Growing to Meet the Needs 2016-17 stories

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We boosted our capacity over the past year to expand programming and services to reach more Nova Scotians across the province. More expansions are underway. Meanwhile, our challenge remains in adapting to the increasing needs for programs and services. Our successes this past year include increased donations and participation in events. We also grew our commitment to research.

  “We are in our second year of funding through the Department of Health and Wellness Dementia Strategy and are on track for meeting our goals,” says Lloyd Brown, Executive Director of ASNS. Read Lloyd’s story here (download PDF).
  “I want to help lift the stigma attached to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I want people to know there’s still lots of life and joy after a diagnosis and to know about the Society and what supports are available,” says Faye Forbes, a Nova Scotian living with dementia. Read Faye’s story here (download PDF).
  Feedback indicates that we are on the right track but need to expand our services, says Dean Gale, Board President 2015-17. Our challenge remains in adapting to the increasing needs for programs and services throughout our province, he adds. Download Dean’s story here (download PDF).
  Abraham Leventhal was a quiet philanthropist all his life. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 90, leaving a legacy to fund dementia research. Read Abe’s story here (download PDF).

  “It is such a great feeling knowing I’m making a difference,” says Beth Jackson. She is the ASNS Community Coordinator of Education and Outreach for the counties of Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, and part of the Strait area. Read Beth’s story here (download PDF).
  For the full financial report, please click here (download PDF).
For a full list of donors and bequests, please click here.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017