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Your Weekly Round Up

Your Guide to Meaningful Activities - June 21- 27


  • NEW - Monday, June 22 @ 5pm - Dementia Basics - A six-part education series that provides an overview of dementia and associated management strategies
  • NEW -  Friday, June 26 @ 10:30am - Teepa Snow Online Caregiver Support Series - A five-session online series designed for those who provide support to their loved ones living with dementia.
  • Webinar On-Demand - Spirituality Resiliency, Dementia and Caregiving During Uncertain Days - The presenter of this webinar will raise questions about the intersection of faith and caregiver health

Meaningful Activities

  • NEW - The Dementia Society's Music Program 'Turquoise' has released a second edition to their on-demand video series. Join Chris White for this 30 minute sing-a-long.
  • NEW -  Tuesday June 30 @ 10:30am Creative Cards and Crafts -  Join us for our Creative Cards and Crafts online session, our instructor Brenda Wilson, will teach people living with dementia and their caregivers to create stunning cards for all occasions.
  • 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. 
  • 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. If you are interested in signing up to be matched with a volunteer, please click here to submit your request online.
  • Arts and Minds classes are now on YouTube for on-demand viewing.
  • Circle of Song sing-a-long classes are now on YouTube for on-demand viewing.

Tip of the Week  

  • NEW - Inspired by the success of the Brain Health Awareness Week (BHAW), the Dementia Prevention Webinar Series with Dr. Antoine Hakim will feature several episodes dedicated to promoting dementia prevention research and health living practices to our uOBMRI community.
  • If you are in need of support please consider reaching out to one of our Dementia Care Coaches. A Dementia Care Coach provides expert support to improve the quality of life of caregivers, families and people living with dementia.
  • For more information on meaningful activities you can do at home click here.

Just for Fun 

  • NEW - Thursday, June 25 @ 4pm -Join us in a fun dance class to support the Dementia Society. Nobody should face dementia alone and Full of Life Inc. wants to help. Salsa Seniorita’s offers a great workout, a chance to experience Latin dancing in a safe way, and an opportunity to stimulate the brain while having fun.
  • Tuesday, June 30 @ 4pm - Living Room Live! Concert Series - Carefor & The Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County are proud to present Livingroom Live! Concert Series.


Caregiver Support Groups for June:

  • 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.
  • NEW - The Dementia Society is currently seeking a volunteer who speaks Hungarian to join our team of Virtual Respite Volunteers. Volunteers in this role provide caregiver respite through virtual “visits” to persons living with dementia, over the phone or using online applications like Zoom. Email volunteer@dsorc.org for more information about the position, or feel free to share with others who may be interested!

Every $1 donated to the Dementia Society in JUNE is an automatic entry - If the Dementia Society wins the grand prize draw, that would mean a $20,000 donation to help support people living with dementia and their caregivers. DONATE

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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