Saultonline stopped by the Coffee Break for Alzheimer Society, at the Community Development Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie & Area. The CDC hosted a coffee break Thursday, September 24th from 11-3 at their Queen St. E. location. Dan Friyia, the new CDC Executive Director, was enjoying conversation over coffee and cookies with Contact North’s Vicky Bolduc, Duane Moleni, Manager, Downtown Association, and Harlee Kimsal.
Alzheimer Society coffee breaks run September through November, and are a great way for organizations, businesses, churches, schools, families, and communities across Canada to elevate the conversation about issues related to alzheimers and dementia.
This fall the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District will be participating in the nation-wide 20th anniversary of Coffee Break®. All funds raised stay right here in our community and goes toward education and support programs for both caregivers and persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Coffee Break® is an annual nation-wide fundraiser where friends, clients, family, co-workers, and customers come together in communities across Canada to raise funds for their local Alzheimer Society. Traditionally participants will make a donation in exchange for a coffee or a paper coffee cup cut-out, but many events have evolved into so much more… a wine & cheese, book club meeting, fish fry, a business conference, dress down day or a daily special … you can choose to host for a day, a weekend, a week, a month…Coffee Break® can be anything you want it to be!’ (http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/algoma)
If you are interested in hosting a coffee break for Alzheimer’s Society Algoma & District, contact the local office for more details at (705) 942-2195 or [email protected] All funds raised locally stay right here in the community to support the ongoing programmes offered through Alzheimer Society Algoma & District.