The Alzheimer Society Foundation is the long-term fundraising arm of the Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton. Every year, the Alzheimer Society Foundation is tasked to raise significant funds to support the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society.
The Society is the local community agency dedicated to supporting families living with dementia. It is a part of a network of Alzheimer Societies operating across Ontario offering a variety of services in its region.
It focuses its programs and services around three pillars of care including:
- Dementia Education
- Counselling & Support Services
- Health & Wellness activities
The Society supports people living with dementia, care partners and allied health care professionals within its geographic area, including:
- City of Brantford
- Brant County
- Haldimand County
- Norfolk County
- City of Hamilton
- Halton Region
- Niagara Region (Behavioural Support Ontario Services Only)
The Society works collaboratively with the Indigenous communities of Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Every year, the Alzheimer Society Foundation gifts over $500,000 to the Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton. The generosity of donors provides the Alzheimer Society with the financial resources to fully-fund existing services, to expand when necessary, and launch new programs to better meet the needs of people living with dementia.
With an aging population, the number of people receiving a dementia diagnosis continues to grow. Last year, the Alzheimer Society received over 7,700 referrals from physicians, community health care agencies, and people concerned about memory loss. Through the generosity of donors, the Alzheimer Society Foundation continues to respond to the growing occurrence of dementia by providing more opportunities to learn, more access to counselling services, more support group spaces, and more options for social engagement.
“I am so happy to see donations directed to the Alzheimer Society and only hope more people will attend your wonderful programs to help them through this [disease].” Carol, Caregiver