Caring for someone with dementia can feel stressful and isolating at times. With expert seniors’ and mental health teams, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is uniquely positioned to support caregivers and will be hosting the second annual Caregiver Education Forum with a focus on Increasing Social Connectedness. The forum takes place on Thursday, May 31 at the Birchmount facility, level 1, Irene Strickland Centre, 3030 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough.
Caregivers are invited to attend an engaging and informative afternoon featuring talks by dementia experts and information booths run by community partners. Guests will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about reducing caregiver stress, reducing social isolation among caregiver, navigating the care system, self-care activities and community resources.
The forum is free to attend, however space is limited so guests are encouraged to register in advance by contacting Remy Sookhai at 416-640-6317 or [email protected]
Participating organizations include Alzheimer Society of Toronto, Canadian Mental Health Association, Sinai Health System, Home Instead Senior Care, Residence Suites by the Lake, Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
Light lunch is generously provided by Home Instead, along with tote bags when guests arrive at the event. Residence Suites by the Lake is generously providing snacks, drinks, and coffee.