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Organization: Alzheimer Society - Sault Ste Marie and Algoma District
Description of Services: Supports for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their caregivers

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 counselling * caregiver support groups * referral to community resources by phone, drop in, or home visit * First Link Learning Series offered regularly in various locations

Education Programs and Resources - Education, awareness programs, and resources for the general public and health care providers on Alzheimer's disease

Volunteer Companion Program - Respite and companionship for a minimum of 2 hours a week by trained volunteers

Support Groups and Programs - Support groups and programs for people with dementia, and their families members and friends

Recreational therapy - Provides in-home personalized recreation therapy to people affected by dementia

Behaviour support facilitator - Assists caregivers to develop strategies for clients who are experiencing responsive behaviours

Finding Your Way
- Offers practical advice, information, and education on how to keep people with dementia safe

MedicAlert Safely Home - National registry that helps people with dementia to return home safely if they become lost * information will be shared with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police only for locating a missing person * national website:

Minds in Motion - A program that combines physical, cognitive and social stimulation for individuals with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care partners * this program runs once a week for eight weeks

Services and Programs:
Fees: Varies per program
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their caregivers
Age: All
Application: Call * no referral required * accepts referrals from family, friends and health care providers
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served: Sault Ste Marie and area
Contact Information
Phone Numbers: 705-942-2195
Fax: 705-256-6777
Address: 341 Trunk Rd
Sault Ste Marie, ON
P6A 3S9
Intersection: Trunk Rd and Capp Ave
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: Terry Caporossi - Executive Director
See Also: Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
Care for the Caregiver
Friendly Visiting

Referral Information for Health Service Providers
Name: Terry Caporossi
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 705-942-2195
Fax: 705-256-6777

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