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Give 65 Campaign – July 13-16, 2021

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08/07/2021
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July 13-16 marks the date for the next Give65 Event. Through our partnership with GIVE65, a Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada program, the Dementia Society could benefit from up to $5,000 in additional matching grants. Matching dollars are awarded on a first-come, first-matched basis, meaning the earlier you give, the more likely your […]

New Horizons Grant empowers the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County and Connected Canadians to launch a tablet lending program

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08/07/2021
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO- The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is thrilled to announce that they, in collaboration with Connected Canadians, have received a New Horizons Grant. This grant furthers both the Dementia Society’s vision to ensure that no one faces dementia alone, and Connected Canadians’s core mission to empower Canadian seniors with technology training. […]

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

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16/04/2021
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If you look up the definition of ‘volunteer’, it simply states, “Freely offer to do something.” Although true, this doesn’t sufficiently capture those who volunteer. I’ve been a Volunteer Coordinator with the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew  County (DSORC) for 8 months (notably through a pandemic), and there hasn’t been a day where I […]

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04/03/2021
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The statistics are alarming: one of the greatest risk factors for dying of COVID-19 is dementia. The reasons are many and potentially complex, but the need to prioritize the 24,000+ people diagnosed with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County and their immediate caregivers is obvious. The faster we can immunize people living with dementia and their immediate caregivers […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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08/02/2021
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Make a Connection, Take a Break!  Dementia can be highly isolating and the recent social distancing requirements haven’t helped. Make a Connection, Take a Break is an opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy a regular, safe visit with a new friend, and take the pressure off family and caregivers for a welcome break.  Follow […]
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