| Jun 04, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - June 4, 2009 June is Alzheimer Awareness Monthby Candace Bertrim, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society - Sharbot Lake

On behalf of the Alzheimer Society, Sharbot Lake office, I am pleased to say that I have been extremely busy since our opening in April 2009. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the North and Central Frontenac communities as the Public Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society.

The Alzheimer Society offers:

Support and counselling to families/caregivers and those living with Alzheimer Disease or a related dementia (this can be done at the office or during an in-home visit);

We provide educational courses and workshops to all Partners in Care (inclusive to volunteers, caregivers, friends and health care professionals);

A Children's Awareness Program, raising funds for research and the Safely Home Program for people who may be at risk for wandering;

We hold a monthly caregiver support group that meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Seniors Centre, 1- 3PM.

Office hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9AM – 4PM at the Seniors Centre, 1042 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake. 613-279-WELL (9355).

June is Alzheimer Awareness Month. Please look for a local donation drop-off in your area during the month of June or drop in to the office anytime. Donations can also be mailed directly to the Alzheimer Society of Kingston for a taxable receipt.

I look forward to working with all clients, families and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's and a Related Dementia. Understanding the behaviours can help with the challenges we face along the journey.

There is help for today and hope for tomorrow.

Support local
independant journalism by becoming a patron of the Frontenac News.