Alzheimer Society of Ontario
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Weekly eNewsletter: April 27 - May 1

Connections That Matter

Hello, Friend!

We hope this newsletter finds you well. Take some time to read through the content and implement some of these tricks into your daily life. If you have feedback or suggestions on content you would like to see, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know at We would love to hear from you.

During this time, our phone lines remain open. If you need to reach our counselling staff, or have questions about programs and services, please call 416-967-5900.

We also invite you to keep checking the online portal to learn about upcoming online events and programs. You will also be able to catch up on any newsletters you may have missed.

Happy reading!

In this edition:

  1. Thank you to Care Partners
  2. IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is Moving Online!
  3. Upcoming Webinars
  4. Online Programs
  5. Fun Online Activities
  6. Community Friends: Parkinson Canada

Thank You to Care Partners

Thank You Video

A big thank you from the Alzheimer Society Leadership Team to the wonderful care partners for all the hard work they do!

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is Moving Online!

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s

Mark your calendars! The first-ever online IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is on Sunday, May 31! While we can’t physically walk together right now, we can still connect virtually and have fun as a group! Do a dance, walk the stairs, jump rope, walk around the block. Challenge friends, family, neighbours and co-workers to join you and let’s show the world that our connections matter.

On May 31, we will make a move to strengthen the roots of our community and bring hope to those facing isolation and loneliness. Now is the time to come together in the face physical isolation with kinship. Now more than ever, our connections matter. Please join us and register today.

Upcoming Webinars


Participating in an online webinar is an easy and convenient way to further educate yourself about dementia. Our webinar sessions cover a variety of topics for varying audiences and are a great way to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias from the comfort of your own home.

Upcoming webinars:

  • Dementia and COVID-19: Strategies for Caregivers - Friday, May 1 - Register
  • Long Distance Caregiving - Wednesday, May 6 - Register

Online Program: Gentle Fitness

Gentle Fitness

Join us for a 1-hour online session of Gentle Fitness! Sessions will run every Tuesday, from April 28 to June 16.

This program uses easy to follow movements to build strength and flexibility while conditioning your body. The sessions are adapted and sensitive to all levels of agility and are suitable for individuals who want the support of being seated throughout the class! Click here to register.

Online Program: Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

Meditation Workshop

Caring for a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges; by learning to be in full awareness of what is transpiring in the mind & body, one can shift the quality of all experiences. By practicing mindful living, you become more authentic in all your actions.

Join us for a new 8-week online program: Mindfulness and Meditation. Learn the 5 Elements of the Mindfulness Self-Care Model, mindfulness grounding techniques and supports, meditation basics and enjoy a guided secular meditation followed by a group discussion.

Sessions will run every Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on the following dates:

  • May 6, 13, 20 & 27
  • June 3

Click here to register.

Fun Online Activities

Fall-Prevention Exercise Class


(photo courtesy: CBC)

Falls are a leading cause of injury in seniors. Many factors can contribute to falls including poor balance, decreased muscle and bone strength, reduced vision, or hearing. The good news is we can work to reduce these risks. In the fall-prevention program below, fitness instructor Andrew Schindle shares exercises for seniors that improve strength and balance and help prevent falls.

Follow the program here.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals Online!


Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed some of the most well-known musicals in history. Tune in to his new YouTube channel, The Shows Must Go On, to watch full performances and clips of some of his most beloved works including The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, and Jesus Christ Superstar. New performances and clips are added every Friday and stay online for 48 hours.

Click here to watch!

Community Friends: Parkinson Canada

In this new section, we will be highlighting the incredible work being done by our community partners in this time of COVID-19. We invite you to get to know them and learn about the programs and services they are offering.

Parkinson Canada

You are not alone! The safety, health, and well-being of the Parkinson community across Canada are of utmost importance to Parkinson Canada and they continue to monitor developments. During this global outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), Parkinson Canada is implementing proactive ways to help manage the risk and reduce potential spread of this disease to those most vulnerable. In-person support group meetings will not be held. They will be making alternate arrangements using telephone/technology to provide information and support. Please contact your local support group leader or visit this webpage for more information and updates about events near you. We have also developed a RESOURCE PAGE that will be regularly updated. Questions or suggestions? Contact

Donate Now

People living with Alzheimer’s and dementia are especially vulnerable at this time, if you are able to, please consider supporting the essential services and programs that benefit this community.

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