The Alzheimer Society Foundation raises money to support the work of the local societies in Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand , Norfolk, Hamilton and Halton. We have made a commitment to our donors that all donations provide services in their local community.
Do you have a minute?
I would like to share our story, our experience with our local Alzheimer Society.
Someone was there. It was four o’clock on a Friday afternoon and they could help me! They had someone there to talk to me right away. They began by explaining all the ways they could help both of us going forward. It was the most remarkable feeling of relief to realize the emotional weight sitting on my shoulders had just floated away. I felt a sigh of gratefulness deep inside. I knew I would have a safety net, real support.
This was our first encounter with our local Alzheimer Society.
Later, when asked by a friend how I was doing, I responded – “It’s all about HOPE, Have One Positive Experience (daily),” a phrase I had recently learned from a local Alzheimer’s support group. Everyone we interacted with in our local Alzheimer Society seemed to have their special treasure chest of HOPE to share; art, exercise, friendship, professional counselling, support cafés, education, strategies, and therapies.
My Love and I were so fortunate to have their knowledge to draw from week in, week out. During the holiday season, we ask you to support our local Alzheimer Society. We could not have endured this journey without their guidance. So much guidance.
Wishing you days filled with HOPE,
Judith (Judy) Shone