Looking for a way to give back? Why not raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of Perth County by hosting a “Coffee Break” at home, in the community or at work?
The Alzheimer Society is encouraging local residents to get involved in its annual fundraising campaign this September. Put on a pot of coffee and raise your cup in support of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
“Hosting a ‘Coffee Break’ is fun, rewarding and a great way to bring friends, colleagues, communities and corporations together so the Society can continue to expand and deliver essential programs and services,” explains a recent news release from the Stratford-based organization. “No donation is too big or too small and all monies raised stay in Perth County.”
“Connecting people with dementia and their caregivers to information and support in the earliest stages of the disease is absolutely critical,” says Debbie Deichert, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Perth County.
“We know that caregivers have a huge task. We offer many programs and services that can help them and the person with dementia prepare for every stage of the disease and make plans for the future,” Deichert explained. “These services are also important to help keep someone with dementia active and in their home for as long as possible.”
The Alzheimer Society says that, by 2031, the number of Canadians with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million. Age remains the biggest risk, and there is still no cure and the causes are not fully known.
“Everyone can make a difference,” the news release stresses.
To host a “Coffee Break,” visit www.alzheimerperthcounty.com or call Michelle at 519-271-1910.
People can also purchase a “Coffee Break” decal at any Bulk Barn, between Sept. 6-21. Buy a decal on the Saturday, Sept. 21 and Bulk Barn will match your donation. Decals can also be purchased at the Stratford outlets of Sobeys, Foodland and Giant Tiger.
Join the Alzheimer Society at either Stratford location of McDonalds Restaurant on Monday, Sept. 16. All coffee proceeds from that day will be donated to the “Coffee Break” campaign.
And if you’re pressed for time, you can donate directly to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County at www.alzheimerperthcounty.com.