Millrise Place raises $11,272 for Alzheimer’s Calgary with Fish Creek walk
Employees and friends walk to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research
During a warm sunny afternoon in late September, approximately 30 employees, residents family members and friends of Millrise Place, a seniors’ assisted living residence in SW Calgary, walked a 3.4 km route in nearby Fish Creek park and raised $11,272 for the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.
“We liked the concept of raising funds for a like-minded organization like the Alzheimer Society of Calgary that is committed to educating the public about dementia. They want to elevate it from a misunderstood disease to an important cause for the public and policy makers,” says Colleen Baxter, Millrise Place’s Marketing & Resident Relations Manager.
Added Baxter, “One in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Many adults still think of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias as being about our parent’s or grandparent’s generation. However that is changing and Alzheimer’s is rapidly becoming a part of our generation.”
“We wanted our fundraising to have a local impact. We were very pleased to learn that our funds would stay in Calgary to provide the Alzheimer Society of Calgary with the financial resources to provide ongoing vital programs and services to people with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers.”
Baxter explained Millrise Place and its employees pride themselves on giving back to the health care community in which they work. “The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is an ideal recipient of our fundraising efforts, that ties in perfectly with our employees’ daily practice of making a difference in the lives of Calgary seniors.”
About Alzheimer Society of Calgary
The Alzheimer Society of Calgary was incorporated in 1981 as the regional arm of a provincial and national non-profit organization dedicated to the improved well-being of people living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. While it is not possible to restore brain function to brain cells damaged by Alzheimer's disease, there are treatments and strategies that can help both the person with the disease as well as their caregiver. The Alzheimer Society of Calgary offers education and support to families and professionals within the Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone. www.alzheimercalgary.com
About Millrise Place – “We Take Care To Heart”
Located in SW Calgary, Millrise Place is among the most progressive Seniors’ Assisted Living residences in Calgary. At Millrise Place, we take great pride in providing an independent quality of life for our residents that translates into peace of mind for their families and loved ones. We truly practice what we preach. We take care to heart by providing exemplary housing, personal care, safety, security and companionship for our residents. Millrise Place can accommodate up to 140 residents. It also offers Safe Living accommodation for up to 24 dementia/Alzheimer’s residents. www.millriseplace.ca