Description
Description (Service) March 30, 2020 COVID-19 Response
All in-person programs and services have been suspended indefinitely, but education programs, support services and social programs are available by phone and online * check our website and social media sites for program information and regular updates
* Accepting new referrals * communitiy partners can fax referrals using the First Link Referral form * members of the public can continue to call or email office to get connected to programs
* Supportive counselling is being provided by phone, email or by virtual Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) visits
* Support groups are being run though group video conferencing
* Weekly Minds in Motion Social Sessions are being hosted online and at-home activity resources are being shared
* Education programs for people living with dementia, and their care partners are being delivered monthly through group video conferencing
* For more information or to access any of our programs, contact office at 705-722-1066 or email simcoecounty@alzheimersociety.ca * phones are being checked regularly and a staff member will connect with you as soon as possible

Regular Service

Provides information, education and support for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their care partners

Core Services Include:
* First Link a direct referral program that connects people affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their care partners to a community of learning, services and support
* Supportive Counselling is available on an individual basis to help people address concerns related to living with a diagnosis of dementia
* First Link Learning Series for Persons Living with Dementia and Care Partners
* Taking Control of Our Lives (an 8-week self management program for persons living with dementia)
* Minds in Motion - an 8 week physical and social program combining exercise with cognitively stimulating activities * Monthly Care Partner Support Groups (operating in all parts of the county)
* Respite Groups - Concurrent respite groups operate in conjunction with 2 of the monthly support groups (Barrie Evening, Orillia Daytime) enabling care partners to come out to access support
* Good Day Cafes - monthly social groups in Barrie, Alliston, Wasaga Beach & Midland; Monthly luncheon group in Orillia
* Educational workshops for people living with dementia, care partners and professionals
* Information packages are available upon request

Other services include:
* education sessions for staff in health care facilities and agencies
* Heads Up For Healthier Brains - public information series
* public awareness presentations
* resource library
* e-newsletter
* Music Project - provides individuals living with dementia with a music player and personalized music visit musicproject.ca/apply/ to register or call 705-722-1066

Special Events and Fundraising Activities
* January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
* IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's, May 30, 2020 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

Member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative and the North Simcoe Muskoka Dementia Network
Service Details
Public Comments March 30, 2020 COVID-19 Response
All in-person programs and services have been suspended indefinitely, but education programs, support services and social programs are available by phone and online * check our website and social media sites for program information and regular updates
* Accepting new referrals * communitiy partners can fax referrals using the First Link Referral form * members of the public can continue to call or email office to get connected to programs
* Supportive counselling is being provided by phone, email or by virtual Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) visits
* Support groups are being run though group video conferencing
* Weekly Minds in Motion Social Sessions are being hosted online and at-home activity resources are being shared
* Education programs for people living with dementia, and their care partners are being delivered monthly through group video conferencing
* For more information or to access any of our programs, contact office at 705-722-1066 or email simcoecounty@alzheimersociety.ca * phones are being checked regularly and a staff member will connect with you as soon as possible
Hours Regular Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm (closed for lunch from 12 noon-1 pm) 
 
Summer Hours: Jul 1- Aug 31: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm (closed for lunch from 12 noon-12:30 pm), Fri 8:30 am-2:30 pm  
 
Holiday Hours: Office is typically closed during the holiday period Dec 24-Jan 1  
 
For 24/7 dementia advice and support during the holiday season, contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 * for medical emergencies, contact 911
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility People with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and care partners
Application Self referrals or referrals from Health Care Professionals * referral form is available on website * call, email or drop-in to access general information and/or to start the process of accessing the services * appointments are required to speak with a Family Support Coordinator
Languages English ; Some literature in French
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County - Barrie Office
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
 
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Intersection Anne St S and Dunlop St W
Mailing Address PO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5391
Fax 705-722-9392
E-Mail Simcoecounty@alzheimersociety.ca
Website www.alzheimer.ca/simcoecounty
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/AlzheimerSocietySimcoeCounty
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/AlzheimerSimcoe
Alternate Contact Marguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resource Coordinator; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email: mglanfield@alzheimersociety.ca
Primary Executive Debbie Islam, Chief Executive Officer

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