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This September during World Alzheimer’s Month, your monthly gift will have double the impact thanks to the Catherine Booth & Michael Kirk Social Recreation Fund.


Throughout the month, you will meet real people whose stories illustrate the ups, downs, and uncertainties of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Will you make a monthly impact to help support social recreation programs, education, and counselling, people living with dementia and their care partners need most?

This is your chance to make a lasting difference for thousands of people.

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Programs Happening this August

10 Warning Signs


Thursday, Aug. 4
12:00 - 1:00 pm 

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.

What is MCI?


Thursday, Aug. 18
12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Learn What MCI is and how is it different than dementia. We will also discuss resources available at the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882. 

Capture the Moment


Registered clients are invited to learn tips and techniques in using a camera, with our Summer Student, Leela. Sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoons in August at the Stratford office. For more information or to register, please contact Leela leelap@alzhp.ca or 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.

Photos in the Park


Join in the Photos in the Park program! On August 16 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, registered clients are welcome to come and get their picture taken at Upper Queens Park. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Leela leelap@alzhp.ca or Pamela pamelab@alzhp.ca or 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.

Care Essentials


This four-week program is designed for care-partners supporting people living with mid-stage dementia. The 2-hour sessions cover topics such as:

What to Expect, Communicating Effectively, Responding to Behaviour Changes, and Supporting Daily Activities. In-person sessions hosted in Stratford, Wednesdays: August 10, 17, 24 & 31 - Time to be determined.

Virtual sessions over Zoom, Wednesday evenings: August 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Note: Minimum attendance requirements for programs to run. Manuals will be provided. This session requires you to pre-register. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882.

Virtual Paint Party


Wednesday, August 3
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Staying active and socialization are two vital parts of aging well. This 1.5-hour art program was created in partnership with Vanessa at Kind-heARTed Studio to foster creativity and socialization. Virtual Paint Party runs through Zoom. Materials required to participate in this program will be delivered to the homes of registered clients prior to program start. Limited space available. Advanced registration is required. Please contact Pamela or call 519-271-1910 ext 27.


Minds in Motion


Fall dates coming soon!

This 8-week program incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stages of dementia and their care partners. Each session offers gentle and easy to follow physical activities led by a certified senior fitness instructor. Advanced registration is required for in person Minds in Motion by contacting Pamela or call 519-271-1910 ext. 27.


Wellness Wednesdays


Wellness Wednesdays will provide an opportunity for clients to engage in positive and meaningful activities within a safe and inclusive group atmosphere at the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. The program provides further opportunity to socialize, build a network of support, and access education and information according to the group's expressed interests and needs. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at the Clinton office. For more information or to register, contact Summer Student, Payten student@alzhp.ca or 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.


Hot Topics


Join Alzheimer Society Staff and other family care partners to discuss Hot Topics of the Day for Family Care Partners in Huron and Perth.

Aug 2 -The Importance of Exercise
Aug 9 - Caregiver burnout and stress
Aug 16 - Social Recreation Topic
Aug 23 - Preparing for a move to LTC

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register. For more information, email admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.


Brain Health Summer Series


Four Topics to engage at a time that works for you! Please register for any session that interests you by clicking on the individual link and completing the registration page. For info email Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext. 21.

Four Topics to engage at a time that works for you! Please register for any session that interests you by clicking on the individual link and completing the registration page.

Brain Health and our Diet

Evening Zoom Session: Tuesday, August 2 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Brain Health and Physical Activity

Morning Zoom Session: Tuesday, August 2 from 10:00 - 11:00 am


Brain Health and Optimizing our Function

Morning Zoom Session: Tuesday, August 16 from 10:00 - 11:00 am

Brain Health and Social Connection

Evening Zoom Session: Tuesday, August 16 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Let’s Talk About…

For more information, email jeanettes@alzhp.ca or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012. 

Let's Talk About....Women and Alzheimer's disease

Thursday, August 4: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Why do women receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease at a rate higher than men? Genetics? Hormones? Join us for a discussion around this important topic. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. 

Let's Talk About... Hearing and Dementia

Thursday, August 11: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Why is taking care of your hearing related to brain health and disease prevention? Join us for a discussion around this important topic.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. 

Let's Talk About... Vision and Dementia

Thursday, August 25: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Why is taking care of your hearing related to brain health and disease prevention? Join us for a discussion around this important topic.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. 

Let's Talk About... Sleep and Dementia

Thursday, September 1: 10:00 - 11:00 am

How does dementia impact sleep? And does sleep (or lack thereof) increase your dementia risk? Join us for a discussion around this important topic.

This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. 

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