What iYoung Onset Dementia Association Logos the Young Onset Dementia Association (YODA)?

YODA brings together people who are living with younger onset dementia to learn, socialize and explore new talents. Members design the program and decide what they want to do or learn drawing on their individual interests, hobbies and skills. 

What is Younger Onset Dementia?

When diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65, persons are often described as 'younger people with dementia'.

When is YODA offered and where?

Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., located at 250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo ON


What the members say about YODA:

"There's a routine there, like when I was working. It reminds me that I have some strengths to offer, qualities I can share, experiences that others find interesting. It reminds me that I am still me. It's a welcomed break from my struggles with my brain."                                                                                                                                                  -  YODA Member

"Provides me with a sense of accomplishment with being able to contribute, participate meaningfully in a group. And I feel like I can add something to someone else's day, as they add to someone else's day,
as they add to mine".

YODA Member

How much does YODA cost?

$15.50/day (includes meal and most outings) *additional fees may apply for special outings and transportation.

How do I get more information or apply?

Call Janice Paul at 519-893-8494 ext. 7807 to get an application package.