A fraction of the price of home care,

PLUS SO MANY MORE BENEFITS.

MEMORY & COMPANY

A state-of-the-art club designed exclusively for people living with memory loss.

MEMORY & COMPANY

You’re not alone when you’re with Company.

MEMORY & COMPANY

A place anyone would enjoy.

MEMORY & COMPANY

Taking care of yourself is the first step to being a good Caregiver.

MEMORY & COMPANY

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WHAT IS MEMORY & COMPANY?

MEMORY CARE
We specialize in memory care.

 

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DAYTIME PROGRAM
Spend the day at the world's first memory health club.

 

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SOCIAL CLUB
Make new friends with like-minded people.

 

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SPA
Relax, get pampered, look good, & feel good.

THE COUNTRY CLUB
OF DAY PROGRAMS

WELCOME TO MEMORY & COMPANY.

Memory & Company provides people living with memory loss with a relaxing place they can go to socialize for the day.

All the latest research indicates that socialization, and both physical and cognitive fitness is the best way to slow down the progression of memory loss.

Not only does it help them, but it also gives their Caregivers time to themselves. This helps to reduce the "Caregiver burnout" phenomenon that is a reality for so many families.

Memory & Company takes a whole new approach to memory care. So new in fact, it's the first of its kind in the world.

WE’RE SO CONFIDENT YOU’LL LOVE US

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FEATURES

AFFORDABLE

A full day at Memory & Company costs about the same as four hours of home care.  Introductory prices start at $9.09/hour when you take advantage of full-day Memberships. Fees are HST exempt, Income Tax deductible, and qualifies under certain Life & Critical Care insurance plans and Health Spending accounts.

MEMORY CARE SPECIALISTS

We provide a minimum 5:1 (Member to staff) ratio. All our staff are highly-trained and specialize in memory loss, Alzheimer's, and related dementias such as acquired brain injury and strokes to name a few. We also have a nurse on-site to help with medication management.

MEMBERSHIPS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

We have a variety of monthly membership plans to suit your lifestyle. Choose from half-a-day per week, to everyday per week.  We also have flex-plans for those who only require us occasionally.  We are open weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


AMENITIES

Memory & Company features a unique space, furnished with high end amenities, and designed to be easy to navigate and safe for those with memory challenges. Activities are wide ranging, including a putting green, yoga studio, movie theatre, beauty salon, state-of-the-art kitchen, and more. It's a place anyone would enjoy.

PERSONAL CARE & AESTHETICS

We want our Members to look good and feel good. Need even more services like hairstylist, physiotherapy, or dentistry to name a few? No problem. We'll arrange it. At Memory & Company, services come to our Members, not the other way around.  Additional fees may apply depending on services.

WHOLESOME DINING

Delicious, made-to-order breakfast and hot lunches are prepared daily for a healthy lifestyle. Snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day. Meals are included in all Membership plans except afternoon half-day plans.


"Healthy Foods Lead to Healthier Minds."

Memory & Company is proud to have Executive Chef Christine Amar join the team.

Having a private chef means our Members and their Caregivers can have peace-of-mind that healthy, wholesome meals are being prepared, fresh, in-house, with nutrition and dietary restrictions in mind.

Cordon Bleu trained, Chef Chris has been personal chef to the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Minister of Provincial Parliament Jim Bradley, Secretary of State (ret.) Colin Powell,  Comedian Eugene Levy, and other top executives and novelists.

Drawing from her Canadian, Moroccan, and Jewish backgrounds, and her love of the world's cuisines, she has developed products and recipes for Cora Breakfast & Lunch, Pinty's, Yves Veggie Cuisine, McCormick Culinary, Montpak International, Sysco, and Gordon Food Services.

Outside of work, Chef Chris can be found at food and farmer's markets.  She is blessed with the love of her life and their four children.

TESTIMONIALS

I love going to Memory & Company.  The people who run it are second to none - so caring and kind.

I always have a great time there because it is fun. There are interesting activities, I usually play the piano for everyone and I feel needed and useful because I also help out sometimes.

I can honestly say that joining this Club is one of the best things I have done.

-Joanna (Member)

-Joanna (Member)

Memory & Company is on the leading-edge of how Alzheimer’s care should be.

-Randy Filinski, CARP

-Randy Filinski, CARP

THIS. IS. BRILLIANT…

-Cathy Barrick, CEO of Alzheimer Society Toronto

-Cathy Barrick, CEO of Alzheimer Society Toronto

On the days that my Dad goes to Memory & Company, he comes home talking more, genuinely wanting to engage with my Mom and I, and joking like his old self.

My Mom and I are so thankful for Memory & Company and all that they do!

-K. Johns

-K. Johns

My husband has been attending Memory & Company since it opened. It is a beautiful facility, where everyone moves around freely as one big family.

The staff are all very friendly and care deeply about their clients. There are lots of activities provided, and staff take into consideration everyone's interests and abilities.

I do not know what I would do if I did not have the support of Memory & Company.

-M. Coffee

-M. Coffee

My husband suffers from a Mixed Dementia.

My son suggested Memory & Company as a resource to offer relief from the 24/7 care necessary.

Memory & Company have gone above & beyond in this regard, offering him a welcome diversion as well. He so enjoys his three days per week and has benefited by their spacious 11,000 square foot facility and their dedicated staff.

Thank you Memory & Company.

-M. Dempster

-M. Dempster

GALLERY

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The Dream Team

The Dream Team

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Interactive Kitchen

Interactive Kitchen

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Potting Room

Potting Room

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Outdoor Patio

Outdoor Patio

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Interactive Kitchen & Dining

Interactive Kitchen & Dining

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Hydrotherapy Spa

Hydrotherapy Spa

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Harvest Table

Harvest Table

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Games room

Games room

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Library

Library

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Salon

Salon

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Lounge

Lounge

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Digital Theatre

Digital Theatre

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Interactive Kitchen (from outside)

Interactive Kitchen (from outside)

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THREE WAYS TO TOUR

1. Take a virtual tour

VIRTUAL TOUR

2. Book a tour online

BOOK ONLINE

3. Book a tour by phone

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MEET OUR TEAM

THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Affectionately known as “The Dream Team”

 

Learn more about the Dream Team
Sometimes the best team photo is not the one staged, but the one that captured the moment Greg thought Jennifer was actually going to turn on the electric shaver 🙂

At Memory & Company, our team consists of nurses, personal support workers, recreationists, and social service workers.  But we don’t just look for certificates.  We look for people who understand memory loss, and come with a special skill or talent to make the Club even more entertaining.

Interested in joining our Dream Team?  We are always looking for fun, energetic, and creative people who enjoy working with people living with memory loss, and have unique talents and special life skills above and outside of their caring skills.

We offer a fun and safe working environment, and stress the importance of work/life balance and physical/mental health.

 

If you have what it takes to join the Dream Team, send your resume to [email protected]

ASHLEY KWONG

ASHLEY KWONG

Owner and Director of Operations

 

Learn more about Ashley
Ashley Kwong has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Gerontology/Sociology from McMaster University, and an Activation Coordinator/Gerontology Diploma from George Brown College.

Ashley has over 18 years in the senior care industry, including six years in upper-management for Sunrise Senior Living (three years as Department Coordinator of the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias neighbourhood, and three years as Executive Director).  She was the trainer for all the Executive Directors and dementia neighbourhood Department Coordinators in Eastern Canada, a recipient of an award for Top Executive Director in Ontario, and credited with implementing an activity program in the dementia neighbourhood, a practice now adopted corporate-wide.

Ashley has dreamed of opening her own care-home for seniors since she had her first co-op experience in high school at 17-years-old. As soon as Ashley graduated from high school, she made steps in her life to gain knowledge and experience to be qualified to realize this dream. Ashley looked at this industry every day with an entrepreneurial sense, and looked at where this industry was headed, what was needed to be successful, the strengths and weaknesses of the competitors, and how she could make a mark in this industry.

Ashley recognized a missing and very needed area in the industry, and with the Canada-wide drive towards a future that focused on community-based services, her idea of a Health Club for people with memory loss was brought to life. That is when Memory & Company was created. Ashley is a dedicated, empathetic person, who is very passionate about improving the lives of seniors, especially those with memory loss, dedicating her life to this cause.

In Ashley’s pursuit of her dream, she has been trained in, and has held, every single position under the roof of a care-home.

 

Ashley can be contacted at [email protected]

VICTOR KWONG

VICTOR KWONG

Owner and Director of Innovation & Technology

 

Learn more about Victor

Victor Kwong is formally trained as an Avionics Maintenance Technician. He started his career fixing communication and navigation systems on airplanes and helicopters but he soon found himself unsatisfied because it lacked the element of human interaction.

Victor then set off to find a new path that would have the most human interaction, and that he would enjoy. He came across teaching and policing.  To “test the waters”, Victor became a high-school supply teacher and volunteered as an Auxiliary Police Officer.

While trying out both fields, Victor took his education and started a company of his own installing electronics in business vehicles, and converting them into mobile offices. At the early age of 21, as a sole-proprietor, Victor got his first taste as an entrepreneur. His professionalism, attention to quality, and most of all, customer service, out-weighed his young age and won him contracts with a provincial government and two universities.

Four years later, in 2000, Victor proudly joined a metropolitan police service.

He spent the first several years as a front-line officer, a scenes-of-crime officer, a collision investigator, and a criminal investigator.  Truly believing that cross-training makes for a better employee, Victor then applied to the service’s corporate side.

While on the job, Victor studied for his Business Analyst certificate, and joined a team tasked with consolidate the service’s numerous records management systems.

Certified in analyzing work-flow and data-flow, his keen and fresh sense of communicating change, and the management of change, was discovered by the service’s Command.  Victor was transferred to the service’s Corporate Communications office where he is now a spokesperson, Public and Media Relations Officer.

Victor is the recipient of an award for rescuing seniors from a fire at a Long-term Care facility. He is also the recipient of a life-saving award for resuscitating a passenger, and coordinating the subsequent emergency landing of the international flight, while off duty.

 

 

Victor can be reached at [email protected]

SARI RASIMUS

SARI RASIMUS

Director of Member Relations and Nurse

 

Learn more about Sari

Sari (RPN) graduated from Seneca College with a degree in Gerontology.  Having worked in nursing, private duty, hospitals, retirement and Long-term Care, she is highly regarded as an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience.

Her passion for helping and developing long-term solutions, makes Sari a favourite for the families of our Members.  Sari often says, "our Members aren't our only clients.  Their families are too."

 

Sari can be reached at [email protected]

ARTEIDA SHAQIRI

ARTEIDA SHAQIRI

Recreation Manager

 

Learn more about Arteida

Arteida (Art) graduated from George Brown College in Activation - Gerontology.  Her passion for helping people with memory loss started with volunteering at the age of 17.

Art uses her creativity, compassion, and personality to keep our Members active and having fun.

 

Art can be reached at [email protected]

DR. VIR SENNIK

DR. VIR SENNIK

Medical Director

 

Learn more about Dr. Sennik

Memory & Company is very honoured to have Dr. Sennik join the team. Dr. Sennik (MD, FRCS Ortho, FAAOS, CIME) complements Memory & Company's social knowledge with his vast medical knowledge.

Having obtained his medical degree from The Royal College Of Surgeon in Ireland, Dr. Sennik came to Canada to pursue specialization in orthopedic surgery.

Once in Canada, he did his residency in Orthopedics at The University Of Toronto.

He started his orthopedic surgery practice in Belleville, and after four years, moved to The Mississauga Hospital in 1984.

Dr. Sennik held the position of Chief of Neurology/Musculoskeletal for four years at the Mississauga Hospital before the amalgamation with Credit Valley Hospital. He held this position for three more years before going back to his practice of orthopedic surgery. Being the Chief acquainted him with specialties of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedics and spine surgery.

As a medical professional, Dr. Sennik keeps up to date on all advances in and around the medical community. His passion for better patient care made him realize how Memory & Company can fill the void for those living with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

With his role as the Medical Director of Memory & Company, he holds seminars for medical professionals to help them treat these special patients appropriately. He will be holding seminars with leading authorities in Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at Memory & Company.

Dr. Sennik truly believes this company provides exceptional support to those living with dementia, and their loved ones.

Of interest, Dr. Sennik travels to India every year to perform pro-bono surgeries.  During the week-long marathon, his team boasts the fact that no patient goes unseen.

HUNTER KWONG

HUNTER KWONG

Principal of Intergenerational Program

In short, Hunter comes to the club to play with the Members after school. Members look forward to his visits, and Hunter looks forward to showing them his latest Hot Wheels.

His parents (the owners) look forward to raising a child where memory loss and dementia have no stigma.

SOPHIE

SOPHIE

Principal of Pet Therapy Program

Sophie is a Japanese Chin/Chihuahua cross, but acts very much like a cat.  She is friendly, intelligent, enjoys playing fetch, and cuddling.

WHAT’S BEING SAID ABOUT US

Global News Toronto

Christina Stevens - October 2015
"It’s a sanctuary…" "…a care facility in Markham has also been integral in developing a unique program designed to slow down the progress of dementia." Watch

City News Toronto

Audra Brown - March 2015
"…one Markham company is making their care centre feel more like a day at the spa." "The Alzheimer Society of Toronto says this day care-like flexibility and security will be a big assistance to families." Watch

City News Toronto

Amanda Ferguson - January 2016
"With each flick of the wrist, every swoosh of the paintbrush, change is happening at Memory & Company..." Watch

CTV News Toronto

Pauline Chan - April 2015
"It’s kind of a country club approach. If it all looks very posh, it’s deliberate." "It hasn’t even been opened but it’s being watched by geriatric specialists in the UK and Brazil." Watch

Metroland Media

Kim Zarzour - September 2015
"Researchers from the London School of Economics, investigating solutions to the dementia care, have visited Memory & Company and are now touting the business as a model worth following." Read

Toronto Star

Lauren Pelly - November 2014
"…the atmosphere will be less clinical, more country club." Read

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