Your guide to meaningful activities - April 27 - May 1, 2020
NEW - Monday, April 27th @ 12pm - Enabling Abilities in Dementia: The DementiaAbility Way
The DementiAbility Methods teach carers to think differently about dementia, thus changing the focus from one of loss to one of exposing abilities. With a focus on the person, rather than the task, the DementAbility Methods provide the tools that are aimed at enabling abilities and setting each individual up for success.
NEW - Wednesday, April 29th @ 12pm Careteam a care planner for Caregivers
Our Dementia Care Coaches are creating care plans on a digital health platform called Careteam. Careteam is a secure platform that allows virtual care collaboration and communication to enable care planning and engagement.
The site is available in both English and French and focuses on four key services:
Grocery and pharmacy delivery
Transportation to medical appointments
Telephone safety check
Meals on Wheels
Are you a caregiver, health care provider, or physician caring for a person living with dementia? We want your feedback. Help Bruyere Research Institute and the Dementia Society create a website to improve access to Dementia Friendly Resources. Click here to complete the survey to tell us which dementia related resources you access and are useful to you.
Mondays @ 10:30am -The Dementia Society is proud to present our live music program Turquoise sing-a-long.
The Dementia Society is excited to launch a brand new initiative to help support our clients and their families during the period of physical distancing brought on by COVID-19. We will be launching Pedal Power- Foot Pedal loans as a part of our ongoing Meaningful Activities programming - to learn more click here.
NEW - With the nice weather upon us we challenge you to a DSORC Scavenger Hunt. You can do this in your backyard, from your deck or porch and if it's safe for you to do so on a small walk. Send us pictures on your scavenger hunt or post on social media with #DSORCScavengerHunt
Please always follow the recommendations of Ottawa Public Health and practice physical/social distancing when going outside during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is this weeks list:
Tip of the Week
Check out our daily 10@10 program found on our Facebook page @TheDementiaSociety everyday at 10am for 10 minutes, we will walk you through some fun easy movements that you can do together.
NEW - Try and instill a routine, plan how you’ll spend your time. It might help to put together a schedule for your day. Try to follow your ordinary routine as closely as possible – go to bed at your usual time and set that alarm so you don’t over sleep.
For more information on meaningful activities you can do at home click here.
Just for Fun
NEW - Visit the Toronto Zoo through their new initiative "Zoo to You."
We have over 24 support groups each month across Ottawa and Renfrew County. Support groups provide a safe environment for caregivers and families to learn, express and help each other by offering mutual understanding and support. Support groups are collaborative and are led by a Dementia Care Coach and a peer support volunteer. Choose to join via zoom or by calling in over the telephone. Click on the following links to see the latest schedule and register.
Click here for April's upcoming Support Groups in Ottawa Click here for April's upcoming Support Groups in Renfrew County
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.
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