WHAT WE DO

YouQuest fills the gap in services by building community connections for people with young onset dementia to enjoy an active lifestyle.

YouQuest applies the therapeutic recreation model to address social, physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual needs in a welcoming community setting.

Recreation therapists use best practices to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate activities and methods tailored to each individual.

As recommended for young onset dementia, YouQuest delivers services that are “unique, flexible, affordable, tailored and promoting meaningful engagement.”

“YouQuest gives him purpose and normalcy,

it’s the ultimate guilt-free day alone for me”

DAINA A. – WIFE, FAMILY CARE PARTNER

BELONGING

 

A safe, welcoming place for participants to have a good day 

  • Full-day active participation
  • Peer support
  • Increased well-being
  • Meaningful purpose
  • Community connections

ACTIVE LIVING

 
Personal choices for an active, healthy lifestyle
 

  • Independence and autonomy
  • Confidence and engagement
  • Interests, strengths, and abilities
  • Individual needs and preferences
  • Tailored support for transitions

FAMILY SUPPORT

 
A reliable support network for unpaid care partners and families
 

  • Full-day respite
  • Evidence-based services
  • Compassionate community
  • Resources to navigate support
  • Peace of mind

“We create a community where people connect and enjoy their day;
dementia isn’t the focus.”

BEVERLY H. –RECREATION THERAPIST

BENEFITS

AS A PARTICIPANT

✓ SAIT Wellness Centre access
✓ Leisure interest survey
✓ Collaborative goals development
✓ Physical activity choices
✓ Social connections
✓ Shared restaurant lunch & snacks
✓ Co-planned community events  

AS A VOLUNTEER

✓ Recreation activities
✓ Sharing/learning skills
✓ Community adventures
✓ Conversation and friendship
✓ Making a difference for families

 

AS A SUPPORTER

✓ Daytime caregiver/family support
✓ Self-determination for individuals
✓ Recreation therapist expertise
✓ Peer support environment
✓ Positive community setting
✓ Family input to evaluation
✓ Goal-tracking application  

YouQuest reduces isolation and promotes an active life with peers