Social Recreation for the Person Living with Dementia


The Alzheimer Society is pleased to offer a variety of social recreation programs to our clients in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD).

These programs are intended to provide social and cognitive stimulation in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that engages our clients and allows care partners a few hours respite or the opportunity to join in with their loved one.

No prior experience is necessary in these activities. We focus on creating a ”failure-free” environment in which the focus is on strengths, not losses.

For more information or to register for any of our Social Recreation programs, contact our Social Recreation Program Coordinator at 519-680-2404 ext. 222 or jpruder@alzheimerlondon.ca

View our full list of Social Recreation programs below.

Our Social Recreation Programs:


Artful Minds

Creative art program to generate opportunities for communication, engagement and socialization.

Learn more about Artful Minds and view upcoming dates

Food for Thought

Clients and volunteers work collaboratively to socialize, prepare, cook and dine with friends.

Learn more about Food for Thought and view upcoming dates

Games Galore

Using cards and games to increase cognitive stimulation in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.
* Caregivers or care partners are welcome to attend

Learn more about Games Galore and view upcoming dates

Garden Club

Garden and nature-based craft program held in our secure garden (weather permitting) or indoors.

Learn more about Garden Club and view upcoming dates

In-Home Recreation Therapy

Personal visits from our Certified Recreation Specialist for clients who prefer non-group activities.
* Caregivers or care partners are welcome to attend

Learn more about In-Home Recreation Therapy

Intergenerational Choir

Connecting clients and high school students to share a rich music and intergenerational experience.
* Caregivers or care partners are welcome to attend

Learn more about Intergenerational Choir and view upcoming dates

London Life Interactive Memory Tour

Innovative memory making program featuring day trips to local and area sights and attractions, to promote reminiscing, storytelling and memory sharing.
* Caregivers or care partners are welcome to attend

Learn more about London Life Interactive Memory Tour and view upcoming dates

Memory Café

Memory Café is a safe, accepting environment and a chance to sit down, enjoy refreshments, chat about life, the latest news and form new connections. A facilitator will lead a series of ‘Healthy Brain’ activities, and will answer questions and provide local resources for you to familiarise yourself with. Care partners, friends and family are all welcome!

Three locations available: London, Strathroy and Newbury.
* Caregivers or care partners are welcome to attend

Learn more about Memory Cafe and view upcoming dates

Minds in Motion®

An 8-week community-based program incorporating physical activity and mental stimulation.

* Caregivers or care partners are welcome to attend

Learn more about Minds in Motion® and view upcoming dates

Volunteer Companion

The Volunteer Companion Program features weekly, two hour visits with dementia-trained volunteers who are matched with a client experiencing early to mid-stage dementia. The friendly visits offer socialization, engagement and enjoyment to the person with dementia and respite time for the caregiver.

* Caregivers or care partners are welcome to attend

Learn more about Volunteer Companion

Dementia Program Guide Winter/Spring 2018

Dementia program information for London and Middlesex is now all in one place!

Now available, the Dementia Program Guide for Winter/Spring 2018, featuring important dementia program information from the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, McCormick Dementia Services and the VON Alzheimer Community Support Program.  Hard copies of the guide are available at each organization’s office and select locations throughout London and Middlesex.

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