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.

Ambiguous Loss & Grief in Dementia

"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

Ambiguous Loss & Grief in Dementia is a workshop for families and friends of a person living with dementia.  There are many losses on the dementia journey long before death occurs.  Join the Alzheimer Society and Hospice Orillia as we help you work through the grieving process.

Tuesday, June 5
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch is not provided.  If you wish to bring a lunch, a fridge and microwave will be available.

There is no cost to this workshop; however, registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 705-722-1066 or 1-800-265-5391.

Self Care for the Caregiver

Taking care of yourself while you are caring for another person is extremely important.  Learn why it is helpful to put yourself first sometimes and discuss challenges that may exist which prevent us from practicing good self-care.  Learn strategies to overcome these barriers which ensure good self-care.

Thursday, March 15
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Matthew's House Hospice, Alliston
Please register by calling Matthew's House directly at 705-435-7218

Tuesday, March 20
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Bradford Public Library
425 Holland Street West
Call 705-722-1066 or 1-800-265-5391 to register.

Thursday, June 21
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Senior's Care Clinic
25 Museum Drive, Orillia
Call 705-329-0909 ext. 3802 to register.

Last Updated: 01/02/2018