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Our Mission

 
Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a charitable organization that offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, AGI provides support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care, while sensitizing the community at large through education and awareness.


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.

Charitable registration # 896090487RR0001
 
 

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 1700 Montreal area families annually.
 




 

Our Board

 
 

Paula Levinson
President


Wilfred Kravitz 
Richard Walsh
Vice-Presidents

Lynne Brodrick Cochrane
1st Secretary
Linda Rosenbloom
2nd Secretary 

Eileen Walfish 
Treasurer



Past Presidents
Carole Arbess
Phyllis Benjamin
Miriam Friedman
Elaine Kotler
Esther Landsman
Risa Libman Scherzer
Marilyn Rosenbloom z"l
Beverly Salomon
Claire Webster 
  Board of Directors
Andrea Elias
Mona Golfman
Iris Hersh
Romi Swidler Howard
Shirley Konigsberg
Jessica Lapointe
Marlene Levenson 
Lucy McInnes
Felice Oberfeld
Astri Prugger
Alan Rimer
Debra Schwartz 
Mark Shalhoub
Bill Silverman
Kenny Tajfel 
Earl Veinish


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




 
 

Our Team

 
 
    Allison Cobrin 
Executive Director

 
   
  Meghan Williams
Director of Support Services
 

 
   
  Karin Derouaux
Counsellor

 
   
    Rennie Bimman
Counsellor

 
   
  Paola Bresba
Art Therapist / Program Coordinator

 
   
  Marivic Aplaon
Counsellor 

 
   
  Omega Julien
Recreologist

 
   
  Shaindl Shaffer
Activity Program Facilitator

 
   
  Peggy Obaroghedo
Activity Program Facilitator

 
   
  Teri Cota
Assitant to the Executive Director

 
   
    Hélène Montpetit
Communications

 
   
    Natalie Smith
Office Coordinator

 
   
  Lynn Abelson
Secretary