Chilliwack – It’s estimated that one in three Canadians know someone who is living with dementia. Are you one of them, or do you know someone who is? Fraser Valley residents can show them that they stand with them and they do not have to walk alone on the dementia journey by registering for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s.
It takes place on Sunday, May 6 at Landing Sports Center at 1 p.m.
The Walk is a fun and family-friendly way to make new memories, while sending a message of inclusion and hope to people affected by the disease. Each of the 23 Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s events across B.C. is dedicated to an honouree – an individual or group affected by dementia, or who has valuably contributed to the lives of people living with the disease. The Fraser Valley Walk honours Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic.
Since its inception in 2012, the Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic has been a hub for information and referrals tailored to the needs of people experiencing cognitive changes. Together, a geriatric nurse, family physician, geriatrician and psychiatrist develop care plans, provide information on treatments and empower people who visit the office with tools to make healthy lifestyle changes. The clinic staff then shares recommendations with family physicians and makes referrals to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Funds raised will provide British Columbians affected by dementia with local support and education, and help enable research into the causes of and the cure for the disease, so we can look towards a world without dementia.
Join people affected by dementia in the Fraser Valley by attending the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 6. Together, we can come together to create a community of courage that will change the face of the disease. Together, we make memories matter. To register, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.
You also use Twitter to show people affected by dementia that you stand with them at the @InvestorsGroup #WalkForAlzheimers and #MakeMemoriesMatter.
Fraser Valley Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s
When: Sunday, May 6
Where: Landing Sports Center, 45530 Spadina Avenue
Registration: 1 p.m.
Walk: 2 p.m.
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