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Make a Connection

The waitlist for this initiative is currently paused due to high demand.

We are working tirelessly to help connect volunteers with people within our community and will re-open the waitlist as soon as this is possible.
In the meantime, please explore our other social and recreational activities that can be accessed both online or in-person here.

The Make a connection initiative helps people living with dementia and their caregivers socialize and enjoy meaningful interactions, both virtually and in person. You can make a new friend and treat yourself to a restful break from your daily routine.  To remove technical barriers and make a virtual connection, we also lend tablets along with personalized technical training from Connected Canadians mentors.

Connect with Technology and Personalized Support

To help remove barriers, The Dementia Society offers the technology and support to help you build virtual connections.

Borrow a tablet

Request a tablet at no charge with our technology lending program! Connect with a Dementia Care Coach, family and friends or enjoy our free virtual events with your free tablet. You can also access unlimited resources online.

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Watch the video to learn more about our free tablets and personalized tech training!

Get Personalized Technical Training

Receive personalized technology support from Connected Canadians mentors. This free service helps you to learn and gain confidence using the latest technology and smart devices. The service is available online.

“My experience with the Dementia Society has been so good! Dementia Society’s volunteer and I talk about absolutely everything. I won’t remember what we said, but I do remember the feeling, and what I really like is that someone listens to me.”

– -Daniel, Make a Connection Program participant and person living well with dementia

Activities, Support & Services

In-person Event
In-person Event
The Daisy Café is a weekly program for people living with dementia taking place on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. The program has a variety of planned activities or performances each week. We hope to provide a space for participants to express themselves creatively and to socialize with other attendees and volunteers. Care partners are welcome to leave during this time to take some moments to themselves.

Activities, Support & Services

In-person Event
Experience the joy and the power of music. Joyful Sound Ottawa is an intergenerational community choir for people with memory loss, their caregivers, and friends. Participants will form a choir and sing along with their peers resulting in a performance at the end of the series.
In-person Event
Join us in-person at the Dementia Society Centre on the last Tuesday of the month to participate in Turquoise Live with Sid and Chris.  Our animated and energetic group leaders, Chris White and Sid Ameen, engage participants using rhythm, song, gesture, dance, and humour in the spirit of friendship and fun.