Dementia Connections

The Dementia Connections Project is returning for another year of supporting residents in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and Parkland County. The program provides support and community-based programming to people living with dementia and their care partners. The Dementia Connections Project builds on Stony Plain’s Together We Shine Inclusion Strategy which focuses on making Stony Plain a more inclusive, caring, and responsive community. This program’s mission is to create supportive and accepting communities where people living with dementia feel safe and welcome.

The Dementia Connections Project aims to foster connections and build a safer, more dementia-friendly community for all residents in the Tri-Municipal Region. The project helps to address issues people living with dementia may face including ageism and isolation.

The Dementia Connections Project continues to connect, support, and share while creating and maintaining an inclusive and welcoming community. Creative learning and social opportunities available include Creating Connections Through Art, Living the Dementia Journey, Care Partner Support Group, Lets Talk Dementia, and access to the Community Connector. Residents are also encouraged to join the WestView Dementia Collaborative which is a community-based network of members who meets on a regular basis.

Areas of focus include:

  • Offering individual support
  • Building connections
  • Shifting perspectives and increasing awareness

These areas of focus are guiding us as we work to build a resilient and safe community for all.

Residents of Stony Plain, Parkland County, and Spruce Grove who are living with dementia can contact us at (780) 963-8583 for assistance finding dementia-friendly supports, connections, resources and learnings.

 Dementia Connections Community Report
 
Resources

Alzheimer Video

Dementia Collab Resource List

Interactive Dementia Response

Sign up for a free, facilitated art class for people living with dementia and their care partners. No art experience needed! Next series starts March 6, 2024

Call 780-963-8583 to register for the free, 3 part series.

Living the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia. Next session is February 22, 2024

Call 780-963-8583 to register for the free session.

This drop-in monthly support group is facilitated by the Alzheimer's Society of AB & NWT. This supportive evening is a time for people who support those living with dementia to connect, share, and learn from one another in a safe space. Group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm at 107,4613-52 Ave, Stony Plain.

No registration is required. 

Available for Dementia Service Navigation. Contact our office to be connected with:

  • community connecting opportunities
  • dementia service navigation
  • basic housing resources
  • assistance with accessing PCN services; Virtual Care Clinic
  • financial benefit forms assistance
  • advance care planning

Trail Explorers Dementia-Friendly Walking Group is a FREE one hour walk and talk for people living with dementia and their care partners with a team of dedicated volunteers.

New dates will be listed in spring 2024

 

A one hour gardening program for people living with dementia and their care partner lead by a team of dementia friendly navigators .No experience needed, limited space, small group activity with FREE coffee.

New dates will be listed in spring 2024

 

The Collaborative is a forum for collaboration, support, problem solving, learning, and celebrating success. This community-based network of members aims to create a community that is dementia friendly.

One hour meetings are held every second month on the second Wednesday.

Contact Stony Plain Community and Social Development for details:
780-963-8583.

WestView Terms of Reference

Celebrating Connecting People and Community for Living Well!

Watch this video for a review of the work that has been completed to make the Tri Region dementia friendly.