IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's raises more than $55,000 for York Region residents impacted by dementia
The IG Wealth Management Walk, which took place in backyards, living rooms and neighbourhoods across the country Sunday, May, raised more than $55,000.
Money will go to provide programs and services to York Region residents impacted by dementia.
Read below to learn about this year's Honorary Family; why we are participating and our sponsors.
Watch our post-walk video.
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.