Alzheimer Society of Muskoka

Service: First Link Program

Record #: MUS1553
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 06 Oct 2022

Description

Description (Service) Helps people living with dementia and their family make informed choices so they can live better with dementia at every stage of the disease
  • Assist you with identifying and accessing the information, supports and services that meet the individual's unique needs
  • Facilitates connections to education, programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka as well as other health care and community service providers.
Provides:
  • one-on-one counselling
  • caregiver support groups
  • support groups for persons newly diagnosed
  • referral to community resource by phone, drop in, or home visit
  • First Link Learning Series
Learning Series courses include:
  • First Steps for People with Dementia and Caregivers
  • Next Steps for Families and Friends
  • Care Essentials
  • Options for Care
  • Care in the Later Stages
Each course builds upon the previous one to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. Call for information and schedule of courses

Other services provided include:
  • presentations to clubs, service groups and churches
  • training to professional staff
  • company of good cheer dinner program
  • weekly drop-in program
  • support groups
  • Minds in Motion program
  • music i-pod program
  • lending library
  • resource centre, robotic animals, activity kits etc.

Service Details

Public Comments First Link Care Navigation and Supportive Counselling Services are offered by phone, in person and online.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound ; South East/South West Parry Sound District
Eligibility Anyone living with Alzheimer, family members, caregivers.
Application By phone or email, no referral required.
Languages English; French
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
1-239 Manitoba St
Bracebridge, ON
Canada P1L 1S2
Intersection Ecclestone Dr and Lagoon Ln
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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
E-Mail admin@alzheimermuskoka.ca
Website alzheimer.ca/muskoka
Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alzheimersocietyofmuskoka
Primary Contact Pam Leeder, First Link Care Coordinator; Email: pleeder@alzheimermuskoka.ca
Alternate Contact Martha Coburn, Office Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator Emily Tingey, Community Engagement Coordinator; Email: cec@alzheimermuskoka.ca
Mailing Address 1-239 Manitoba St 
Bracebridge, ON 
Canada P1L 1S2

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