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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
PO Box 1414
Barrie, ON
L4M 5R4
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Intersection: Anne St S and Dunlop St W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Debbie Islam - Chief Executive Officer
705-722-1066 ext 222 *
Contacts: Laura-Lynn Bourassa - Education Coordinator
705-722-1066 ext 224 *
Marguerite Glanfield - Volunteer Resources Coordinator
705-722-1066 ext 230 *
Service Description: The 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

Supports for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their caregivers through seminars, workshops and training sessions * one-on-one care plan consultations with health professionals * advanced care planning for future health care needs * member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative and the North Simcoe Muskoka Dementia Network.

First Link - Networking for people affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, to a community of learning, services and support * one-on-one counselling * caregiver support groups * referral to community resources by phone, drop in, or home visit * First Link Learning Series offered regularly in various locations

Other services include:
  • Medic Alert's Safely Home Registry
  • information and education sessions for persons with dementia and their family members
  • education sessions for staff in health care facilities and agencies
  • public awareness presentations
  • resource library
  • newsletter

Special Events and Fundraising Activities
  • January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
  • three walks for Alzheimer's held in the spring (Midland, Orillia & Barrie locations)
  • 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
  • Bradford Greenhouses Fundraising Program: donate 5% of sales (some items excluded) between Apr 15 - Oct 15 to the Alzheimer Society if the cashier is advised before the purchases are rung through

Fees: Varies per program
Application: Call * no referral required
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People 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 3/7/2016

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