People living with dementia and their caregivers count on the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka for support as they navigate the disease. This year the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka relies on you to join us for our annual in virtual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday May 29th, 2022. Locally Presented by Country 102 and Jarlette Health Services.
The number of people living with dementia rising each year and projected to reach more than 900,000 by 2030, the need for more support to advocate on behalf of those living with dementia and their caregivers is greater than ever.
While the pandemic negatively impacted so many services across the country last year, you showed your support by joining our walk, raising crucial funds that allowed us to shift many of our services online, continuing to meet the needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers in Muskoka and Parry Sound. But more funds are needed to meet the growing demand for life-changing support, including counselling, day programs for people living with dementia and respite for caregivers.
We’re challenging YOU to MOVE YOUR WAY and to fundraise in honour of the people living with dementia and those that care for them in Muskoka and Parry Sound. Starting in May, you can complete your challenge in any way that you choose—in one day, in one week, or over the whole month! This challenge is for everyone, so make sure to get your friends and family involved and MOVE YOUR WAY by walking, cycling, swimming, canoeing, running, doing yoga, baking or however you choose!
“We all know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Join the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s and raise money to provide life-changing programs and services for families in Muskoka and Parry Sound.” says Karen Quemby, executive director at the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka.
Seven out of 10 Canadians know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Women over the age of 65 represent 65 per cent of all Canadians living with dementia. For every person with dementia, there is a small army of family and friends providing care. And dementia is an expensive disease: Canadians spend more than $10.4 billion per year to care for family members living with dementia. This number is set to soar to $16.6 billion in less than 12 years.
By joining the Muskoka IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, you make a positive difference in the lives of people living with dementia and their families. Sign up individually, with your family, or create a team at WalkForAlzheimers.ca.
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