#OurConnectionsMatter April Newsletter
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Alzheimer Society of Perth County

Dear Friend,

We are excited to welcome back our IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s this May.

The event is being planned as both in person walks - Listowel and Stratford and “Walk your Way in the Month of May” Listowel, Stratford and St. Marys. Starting in May, you can complete your steps in any way you choose in one day, in one week, or over the whole month! And we are so excited to be back in person on Saturday, May 28 at 10:00am in both Stratford and Listowel!

This challenge is for everyone, so make sure to get your friends and family involved and hit your 3,047 steps by heading out on a long walk, dancing, or by doing an active exercise activity of your choice!

All funds raised stay in Perth and Huron County to help people living with dementia and their care partners access programs and services. Together we can provide help for today and hope for tomorrow!


What’s Growing On This April

April showers bring May flowers and a month full of programs that are available to you at your local Alzheimer Society. There are programs and workshops that are perfect for everyone. Visit our event calendar to see what's growing on this April.

Visit the Perth Calender of Events here. »

“The unification of the Huron and Perth Alzheimer Societies makes sense in so many ways. This allows us to combine our resources to support as many people in Huron and Perth Counties as possible. It also facilitates easier access to us by our community partners. We remain focused on serving people living with dementia and their care partners, the very best that we can.” — Nancy Walker, Chair, Board of Director, Alzheimer Society Huron Perth

As of April 1, 2022, after a year plus of dedication and hard work, the Alzheimer Society Huron County and the Alzheimer Society Perth County are officially one Alzheimer Society - the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth.

We are excited about our future as we believe, together, we will be stronger and better able to serve those living with dementia and their care partners. We are committed to continuing to provide local and enhanced services throughout our region. READ MORE »

Thank you so much for participating in our 27th annual Soup’s On Trail this year. We were able to fundraise over $20,000! There is still time to donate towards the event here. We would like to thank our sponsors, soup vendors, silent auction donators, Soup’s On Passport and House party purchasers, volunteers for helping to make this event a success.

Upcoming Education Programs
Learning the Ropes for Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment®

Learning the Ropes for Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment® is a 6-week group education program for those experiencing MCI. Focus is on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle, memory training and psycho-social support. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per participant.

Two choices:
In person with a family member/friend.

  • Dates: Wednesdays, April 20 - May 25
  • Time: 12:45 - 2:45 pm in West Perth

Zoom for persons with MCI only:

  • Dates: Mondays, May 2 - June 13
  • Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Register by contacting Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext.21.

Options for

What to do when care needs are changing? This is a one session overview of community resources and information related options for care for those in the role of care-giving family member of friend. This program is based on the First Link Learning Series program: Options for Care. We will meet virtually over Zoom.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 26
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:30 pm

Register by contacting Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext.21.

Golden Ukulele Program

Perth County has the wonderful opportunity to partner with Jeanette Sears, Public Education Coordinator for Huron County Alzheimer Society and her Golden Ukulele Group. This is a weekly program that provides an opportunity to learn something new in a fun and casual atmosphere. The program is being offered over Zoom. Ukuleles can be provided for a small fee.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 12 - May 17
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Register by contacting Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext.21.

Upcoming Education Program

Life After Dementia: Bereavement Support Group: This 4-week bereavement support program is offered to care partners who have lost a loved one to dementia. The group will offer both opportunities for education and time for discussion.

  • Dates: June 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • Time: 9:45 - 11:45 am
  • Location: Alzheimer Society
  • Stratford Branch, 1020 Ontario Street, Unit 5

    Register by contacting Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext. 21.

Social Recreation
Virtual Paint Party

This program runs for 1.5 hours virtually through Zoom. Materials required to participate in this program will be delivered to the homes of registered clients prior to program start. Limited spaces are available.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 20
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00 pm

Advanced registration is required by contacting Pamela at 519-271-1910 ext. 27.

Minds in Motion

This 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.

  • Stratford - Tuesdays, May 31 from 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • St. Marys - Thursdays, April 7-June 2 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Perth County Wide - Mondays (virtual), April 4 - May 30 from 2:00-3:30pm

Tax Credit Guide

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario has updated the Tax Credit Guide for the 2021 tax season. This guide includes useful tips (for both people living with dementia and those who are 65 years and over) about how to prepare to file your taxes and a list of common credits and benefits that you or someone you know may be eligible for. Download the Tax Credit Guide now! »

Research Opportunities

Let your voice be heard by finding the latest research opportunities in Ontario for individuals living with dementia, care partners, and family members of those impacted by dementia. Find me an opportunity»

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Ramadan began on April 2, and in celebration of the holy month, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario spoke with 3 volunteers from the Alzheimer Society of Southwest Partners to hear about their family’s traditions and tips Muslim seniors can use to ensure they are supported and stay well-nourished and hydrated.
Read More »

It's up to all of us to come together now.

Alzheimer Society of Perth County
Alzheimer.ca/perth | Tel: 519-271-1910 | Toll Free: 1-888-797-1882 | info@alzheimerperthcounty.com

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1020 Ontario Street, Unit 5 | Stratford, Ontario N5A 6Z3

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