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Evening of Education 

Self-Compassion: An Umbrella for Our Rainy (and Snowy) Days

Tuesday October 26, 2021 from 7 - 9pm CST

Available province-wide via Zoom.  Register by October 21st.  

A negative inner voice can affect our emotional well-being. It can also overshadow our relationships and our experiences. People who practice self-compassion are more likely to feel happier, more fulfilled, and more connected to others. In this webinar, we will explore resources to help cultivate more self-compassion into your daily life to help yourself and others.

To Register:

Click: By using this link;

Call: 1-800-263-3367; or

Email: [email protected] 

SGI, Lady of the Prairies, SaskTel TelCares, & Biogen

Learn the ABC's of Dementia 

Learn more about dementia and the changes in abilities, behaviour, and communication it can cause at one of these virtual public awareness presentations offered via Zoom:   
 

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Registration is required and will be limited to 45 attendees.
Register here by November 7th to receive access details. 
 

Additional upcoming ABC's of Dementia virtual offerings available to the public (province-wide) are now tentatively scheduled as follows: 

  • December 8th, 2021 (afternoon)
  • January 13th, 2022 (evening)
  • February 9th, 2022 (evening) 
  • March 3rd, 2022 (noon hour) 

Registration forms for these learning opportunities will be available on this page approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled event date. 


For inquiries about these virtual ABC's of Dementia presentations, email [email protected]

Learning Series
 

Virtual First Steps
October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021
10:15 am - noon

Virtual Care Essentials
November 16, 18, 23, 25, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual Next Steps for Families
December 6 & 8, 2021
6:00pm - 9:00pm

To register, please call our Dementia Helpline Coordinator at 1-877-949-4141.

For full information about our Learning Series, please visit our Learning Series Page 

SGI, Lady of the Prairies, SaskTel TelCares, & Biogen

Coffee and Chat

People with dementia and their care partners. Make yourself comfortable, grab a cup of coffee or tea and join some of the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan staff and peers online to say ‘hello’ and let us know how you are doing. We will be online via Zoom the first and third Friday of each month - 10:30-11:30 am. 

Click the email below to get registered to attend: [email protected] Please note: Due to privacy and confidentiality, we will not be able to address personal client matters during the chat, but will be happy to connect you with a First Link Coordinator or Client Services Team Manager who will be able to support you. 

This is NOT a Support Group, but an opportunity for you to check in with each other. 

Online Support Groups

We know people miss connecting with each other, so in response to COVID we are moving some of our support groups online. We will be offer groups using Zoom technology throughout Saskatchewan. 

Groups will be facilitated by Alzheimer Society staff and volunteer facilitators. It might not look the same, but it’s still a chance to check in with each other and stay connected. 


Caregiver Support Group 
For someone who is caring for someone with dementia living in community or in a care facility. This group provides a safe place to share feelings, exchange practical strategies and connect with others supporting someone with dementia.
This group meets the first Wednesday of the month - 9:30-11:30am. **For the month of November, the group will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday, Nov. 10th from 9:30-11:30am.**
Contact Arianna at [email protected]  to register for the group 


Frontal Temporal Dementia Spousal Group 
For spouses that are supporting their partners who have been diagnosed with Frontal temporal dementia or a Variant of FTD. Exchange information and connect with others affected by FTD. 

This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month - 4:30-6:00pm.
Contact Connie [email protected]  to register for the group 

Early Stage Support Group 
A group for people with dementia in the early stages of the disease. This group provides a place for people with dementia to come together and connect with others. Share stories, experiences and learn from one another how to live well with dementia
This group meets the third Wednesday of the month - 10:30-11:30am.
Contact Alice [email protected]  to register for the group


Sandwich Club
This group is for caregivers that are taking care of someone with dementia while balancing a family and career. Grab a cup of coffee and connect with others to share experiences, strategies, and support.
This group meets the second Tuesday of the month - 6:30-8:00pm.
Contact Connie  [email protected] to register for the group.

Young Carers Group 
If you are between the ages of 20-45 and looking to meet others who are providing support to a parent or grandparent with dementia, please join us for our young carers support group! We will be discussing the experience of supporting someone with dementia while trying to balance your own life commitments such as work, school and kids.
This group meets the second Thursday of the month - 6:30-8:00pm.
Contact Heather [email protected]  to register for this group  
 

Telephone Support Groups


Young Onset Spousal Support Group
If you are a spouse of some who was diagnosed with dementia who is under the age of 65 this group is for you. Connect with others to share experiences and support.
This group meets the third Tuesday of the month - 6:30-7:30pm. 
Contact Connie [email protected] to Register for this group

Caregiver Support Group 
This group is for anyone that is supporting a spouse or family member that has dementia. Participants will be required to provide the phone number they will be calling from for security purposes. On the day of the meeting participants will call the conference number to participate in the meeting, 
This group meets the first Thursday of the month - 1:00-2:00pm. 
Contact Nina [email protected]  to register for this group.


Registration 
Pre-registration to attend is required. 
 
How do I join? 
The host, or in this case the group facilitator, will send a meeting invitation via email following receipt of registration. This will include a link to the Zoom website, including a meeting ID code and password. A few minutes prior to the time of the scheduled support group meeting, users may log in by using the link provided and by following the prompts on the screen. 
 
Who facilitates the support groups? 
Virtual support group meetings will be facilitated by ASOS staff and/or volunteer facilitators. 
 
What is Zoom? 
Zoom is a web-based group conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom is easy to use, offers quality video and audio, and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Blackberry, thus allowing you to connect from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Minds in Motion 

Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for those with early stage dementia and a friend, family member or caregiver. Enjoy physical activity conducted by a certified fitness instructor, followed by activities and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Develop new friendships with others living similar experiences.

Registration for fall Minds in Motion is closed, as all sessions are full.  Please check back soon for dates for our next session! 

To learn more visit our Minds in Motion page

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