Program: First Link
Organization: Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Description of Services: One-on-one counseling and group supports for caregivers, including family and friends

First Link - Networking for people affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, to a community of learning, services and support * one-on-one counseling * caregiver support groups * referral to community resources by phone, drop in, or home visit * First Link Learning Series offered regularly in various locations in Grey Bruce

First Steps-Living Well with Memory Loss - 6-part series helps people newly diagnosed with a dementia and their caregivers understand their diagnosis and the changes they experience, as well as practical and timely support for learning strategies to compensate for loss of driving privileges, and planning ahead

Care Essentials - 2-part series offers family members and friends caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia; problem solving strategies, approaches for communication and available avenues for support, all of which can strengthen their ability to provide care

Options for Care - This workshop helps family members and friends caring for people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia evaluate their current caregiving needs and explore other possible care options available, including long-term care

Care in the Later Stages - This workshop will offer family members and friends caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and understand what to expect in the later stages of the disease * the series will explore how participants can provide comfort to the person as well as review the experiences of grief and loss

Taking Control of Our Lives
- This workshop is for individuals diagnosed with a dementia and is intended to help develop skills, increase confidence and help feel empowered to take control of their life * participants will have an opportunity to share their ideas with others, to work through them and understand more about what they need and want * participants also hear ideas from others who have experiences that are similar to or different from their own

Counsellors connect people affected, health care providers or family members to appropriate services * seven caregiver support groups exist in communities across Grey and Bruce
Requirements
Fees: Free
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, and their caregivers
People who regularly provide physical, social, or emotional supports
Application: Call * no referral required
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Bruce and Grey
Contact Information
Phone Numbers: 519-376-7230
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-9013
Fax: 519-376-2428
Email: info@alzheimergreybruce.com
Website: www.alzheimer.ca/greybruce
Address: 753 2nd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2G9
Map
Intersection: 2nd Ave E and 7th St
Location: North Grey
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm * programs and services are available after hours as required
Executives: Stephen Musehl - Executive Director
Contacts: Susan Pouget - Team Leader and Counsellor

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