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Turquoise with Sid and Chris

About This Program

The Dementia Society presents Turquoise, a music program that engages participants using rhythm, song, gesture, dance, and humour in the spirit of friendship and fun.  Get ready to sing-a-long with fellow participants and the energetic group leaders, Chris White and Sid Ameen.  You can expect to engage with the group, sharing stories, and requesting songs.

You can also 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.  For more information, click HERE.

The name “Turquoise” is inspired by its significance to both the heart and throat chakras—green for the heart and blue for the throat.  Combining the colours makes turquoise, an appropriate colour for a group that emphasizes “singing from the heart.”

Turquoise is a stone historically associated with protection, healing, and good fortune.  It is believed to promote positive energy, assist with communication, enhance creativity, and bring balance—all fitting qualities considering the group’s objectives.

Details

Presented By

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Date and Time

Every Monday starting January 15
10:30am to 12:30pm

Cost

No charge

Location

Virtual

What You Can Expect

1

Sing old and new songs to promote brain health.

2

Connect with your peers sharing stories and experiences.

3

Participate by singing, playing kazoo, or drums!

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Musical Connection with Chris White Turquoise Music Program Episode 1

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Musical Connection with Chris White – Turquoise Music Program Episode 2

About Chris White

Chris is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and performer. He co-founded the Ottawa Folk Festival in 1993 and has served as Artistic Director for 16 years. Among our participants, Chris is famous for his engaging and infectious stage presence through which he always gets his audiences to sing along enthusiastically. He has also released three albums of original songs – “I’m a Poet… and I’m Aware of It”, “Inner Voice”, and “Music All Around”.

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.