Description (Service) Provides information, education and support for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their care partners Member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative and the North Simcoe Muskoka Dementia Network

First LInk program connects people affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their care partners to a community of learning, services and support * clients can access supportive counselling, participate in the First Link Learning Series, receive an information package and be referred to other community supports that may be of benefit * 9 Caregiver Support Groups operate monthly throughout the county as well as coffee and luncheon socials

Other services include:
* Medic Alert's Safely Home Registry
* education sessions for staff in health care facilities and agencies
* public awareness presentations
* resource library
* e-newsletter

Special Events and Fundraising Activities
* January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
* Walk for Alzheimer's, May 28, 2017 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
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and care partners
Application Call, email or drop-in * to speak with a Family Support Coordinator, call for appointment * self referrals or referrals from health care professionals * referral form available on website
Languages English ; Some literature in French
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
20 Anne St S, Unit 3
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
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Intersection Anne St S and Dunlop St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-722-1066
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5391
Fax 705-722-9392
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Laura-Lynn Bourassa, Manager, Education & Support Programs; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 224; Email:
Alternate Contact Marguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resources Coordinator; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email:
Primary Executive Debbie Islam, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 222; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4

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