Community Alzheimer Program

The Community Alzheimer Program offers a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of persons living in the community with a dementia.

Dinner Club and Overnight Stay Programs are currently only available at Kitchener location.

Led by a qualified team of health care professionals, the Community Alzheimer Program offers Day, Evening and Overnight Stay programs to provide meaningful social and recreational opportunities for persons living with dementia in the community. For care providers, the programs provide for the opportunity to have a temporary rest, supporting the continued ability of families to provide care, safely, in the home.

The Community Alzheimer Program is operated by the Region of Waterloo and funded by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network.


Day Program(s)

Day Program Services provide care and therapeutic programming for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (extended hours may be available).

Dinner Club Program

Dinner Club Program's provide care and therapeutic programming for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia between the hours of 1:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (extended hours may be available).

Young Onset Dementia Association (YODA)

An innovative program offering physical, intellectual and social stimulation to adults diagnosed before the age of 65. Participants will have input in the programming design, recognizing and drawing on their individual interests, hobbies, life experiences, and skills. Program is offered on Wednesdays in Waterloo.

Overnight Stay Program


Available seven days a week in Kitchener, this program offers overnight care for persons living with dementia. Short stays can be booked for a week or a weekend.  Participants will be invited to join the day and dinner club programs during their stay.

Service Offering:

Participants enjoy a therapeutic, social and recreational experience tailored to the needs of persons with a dementia. Secured, welcoming "home-like' environment, including an open concept dining room and living room and kitchen, hot, home cooked meals. Assistance is available for those who require support with meals, personal care and medication (including diabetes). Initial and ongoing assessments of each participant including referrals to other community resources/agencies.


Program Rates

Overnight Stay Respite                                            $38.72/night


Kitchener Day Program (247 Franklin Street North, Kitchener ON)

Regular Day (7 days/week 10-3 p.m.) $16/day
Dinner Club (1:30-6:30 p.m., Tues/Thurs) $16/day
Extended Day* $21/day
Transportation** $6.50/day

*includes hours before or after regular program

**transportation is not available on weekends


Cambridge Day Program (150 Main Street, Cambridge ON)

Day Program (Monday to Friday  from 9:30 - 2:30 p.m.) $16/day
Transportation $6.50/day


Waterloo Day Program & YODA (250 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo ON)

Day Program (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) $16/day
YODA (Wednesdays 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.) $16/day


How to Apply:

To make an application for all programs, contact the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) at 519-748-2222.


For further information on the programs, please contact:

Community Alzheimer Program, Sunnyside Seniors' Services

247 Franklin Street North

Kitchener, ON N2A 1Y5

Phone (Kitchener Program): 519-893-8494 ext 6316

Phone (Cambridge Program): 519-893-8494 ext 7805

Phone (Waterloo Program): 519-893-8494 ext 7830

Fax: 519-893-1036


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