As a loyal supporter of the Alzheimer Society, I wanted to reach out and let you know how we are working to support some of the most isolated people in our community—those living with dementia and their care partners.
Long before “social distancing” was a part of our daily vocabulary, those facing dementia knew exactly what it meant. So many people living with dementia have felt isolated from friends, families and communities. The Alzheimer Society has been a lifeline for people living with dementia as a way to get support, connect and learn—something that is vital in their quest to live the best life possible.
COVID-19 won’t stop us. Since our communities have had to isolate to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Alzheimer Society has been hard at work to ensure our essential programs and supports remain in place. We are calling clients, connecting with families on Zoom, providing support groups and even offering our Minds in Motion program ONLINE! We have embraced the challenge of supporting our clients in whatever way necessary to ensure they don’t feel alone.
This is where you come in. We would be so grateful for your support of our innovative and essential work within the community—helping people with dementia and their care partners get the help they need. There are thousands of people across Ontario dealing with dementia in this time of increased isolation and we want them to know they aren’t alone.
Please make a donation and send a message of support and connection to the folks in our communities that need us most right now.
Let people living with dementia know they are not alone.
Thank you for your on-going support of the Alzheimer Society. It is only because of you that we can offer help to those who need us.
Chief Thank You Officer (aka CEO)
Alzheimer Society of Ontario