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March 2024

 

 

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Active Living Programs

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and their care partners. Pre-registration required.

Inspirational Moments

The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton to offer Inspirational Moments. Participants will visit the gallery virtually for an afternoon of art discovery, fun and casual conversation about exhibitions and specific art works. Tours are followed by a hands-on art activity. Pre-registration required

Forget Me Not Social Club

This group is for people living with dementia and their care partners to enjoy the company of others who are going through similar journeys. 

Activities may include

  • recreational activities such as bowling, art & crafts, group walks
  • day trips
  • productions at local theatres
  • picnics
  • speakers on topics of interest

Virtual Armchair Travelogue

This activity is over Zoom. We travel to different countries around the world, learning about different cultures and watching travel videos, followed by a discussion afterwards. 

To register for any of the Active Living Programs please email Vanessa at vbarnes@alzheimersarnia.ca or call 519-332-4444 ext 238.

Education

Topical Tuesday with Christine: via Zoom web-conferencing (by computer or phone)

Tips on Caring for Someone Living with Dementia

Email Christine at cwright@alzheimersarnia.ca to receive information and a link on how to attend.

If this time and date does not work for you, email Christine and alternatives will be looked at. Individual or family educational sessions can also be booked.

Support Groups

This monthly, in-person support group provides an opportunity for spouses and family members caring for a person living with dementia to meet with common experiences. Through sharing these experiences and concerns they will receive support from the group facilitator and other participants about dementia. The goal of this group is to share personal feelings, increase healthy coping strategies, decrease isolation, and improve awareness about available services at the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton and in the community.

TEACH

TEACH takes place over 4 weeks, and each week has a specific theme. This will provide the group with an opportunity to discuss any concerns one might have about the future and how to best prepare for potential upcoming challenges.  

Coping With Change 

This group is intended to provide care partners with tools that will help them cope with the ambiguous grief and loss associated with this journey. We address strategies to help care partners reframe their thinking and perspectives, as well as tools to reduce stress, such as mindfulness.

CARERS

CARERS is a psychoeducation group developed to help care partners for people living with dementia. The purpose of this group is to allow care partners to obtain some education about dementia, connect with other care partners and share their stories, and to improve communication techniques.

First Link Learning Series

The First Link Learning Series for people living with dementia is designed to provide support and education for those who have been recently diagnosed with some form of dementia. This is a four-week series where participants will learn about the disease itself, what to expect, and how to plan for the future.

To register for the support groups, please call the office or email info@alzheimersarnia.ca

Fundraising Events

Anything For Alz

Anything for Alzheimer’s is a community fundraising campaign to help raise awareness and make a difference for those living with dementia. This campaign sees many local businesses participate in raising funds for the Alzheimer Society by selling forget-me-not cut outs at the point of sale.

 

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