IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's 2020 - Going Virtual
The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is going virtual.
On Sunday, May 31 at noon, people across Canada will be jumping on trampolines; walking around the house or skipping through their neighbourhood in support of people impacted by dementia. Due to COVID-19, we will not be walking in a group, but rather individuals and immediate families are invited to visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca to register and raise fund and awareness about people impacted by dementia.
Those on the dementia journey will tell you it's a lonely one, made worse by social distancing. By registering for the #igwalkforalz , we are showing our family, friends and neighbours we are still here and #ourconnectionsmatter.
On May 31, join us on social media (the walk will be broadcasted live to Facebook and on the walkforalzheimers.ca website) to support the 17,000 York Region residents impacted by this fatal disease. Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so we can share your support and creativity.
Read about our Honorary Family here.
Learn why our own Stacey Mendonca is participating:
Thank you to our sponsors:
Our local IG Wealth Management York Region offices.
Mark de Hart of de Hart & Associates: Hiker sponsor
Watch Mayor Margaret Quirk's video encouraging people to join her as she participates in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's.
Watch the video to learn more:
The Reitman Centre CARERS Program
The Reitman Centre CARERS Program, a program for people caring for someone with dementia, is an eight-week program that runs for two hours. The program teaches caregivers of those living with dementia practical skills and emotional supports, problem-solving techniques and communication skills. This evidence-based program was developed by the Reitman Centre and offers information as well as simulation so caregivers can learn how to care for those living with dementia.
The program is free, but screening is required.
Call 905-726-3477 for details.
To learn more, click here.
The Alzheimer Society of York Region hosts a number of events throughout the year. The money raised provides ongoing and vital support to our programs and services, while demonstrating our commitment to the care of families and the cure of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
For more information on events, including how to host your own, and for volunteer opportunities, contact the fund development team at 905-726-3477.
Donor Appreciation Event
We hosted our Donor Appreciation Event Thursday, Oct. 24 celebrating our donors, supporters and funders including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the United Way of Greater Toronto, York Region, the Province of Ontario and the Carswell Family Foundation.
The event include a highlight of the year, a thank you from MPP Michael Parsa and caregiver Jennifer Dance, who had many audience members in tears and received a standing ovation for her honest story.
Watch a video that was played at the event.