E.L.A (Eat, Learn and be Active) is an 8 week course designed to help senior caregivers and their recipients use technology to better manage their health. The program integrates a variety of health service providers into the program to reinforce key concepts.

416/M area code
Phone: 416.645.6000 ext 1362

Living Life to the Full – An 8-week course that provides caregivers with skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges. Groups of 10-15 caregivers come together in community settings to learn from a trained facilitator, and from each other, in order to feel happier, less stressed and more in control of their lives.

416/M area code
Helene Roussel: 416.977.5580 ext 4135
www.ontario.cmha. ca

A skilled yoga instructor will guide the senior caregiver and other older adults through gentle yoga classes designed safely to reduce stress and promote good health.

Northwest Toronto; please call for details
Stephanie Conant: 647.458.7201


Support for families and consultation for professionals on topics such as:

  • navigating community support services
  • communication strategies
  • how to reduce caregiver stress
  • how to plan for the future
  • how to cope with responsive behaviours

416/M area
Shannon Knelsen: 416.640.6310

Types of groups available:

  • For persons living with dementia:
    • Early stage support group
  • For family caregivers:
    • Alzheimer’s disease**
    • Early onset / Young onset (before 65)*
    • Fronto-temporal dementia*
    • Lewy Body dementia*
    • Vascular dementia*

*ongoing at AST **ongoing in community

416/M area
Shannon Knelsen: 416.640.6310

The 10 week CARERS Program equips caregivers with the knowledge, skills, communication strategies, and support needed to care for a loved one with dementia. The 10 week program uses simulated patients and is provided in a variety of community-based settings.

416/M area
Jenny Carlson: 416.586.4800 ext 5882

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