While the world and daily life have shifted as we know it, residents of Ladner and Tsawwassen living with dementia still need to access support and education.
To help fund these services locally, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is joining Alzheimer societies across Canada to bring the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s online.
Taking place on Sunday, May 31, the online event will start at 9 a.m. and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.
Participants will hear from people across Canada who are affected by dementia, and will be encouraged to move in a way that works for them. This could be laps around your yard, a living room dance party or jumping jacks on your balcony.
Visit walkforalzheimers.ca to register. You can do your fitness challenge before, during or after the event and create a fundraising page to share with friends and family.
Proceeds will help fund programs and services to support people living with dementia in your community. They will also help enable research into the causes of and cure for dementia.
More than 70,000 British Columbians live with dementia and this number is expected to grow.
“Even though the ways we are delivering our programs and services have needed to change, we are still committed to helping British Columbians affected by dementia,” says Alzheimer Society of B.C. CEO Maria Howard. “I invite all of you to help us do this by registering and fundraising for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s online.”