Alzheimer Society ~ Social with a Purpose! Launches Sept 1st

World Alzheimer’s Month
~ September 1st – September 30th
~

Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District has Rebranded Coffee Break with something new and exciting!

Launching September 1st
SOCIAL WITH A PURPOSE!

Over the years the Coffee Break fundraiser had evolved into more than sharing a cup of coffee and making a donation for the coffee that is consumed on coffee break day.  Participating hosts were very creative so rebranding the name to Social with a Purpose was very timely to “freshen” the brand, and to offer an online website to virtually collect donations during the challenging times of Covid-19.

It’s Virtual…
Host anytime and for whatever length of time you want …
From the comfort of your own home 🙂

It’s easy as 123!

As social distancing and physical isolation became a part of our daily routines, we began to understand the overwhelming feelings of loss and loneliness being separated from the community can bring us—feelings that people living with dementia experience in their normal, day-to-day lives.

At the Alzheimer Society, we strive to do everything we can to minimize those feelings of loneliness and isolation by providing people living with dementia and their care partners access to our social and recreation programming. We have continued to offer many of our programs and services virtually, but we need your help to continue.

That’s why we created Social with a Purpose!

Visit on.alz.to/socialwithapurpose  to register online to receive your unique donation link to share on your social media and email to your family. friends, and co-workers.

Have a upcoming get together or planning some virtual fun with your friends, family, and community? Spice up it up by making it a fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District!

A game of BINGO
Paint Night
Cooking Night
Sing-a-long

Are you interested in hosting a Social with a Purpose but don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered!

Once you register for Social with a Purpose you will have access to links to our easy to use Social with a Purpose digital kits! Ranging from how-to host your own Paint Night, Cooking lessons and more, downloadable fundraising kits and resources will make planning your fundraiser that much easier!

MANY Thanks to the generosity of supporters in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District in recent years, funds raised through this campaign and others like the WOW Luxurious Ladies Raffle, Ladie’s Night In/Out, Walk for Alzheimer’s, support local people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their care partners and family members as well as much-needed local programs and services such as Family Support, Education and Recreation Therapy. The local Alzheimer Society needs to fundraise over $400,000.00 a year to provide these services which have been adapted and have continued throughout Covid-19.

“Right now, there are more than 2900 people living with dementia in our community who depend on our programs to live as fully as possible with a dementia,” says Terry Caporossi at the Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District. “This number doesn’t include all of the family members who care for them, and the demand for our services continues to grow each year. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible so we can continue to provide and expand the support we provide.”

Although we cannot physically be together, stay connected with friends and family by showing those living with dementia and their care partners that we care and want the same for them!

We can’t wait to see what amazing Social with a Purpose fundraisers you host!

For more information please contact:

Bea Fioramanti-Resource Development Coordinator Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District, 705-942-2195 #205
beafioramanti@alzheimeralgoma.org   

 

 

Date

Sep 28 2020
Ongoing...

Time

All Day
Category
Bea Fioramanti- Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District

Organizer

Bea Fioramanti- Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District
Phone
705-942-2195 #205
Email
beafioramanti@alzheimeralgoma.org
Website
https://alzheimer.ca/en/algoma
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