Dementia Friends Leadership Luncheon

Our annual Dementia Friends Leadership Luncheon will be held on June 22, 2018 at the Rodd Charlottetown.

For tickets contact Kate by emailing or calling 902-370-3136. Our tickets are sold as $30.00 each or you can sponsor a table for $300.00 which will give you 10 seats and recognition of your support.

Our Dementia Friends Leadership Luncheon gives the Alzheimer Society an opportunity to present volunteer recognition pins, certificates, the prestigious Dementia Friends Leadership Award, and the Ferne Stevenson Caregiver Award.

We would like to thank 2017 sponsors: Murray Stevenson, City of Charlottetown, Key Murray Law, Dr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge, Andrews of Summerside, ADL, Parkdale Lions Club, Health PEI, Neurodyn Inc, and D.P Murphy Inc.

And a special thank you to last year's guest speakers, Fred Foster and Lew Robinson!

The Dementia Friends Leadership Award
This award was established in 2002 to encourage, support and inspire partnerships and excellence in dementia care. This award is the highest honour presented by the Alzheimer Society of PEI. It recognizes a person or organization who exemplifies excellence in person-centered care while promoting programs and services for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

2017's winner of the Dementia Friends Leadership Award was Dr. Jackalina Van Kampen, neuroscientist, studying neurodegenerative diseases at Neurodyn Inc. One of her key research areas was establishing a research program focused primarily on neuroprotective therapies for various neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and ALS. Jackalina is not only a research scientist, she is also one of our board members. Congratulations Dr. Jackalina Van Kampen on this much-deserved award.

Past Dementia Friends Leadership Award recipients:
2017 - Dr. Jackalina Van Kampen
2016 - Corrine Arsenault
2015 - Dr. Janice Keefe
2014 - Murray Stevenson
2013 - Joan Coffin, MSW
2012 - Mr. Ewen Stewart
2011 - Doug MacKenzie & Dr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge
2010 - Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club
2009 - Jean Zaat
2008 - Eric Kipping
2007 - Elizabeth Strong Reagh
2006 - Dr. Tim Stultz
2005 - UPEI School of Nursing
2004 - Colville Manor, Souris
2003 - Marguerite Connolly & RCW program
2002 - Danny Murphy

The Ferne Stevenson Caregiver Award
In 2015 we wanted to recognize a very important caregiver who has done so much for our community. We decided this would be best done with a new award that we would present annually alongside the Dementia Friends Leadership Award. We named this award after the late Ferne Stevenson who had recently passed away. Ferne was an amazing caregiver and such a huge supporter to our beloved society. Caregivers are the unsung heroes within our communities. They are family members, friends, and neighbours who are supporting, caring for, and making a difference in the lives of people with dementia.

In 2017 we were honoured to present this award to Jacinta Stewart. Jacinta has been an amazing caregiver for her father for seven years and a committed volunteer to the Alzheimer Society. Thank you, Jacinta, for all that you do, and congratulations on this well-deserved award.


Past Ferne Stevenson Caregiver Award recipients:
2017 - Jacinta Stewart
2016 - Sheila MacDonald
2015 - Dr. John Flood

Thank you to Rodd Charlottetown and all the volunteers for helping make this day so special!

Last Updated: 02/20/2018