Description (Service) First Link - Provides a network for individuals affected by Alzheimers or a related dementia and their families and caregivers to a community of learning, services and support including: 
* one-on-one counselling  
* caregiver support groups  
* support groups for persons newly diagnosed 
* referral to community resource by phone, drop in, or home visit  
* First Link Learning Series  
Learning Series courses include: 
* First Steps for People with Dementia and Caregivers 
* Next Steps for Families and Friends 
* Care Essentials 
* Options for Care 
* Care in the Later Stages 
Each course builds upon the previous one to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. Call for information and schedule of courses. 
Other services provided include: 
* presentations to clubs, service groups and churches 
* training to professional staff 
* company of good cheer dinner program 
* weekly drop-in program 
* support groups 
* Minds in Motion program 
* music i-pod program 
* lending library 
* resource centre
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound
Eligibility Anyone living with Alzheimer, family members, caregivers
Application Call * no referral required
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
532 Mall
440 Ecclestone Dr, Unit 17A
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1Z6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-645-5621
Toll Free Phone 1-800-605-2075
Fax 705-645-4397
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter: alz_muskoka
Primary Contact Jessica Verbeek, Support Counsellor; Email:
Alternate Contact Pam Leeder, First Link Care Coordinator; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Trisha Soja, Resource Development Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Karen Quemby, Executive Director

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