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Social Work and Family Support

Our Team

Our social workers are available by phone, e-mail, or in-person by appointment, if you need some advice on caring for your loved one or if you just need someone to talk to. We’re here to help.

Tara Machacek

519-439-9336 ext 2337

Catherine Robson

519-439-9336 ext 2553

Sonja Radoja

519-439-9336 ext 2373

Care Partner Support

McCormick Support Groups and Services

We offer our care partner support groups and education series both in-person and virtually, using our secure Zoom account. Zoom is a web-based software program which allows participants to join with video and audio capabilities. Joining the meeting by phone only is also an option.

Please contact a social worker to register to attend a support group.

If you have questions, are looking for resources, or need support, please contact us.

Support Groups

Caregiver Education Series

Powerful Caregiver Tools

Youth Caregiver Resources

Topics for Persons with Dementia

Support for Persons with Dementia

McCormick Early Stage Support Group

Learning that you have dementia and experiencing the changes involved in its early stages can be a particularly challenging experience. Our Early Stage Support Group brings together people who share this unique journey and who provide a vital support network for each other. Comprised only of people with early dementia symptoms, this group builds a strong sense of connection with each other, addresses problem solving and adapting techniques, as well as provides enhanced practical skill development activities to make the most out of your abilities.

It is an environment that provides a safe haven for members to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings. Participants sharing their path with other group members helps reduce the sense of isolation and creates strong bonds.

This group is currently offered on Zoom Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Additional Resources

Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex
ASLM offers a variety of resources and programs designed for the person living with dementia including education, counselling, support and recreation. They are currently offering virtual social recreation.

Finding Your Way
Explore how people living with dementia and their families can live safely in the community, starting with Finding Your Way’s new Living Safely with Dementia Interactive Resource Guide.

By Us For Us Guides
The By Us For Us© Guides (BUFU guides) are a series of guides created by a group of talented and passionate persons with dementia and/or partners in care. The guides are designed to equip persons with dementia with the necessary tools to enhance their well-being and manage daily challenges. Guides are available online and in hard copy.