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The Alzheimer Society of York Region has been providing quality dementia specific day care services since 1987. The D.A.Y. (Daycare for Alzheimer’s in York) Centre model is a comprehensive day program service. The D.A.Y. Centre provides a structured, individualized recreational social day care program for persons with dementia residing in York Region. An integral aspect of the D.A.Y. Centre model of care is ongoing caregiver support from the Social Work Program.


  • Maintain an optimum level of intellectual, physical and social functioning
  • Provide an opportunity for socialization
  • Support and provide the primary caregiver with respite
  • Delay institutionalization
  • Promote a better understanding of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders


  • Supervised supported social and recreational activities
  • Structured, individualized daycare
  • Respite and relief for primary caregivers
  • Counselling and support to caregivers
  • Ongoing information and education services


  • Person centred, individualized care planning
  • Social, physical and recreational activities
  • Structured daily activities include: indoor and outdoor exercises, baking, music programs, mental stimulation, discussion groups, reminiscing programs, gardening, projects (woodworking, sewing, knitting, quilting), and games
  • Programming is meaningful, stimulating and activities are success-oriented
  • Foot care clinic every 6 weeks
  • Hair care
  • Hot meal and two snacks
  • Escorted transportation


  • Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related disorder
  • Living within the Region of York
  • Meets CCAC (Community Care Access Centre’s) eligibility criteria


  • $20 per day
  • Subsidies available based on financial need


  • Referrals are welcomed from hospitals, health and other social service agencies, physicians, relatives and friends.

Hours of Operation

  • Flexible hours
  • Monday to Saturday
  • 7 am to 6 pm


Newmarket D.A.Y. Centre North
800 Davis Drive, Unit 6, Newmarket

Thornhill D.A.Y. Centre South
10 Harlech Court, Unit 2, Thornhill

Stouffville D.A.Y. Centre East*
c/o Parkview Village
12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville
*(Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, 9 am to 5 pm)

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