Description (Service) Supports for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their caregivers

Support Groups - Support groups for caregivers

- Support groups for persons with dmentia Company of Good Cheer: brings caregivers, people with dementia, friends and others for dinner, support and R&R

Other services include:
* support counselling * educational information, sharing and discussions about Alzheimer disease issues
* educational services for public and service providers
* presentations to community groups
* in-service training
* public and secondary school education program

Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Drop-in: Tue 1 pm-3 pm, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst call for details. 
Parry Sound Satellite office: Third Tue of the month10 am-3 pm, Parry Sound Mall 
Monthly caregiver support groups:  
-First Thu 2 pm, Granite Ridge, Gravenhurst 
-Second Thu 10 am, Bracebridge United Church, Bracebridge  
-Third Tue 1:30 pm, Parry Sound Mall, Parry Sound  
-Fourth Thu 2 pm, Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville 
Monthly peer support groups for persons with Dementia * Call the office for more details. 
Company of Good Cheer: monthly meetings in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Huntsville * call for details
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District - south half
Eligibility Individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias and their caregivers
Application By phone * no registration required for monthly caregiver support groups
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - $15/yr (optional) ; None ; Lending library services are free, including fact sheets
Address and Location
Site Location Above the South Muskoka Medical Centre
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
South Muskoka Medical Centre
230 Manitoba St, Unit 205
Bracebridge, ON P1L 2E1
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Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Elevator to the second floor
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-645-5621
Toll Free Phone 1-800-605-2075 Muskoka District and South Parry Sound only
Fax 705-645-4397
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Primary Contact Jessica Verbeek, Support Counsellor; Email:
Alternate Contact Shawna Torkoff, Education Coordinator; Phone: 705-801-5231
Volunteer Coordinator Susan Keast, Resource Development Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Karen Quemby, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Mike Beauchesne, President

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