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Organization: Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County - Barrie Office  
Phone Numbers: 705-722-1066
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-5391
Fax: 705-722-9392
Email: Simcoecounty@alzheimersociety.ca
Website: www.alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty
Address:
PO Box 1414
Barrie, ON
L4M 5R4
Street
Address
:
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie
 
Intersection: Anne St S and Dunlop St W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Contacts: Marguerite Glanfield - Volunteer Resource Coordinator
705-722-1066 ext 230 * mglanfield@alzheimersociety.ca
Service Description: Mission of the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County is to improve the quality of life of persons who are directly affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias * the Society's goals are to provide information, education and public awareness, family and caregiver support, funding for research and advocacy

Provides information, education and support for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, and their care partners

Core services include:
  • First Link a direct referral program that connects people affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their care partners to a community of learning, services and support
  • Supportive Counselling is available on an individual basis to help people address concerns related to living with a diagnosis of dementia
  • First Link Learning Series for Persons Living with Dementia and Care Partners
  • Taking Control of Our Lives (an 8-week self management program for persons living with dementia)
  • Minds in Motion - an 8 week physical and social program combining exercise with cognitively stimulating activities
  • Monthly Care Partner Support Groups (operating in all parts of the county)
  • Respite Groups - Concurrent respite groups operate in conjunction with 3 of the monthly support groups (Collingwood, Barrie Evening, Orillia Daytime) enabling care partners to come out to access support
  • Coffee Social/Luncheon Groups in Barrie and Orillia for persons living with dementia and their care partners 
  • Information packages are available upon request

Other services include:
  • Medic Alert's Safely Home Registry
  • education sessions for staff in health care facilities and agencies
  • public awareness presentations
  • resource library
  • e-newsletter

Special Events and Fundraising Activities
  • January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
  • Walk for Alzheimer's, May 28, 2017 in Barrie 
  • Tag Days held annually during the summer throughout the County of Simcoe
  • Alzheimer Coffee Break, a nation-wide fundraising and awareness event is held in September each year

Member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative and the North Simcoe Muskoka Dementia Network

Fees: None
Application: Self referrals or referrals from Health Care Professionals * referral form is available on website * call, email or drop-in to access general information and/or to start the process of accessing the services * appointments are required to speak with a Family Support Coordinator
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and care partners
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Simcoe County and area  
See Also: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Care for the Caregiver
Community Support Services

This information was last completely updated on March 20, 2018

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