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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 […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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01/02/2021
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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 […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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25/01/2021
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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 […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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15/01/2021
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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 […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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11/01/2021
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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 […]

Your Weekly Round-Up

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03/01/2021
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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 […]

Weekly Round-Up

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27/12/2020
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Your Guide to Meaningful Brain Healthy Activities January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month At the Dementia Society, we often talk about the 24,000 people in our region that have a diagnosis. But for each person with a diagnosis, there is a ripple effect that the illness has on those around them. 1 in 5 of us […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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23/12/2020
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The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County recognizes that people living with dementia and their caregivers are profoundly affected by COVID-19 and social distancing. We continue to respond to the needs of our community with Make a Connection, Take a Break. 22 December 2020 – The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County continues […]
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