What is Social with a Purpose?
Social with a Purpose is a do-it-yourself fundraiser that promotes the importance of socializing, staying in touch, and building strong, positive relationships with your friends, family, and community during these times of social distancing and physical isolation.
When you host a Social with a Purpose, you can turn any virtual social gathering activity into a fundraiser!
Why host a Social with a Purpose?
As social distancing and physical isolation became a part of our daily routines, we began to understand the overwhelming feelings of loss and loneliness being separated from the community can bring us—feelings that people living with dementia experience in their normal, day-to-day lives.
The Alzheimer Society strives to help reduce those feelings of loneliness, but we can't do it alone.
By hosting your own Social with a Purpose, you will be providing those living with dementia and their care partners much-needed social recreation programming. By fundraising just $30, a person living with dementia and their care partner will be able to attend two sessions of Minds in Motion®—a vital program that provides physical exercise, social interaction, and brain stimulation activities, that is now being hosted virtually.
How do I host a Social with a Purpose?
It's easy! Use your Social with a Purpose to connect with your friends, family, and community! From online card games, spicing up your Zoom meetings with a game of BINGO, or creating your own way to virtually get together, you can support people living with dementia by turning your virtual social gathering into a fundraiser!
Have an idea and want to get started? Register for Social with a Purpose on our website!
Are you interested in hosting a Social with a Purpose, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered with our easy-to-use Social with a Purpose digital kits and host kit! Ranging from how-to host your own Paint Night, sing-along concerts, and more, our downloadable fundraising kits and resources will make planning your fundraiser that much easier!