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Organization: Dementia Society (The) - Ottawa  
Phone Numbers: 613-523-4004
After Hours: Support for caregivers - Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000
Fax: 613-523-8522
1750 Russell Rd, Suite 1742
Ottawa, ON
K1G 5Z6
Intersection: St Laurent Blvd and Industrial Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Fully Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * programs and group hours vary
Executives: Paddy Bowen - Chief Executive Director
613-369-5628 *
Danielle Mulvihill - Director, Operations and Administration
Contacts: Debbie Seto - Manager of Operations and Administration
613-369-5634 *
Service Description: Personalized support, one-on-one counselling, help in navigating the health system, referrals, and educational opportunities to people living with dementia as well as their family members and caregivers

Programs and services:
  • First Link Learning Series for individuals and families
  • Support groups for individuals in Early Stage Dementia and their spouses
  • Persons with Early Onset Dementia and their caregivers
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Public education seminars
  • Finding Your Way
  • MedicAlert Safely Home Program
  • Partners in Transition
  • Minds in Motion
  • Minds in Song
  • Memory Café

Meeting: Monthly support groups for people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia (not suitable for the person with dementia) are offered in various locations and times in Ottawa and Renfrew County

Ottawa area
  • Kanata - 1st Tue of every month, 10 am-12 noon
  • Vanier - groupe de soutien pour les familles francophones – 2nd Wed of every month, 7 pm-9 pm
  • Rural Ottawa S - 3rd Wed of every month, 10:15 am-12 noon
  • Orleans - 4th Wed of every month, 1 pm-3 pm

Renfrew County
  • Arnprior - 2nd Thu of every month, 1 pm-2:30 pm, Island View Retirement suites
  • Deep River - 2nd Wed of every month, 1:30 pm-3 pm, North Renfrew Long Term Care Centre
  • Barry’s Bay - 2nd Tue of every month, 1:30 pm-3 pm, Water Tower Lodge
  • Beachburg - 2nd Mon of every month, 2 pm-3:30 pm, Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
  • Pembroke - last Wed of every month 7 pm-8:30 pm, Riverview Heights Retirement Residence
  • Pembroke - last mon of every month 1:30 pm-3 pm
  • Renfrew - 1st Thu of every month, 1 pm-2:30 pm, Trinity St-Andrews Church
Fees: Program * None
Application: Call, e-mail or visit website for more information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their caregivers and family members
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Renfrew County ; Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Care for the Caregiver
Community Support Services
Diseases and Conditions Support Groups
Respite Care for Seniors

This information was last completely updated on December 14, 2016

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