October Update: Staying Connected Jump into Fall with these Brain Healthy tips and Updates!

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30 tips for a healthier brain

Dear Supporter,


While there are some risk factors you cannot control for dementia, such as age and genetics, reducing the effects of risk factors that can be controlled is possible.

A healthier brain starts with these simple things:

  1. Being physically active

  2. Being socially active

  3. Following a healthy diet

  4. Making safe choices

  5. Managing your stress

  6. Challenging your brain

Find 30 tips for a healthier brain covering each of these categories here:

TIPS HERE!

 U-First for Care Partners

PROGRAM:  U-First is an innovative education program for care partners supporting people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment.


TIME:  Mondays starting October 16 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

LOCATION:  All sessions use live video conferencing platform called Zoom, accessed by phone, tablet or computer. A meeting ID and password will be provided upon registration. Only pre-registered participants will be admitted.


For more information or to register please contact Public Education Coordinator, Jaime Cruz at (905) 726-3477 ext. 232 or e-mail jcruz@alzheimer-york.com.

New Enhanced CARERS program for Spouses and partners

PROGRAM: The Reitman Centre Online Enhanced CARERS Program focuses on practical skills and emotional supports needed to care for people living with dementia by teaching problem-solving techniques.

MONDAY SESSIONS
TIME: Mondays starting October 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm LOCATION:  Mondays at the Alzheimer Society of York Region, 2-240 Edward St. Aurora.


TUESDAY SESSIONS

TIME: Tuesdays Starting October 10 12:30 - 2:30 pm LOCATION:  Tuesdays at Bathurst Clark Library, 900 Clark Ave. W. Vaughan.


For more information or to register, please contact Hemal Joshi at -1-888-414-5550 ext. 541 or e-mail  hjoshi@alzheimer-york.com.

New Enhanced CARERS program for Adult Children

PROGRAM:  The Reitman Centre Online Enhanced CARERS Program focuses on practical skills and emotional supports needed to care for people living with dementia by teaching problem-solving techniques.

TIME:  Thursdays starting October 5 6:00 - 8:00 pm

LOCATION:  Sessions will be facilitated using a live video conferencing platform called Zoom. Zoom can be accessed for video and audio conference meetings using your phone, tablet, or computer. For security reasons, only pre-registered participants are permitted. Zoom Meeting ID & password will be provided upon confirmation of registration.   For more information or to register, please contact Hemal Joshi at -1-888-414-5550 ext. 541 or  hjoshi@alzheimer-york.com.

“First Steps for Care Partners” 

offered in Russian

Register for this course in Russian. Series starts October 10.


PROGRAM: The First Steps for Care Partners Education Series is a four-week program with information about dementia, brain changes, planning ahead and building a circle of support.


TIME: Tuesdays starting October 10 12:00 - 2:00 pm


LOCATION: Sessions will be facilitated using a live video conferencing platform called Zoom. Zoom can be accessed for video and audio conference meetings using your phone, tablet, or computer. For security reasons, only pre-registered participants are permitted. Zoom Meeting ID & password will be provided upon confirmation of registration.


For more information or to register please contact AS York Social Worker, Inna Sorotskin at (416) 726-1403 or isorotskin@alzheimer-york.com.

“First Steps for Care Partners” 

(English speaking) in November

PROGRAM: The First Steps for Care Partners Education Series is a four-week program with information about dementia, brain changes, planning ahead and building a circle of support.


TIME: Thursdays starting November 9 1:00 - 3:00 pm


LOCATION: Sessions will be facilitated using a live video conferencing platform called Zoom. Zoom can be accessed for video and audio conference meetings using your phone, tablet, or computer. For security reasons, only pre-registered participants are permitted. Zoom Meeting ID & password will be provided upon confirmation of registration.


For more information or to register please contact Lisa Kovacevic at (437) 214-7914 or lkovacevic@alzheimer-york.com.

New Virtual Minds in Motion programs start this fall

Free virtual sessions. Join at anytime.   


PROGRAM:  Minds in Motion (MiM) provides physical and brain stimulation for people living with dementia and their care partners.   


TIME:  Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm   


LOCATION:   All sessions use live video conferencing platform called Zoom, accessed by phone, tablet or computer. A meeting ID and password will be provided upon registration. Only pre-registered participants will be admitted.   


To register, please contact Public Education Coordinator, Jaime Cruz at (905) 726-3477 ext. 232 or e-mail  jcruz@alzheimer-york.com. Or reach out the MiM coordinator Jennifer Barta at (905) 506-0129 or e-mail  jbarta@alzheimer-york.com.

Support the community YOUR way!

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Have an idea for an event? Make it happen in one step!   


Have you always wanted to support the Alzheimer Society of York Region, but not sure where to start? Try hosting your own fundraising event! It is a simple and effective way to make a difference.   How to start a fundraising event in your community:

  1. Start with an idea! Whether it is a bake sale, garage sale, or donations in lieu of gifts for a holiday or birthday, you can create a fundraising event with ease.
  2. Sign-up for an event page! Anything for Alzheimer’s is a platform you can use to set up a fundraising event with the support of the Alzheimer Society.
  3. Start fundraising! It is as simple as that! As soon as you have your idea, and your page, you can plan and share your event with your friends, family members and colleagues. Need support or have questions? We are always here to help.

Kick off Fall with a community fundraising event today! Contact Karen Bond at kbond@alzheimer-york.com or at 905-726-3477 ext. 231.


START YOUR EVENT NOW!

Volunteers Needed!

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Alzheimer Society of York Region needs your help!


Did you know that you can volunteer with Alzheimer Society of York Region?


Volunteers play a crucial role at the Alzheimer Society. They help expand the reach of programs and services, speak out in public or keep our offices functioning.


We are always looking for passionate, caring individuals who are open to supporting events, programs, or day-to-day office tasks. If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, either regularly or occasionally, consider filling out a volunteer application with your local society.


Whether it is once a week or once a year, volunteering makes a difference!


Learn more about how to support your community by becoming a volunteer.

VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Join us online for Estate Planning 101

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Join us on Wednesday October 11th, 2 - 3 p.m., or 7 - 8 p.m. for a webinar to educate and review the basic estate planning process.


Why does estate planning matter? If you do not have a Will, or understand the different types of Powers of Attorney, this will be an incredibly valuable education session for you. Topics include:

  • What is a Will exactly and why do I need one?

  • Consequences of not having a Will (Ontario laws)

  • Choosing your Executor/Trustee

  • Duties of your Executor/Trustee

  • Choosing your Beneficiaries

  • Death and Taxes

  • What is a Power of Attorney and why do I need one?

  • Types of Powers of Attorney

  • Questions and Answers

Register now to reserve your spot for this online webinar:

2 - 3 P.M. SESSION
7 - 8 P.M. SESSION

The Alzheimer Society Research Portal


The Alzheimer Society Research Portal connects researchers with Canadians looking to participate in research studies. Click here to find out more about participating in a research study, or the research studies available.

IT'S UP TO ALL OF US TO COME TOGETHER NOW.

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