Dementia Friends Leadership Luncheon
Our Annual Dementia Friends Leadership Award Luncheon was held on June 22, 2018 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.
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 2018 sponsors: Murray Stevenson, City of Charlottetown, Key Murray Law, Dr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge, Parkdale Lions Club, Health PEI - Long Term Care, Health PEI - Home Care, Palliative Care, and Geriatric Programs, Neurodyn Inc, and D.P Murphy Inc.
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.
Dementia Friends Leadership Award recipients:
2018 - Giselle MacKinnon
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.
Past Ferne Stevenson Caregiver Award recipients:
2018 - Bethany Doyle
2017 - Jacinta Stewart
2016 - Sheila MacDonald
2015 - Dr. John Flood