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Your Weekly Round Up

Your Guide to Meaningful Activities - April 20 - 24, 2020


  • NEW - Community Resources, Programs and Activities For Caregiving During Covid-19 Part 2 of Facing Dementia Together but Apart   - Tuesday, April 21 @ 12pm - In this webinar, Dementia Care Coach Samantha Moir will discuss what is available in the community and at the Dementia Society in terms of resources, programs, and activities.
  • NEW - Webinar - Mind Your Brain Health is now on YouTube
  • NEW - Webinar - Choices and Dementia - a Caregivers Perspective with Ron Beleno is now on YouTube
  • COVID-19 Community Support Services Website
    • 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. 

Meaningful Activities

  • NEW - Mondays @ 10:30am starting April 20th -The Dementia Society is proud to present our music program Turquoise sing-a-long session.
  • NEW - 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 Rentals 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 your list:
      • Squirrel
      • Pine Tree
      • Maple Leaf
      • Robin
      • Blooming Flowers

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.  
  • For more information on meaningful activities you can do at home click here.

Just for Fun


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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