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Our Mission

 
Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a comprehensive range of services to those directly and indirectly affected by Alzheimer's and increases awareness and understanding of the disease. AGI is dedicated to enhancing care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (AD/rd)

We are here to ensure that the quality of life throughout a family’s journey with Alzheimer’s is well supported in a positive and caring way.


 
 

Our philosophy of care involves:


COMPASSION
SUPPORT
EDUCATION
TRAINING



 

Our Vision

 
AGI’s approach to caregiving is founded on the premise that all individuals with dementia deserve an excellent quality of care characterized by joyful, loving interaction.

This requires:
 
  • A deep understanding of the individual and their disease.

  • A gentle and empathic approach to physical care.

  • A concern for psychological and emotional functioning.

  • Knowledge of appropriate intervention strategies.


AGI counsellors help the entire family face a new reality with greater understanding of what can still be done and give them the hope that even as the journey through Alzheimer’s progresses, a life can be well lived.

One day we hope that a cure for this disease will be found, but until then, we are here to care for the caregiver.
 
     



 

HISTORY OF AGI

 
Alzheimer Groupe (AGI) has been serving the Montreal community for over 30 years. It was started by a small group of committed volunteers who were having difficulty finding services for a friend who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. They realised that there were so many other families and caregivers in the Montreal area who were also struggling to find adequate support services and activities.

AGI, a not-for-profit entity, was granted a charitable tax number and opened an independent office in the west end of the city. Since then, AGI has been able to expand operations and support services in Montreal and soon the West Island, thanks to the generosity of private and corporate donors and through fundraising events throughout the year. Today our dedicated and compassionate professionals and volunteers provide support services to more than 1500 Montreal area families annually.
 




 

Our Board

 
 

Paula Levinson
President


Lucy McInnes
Richard Walsh
Vice-Presidents


Lynne Brodrick Cochrane
Secretary


Mirna Hofbauer
Treasurer


Immediate Past President
Claire Webster


Past Presidents
Miriam Friedman
Carole Arbess
Phyllis Benjamin
Elaine Kotler
Esther Landsman
Risa Libman Scherzer
Marilyn Rosenbloom
Beverly Salomon
  Board of Directors
Robert Calder
Natasha Canales
Ricki Carr
Andrea Elias
Doug Finn
Mona Golfman
Iris Hersh
Romi Swidler Howard
Julie Katz
Wilfred Kravitz
Jessica Lapointe
Marlene Levenson 
Heather Paperman 
Astri Prugger
Frederick Pye
Alan Rimer
Linda Rosenbloom
Mark Shalhoub
Jody Shugar
Bill Silverman
Eleanor Star
Earl Veinish
Peter Wong


Honourary Board of Directors
Bernice Brownstein
Libby Ditkofsky
Malka Ettinger
Rosalie Faigan
Judy Kaback
Mimi Kerman
Nan Lassner
Sheila Pearl
Evelyn Shrier
Gertie Wexelman




 
 

Our Team

 
 
  Linda Israel
Executive Director

 
   
  Meghan Williams
Director of Support Services
(on maternity leave) 

 
   
  Karin Derouaux
Counsellor
     
  Maude Robitaille
Counsellor

 
   
  Paola Bresba
Art Therapist / Program Coordinator

 
   
  Marivic Aplaon
Counsellor 

 
   
  Omega Julien
Recreologist

 
   
  Shaindl Shaffer
Activity Program Facilitator

 
   
  Peggy Obaroghedo
Activity Program Facilitator

 
   
  Susan Hutt
Communications

 
   
  Harriet Silversmith
Office Manager

 
   
  Lynn Abelson
Secretary