Our Connections Matter
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

October 2021 - Issue 10

Connections That Matter

Hello, Reader!

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. What’s happening across Ontario? Provincial social recreation programs, webinars, and more!
  2. Become a Monthly Donor. Support people living with dementia.
  3. This October is LGBTQ2S+ History Month.
  4. Taking Care of You: World Mental Health Day

What's happening across Ontario? Provincial social recreation programs, webinars, and more!

Virtual Art Talks with Art Gallery Ontario (AGO)

When: TUESDAYS — October 19, November 16 and December 21 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The AGO is offering engaging small group virtual art talks to help explore their collection through conversation, exchanging ideas, and observations about the selected artworks.

This one-hour virtual art talk hosted on Zoom. The program is designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The art talk is facilitated by an experienced AGO Art Educator and is supported by Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s volunteers.

Register here.

Non-Impact Aerobics


  • TUESDAYS — October 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • THURSDAYS — October 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) online with Jennifer! Non-Impact Aerobics 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. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

This program is offered 2x weekly, on Tuesdays (10:00 - 11:00) and Thursdays (11:00 - 12:00). Please sign up for your days of choice.

Click here to register for Tuesdays.

Click here to register for Thursdays.

Become a Monthly Donor. Support people living with dementia.

Support people living with dementia all year round by becoming a monthly donor.

It costs approximately $1,100 to provide a circle of care for one person living with dementia through the Alzheimer Society. Your contribution will connect a family to education, counselling, and social recreation programs.

Join the growing community of committed individuals and helping a family connect to supports and services by becoming a monthly donor today.


This October is LGBTQ2S+ History Month

Seniors who identify in the LGBTQ2S+ community have experienced discrimination in different moments of their lives, as well as in the healthcare system. The homophobia they face limits their ability to be their true selves and share their identities, voice their concerns to health care practitioners, and use healthcare services.

This hesitation can lead to social isolation and loneliness in seniors that negatively effect their wellbeing and may result in depression, substance abuse, health problems, and more.

At the Alzheimer Society, we continue 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.

If you are a care partner of a person living with dementia, or you are a person living with dementia, that identifies in the LGBTQ2S+ community, there are many resources available to you such as:

Taking Care of You: World Mental Health Day

Did you know that almost half of people living with dementia are diagnosed with or have symptoms of depression or that their care partners experience higher rates of depression than any other care partner?

On October 10, help increase awareness and end the stigma around mental illness and dementia by starting a conversation and being there for the person living with dementia and their care partner in your life.

If you need someone to lean on or want to learn more about how you can help the person living with dementia in your life, reach out to us at 416-967-5900.

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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