Service Information
Sunnyside YODA (Young Onset Dementia Association)
Region of Waterloo Community Services Division
Category: Adult Day Program
Target Population: Alzheimer/Dementia, Younger Onset Dementia
Current openings - accepting new referrals
Service Details
Description:

The Young/Early Onset Program (YODA) runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sunnyside (247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener) from 11:00am-4:00pm.



This program is intended for persons who have been diagnosed with a dementia before the age of 65 and who meet program eligibility (i.e.: do not require a secure environment, manage their own personal care and medications, are in the early stages of memory loss, and are willing and able to participate in the program).


Languages: English
Transportation:
Available from: Community Support Connections, GRT MobilityPlus, Kiwanis Transit
Meal Options:
Special Diets Available: Bland, Chopped, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Ground, Kosher, Lactose Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Minced, Puree, Puree, Renal, Softened, Thickened Fluids, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal Service Type: Hot Entrees
Cultural Cuisine Adaptability
Food Allergy Adaptability
Special Accommodation:
Wheelchair AccessibleYes
Cost to Client:
$19.50 per day
Eligibility Criteria
Criteria:
  • Person has been diagnosed before the age of 65 with a dementia.
  • Person is in the early stages of memory loss
  • Person is able to participate safely in group programming, and must not be exit-seeking.
  • Person is independent with Activities of Daily Living, and able to self manage medications with reminders.
  • Person is medically and behaviourally stable.
  • Able to follow all covid-19 protocols in place
  • If the person smokes, they must agree to refrain from smoking for the duration of the program.
  • Able to provide a local emergency contact who is able to pick-up the participant within 45-minutes of a call (i.e. becomes ill or cannot be safely supported in the day program).
  • Not living in a congregate care setting (e.g. retirement home, group home).
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