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 at various times and locations in York Region. Sessions including information about dementia, brain changes, planning ahead and building a circle of support.
Mondays, April 26 to May 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, June 3 to 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Meetings will be help over Zoom. 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.
Click here for May and June 2021 sessions.
Options for Care
Options for Care is a Virtual Education Series Supporting the Increasing Care Needs of People living with Dementia.
Three sessions: Week 1 – When Care Needs Are Increasing; Week 2 – Long Term Care Decisions; Week 3 – Transitioning Care Roles.
Click here for April and May 2021 dates.
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.
Three sessions: Session 1 – Preparing For The Later Stage; Session 2 – Care Strategies - Enhancing Quality Of Life; Session 3 – Taking Care Of You.
Click here to learn about April and May dates.
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.