August Issue

Dear Supporter,

This September during World Alzheimer’s Month, your monthly gift will have double the impact thanks to the Catherine Booth & Michael Kirk Social Recreation Fund.

Throughout the month, you will meet real people whose stories illustrate the ups, downs, and uncertainties of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Will you make a monthly impact to help support social recreation programs, education, and counselling, people living with dementia and their care partners need most?

This is your chance to make a lasting difference for thousands of people.


COVID-19 Safeguards

As COVID-19 restrictions have loosened across the province, we have changed some of our practices while continuing to take steps to minimize risks to our clients. We remain a mask friendly environment and will continue to ensure distance is provided between clients in our group programs.  We want all clients to feel safe when participating in our programs. Join us for in-person programs!

In-Person Programming Returns!

As noted in our COVID-19 Safeguards, we have safely resumed many of our in-person programs. We have several support and education groups running throughout Simcoe County, as well as Minds in Motion sessions in select communities.  It has been so nice to interact face-to-face with each other again to share stories, laugh, exercise and obtain support. FIND A PROGRAM THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU >>

Our New Summer Programs and Services Guide is Here!

The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County has a variety of programs/services scheduled this summer in both in-person and virtual formats. From education programs and recreational groups to supportive counselling and support groups,  there may be something that fits your needs. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GUIDE ONLINE >>

2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s Round-Up!

The Results Are In! Thank you to all teams and individiual participants for your fundraising efforts! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS YEAR'S RESULTS >>

Introducing Our Newest Family Support Coordinator!

Jennifer Houthuyzen recently completed a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Family and Community Services at the University of Guelph-Humber and a Social Service Worker Diploma at Humber College. She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Her passion and desire to help others in their dementia journey stems from her personal experiences of having a loved one with dementia. When she’s not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time in nature and listening to CBC radio.

Thank You Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147!

Through the generous public support for the Barrie Legion Catch the Ace Lottery, the Barrie Legion has been able to make significant financial contributions to many organizations in our community. ASSC thanks Branch 147 for their generous two-thousand-dollar donation and for their long-time support. Pictured: Steve Glover, Barrie Legion Public Relations Officer with Debbie Islam, Chief Executive Officer, ASSC

Brain Games!

Challenging your brain regularly is one way to keep your brain healthy and reduce your risk of developing dementia. It is also an important strategy in living well with the disease. Stay cognitively active and have some fun by trying these games! Give your brain a regular workout!

Our Annual Report is Here!

We are pleased to share our 2021-2022 Annual Report which highlights the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County’s accomplishments over the past year. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT >>

BrainsCAN survey shows Alzheimer Society support leads to $1.3B in health-care savings

Did you know care partners who reported avoiding crises because of their local Alzheimer Society supports had an average of 2.11 fewer hospital visits per year? The importance of providing care at home is something Deb Weber knows about first-hand. Deb’s husband Bruce, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2011 at the age of 61, was happiest being at home in familiar surroundings. Read Deb’s story and learn about what we are doing for you in the BrainsCAN Report. READ MORE >>