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Weekly Round-up

Your guide to meaningful activities - June 28-July 4


  • NEW - Today, June 29 @ 5pm - Dementia Basics Part 3 - The Science of Dementia - Research and Services in the Region. With guest speaker, Neil Thomas, MD, FCFPC, MSc, Neurologist Bruyère Memory Program, Bruyère Continuing Care Affiliate, Investigator Bruyère Research Institute
  • NEW - Thursday, July 2 @ 5pm - Dementia Basics Part 4 - Understanding the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. With the Dementia Society's own Jesika Walker, M.Sc. Dementia Care Coach
  • NEW - Webinar On-Demand - How Dementia Impacts Behaviour - Understanding is the key to coping. Join Marge Dempsey RN, BA (Honours) – Marge is a retired nurse with a degree in neuropsychology. 

Meaningful Activities

  • Tuesday, June 30 @ 4pm - Living Room Live! Concert Series Carefor & The Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County are proud to present Living Room Live! Concert Series, our first performance will be Noel Dimar.
  • NEW -  Tuesday, June 30 @ 10:30am Creative Cards and Crafts -  Join us for our Creative Cards and Crafts online session, our instructor Brenda Wilson, will teach people living with dementia and their caregivers to create stunning cards for all occasions.
  • NEW - Tuesday, June 30 @ 1pm - Spark! Online - In collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada, The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County invites you to an online specialized tours for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. 
  • NEW - ven., 3 juillet @ 1pm - Rayon d'Art - En collaboration avec le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, la Société de la démence d’Ottawa et du comté de Renfrew vous invite aux visites guidées en ligne conçues spécialement pour les personnes atteintes de démence et pour leurs accompagnateurs.
  • The Dementia Society's Music Program 'Turquoise' has released a second edition to their on-demand video series. Join Chris White for this 30-minute sing-a-long.
  • Activity Packages for clients. Activity Packages include a collection of puzzles, games, and activities for someone to enjoy from the comfort of their own home. If you would like to request a pickup for an Activity Package. 
  • Virtual Respite Program, where persons living with dementia will have the opportunity to be matched with volunteers for regular virtual visits. Visits can be tailored to each individual’s interests and hobbies and could take the form of either simple chatting or planned sessions involving music, singing, photo slideshows, or videos. If you are interested in signing up to be matched with a volunteer, please click here to submit your request online.
  • Arts and Minds classes are now on YouTube for on-demand viewing.
  • Circle of Song sing-a-long classes are now on YouTube for on-demand viewing.

Tip of the Week  

  • If you are in need of support please consider reaching out to one of our Dementia Care Coaches. A Dementia Care Coach provides expert support to improve the quality of life of caregivers, families, and people living with dementia.
  • For more information on meaningful activities, you can do at home click here.


Caregiver Support Groups for June:

  • NEW - Grief Peer Support Group 
  • Caregiver Support Groups for those supporting someone living with dementia in long term care or retirement home.
  • Click here for upcoming Support Groups in Ottawa. 
  • Click here for upcoming Support Groups in Renfrew County.
Save the date! From July 15 - 17, The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is raising money during the #GIVE65 Event to help support the 24,000 people living with dementia and their caregivers in our community. Plus, we’re eligible for up to $5,000 in matching funds for donations made between July 15-17. Please consider giving in support of people living with dementia.

No one should face dementia alone. We appreciate your unwavering support during these challenging times.  We were created by our community for our community and we stand with our community, continuing to provide much needed services and support to people living with dementia, their caregivers and their families. DONATE


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