Public education in York Region
The Alzheimer Society of York Region helps change the stigma associated with a dementia diagnosis and raises awareness about people impacted by the disease. We do this through public education programs delivered across the region. Learn more.
Learn about healthy brains, dementia and how to live well with talks and sessions hosted by the public education team. Contact Jaime Cruz:
- Email: [email protected]
- Call: 905-726-3477 ext. 232.
First Steps for Care Partners Education series
The First Steps for Care Partners Education Series is a four-week session that takes place over Zoom. Sessions including information about dementia, brain changes, planning ahead and building a circle of support.
For more information, contact Sara MacLean, First Link coordinator, at 647-962-3576 or [email protected]
Care Essentials for Caregivers Education series
Care Essentials for Caregivers Education Series is a four-week session that takes place at various times and locations in York Region. Sessions include what to expect; communicating effectively; responding to changing behaviours; and supporting daily activities.
Contact Jaime Cruz at [email protected] or call 416-704-1653 for information about these sessions.
Options for Care
Options for Care is a Virtual Education Series Supporting the Increasing Care Needs of People living with Dementia.
Week 1 – When Care Needs Are Increasing
Week 2 – Long Term Care Decisions
Week 3 – Transitioning Care Roles.
For more information, please contact Jaime Cruz at [email protected] or call 416-704-1653.
Care in the Later Stages
Care in the Later Stages is a Virtual Education Session to help caregivers provide quality of life at the end of life for people living with dementia.
Session 1 – Preparing For The Later Stage
Session 2 – Care Strategies - Enhancing Quality Of Life
Session 3 – Taking Care Of You.
For more information please contact Jaime Cruz at [email protected] or call 416-704-1653.
U-First for Care Partners
U-First for Care Partners is a free program for all members of the care team supporting people with behavioural changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. U-First is a person-centred approach to looking at the whole person.
Contact Jaime Cruz, public education coordinator, at [email protected] . Learn more by reading the poster.
The general public
The Alzheimer Society of York Region provide many opportunities to learn more about brain health and dementia. Popular topics include: Understanding Communication and Behavioural Changes; Supporting Your Community, Finding Your Way and The Dementia Umbrella. The Public Education Coordinator can tailor a topic to the audience.
These sessions are not just for caregivers but for anyone who wants to learn more about dementia.
The Public Education Coordinator can host talks in:
- Retirement homes
- Community and Seniors Centres
- Condo buildings
- Adult DAY programs
- Long-term care homes
- Corporate buildings
- Town offices
- Conferences and health fairs
- Post-secondary institutes
- Support groups
Corporate information sessions
The Alzheimer Society of York Region offers corporate information sessions for companies interested helping their employees learn more about dementia, living well with the disease or healthy brains. Contact Jaime Cruz at [email protected] or call 905-726-3477, ext. 232 for information.
The Public Education Team provides professional training programs including U-First and Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA).
If you’re interested in hosting a speaker to talk about dementia, caregiving, research or advocacy, AS York has staff and volunteers who are willing to help. Contact Jaime Cruz at [email protected] or call 905-726-3477, ext. 232, who can tailor a session based on your needs.