About us

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In this section, learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay itself, including the history of the organization, Board of Directors, and our Annual General Reports.

Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay wordmark and identifier.

History

Founded in the home of a family caregiver in 1984, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay was officially incorporated on July 25, 1986. It is a non-profit corporation and a registered charity, governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The Alzheimer Society is supported by individual and community donations, special events fundraising and also receives funding from the North West Local Health Integrated Network.

The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay is affiliated with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. As one of 38 chapters in Ontario, we support persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias as well as their families and partners in care.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, achieved together.

Our Mission: To alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and to promote research in the district of Thunder Bay.

We achieve this mission by:

  • Advocating for the rights and well-being of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as their partners in care
  • Offering information, support and education programs for people living with dementia, their families and partners in care
  • Promoting public education and awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to ensure people know where to turn for help
  • Funding research to find a cure and improve the care of people with dementia

Our Values: The Alzheimer Society is guided by and committed to these values:

  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Maxine Tenander-President
  • Rob Gombola-Vice President
  • Vacant-Past President
  • Kathleen Romano-Secretary
  • Carol Pollard-Treasurer
  • Leslie Savitsky-Member
  • Dr. Sara Kelly-Member
  • Rob Ciafagna-Member

Client Bill of Right

The Client Bill of Rights reflects the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay’s mission, values and guiding principles and is a key factor in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services provided. A range of services are provided, including individual support, referral services, support groups, educational workshops and information resources.

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