As promised in our January 21st Blog Post, the WTSS team gathered together with over 1,000 other amazing people at Brookfield Place to honour people with dementia in our lives. And according to Alzheimer’s Toronto, we collectively raised over $640,000 to support people with dementia in Toronto.
The West Toronto Support Services team is pleased to share that we raised over $500.00 towards this achievement. Would you like to support us? You can still contribute!
Did you know that Mayor John Tory has proclaimed January 31 Alzheimer’s Awareness Day in Toronto?
There are over 43,000 people with dementia in this city and we work hard every day to make sure that they and their families don’t have to face this disease alone.
The walk is a special event – we have the pictures to prove it! It is an annual way to celebrate life, honour a caregiver and come together with a community of people who understand the devastating impact this disease has and are committed to make a difference to end Alzheimer’s.
We want to know – how have you been touched by dementia? Are you a family member, a friend, a neighbour, a healthcare professional? We’d like to share your stories with the WTSS community. Consider joining our discussion on Twitter.
“(People) don’t seek a diagnosis because they have a perception that nothing can be done and that’s not true, there are medications that can help some people and services are available like respite and day programs that are specifically tailored to people with dementia.” (Source)
West Toronto Support Services is proud to provide Respite and Day Programs for all our clients including those with dementia.