The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to us all. For the safety of our members and staff, the Alzheimer Society Peel has closed our Day Programs and Nora's House, but our support for those who need us continues - yes, we've gone virtual.
We need your help! Due to technology costs, our most vulnerable are unable to access our virtual resources. Please help us provide devices for our members who are isolated at home during the pandemic.
Our team is innovating to deliver programs to our members and care-partners via a variety of virtual means:
◦We are doing phone check-ins with our Day Program members and their care-partners
◦Day Program members are receiving daily online programming from our staff and weekly activity kits with tools and resources they can use at home
◦Counsellors are calling care-partners and members to provide ongoing support
◦Ruth, our Music Therapist, is singing meaningful songs to our members online
◦Danielle, our Public Education Coordinator, is delivering weekly education sessions on Alzheimer's and related dementias online
◦Video programming for person's living with dementia are being uploaded weekly.
The need for the Alzheimer Society Peel has never been greater. Our community is particularly vulnerable to this pandemic. We are working hard to alleviate fear and isolation our members are experiencing. With your support, we can help those living with dementia. Thank you.
The Society provides Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow by offering support and programs for individuals and their families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias.
We have a variety of programs and services that help in the Peel Region.
Some of our programs include:
· 4 Day Programs
· 1 Drop In Centre (Evelyn's Place)
· 1 Short Term Respite Home (Nora's House)
· Education Programs
· Support Groups for Caregivers and those diagnosed with Alzheimer's
· School Education Program
· Memories to Music
· Bathing Program
Alzheimer Society Peel exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia; to help find the cause, prevention and cure.