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Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County

Dear Supporter,

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and having the proper support changes everything.

Remember that you are not alone. The Alzheimer Society is here as your first link to support. Through our many programs and services across Ontario we will help you take on the unique challenges of dementia that you may be facing.  
Over the course of this month, we will share a beautiful 4-part series, where we visit Alicia and her family in their home to get a view of the grace, dignity, and support each of them shares with Alicia and one another.  

Support changes everything. Discover more about our services today. 

Let us be your First Link

Special Awareness Night!

This January, join us as we welcome Kyle Fitzgerald, Director of Government Relations & Public Policy with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, as he discusses current topics of interest, including Bill 7 and steps we can all take to make to advocate for change. Register to attend today and check out the rest of our programs and services offering this winter.



In partnership with the Reitman Centre, we are excited to offer two new skills-based and interactive groups designed for care partners of persons living with dementia. TEACH Program is an interactive group that runs for 4 weeks.  Care partners will benefit from learning about self-care, navigating the healthcare system, relationship changes and future planning.  CARERS Program is an 8-week interactive session, designed for care partners who would benefit from therapeutic problem solving to help manage the day-to-day care of the person living with dementia and improve their ability to cope with the demands of caregiving. Please contact our office for further information.


Seeking in-home recreation Volunteers!

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia in Simcoe County? The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County is looking for reliable & confident volunteers for our In-Home Recreation program. Responsibilities include a 1.5 hour visit once per week with a program participant in their home. Volunteers receive training and work closely with our In-Home Recreation Coordinator.

Blaise, a current IHR volunteer has this to share about his experiences: “Thanks to my volunteering with the In-House Recreation Program, Wednesday is my favourite day of the week. I meet with my program participant on Wednesdays. When I was interviewed for the position, I was asked why I wanted to be involved in the program. What immediately came mind was the isolation and lack of stimulation that many who live with dementia experience on a daily basis. As I came to know my client, I saw that he was doing as much for me as I was for him. After many Wednesday mornings together, we have developed a deep respect for one another. I look forward to volunteering again during the second session.” 

Join our amazing in-home recreation volunteer team! Contact our office to start the process!


Welcome Kelly!

We are pleased to announce that Kelly Luvisotto will be joining our team as an Education Coordinator. Kelly will be working with Maryse Raymond as our dynamic duo planning and facilitating education and awareness programs for care partners, persons living with dementia, and other members of our community. Kelly comes to us after working as a Lifestyle Wellness Manager with Whispering Pines Retirement Home. Welcome Kelly!

Our Wonderful Donor!

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. Dave Lewis for providing a generous gift to our Society! Mr. Lewis’ donation is directly supporting highest priority need programs and services for 11,000 individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias across Simcoe County. Please join us in thanking Mr. Lewis for his generosity and helping us to improve the quality of life of persons living with dementia and their care partners.


January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month! Light It Up Blue!

Through January, you are invited to join local businesses who are lighting it up blue to put a spotlight on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Be part of showing individuals and their care partners that your community is dementia friendly. Help to grow awareness and spark conversations about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By lighting your home or business up blue you are letting almost 11,000 people across Simcoe County living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias know they are supported to live well and thrive in their community.

Blue light bulbs are available for a donation through these Collingwood Dementia Champions: Haven Home & Gift, IG Wealth Management, VON Collingwood and CARSTAR Collingwood! Additional bulbs are available by calling the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County: 705-722-1066.

Get your lightbulb today and show your support!

Save the Date!

ASSC is excited to announce that the 25th Anniversary Walk for Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, May 28th, 2023 at the Simcoe County Museum!

It will be a day of food, fun, and entertainment all in support of the 11,000 individuals living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in Simcoe County.

Save the date, get your team together, and keep an eye out for more announcements coming soon!

Thank you for your support!

The ASSC staff team would like to extend our thanks to our community for the incredible support we have received this past year. Your support makes it possible for our staff team to serve our community and provide programs, services, education and resources to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their friends, families, and care partners within Simcoe County. Thank you for helping us make a difference, and we cannot wait to see what 2023 has to offer! Thank you to our supporters! 

The Alzheimer Society Research Portal

The Alzheimer Society Research Portal connects researchers with Canadians looking to participate in research studies. Click here to find out more about participating in a research study, or the research studies available.