WHAT'S NEW AT AGI
 
 

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GREAT NEWS for West Island Carers!  
AGI West is open! 

 We're offering support services for caregivers and programs for diagnosed individuals as well as our comprehensive selection of educational programs on the West Island!

Our AGI West address: 72A Brunswick Blvd. Dollard des Ormeaux H9B 2C5  Telephone:  514-742-2233

Do you have a diagnosed loved one who would benefit from organized group activities in our
West Island Activity Centre? Call us today - 514-485-7233 


Want to know more? Call AGI Montreal 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org

Our West Island services will include:
  • West Island Activity Centre
  • Individual and Family Counselling
  • Lindsay Memorial Lectures
  • Dementia training courses for Caregivers
  • Support Groups.....  and much more!

 
 
 
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AGI's Lassner Institute of Learning


Through the Lassner Institute of Learning, AGI offers excellence in dementia education and caregiver training, with our conferences, training and interesting and informative events and programs, open to all. 

Providing vital support services and programs for families touched by Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as raising awareness of the disease are at the heart of everything we do.

Be sure to scroll down the page to find out more about the informative lectures, conferences and trainings for family caregivers and home care providers we're offering this fall. 

 
 

 
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Winter Training Courses now in Montreal and on the West Island! 

AGI’s Lassner Institute of Learning provides excellence in dementia education and training to family carers and professional care partners. 
 
Download the full winter training schedule here. 

AGI Montreal 
5555 Westminster# 304, Montreal, H4W 2J2 

AGI West 
72A Brunswick, 
Dollard-des-Ormeaux,
H9B 2C5


AGI training courses can be used towards LPN licensing hours. 

Want to know more about AGI Trainings in Montreal and coming soon to the West Island?

Call us 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org
 
 

Lindsay Memorial Lecture Series 


AGI’s FREE monthly lectures for caregivers in Montreal and Pointe-Claire
feature guest experts addressing specialized and relevant topics related to dementia.

* The Lindsay Memorial Lecture series is made possible thanks to generosity of the Lindsay Memorial Foundation.

Spaces are limited - Preregistration is required!

To Register for our Lindsay Memorial Lectures
Contact 514.485.7233 or info@agiteam.org

POINTE-CLAIRE  
Arthur-Séguin Chalet   365 St-Louis Avenue, Pointe-Claire
H9R 2A1

MONTREAL 
Benny Library,  6400 Monkland Avenue, NDG H4B 1H3

* Montreal location compliments of the Benny Library
* Pointe-Claire location compliments of the City of Pointe-Claire

 
 

 
 

 

Carers in the Kitchen 

The new Spring Session begins soon! 

Carers in the Kitchen offers caregivers a chance to get out and enjoy themselves, finesse their kitchen skills, learn some new cooking tricks and spend some quality time with others.

Offered over 6 weeks, participants take part in a cooking group with a professional chef who guides participants through simple, quick and delicious meal preparation focusing on good nutrition.

Each session offers participants:
 
  • A welcoming meet and greet with a team of facilitators including an AGI Counsellor, a Provigo Culinary School Representative, and a professional Chef.
  • Participants then prepare the ingredients for the meal together. The Chef demonstrates preparation techniques, aiding each group as needed.
  • The participants cook the recipes for the day: there’s always a starter, an entrée and a yummy dessert!
  • A sit-down lunch to enjoy each other’s company, and share the nutritious meal they’ve just made together.

Cost $5 per session or $30 for 6 sessions
For more information, or to sign up for the next session of Carers in the Kitchen: 514-485-7233 or info@agiteam.org
   



 
 
 
 

AGI’s Ongoing Services

The Aisenstadt Activity Centre


AGI's Activity centre operates 5 days a week, 51 weeks a year and provides stimulation and socialisation for people with cognitive impairments. 

All activities focus on enhancing individual abilities while compensating for unique difficulties. Every individual has different needs, and activities are tailored to the individual's age and state of progression. The dynamic team includes recreational therapists, art therapists, music specialists, social workers, students and volunteers.

For more information on AGI's Activity Centre's schedule - 514-485-7233

 
 
 

AGI'S Spousal Caregiver Support Groups


Ongoing - Mondays, 10:30 am- 12:00 noon (bi-weekly)

Ongoing - Wednesdays, 10am to 11:30 ( bi-weekly)


All Support Groups take place at AGI's office at 5555 Westminster Ave., Suite 304, Montreal H4W 2J2


For more information, please contact 514-485-7233

 
 
 

AGI’s Safety Net Mentorship Program for Caregivers


Safety Net is a free service that offers support, encouragement and an attentive ear to family caregivers.

Safety Net is a unique mentorship program specifically designed to help the family caregiver through the caregiving journey. Caring Mentors, trained by AGI guide the caregiver in navigating the healthcare system, accessing community services and planning for the future.
This innovative program pairs caregivers with trained mentors and gives them guidance and support throughout their caregiving journey. 

AGI is looking for more mentors to help caregivers! Are you interested in becoming a mentor?
  • You're compassionate and want to help
  • You have caregiving experience
  • You understand Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
  • You can offer support on a regular basis
Then you could be a wonderful mentor!

For more details, please contact Maude at 514-485-7233 or maude@agiteam.org


For more information about our Safety Net Program, please call 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org

Click here for a downloadable pdf brochure
 

 
 
 

Young Onset Dementia Social Group


Register for the Fall Session today!   
We're looking for volunteers!

AGI offers an ongoing weekly social group for those diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia (a diagnosis before age 65) It’s an opportunity to engage in age-appropriate sports and creative activities.

Groups are offered in French and English

Young Onset Dementia (or Early Onset Dementia) refers to any form of dementia diagnosed in people under age 65. Younger people with dementia and their families have unique issues. At the time of diagnosis, the person may be working, have dependent children still living at home and have many financial responsibilities. Families may deal with multiple losses and changes, including future plans and income and the need to adjust roles and relationships. Friendships change since people may not know how to respond to a younger person with dementia, often leaving the family feeling isolated and frightened.

AGI’s unique program is specifically tailored for those individuals under 65 years of age who have been diagnosed with dementia. This innovative program provides an opportunity to socialize with peers while engaging in meaningful activities that meet unique and particular needs. An evening support group is also offered for family caregivers affording them the opportunity to share their concerns.

For more information about our Young Onset Social Group, please call Meghan at 514-485-7233 or email info@agiteam.org