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Workshops & Information Sessions

The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County often partners with other agencies in the community to host workshops that are of interest to family members or friends who are supporting a person living with dementia. As workshops are planned, details will be listed on this page.

What's Next? A Personal Perspective

Join Mary Beth Wighton, Chair of the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group and her partner, Dawn, for this evening presentation to people living with dementia and family members.  Mary Beth was diagnosed with probable Frontotemporal Dementia when she was 45.  A fierce advocate for people living with dementia, Mary Beth works tirelessly on advocacy efforts as the chair of the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group.  Mary Beth and Dawn will share their personal journey and address some of the challenging issues and decisions they have faced as a family. 

Wednesday, October 25
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Orillia

For more information or to register for this event, please call Kristin at 705-722-1066 or 1-800-265-5391 or contact her by email.

Ambiguous Loss & Grief

"The word 'ambiguous' helped me understand what was going on.  I'm still married to my wife.  I love her, but I don't live with her.  I've always been crazy about her and still am.  She's looked after, but it is a huge loss for me.  The ambiguity is exactly how I feel."  - a male caregiver in Toronto

This workshop is for family members and friends of a person living with dementia to help them understand this type of loss and grief and begin to work through the grieving process.  

Wednesday, November 15
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch not provided)
Collingwood

For more information or to register, please call 705-722-1066 or 1-800-265-5391.  You may also email Michelle.


Last Updated: 08/14/17
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