Meagher Award:Nominations in by April 19

Hastings – Prince Edward


Do you know a home Personal Support Worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty?

Nominate them for the Meagher Award, a $500 prize given yearly to a Personal Support Worker who has made an extraordinary contribution to in-home dementia care! Just fill out the simple form to tell us about that important person who makes your world a little easier. We’ll take it from there!

Nominees must: Have their Personal Support Worker (PSW) certificate; Provide care for someone with dementia in their home in Hastings County, Prince Edward County or Brighton; be willing to complete dementia-specific training (We will ask them about that—you don’t have to!) (Note that you cannot nominate yourself.)

Nominations will be accepted until April 19, 2024

Winner will be announced on May 17, 2024  *in celebration of Personal Support Worker Day May 19th, 2024 


Why is it called the Meagher Award?
Jean Meagher was a founding member of the Alzheimer Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte, working tirelessly to build support groups and resources to help families traveling the Alzheimer journey. She was inspired by her husband’s illness, seeing the need for herself and for others to learn more about the disease and to share ideas for coping with the challenges that Alzheimer’s disease brings. The care that William received at home allowed Jean to pursue her dreams of creating an Alzheimer Society chapter, to support others living with dementia and to give herself a much-needed break.
The Meagher family realized that the home care workers rarely received the recognition they deserve and wished to create a tribute to their work. The result is an award named after Jean and William Meagher, consisting of a $500 prize along with learning resources about dementia. Each winner also receives a framed certificate, and their name is engraved on a plaque in the Alzheimer Society office.




Do you know a PSW that goes above and beyond the call of duty?