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Program: North Algoma Satellite Office - Wawa
Organization: Alzheimer Society - Sault Ste Marie and Algoma District
Description of Services: Supports for adults with Alzheimer's disease and other related 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

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

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

Volunteer companion program - Respite and companionship for a minimum of 2 hours a week by trained volunteers

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 activity and mental and social stimulation for individuals with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's disease, and their care partners
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: Wawa and area
Contact Information
Phone Numbers: 705-856-0000
Fax: 705-856-0336
Address: Box 587
Wawa, ON
P0S 1K0
37 Broadway Ave
Intersection: Broadway Ave and Ontario St
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-12noon
Executives: Terry Caporossi - Executive Director
Contacts: Christy Reid - First Link Coordinator
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

This information is provided by It was last completely updated on: 6/18/2018

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