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Your Weekly Round - Up

Your guide to meaningful activities - May 24 - 30

Education

  • 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 - Thursday, May 28 @ 12pm - Spiritual Resiliency, Dementia and Caregiving during Uncertain Days
  • NEW - Thursday, May 28 @ 5pm - Financial Information for Caregivers Online - This online session will touch on a variety of financial topics pertinent to those who are fulfilling a caregiver role for a family member.
  • NEW - On - Demand Webinar - Enabling Abilities in Dementia - The DementiAbility Way for Caregivers

Meaningful Activities

  • NEW - Spark! On - Demand - A guided looking activity of artwork from the Gallery's collection for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.
  • NEW - Rayon d'Art - Une activité artistique guidée de la collection du musée conçues spécialement pour les personnes atteintes de démence et pour leurs accompagnateurs
  • Arts and Minds and Circle of Song sing-a-long on - demand on YouTube.
  • 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.
  • Exercise at home with our new Pedal Power program - to learn more click here

Tip of the Week  

  • What is a meaningful activity and how can you include them in the daily life of a person living with dementia? Watch our webinar Meaningful Activities.
  • For more information on meaningful activities you can do at home click here.

Just for Fun

  • NEW - Visit Canada's Cold War Museum, The Diefenbunker, while it may be closed you can explore the bunker from the comfort of your own home - visit it here
  • NEW -  Use Google Earth to virtually visit the Grand Canyon - visit it here

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.
  • Every $1 donated IN JUNE is an automatic entry for your charity of choice to win (minimum $3 donation required).
  • Challenge begins June 1, 2020 at midnight. 
  • Grand prize draw is on CANADA DAY, July 1, 2020 - $20,000 will be donated to the winning charity.
  • Only donations made on givingchallenge.ca or through the canadahelps.org website will be entered for the prize draw.

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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