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Your Weekly Round Up

your guide to meaningful activities - May 19-23

Education

  • NEW - Monday, May 25 @ 1pm Making the Decision - Accessing Home and Community Care Online - Intended to guide caregivers through key aspects of the decision making process as they consider whether or not to move their family member in long-term care
  • NEW - Webinar - The Challenge of COVID-19 & Persons Living with Dementia with Dr. Frank Knoefel

Meaningful Activities

  • NEW - Tuesday, May 26 - SPARK!online specialized tours for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.
  • NEW - jeu., 28 mai, 2020 @13:00 - Rayon d'Art - visites guidées en ligne conçues spécialement pour les personnes atteintes de démence et pour leurs accompagnateurs.
  • NEW -  Arts and Minds Session 7 is available on our Arts and Minds playlist on YouTube.
  • NEW - Circle of Song sing-a-long Session 7 is available on our Music Programs playlist on YouTube.
  • NEW - The Dementia Society is pleased to be offering a regular weekly curbside pick-up of 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 pickup for an Activity Package, please place your request online here. 
  • 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.
  • 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  

  • Going for a walk is one of the best exercises you can do. The weather is getting warmer, the grass is greener, so if it's safe to do so, enjoy the fresh air.
  • 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 - Check out this Coronavirus Care Package page! Free for all and updated regularly, this page includes printable activities to help your increased need for small group, one-on-one, and individual activity programming. Keep in mind, many of the monthly activities traditionally used in larger group settings also include modified instructions for small group, one-on-one, and individual interactions.

Support

Caregiver Support Groups for May:

  • 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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