June Issue

Dear Supporter,

Throughout the month of May, our community worked together to show those living with dementia and their care partners that they do not walk this journey alone. 

Together, our Walkers walked and fundraised along the way, collectively raising over $1,300,000 across Ontario! Thank you for your hard work and commitment. Our Walkers helped raise crucial funds and awareness to meet the growing demand in life-changing programs and services that our community relies on.

See you in 2023!

Thank you IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s Huron Perth sponsors.

Brain Changes: 8 A's of Dementia

June 7 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm


This session explains common cognitive changes people with dementia experience. We will describe these changes as a shift in perception - a shift in the way many people with dementia see and navigate the world. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here.  For more information, email admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.

Dementia 101

June 9 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

A dementia diagnosis is life changing - but you don't have to deal with it alone. We have education and resources designed for you. This session is a starting point in understanding what dementia is, what to expect, and next steps in your journey. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy at christy@alzheimerperthcounty.com or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882. 

Communication Tips

June 21 |  7:00 - 8:00 pm


Learn how communication changes due to dementia can affect day-to-day experiences and some starting points to improve connections. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.

Medication and Research Updates

June 23 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join Christy to learn about what is new in dementia medication and research. This session takes place online using Zoom and requires you to pre-register by clicking here. For more information, email Christy christy@alzheimerperthcounty.com or call 519-271-1910 / 1-888-797-1882. 

Staying Connected

Stay connected by following us on social media! You’ll get the latest scoop on programs, helpful tips & tricks, dementia education, and so much more.

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 or call 519-271-1910 ext 27. Limited space available

  • June 29 at 10:30am - 12:00pm  

Golden Ukulele Jam

June 28, July 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Our ZOOM Ukulele Group is hosting two in-person jams this summer on the last Tuesday of June and July. Join in the fun play, sing or hum along! Or take the opportunity to check out the Clinton Site’s backyard pavilion. We would love to see you there! For more details, contact Jeanette or 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.

Memory and Aging

July 6, 13, 20, 27 | 10 am - 12:00 pm
The Memory and Aging Program is developed for those who are experiencing normal age-related changes in memory, or who are interested in learning more about this topic. Adults of all ages are welcome although the focus is on seniors. Cost $25. Location: Goderich. For more information, email admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca or call 519-482-1482 / 1-800-561-5012.

Dementia doesn't discriminate and neither do we

The Alzheimer Society stands united with the LGBTQ2S+ community and continuously strives to foster an environment that is a safe space for all clients to be their true selves so they can receive the best dementia support possible.


Small Bottle, Big Impact! A spicy sauce is helping Alzheimer Society

Read Owen's story and how he is giving back to the Alzheimer Society through his small business, Asian Munchies, in honour of his mother, and how you can get your very own bottle of XO Sauce!

Isaac inspires the next generation of philanthropists by becoming an Alzheimer Society of Ontario ambassador

Isaac joined Project Giveback so he could teach his peers about a charitable cause that influences his life. For Isaac, it’s Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Through his personal connection to the cause and the stories he shared, he inspired and made a difference.