The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Site: Ottawa

Service: The Dementia Society

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Description and Services
Description (Service) Caring and supportive counsel, dementia and caregiver information, education, referrals, and help navigating the health and social care system as well as a social, recreational and caregiver peer support.  
Programs and services: 
* Dementia Link: telephone-based counselors providing information on dementia, access to dementia education, social and peer support programming as well as local referrals 
* Enhanced Dementia Support Program: coaches available to meet in person to support individuals and families as they access the care system and develop strategies for self-management 
* Renfrew County Dementia Support Program: support, information, referrals, guidance, education and social programs for caregivers and persons with dementia 
* Minds in Action: once-weekly gentle exercise and good fun for dementia partners (caregiver and person with dementia) 
* Thanks for the Memories: music therapy offered once a week for eight weeks 
* Caregiver Peer Support, Supporting Dementia, and Living with Dementia: various support groups and one-on-one discussions for both caregivers and people with dementia 
* Lunch Bunch: social group 
* Dementia Basics: public lecture series providing an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia 
* Between Us: education/discussion for young onset dementia patients and their caregiver 
* Connections: education/discussion for persons 65 years and older with dementia and their caregiver 
* Options for Care: two-part lecture series delivered by the Home and Community Care Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) providing a review of various long-term care options, facilities, eligibility, costs, etc. 
* Transition to Long-Term Care: education and discussion reviewing the challenges faced by people with dementia and their caregivers when waiting for placement in long-term care 
* Care in the Later Stages: lecture series focused on the condition, care needs, communication strategies and behaviour and pain management for individuals in later stages of dementia
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, programs and group hours vary
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) ; Renfrew County
Eligibility People with all forms of dementia, their caregivers and family members
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees Program ; None
Contact Information
Office Phone Ottawa 613-523-4004
Toll Free Phone Renfrew County 1-888-411-2067
After Hours Phone Support for caregivers - Telehealth 1-866-797-0000
Fax 613-523-8522
Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Smith; Phone: 613-523-4004 ext 3105; Email:
Primary Executive Sheila Bauer, Chief Executive Director; Phone: 613-523-4004 ext 3109; Email:
Alternate Executive Danielle Mulvihill, Director, Operations and Administration; Phone: 613-523-4004 ext 3110; Email:
Former Name Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (May 13 2017)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1750 Russell Rd, Ste 1742
Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6
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Intersection St Laurent Blvd and Industrial Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot ($7), free under 30 minutes
Other Details
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Established Founded in 1980; Incorporated in 1982
Funding Provincial - Local Health Integration Network ; Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118785013 RR0001 * General and memorial donations
Service Categories Caregiver Counselling ~ Families/Friends of People with Alzheimer's Disease ; Caregiver Training ~ Families/Friends of People with Alzheimer's Disease ; Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups ~ Alzheimer's Disease ; Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups ~ Dementia ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Alzheimer's Disease ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Dementia ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Families/Friends of People with Alzheimer's Disease ; Identification Devices ~ Older Adults ~ Alzheimer's Disease ; Identification Devices ~ Older Adults ~ Dementia ; Missing Persons Location Assistance ~ Older Adults ~ Alzheimer's Disease ; Missing Persons Location Assistance ~ Older Adults ~ Dementia ; Special Libraries ~ Alzheimer's Disease ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Alzheimer's Disease ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Dementia ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Alzheimer's Disease
Print Material Information package * brochures * fact sheets
Resources Website
Accreditation No
Organization Info
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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