partners.

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Attention: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all support is being offered over the phone or online. Support groups are also meeting online, please check the Fall 2020 Program Guide for up-to-date information.

Why support is important

Support groups offer an informal setting for people living with dementia and care partners to share experiences with others in similar situations.

Our support services are confidential and are provided free of charge. It is not necessary to have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia or a referral from a healthcare provider in order to access support about memory concerns.

The Alzheimer Society provides the following support for people living in communities throughout Perth County:

  • Three monthly social respite groups for people living with dementia.
  • Six monthly support groups for caregivers held throughout the region.
  • Supportive counselling for families by phone or in-person.
  • Two monthly education focused groups held in Stratford and Listowel for caregivers.

Social / Respite groups for people living with dementia

Listowel Afternoon Group

Date: The first Tuesday of each month, concurrently with the support group for caregivers.

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Trillium Mutual Insurance Building, 495 Mitchell Road South, Listowel, ON N4W 0C8

St. Marys Afternoon Group

Date: The fourth Thursday of each month, concurrently with the support group for caregivers.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: St. Marys Friendship Centre, 317 James Street South, St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

Stratford Afternoon Group

Date: The third Thursday of each month, concurrently with the support group for caregivers.

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Alzheimer Society of Perth County, 1020 Ontario St, Unit 5, Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3

Support groups for Caregivers

Listowel Afternoon Support Group

Date: The first Tuesday of each month, concurrently with the social/respite group for people living with dementia.

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Trillium Mutual Insurance Building, 495 Mitchell Road South, Listowel, ON N4W 0C8

Mitchell Afternoon Group

Date: The second Tuesday of each month.

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Ritz Manor Community Room, 4118A Road 164, R.R.#5, Mitchell, ON N0K 1N0

St. Marys Afternoon Group

Date: The fourth Thursday of each month, concurrently with the social/respite group for people living with dementia.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: St. Marys Friendship Centre, 317 James Street South, St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

Stratford Morning Support Group

Date: The second Wednesday of each month.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Alzheimer Society of Perth County, 1020 Ontario St, Unit 5, Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3

Stratford Afternoon Support Group

Date: The third Thursday of each month, concurrently with the social/respite group for people living with dementia.

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Alzheimer Society of Perth County, 1020 Ontario St, Unit 5, Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3

Stratford Evening Support Group

Date: The first Tuesday of each month.

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Alzheimer Society of Perth County, 1020 Ontario St, Unit 5, Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3

Supportive counselling

Individualized supportive counselling is available for:

  • People living with cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or an non-diagnosed memory problem.
  • Care partners of people living with cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or an non-diagnosed memory problem.
  • Friends and family of someone living with dementia.

Counselling is confidential and free and is offered by telephone, email or in person at the Alzheimer Society offices in Stratford and Listowel or in the comfort of your own home.

Please call 519-271-1910 or 1-888-797-1882 to book an appointment.

Education-Focused Groups for Caregivers

Each month a different topic is presented for discussion in a combined education / support focused group. These topics are determined in advance by the group members and are targeted to caregivers of a person living with dementia.

Listowel Afternoon Education Group

Date: The third Tuesday of each month.

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Trillium Mutual Insurance Building, 495 Mitchell Road South, Listowel, ON N4W 0C8

Stratford Morning Support Group

Date: The fourth Wednesday of each month.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Alzheimer Society of Perth County, 1020 Ontario St, Unit 5, Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3

Please call 519-271-1910 ext. 25 for additional information.

Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of Perth County can help you by providing information, education, support, counselling and resources. Use this page as your guide to find the care and support you may need.

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