Description (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 3 of the monthly support groups (Collingwood, Barrie Evening, Orillia Daytime) enabling care partners to come out to access support * Coffee Social/Luncheon Groups in Barrie and Orillia for persons living with dementia and their care partners * Information packages are available upon request

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
Member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative and the North Simcoe Muskoka Dementia Network
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 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
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
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Alternate Contact Marguerite Glanfield, Volunteer Resource Coordinator; Phone: 705-722-1066 ext 230; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 1414 
Barrie, ON L4M 5R4

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