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Dementia Friendly Yoga Program …made possible by Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Affairs – Seniors Community Grant program.

Dementia Friendly Yoga

March 13, 2020 Update

 COVID-19 “shut down”

The Wayside Operating Committee met this afternoon (March 13, 2020)  and reached the decision to suspend the Monday 11am Dementia Friendly Chair Yoga and Wednesday 10:30am Chair Yoga Programs until further notice.  While the incidence of COVID19 is very low in our community the decision was to be proactive rather than reactive.  The concern is participants of these programs may be in the high-risk segments of the population (age or pre-existing medical conditions). I was told, this is not a decision that we made lightly but one that we felt was in the best interests of both the Wayside and Emmanuel communities.

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I am so excited to share we received a Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Affairs – Seniors Community Grant to launched our  NEW  Free Dementia Friendly Yoga Program. It was launched   Monday Oct 21st with great success.
We are seeking participants, people living with dementia, and  “Yoga Buddy” volunteer, or volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up tea, coffee.
This unique program is custom designed to ensure success for each participant living with dementia.  Each participant will have their own  “Yoga Buddy”.
When registering, please let us know if the participant will bring their own”yoga buddy”/ caregiver/support worker or if they would like one of our “Yoga Buddy” volunteers.
Facilitator: Jayne Hembruff, Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga Instructor.
Since 2006, Jayne has been teaching yoga full time and specializes working with seniors living with various mental and/or physical health challenges. Plus she has facilitated our Wednesday Seniors Chair Yoga program since its inception in 2014. In addition she teaches yoga on the Specialized Mental Health unit at Grand River Hospital as well as the Adult In Patient Mental Health unit and a regular guest at the Women’s Concurrent Disorders Program at Addictions Management.
Every Monday 11am
Participants can join at any point in time. We kindly ask you connect and register  with the facilitator via email  Jayne@innovativewellness.ca or voice mail 226-476-1303.
Our grant though the Ministry allows us to continue until the end of March 2020. However, with the kind donations we will continue this program into mid May. Our dream is the valuable program  will continue forever with your support. 
Program structure:
Mondays 11am -12noon Dementia- Friendly Yoga
12-12:30 Social with a beverage (water, tea and/or  coffee)
Location: Waterloo Wayside
Emmanuel United Church’s Hearth room

22 Bridgeport Rd W, Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y3

It is ideal if participants register at least 48 hours prior to class to allow time for us to customize the program to encourage success for each participant and to allow us to find a suitable “Yoga Buddy” volunteer if needed.
Call Waterloo Wayside 519-886-1471
Text Jayne 519-998-8223
Fee: By Donation
This program is made possible by the  Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Affairs – Seniors Community Grant program. However, to keep this program running past March 2020, we need your generous support.