Make a Connection, Reduce Isolation
Dementia can be highly isolating and the pandemic has only made life more challenging.
The Dementia Society's Make a Connection initiative opens new windows to people living with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy connected lives.
The Dementia Society is here to help!
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 with a restful break from daily routine. To remove technical barriers and make a virtual
connection, we also offers free tablets
, Amazon Echo Shows (smart display and voice command device)
along with personalized technical training from Connected Canadians mentors.
Enjoy a regular and COVID-safe visit with a new friend. These social meetings with our multilingual volunteers can also take the pressure off family and caregivers. Connect with our volunteers in-person or virtually based on individual comfort and needs. Talk, read, listen to music, play games, watch movies or even go on walks with your new friend...the connection goes on!
Matching with a volunteer is simple. Fill in the brief questionnaire below and our staff will connect with you shortly.
"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
To help remove barriers, The Dementia Society offers the technology and support to help you build virtual connections.
For questions or assistance getting started, contact Zoe Kirschner