Candace Bertrim, Public Education Coordinator Alzheimer’s Society KFL&A | Nov 12, 2009

Sharbot Lake, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my community for supporting the Alzheimer’s coffee breaks. We recruited over 30 new hosts in the North and Central Frontenacs, both businesses and private individuals to put the coffee on to support clients and families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. All coffee break hosts will be invited to the wrap up in December so we can share our successes with you.

The Sharbot Lake office has raffle tickets available as a fund raising opportunity that will be drawn at the January Alzheimer’s Awareness Evening on January 15, 2010 at St. James Major Church Hall. Raffle prizes include a painting donated by local artist Daphne Gardiner and a handmade quilt donated by a local seniors quilters’ guild.

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Special events being held in our community include: a special caregivers’ evening, an Alzheimer’s awareness evening and, of course, the annual Walk for Memories.

The Alzheimer’s awareness evening will begin with a wine & cheese, followed by a showing of an Alzheimer’s theatrical presentation, "I'm Still Here", and conclude with a live art auction. Donations being accepted for the art auction.

Tickets are available through the Sharbot Lake office or from members of the Fund Development Committee Our monthly support group would like to thank Kevin Cruikshank, certified accountant from Seeds & Co. in Sharbot Lake for coming to the group in November to share valuable and greatly appreciated information on caregiver benefits and other tax information. Support group meets the first Wednesday of the month, 1-3PM at the Seniors Centre.

Please call to book your free Public Education or Awareness presentations for your community group. 

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