Programs and services

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The Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District provides a variety of programs and services to the Cochrane and Temiskaming districts. We provide services in English and in French.

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We are here to help

Our staff and volunteers provide support programs, educational resources, referral services and more to ease the burden of care and improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as their caregivers and families.

Experience has shown that the earlier people begin to learn and strategize about living with dementia, the better they are prepared. Earlier preparation can also help caregivers and families provide support as the disease progresses.

We hope you will find relief in knowing that you are not alone.

Scroll down to learn more about the programs and services we offer at the Alzheimer Society.

Programs and services brochure (PDF)

View the Alzheimer Society's downloadable programs and services brochure.

Contact us for more information about programs, education, resources and support in your area.

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Educational programs

Our Society is responsive to the educational needs of its geographic area by identifying what knowledge and skills are required to support those providing care for people with dementia and their caregivers

  • We initiate and facilitate public education activities.
  • We provide specialized and accurate information by trained presenters to various target groups.
  • We reinforce public awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
  • We advocate for people affected by Alzheimer's disease.
  • We provide education and support training for caregivers, volunteers, professionals and long-term care staff on issues pertaining to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  • We recruit, train and manage volunteers.
  • We maintain and update educational resources.

First Link Learning Series

Learning Centre

  • We have several books, videos and information sheets in our library, which we will lend from both our New Liskeard and Timmins offices.
  • We also have many information pamphlets which we distribute free of charge.

Programs for healthcare providers

  • Please contact us if your group may be interested in the following programs: UFIRST, Advance Care Planning, Enhancing Care or Gentle Persuasive Approach.

Contact us to at [email protected] to book your education session today! You can also download the fillable Education Request Form (PDF).

First Link® referral

  • The Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District connects people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia and their caregivers with healthcare professionals and community support services.
  • Referrals to the Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District are made by healthcare providers through First Link®.
  • People may also make self-referrals by contacting us at (705) 268-4554 or by email at [email protected].

Individual and group support

We provide a variety of support for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, families and care partners, whether it is through individual support or a support group.

Information packages

The Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District responds to inquiries from people with dementia, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public. Information is offered on the following:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementia's
  • Early warning signs
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Supportive strategies
  • Community resources
  • Research developments

Information packages are available upon request by calling (705) 268-4554 by email at firstlink@alzheimertimmins.com

Public awareness

  • We provide many learning opportunities for the general public. Through these opportunities and sessions, you can learn more about dementia and how you can help make our community more dementia-friendly.
  • Workshops, seminars, in-services and information meetings can also be developed to meet the specific needs of your group.

Safety services

When Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress, the person living with the disease has the potential to go missing. This situation presents a serious safety concern, but know that help and support is available.

Finding Your Way®

Finding Your Way® is a website dedicated to helping people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.

MedicAlert® Safely Home®

MedicAlert® Safely Home® is a nationwide service designed to help identify a person living with dementia who has gone missing. The service also ensures that the person returns to their family safe and sound.

MedicAlert® Safely Home® was created through a partnership between MedicAlert Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Related pages

First Link®

First Link is a program that gives persons with dementia, their care partners and family a direct connection to a wide variety of services and supports offered through the Alzheimer Society and within the community.

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Find support in Timmins-Porcupine District

There are many ways to get the support you need, whether you are a person living with dementia, a caregiver or a family member. A support group can give you a place to talk with others who understand the disease and know just what you’re going through.

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