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April Programs

Hello and welcome to our April programs listing!

As an essential service provider, the Alzheimer Society continues to operate and serve our community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Home visits and office visits will continue on a case-by-case priority basis. These will be done by appointment only.

Online group programming continues, including education, support groups, and exercise programs.

However, changes may be made to in-person group programming during the course of the Stay at Home Order (April 7 – May 6). For the most updated information on the in-person group programs listed below, please call your local office: https://www.alzhn.ca/contact/

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these new public health guidelines!

How to browse this page: All the links on this page take you to our website calendar OR a Zoom registration page, where you will find more information about each program as well as registration instructions.


Don’t know how to Zoom? Book a Q & A session with your local Public Education Coordinator!

Please email them your question(s), and they will reply back with the date and time of your local zoom meeting. Meetings will be approximately 45 minutes. Each presentation will be unique and will addresses the questions that had been sent in. Invitations will be sent exclusively to the people who sent in questions!

For:
Brant – Laurie, education@alzbrant.ca
Haldimand Norfolk – Susan, scuming@alzhn.ca
Hamilton – Olivia, PECHamilton@alzhh.ca
Halton – Danielle, PECHalton@alzhh.ca


Scroll down to see all of the programs in April, or click the links below to skip to the desired section

In-Person Programs:

Online Programs

Please keep checking back, as more programs may be added throughout the month!

If you need help at any time, please call your local office.

Men’s Discussion Group | First Friday of Every Month 10-11:30AM | Location: Simcoe Office | March 5th to June 4th

A support group for men who are caring for a person living with dementia. New participants are welcome to join throughout the course of the program.

Simcoe Caregiver Group | Bi-Weekly Thursdays 10 – 11:30AM | Location: Simcoe Office | April 1st to May 27th

A bi-weekly discussion group for caregivers to discuss the challenges they may face through their caregiving journey. New participants are welcome to join throughout the course of the program.

Ongoing Registration: Reitman Centre Programs (TEACH and CARERS)

While there are no new TEACH or CARERS programs scheduled to begin in April, registration is ongoing for programs that will begin later in the Spring. If either of the programs below are of interest to you, please call 905-630-9517 to learn more.

The Reitman Centre CARERS program is an 8-week group program. The program teaches caregivers problem-solving techniques and coaches them in communications skills through the use of simulation. The teaching is focused on practical skills and emotional supports and provides strategies for keeping a meaningful relationship with the person living with dementia.
The Reitman Centre TEACH program is a 4-week program that assists carers in coping with the practical and emotional challenges of supporting those living with dementia.

Middle Stage Education Series | Mondays 10:00AM-12:00PM | April 12th to April 26th

A three session learning series for family and friends of persons living with dementia who are in the middle stage. Topics include: recognizing middle stage, hands-on care tips, long term care discussion.

Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group | Second Tuesday of the Month 10 – 11:30AM | Ongoing

A monthly support group for Halton care partners that are supporting someone living with Frontotemporal Dementia. This is being delivered virtually.

Georgetown Carers Café | Fourth Friday of the Month 10 – 11:30AM | Ongoing

A monthly drop in support group for care partners in Halton Hills that are supporting a person living with dementia.  This is being delivered virtually.

Mount Sinai Mindfulness Group | 8-Week Group

Practice different meditation skills each session and learn how to cope with internal and external stressors. This group is offered through our friends at The Reitman Centre. If you are based in Hamilton or Halton, call 905-630-9517 to register. If you are based in Brant or Haldimand Norfolk, please call 519-759-7692 ext 428 to register.

Ongoing Registration: Reitman Centre Programs (TEACH and CARERS)

While there are no new TEACH or CARERS programs scheduled to begin in April, registration is ongoing for programs that will begin later in the Spring. If either of the programs below are of interest to you, please call 905-630-9517 to learn more.

The Reitman Centre CARERS program is an 8-week group program. The program teaches caregivers problem-solving techniques and coaches them in communications skills through the use of simulation. The teaching is focused on practical skills and emotional supports and provides strategies for keeping a meaningful relationship with the person living with dementia.
The Reitman Centre TEACH program is a 4-week program that assists carers in coping with the practical and emotional challenges of supporting those living with dementia.
Evening Support Group | Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00PM | April 8th to May 6th

A virtual support group for caregivers of people living with dementia. A safe place to connect, share, and receive support. New participants are welcome to join throughout the course of the program.

Oakville Carers Café | Fridays 9:30 – 11:30AM | Ongoing

A weekly support group for care partners the Halton area that are supporting a person living with dementia. This is being delivered virtually temporarily, but will resume meeting in Oakville in the future.

Teepa Tuesdays | April 6th from 10-11AM

The first Tuesday of every month! Join us to learn about Teepa Snow’s Positive Approaches to Care framework.

Dementia Education Series (4 sessions) | Thursdays 10:00AM-12:00PM | April 8th to April29th

For family and friends of persons living with dementia to understand the different types of dementia, the resulting changes, and understanding community resources. NOTE: The final session of this 4-part series will focus on community resources in Brant, Haldimand Norfolk.

Dementia Education Series (4 sessions) | Thursdays 10:00AM-12:00PM | April 9th to April29th

For family and friends of persons living with dementia to understand the different types of dementia, the resulting changes, and understanding community resources. NOTE: The final session of this 4-part series will focus on community resources in Hamilton.

Dementia Education Series (4 sessions) | Thursdays 1:30-3:30PM | April 9th to April29th

For family and friends of persons living with dementia to understand the different types of dementia, the resulting changes, and understanding community resources. NOTE: The final session of this 4-part series will focus on community resources in Halton.

Dementia Education Series (4 sessions) | Thursdays 6:30-8:30PM | April 7th to April 28th

For family and friends of persons living with dementia to understand the different types of dementia, the resulting changes, and understanding community resources. NOTE: The final session of this 4-part series will focus on community resources in Halton.

Strengthen Your Mind | Mondays  & Thursdays 3-4PM | April 9th to April 30th

Enhance your memory skills and practice brain challenges!  Offered in partnership with the Hamilton Public Library.

First Steps Education Series | April 7th to May 11th 2:00PM – 3:30PM

First Steps helps individuals newly diagnosed with a dementia understand their diagnosis and the changes they experience. This series will also offer participants an opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on a similar journey. For the next upcoming series please contact your local society.

First Steps Education Series | April 13th to May 18th 2:00PM – 3:30PM

First Steps helps individuals newly diagnosed with a dementia understand their diagnosis and the changes they experience. This series will also offer participants an opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on a similar journey. For the next upcoming series please contact your local society.

Considering the Move to Long Term Care | April 13th 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Considering the Move explains the application process and what to consider when deciding if it is the right time for LTC.

Preparing for the Move to Long Term Care | April 20th 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Preparing for the Move shares information on practical assets of the move and tips on how to prepare.

Meaningful Environments for Persons Living With Dementia | April 27th 1:30 – 2:30PM

Join Deb Bryson, Occupational Therapist and co-lead of the Design and Dementia Community of Practice (brainXchange), for a discussion of what changes you can make around your home to help you stay independent longer.

Mid-Day Melodies | April 16th | 11AM to Noon (3rd Friday of every month)

Join us for a fun music appreciation online program! No talent required! Listen to some classics and learn some interesting facts.

Laughter Yoga | Every Thursday | 10AM to 11AM

This weekly drop-in program offering laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. For care partners and people living with dementia.

Together Apart | Every Tuesday | 11AM to Noon

The group will have activities for the person living with dementia and their guest to participate in together. Once registered people can attend on a drop-in basis.

Social Club | Every Thursday | 2PM to 3PM

The group will have activities for the person living with dementia and their guest to participate in together. Once registered people can attend on a drop-in basis. 

Sit to Be Fit | Daily from Monday to Friday | Various Times

Sit to Be Fit is a 1-hour online class open to older adults of various abilities. The class involves a workout of all major muscle groups with a focus on strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.

Sit to be Fit is offered:

  • Mondays at 9AM, 10AM and Noon
  • Tuesdays at 9AM
  • Wednesdays at 9AM, 1PM and 2PM
  • Thursdays at 9AM
  • Fridays at 9AM and 2PM

To register, contact Sherri Miller 905-768-4488 ext 102 or smiller@alzhn.ca.

Minds in Motion (Virtual) | Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays | Various Times

The sessions combine both an exercise component and a social component to promote physical and cognitive health. This program is designed for both people who are experiencing early to mid-stage memory loss and their guests.

Minds in Motion is offered online on:

  • Mondays at 11AM (Haldimand-Norfolk group, but anyone can join!)
  • Tuesdays at 1:30PM (Hamilton group, but anyone can join!)
  • Wednesdays at 10:30AM (Halton, but anyone can join!)

To register, contact Sherri Miller 905-768-4488 ext 102 or smiller@alzhn.ca.

Stand and Stretch | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 11:00AM to Noon

These sessions combine a little bit of dancing with plenty of stretching! Please note that these sessions are considered ‘intermediate’ level, as balance is required to participate safely.

To register, contact Sherri Miller 905-768-4488 ext 102 or smiller@alzhn.ca.