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Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Weekly eNewsletter: Issue 12

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 communications@alzon.ca. 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. IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s: Thank You!
  2. Tips for Care Partners: Reaching Out for Help
  3. PSW and Frontline Healthcare Provider Appreciation Night
  4. Webinar: Meaningful Activities
  5. Online Programs
  6. Fun Online Activities
  7. Community Friends: Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s
Thank You!


Thank YOU for making a difference in this year’s first-ever online IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. While we physically couldn’t be together, Canadians from across the country came together to make their move last Sunday by walking, running, baking, and more, to support and raise awareness for people living with dementia, their care partners, and their families and friends.

It was amazing to see everyone united as a community to raise funds and awareness during this time of physical distancing to make a positive impact. If you missed the live stream event on Sunday or would like to re-watch with your friends and family, you can find the video on our Facebook page.

Thank you for everything you did to make this event a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!


Tips for Care Partners: Reaching out for Help


Making the decision to reach out for support can be difficult for many people, but always know you are worthy of receiving help. As our community continues to navigate the many challenges brought on by COVID-19, we would like to remind you that we continue to be here for you. Our staff is working virtually to support our clients through phone counselling and care navigation, online support groups and social recreational programs, webinars, and other events.

If you are in need of support and would like to speak to someone, please call us at 416-967-5900 or visit our website at Alzheimer.ca/en/on.


Personal Support Worker and Frontline Healthcare Provider Appreciation Night


Appreciation_Night

When: Monday, June 8, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

If you are a frontline health care professional, we would like to celebrate you and the tireless work you do. Join us for a special appreciation night for personal support and frontline healthcare workers.

Come together for an evening of appreciation and an exploration to recharge your body, mind and spirit through a cooking demonstration and mindfulness meditation.

To register, click here.


Webinar: Meaningful Activities


Meaningful Activities

When: Thursday, June 11, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This workshop will help family care partners develop and participate in meaningful activities with their family member or friend living with dementia. The goal is to provide practical ideas on how to spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon the person’s remaining strengths.

Use your computer, Internet connection and phone to participate in a live presentation.

To register, please visit our online learning site at www.alzeducate.ca.


Online Program: Date Night


Date Night

When: Saturday, June 27, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Date Nights offer clients an opportunity for food, live entertainment, and dancing. While we can’t physically connect during this time of social distancing, we are meeting virtually for weekend brunch!

What’s a Date Night without food? Let’s make it fun! Pick a simple and easy recipe with no more than 5 ingredients that you can cook ahead of time for you and your loved one to enjoy during the event! If cooking isn’t your style, feel free to grab your favourite brunch items or snacks. The Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Date Night crew will be sharing some of their favourite recipes with you beforehand and doing a live demo during the event.

If you would like to see a Date Night in action, watch the video here. Note: this video was filmed prior to COVID-19 and social distancing rules.

To join us online on June 27 and to learn more about what you can expect, please click here. Please note space is limited for this event.

For more programs, including education webinars, support groups, and recreational activities, coming up in June, please visit the online calendar here.


Fun Online Activities

Puzzles

Puzzles

Finally, a puzzle that doesn’t take up the dining or coffee table! Puzzles help reinforce existing connections in our brain cells. There are many beautiful themes and images to choose from allowing you to do as many as you like and you can now find them online.

Click here to get started!

Riddles

‘I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?’ (See below for the answer).

There are many ways that you can contribute to keeping your grey matter in optimum health! Solving riddles is an entertaining way to engage and exercise your brain and will likely result in a good laugh once solved.

Try out more fun riddles here.

Answer: Pencil Lead


Community Friends: Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

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.

Connections Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

The global longevity sector has experienced major challenges due to COVID-19. Long-term care residents, hospital staff, and older adults, especially those with underlying health complications, continue to be among those most impacted by the pandemic in Canada and around the world.

Digital healthcare innovators across the country are responding to these challenges by leveraging their solutions to address the immediate needs of seniors and their caregivers, as well as the long-term effects of the virus on senior care. Learn more about these inspiring innovators and their solutions here.



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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