This May, we’re challenging YOU to help raise crucial funds and awareness by walking 3,047 steps during the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s!
You can tackle this challenge as an individual or come together with your family and friends to work towards reaching your step goal as a team. Help people living with dementia and their care partners know that they do not walk on this journey alone.
10 Warning Signs: Should I be Worried? Learn to identify common early signs of dementia and explore the difference between early signs of dementia and common age-related memory changes. Mild Cognitive Impairment is also introduced.This session is open to the public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email email@example.com or call 519-482-1482 or 1-800-561-5012.
Brain Health and Our Diet
May 12 | 12pm - 1pm
What are the best - and the worst - foods to eat for our Brain Health? This session is for the general public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 or 1-888-797-1882.
Evening Session: Types of Dementia
May 24 | 7pm - 8:00pm
What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia?This sessionprovides an introduction to the most common types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular, Lewy Body, Frontal Temporal, and mixed dementia. This session is open to the public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-482-1482 or 1-800-561-5012.
What is Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)?
May 26 | 12pm - 1:00pm
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 is for the general public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 or 1-888-797-1882.
Brain Health 101
May 26 | 1:30pm
Learn how to incorporate healthy brain choices into your everyday life - including some of the latest research on nutrition and exercise. Everyone can benefit you are never too young or too old! This session is open to the public, takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email email@example.com or call 519-482-1482 or 1-800-561-501
Life After Dementia: Bereavement Support Group
June 7, 14, 21, 28 | 9:45 - 11:45am 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. Location: Alzheimer Society Stratford Branch, 1020 Ontario Street, Unit 5. For more information, email Christy or call 519-271-1910 ext. 21.
Minds in Motion
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.
Stratford: May 31 - July 19 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
St. Marys: June 2 - July 21 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Perth Virtual: May 30 - July 18 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Huron Virtual: May 30 - July 18 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual Paint Party
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. Advanced registration is required - please contact Pamela at 519-271-1910 ext 27. Limited space available.
May 18 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
June 29 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Nearly a third of Ontarians know someone living with dementia, a number that will only increase and will be among one of the defining societal challenges in the coming decades. Let your candidates know that you plan to #VoteDementia on June 2. Show your support! »
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Paulina Tsilivis and her family walk for her grandmother (Yiayia), Polytimi, every year. Paulina shared their story and why they participate in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. READ THEIR STORY NOW »
My Voyage with Dementia
Bob Murray shares his experiences in his column entitled "My Voyage with Dementia". He was diagnosed with Dementia in 2013 and works hard to stop the progress of the disease. Bob is retired from the printing industry and has been living in Seaforth since 2015.*Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in My Voyage with Dementia are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. The information contained in this column should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice. My Voyage with Dementia >>
Alzheimer Society of Canada invites you to a Webinar: Finances and Dementia Advice for the Journey
The seniors, parents and grandparents of our communities often face unique financial challenges that come with age. For those facing their journey with dementia, the need for advice has never been greater.
IG Wealth Management is a proud partner of the Alzheimer Society and as part of their IG Empower Your Tomorrow community program, they are committed to increasing the financial confidence of all Canadians and invite you to their webinar on May 5 2022: Finances and Dementia Advice for the Journey. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY »