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Make Memories Matter – Support Walk for Alzheimers

Alzheimers-Walk-Memories-MatterThe Alzheimer Society of Hastings Prince Edward will host a Walk for Alzheimer’s in Wellington Saturday, June 13 as part of the nationwide launch of the new walk.

Walks will roll out in more than 120 communities across Canada in May and June, uniting people with one common mission: a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Participants in the new Walk for Alzheimer’s are making a difference for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, and also honouring a family member, friend or neighbour by “making their memories matter”.

The public is invited to join in for an interactive walk through Wellington, face painting and other activities in the park – and the chance to win prizes. Registration begins at 9:30 am, with the walk taking place from 10 – 11 am.

There will be prizes for the top individual fundraiser, youth fundraiser and team. Teams can register online at www.walkforalzheimers.ca to start fundraising. Or, pick up a pledge form at the Wellington Remax office.

 

“We’ve had amazing support from the Wellington community, and have the Rotary Club of Wellington, The Wellington Firefighter’s Association and the Wellington Pharmacy as our three main event sponsors and, other sponsors including the East & Main Bistro, Wellington Chiropractic, and the Ainsworth Funeral Home,” said Amelia Huffman, Interim Fund Development Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward.

If you can’t join the walk, you can still support the local Alzheimer’s Society by visiting the Picton branch office, 90 King St., Picton, or donating online at www.walkforalzheimers.ca

For further information, call Huffman at 613-962-0892, extension 7013.

Prince Edward County services available include:

Alzheimers-changing-melodyCaregiver support group – Wellington
Every second Wednesday of the month – 2pm – 4pm
Wellington Library, 261 Main St, Wellington, ON (map)
Please call the office to register – 613-476-2085.
Facilitated by Education and Support Co-ordinator Barry Flanigan, MSW.

Caregiver Support Group – Picton
Every second Thursday of the month – 2pm
Please call the office to register – 613-476-2085.
Facilitated by Education and Support Co-ordinator Barry Flanigan, MSW.

There are many ways caregivers and family members can get the support – including advice, someone to listen, or general information.

• The Alzheimer Society Message Board is a great place for caregivers to share common experiences and advice. It is free to register.
• A support group can give you a place to talk with other caregivers who understand the disease and know just what you’re going through.
• A counsellor or trained professional can help you talk through your feelings and concerns in a more intimate setting.

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ALZPECwww.alzheimer.ca/hpe
Alzheimer Society of Hastings Prince Edward
90 King Street,
Corner of King & Paul
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Tel: (613 )476-2085
Fax: (613) 476-1537
E-mail: linda.steacy@alzheimerh

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