Walk for Alzheimer's from the comfort of your living room

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.

article continues below

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.”

Read Related Topics

© Delta Optimist

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Delta Optimist welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus
  • SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Opinion POLL

What are you doing more of while stuck at home?

or  view results