Leave A Legacy

Be a super hero

At the Alzheimer Society, we believe completing your Will and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property makes you a Super Hero. Why? Because you are protecting those you care about, your assets and, if you leave a charitable bequest to the Alzheimer Society in your Will, you will help us defeat dementia – a formidable foe!

If you have assets, you need a Will. But are you like over half of Canadians who might not have planned for the final distribution of the assets that took an entire lifetime to build?

When dementia and procrastination team up, they can wreak havoc.  If mental capacity issues arise, you will not be able to sign legal documents. Court proceedings may be necessary to access your finances or health records.  This process can be time-consuming, expensive and stressful. Please don’t procrastinate. Get started today! For more information, please contact Jessica Twidale at 780-761-0036 or [email protected]

Consider these startling facts:

  • More than 50% of Canadians do not have a proper Will.
  • More than 70% of Canadians do not have Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property.
  • The federal government provides tax breaks to Canadians who leave a charitable gift in their Will.
  • 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia.
  • Over 44,000 Albertans have been diagnosed with dementia.
  • Over 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia each year.
  • 16,000 Canadians under the age of 65 are living with young onset dementia.

Consider these startling facts:

  • More than 50% of Canadians do not have a proper Will.
  • More than 70% of Canadians do not have Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property.
  • One in 10 Ontarian over the age of 65 is living with dementia.
  • Women represent 72% of all Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The federal government provides tax breaks to Canadians who leave a charitable gift in their Will.

Last Updated: 03/20/2019