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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 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Debbie Islam - Chief Executive Officer
705-722-1066 ext 222 * dislam@alzheimersociety.ca
Contacts: Laura-Lynn Bourassa - Manager, Education & Support Programs
705-722-1066 ext 224 * lbourassa@alzheimersociety.ca
Marguerite Glanfield - Volunteer Resources Coordinator
705-722-1066 ext 230 * mglanfield@alzheimersociety.ca
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

Provides information, education and support for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their caregivers * member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative and the North Simcoe Muskoka Dementia Network

First LInk program connects people affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their caregivers to a community of learning, services and support * clients can access supportive counselling, participate in the First Link Learning Series, receive an information package and be referred to other community supports that may be of benefit * 9 Caregiver Support Groups operate monthly throughout the county as well as coffee and luncheon socials

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
* 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: None
Application: Call, email or drop-in * to speak with a Family Support Coordinator, call for appointment * self referrals or referrals from health care professionals * referral form available on website
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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