This year at the Alzheimer Society.

Minds in Motion

York Region
05 January - 11 February 2021

Minds in Motion is for people living with early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners. The program is running virtually and is funded by Catherine Booth and Michael Kirk, family and friends of Tarik and Feroze Mohammed and Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

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Care in the Later Stages (virtual)

York Region
12 - 26 January 2021

Care in the Later Stages, a virtual education session, helps people plan to provide quality-of-end-of-life care for people living with dementia.

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Technology Fast & Simple - Virtual Webinar

York Region
Wed, Jan 13, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

AS York and Tech Coaches are working together to provide caregivers of those living with dementia information to help boost digital literacy. A two-part webinar took place in December, with a repeated program Jan. 13 and 20.

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Hearts Linked by Courage Book Launch

York Region
Wed, Jan 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

AS York hosts a virtual book launch Jan. 20 to celebrate the release of its book Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey and the authors who made the book possible. The book was funded by the Carswell Family Foundation.

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First Link Memory Cafe with Mosaic – January

York Region
Tue, Jan 26, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The First Link® Memory Café Program is a collaborative program run by Mosaic
Home Care and Alzheimer’s Society York Region for those living with memory issues and
their caregivers. The workshops take place over Zoom.

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Ron Belano two-part virtual webinar

York Region
19 February - 19 March 2021

Ron Beleno, who has lived experience as a family caregiver, is coming to AS York in a two-part webinar to discuss technology, safety, COVID and more.

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First Link Memory Cafe with Mosaic –Feb

York Region
Tue, Feb 23, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The First Link® Memory Café Program is a collaborative program run by Mosaic
Home Care and Alzheimer’s Society York Region for those living with memory issues and
their caregivers. The webinar runs over Zoom.

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Finding Your Way - Cantonese

York Region
Fri, Feb 26, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this Finding Your Way program, conducted in Cantonese, people will learn How to help people with dementia live safely in the community.

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Options for Care - virtual

York Region
Wed, Mar 3, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Options for Care is a virtual education series to help the increasing care needs of people living with dementia.

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David Troxel webinar - free

York Region
Fri, Mar 5, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

David Troxel is an internationally known expert in Alzheimer's disease and memory care. His Best Friends Approach is build on the premise that what people living with memory loss most is a friend, a best friend. This webinar is free courtesy of Finding Your way.

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Ron Beleno virtually to AS York Part 1

York Region
Fri, Mar 19, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lived experience family caregiver Ron Beleno, a familiar face at AS York, is speaking at a two-part webinar March 19 and 26, offering strategies and techniques to guide you through the dementia journey.

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Ron Beleno virtually to AS York Part 2

York Region
Fri, Mar 26, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lived experience caregiver Ron Beleno speaks about COVID-19 and social isolation during the second part of a free two-part webinar hosted by AS York and funded by Finding Your Way.

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Ron Belano Part 2 virtual webinar

York Region
Fri, Mar 26, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ron Belano, who has lived caregiver experience, is coming back for the second part of his two-part presentation March 26 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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First Link Memory Cafe with Mosaic – Mar

York Region
Tue, Mar 30, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The First Link® Memory Café Program is a collaborative program run by Mosaic
Home Care and Alzheimer’s Society York Region for those living with memory issues and
their caregivers. Webinars are run over Zoom.

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I'm Still Here! virtual play

York Region
Wed, Mar 31, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

I’m Still Here! is a live online theatrical presentation designed to help caregivers, families and the community at large
to better understand the everyday realities for persons living with dementia.

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CANCELLED Care in the Later Stages

York Region
Tue, Apr 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

If you would like more information about this program, email Jaime Cruz, public education coordinator, at [email protected] This virtual education series talks about ensuring the quality of end of life for people living with dementia.

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Options for Care - virtual - April

York Region
Thu, Apr 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is a three-week education session. Week 1 – When Care Needs Are Increasing; Week 2 – Long Term Care Decisions; Week 3 – Transitioning Care Roles. Upcoming Dates Thursdays April 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Forget-Me-Not Breakfast 2021 - virtual

York Region
Sat, Apr 24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This year's Forget-Me-Not Breakfast takes place Saturday, April 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and features Dr. Sharon Cohen from the Toronto Memory Program. Dr. Cohen's will share the latest updates in research and will follow her discussion with a Q&A.

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First Link Memory Cafe - April

York Region
Tue, Apr 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The First Link® Memory Café Program on Zoom is a collaborative program run by Mosaic Home Care and AS York for those living with memory issues and their caregivers.

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Webinar - Dementia & Communication

York Region
Thu, May 6, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Brookside Court & The Renoir Retirement Communities invites you to a two-part webinar by the Alzheimer Society of York Region: May 6, Dementia Umbrella and May 13, Communications and Behaviours.

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Options for Care - virtual - May

York Region
Thu, May 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Options for Care Virtual Education Series Supporting the Increasing Care Needs of People Living with Dementia is part of an education session to help caregivers of those living with dementia. Free.

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First Steps virtual education series

York Region
Wed, May 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Caregivers and people living with dementia can learn about the disease, adapting to brain changes, planning ahead and building a circle of support in a four-part program called First Steps.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

York Region
Wed, May 12, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), for caregivers of people living with dementia, is an approach that has been shown to be effective for managing stress. This online program is by AS York and Sinai Health, Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer's Support and Training.

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Webinar - Communications and Behaviours

York Region
Thu, May 13, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Brookside Court & The Renoir Retirement Communities invites you to the second of a two-part webinar by the Alzheimer Society of York Region: May 13, Communications and Behaviours.

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First Link Memory Cafe - May

York Region
Tue, May 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The First Link® Memory Café Program on Zoom is a collaborative program run by Mosaic Home Care and AS York for those living with memory issues and their caregivers.

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Alzheimer’s disease and care - French

York Region
Fri, May 28, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Association des Francophones de la Région de York (SAY-F), of which the Alzheimer Society of York Region is a member, is hosting a virtual presentation in French about Alzheimer's disease.

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Walk for Alzheimer's - virtual event

York Region
Sat, May 29, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is again virtual this year. People are encouraged to register and walk 17,000 steps - one step for each York Region resident living with dementia.

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First Link Memory Cafe - June - virtual

York Region
Tue, Jun 29, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The First Link® Memory Café Program on Zoom is a collaborative program run by Mosaic Home Care and AS York for those living with memory issues and their caregivers.

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First Link Memory Cafe - July - Virtual

York Region
Tue, Jul 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The First Link® Memory Café Program on Zoom is a collaborative program run by Mosaic Home Care and AS York for those living with memory issues and their caregivers.

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