Pro golfer and Thornhill resident Selena Costabile is hosting a golf tournament to raise money to support programs and services at the Alzheimer Society of York Region.
Called Selena's Memories for Alzheimer's, the tournament takes place Oct. 14 at Wooden Sticks in Uxbridge.
“The programs that AS York have, such as the DAY programs and music program, are so important to (people living with dementia) and caregivers. DAY programs with stimulating activities help people with dementia and Alzheimer’s live a fulfilling life. My grandma uses music therapy and ..the opportunity to reminisce about old songs helps bring back family memories. I have seen the importance of these types of activities for my grandma.”
Gioulizar Smoian, Costabile's grandmother, who lives with dementia and is now in long-term care.
Due to COVID-19, the tournament is on a smaller scale then the one she envisioned back in December. While it is almost sold-out, people are still encouraged to donate in support of AS York and programs and services to help friends, family and neighbours impacted by dementia.
For details, connect with Costabile on Instagram at @selenamemsforalz or email her at [email protected]