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Your Guide to Meaningful Activities - May 10-16, 2020


  • NEW - Monday, May 11 @ 12pm - Fireside Chat with a Dementia Care Coach and Caregiver -  An intimate conversation between a caregiver and a dementia care coach and their journey over the years. 
  • NEW - Tuesday, May 12 @ 5pm - The Challenge of COVID -19 & Persons Living with Dementia - A conversation with Dr. Frank Knoefel from the Bruyere Memory Program on COVID - 19. 
  • NEW - Wednesday, May 13 @ 12pm - Anxiety & Caregiving: Tips & Tools to deal with Anxiety - This interactive Zoom Session with Robyn and Charlotte will entertain and educate you with what this “new normal” looks like and how to deal with all the emotions and challenges that come with this.
  • NEW - Thursday, May 14 @ 1pm - Supporting Dementia -This fundamental learning series will provide you with education, communication tips, and tools you need to support someone living with dementia. 

Meaningful Activities

  • NEW - We’re excited to announce the launch of our new 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.  Virtual Respite Visits can take place on a variety of different platforms based on comfort levels and personal preference, and might include telephone, Zoom, Facetime, or another mutually agreed upon technology. If you are interested in signing up to be matched with a volunteer, please click here to submit your request online.
  • NEW - Arts and Minds and Circle of Song sing-a-long classes are now on YouTube for on-demand viewing.
  • Mondays @ 10:30am  -The Dementia Society is proud to present our live music program Turquoise sing-a-long.
  • Wednesdays @ 3pm - Let's Get Moving live online 
  • Exercise at home with our new Pedal Power program - to learn more click here

Tip of the Week  

  • NEW - Click Here for a short video message from Dr. Frank of the Bruyere Memory Clinic on COVID - 19 and dementia.
  • For more information on meaningful activities you can do at home click here.

Just for Fun

  • NEW - The Council on Aging in Ottawa is offering a virtual nature walk. For more information click here 
  • NEW - Canadian Tulip Festival has gone virtual, for more information on the events, tulips and more click here


Caregiver Support Groups for May:

  • NEW - Caregiver Support Groups for those supporting someone living with dementia in long term care or a retirement home.
  • Click here for upcoming Support Groups in Ottawa. 
  • Click here for 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. DONATE


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