Millrise Place presents $11,272 cheque to Alzheimer’s Calgary

Funds to stay in Calgary to serve local education and support service needs

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Millrise Place presents $11,272 cheque to Alzheimer’s Calgary

Funds to stay in Calgary to serve local education and support service needs


“Our employees did an outstanding job in getting behind a walk in the park to raise $11,272 for the Alzheimer Society of Calgary,” says Millrise’s Resident Relations Manager Colleen Baxter. “In particular, Linda Douglas, Donna Millar, Pam Gilchrist and Lourdes Rosales-Blanco deserve special recognition for their ability to secure the largest number of donations for our fundraiser.”




 Millrise Place raised $11,272 for the Alzheimer Society of Calgary from their Fish Creek Walk. At the cheque presentation

ceremony were (l to r) Millrise Place’s Carole Kelly, Executive Director and Stefanie Banks, Marketing Co-ordinator as well as

Alzheimer Society of Calgary’s Barb Ferguson, Executive Director and Jacquelyn Taylor, Development Associate.



“We believe in giving back to the community in which we operate,” adds Baxter. “The Alzheimer Society of Calgary will use the funds we raised to provide ongoing vital programs and services to Calgarians with Alzheimer's disease as well as their families and caregivers. That’s very important to us.At Millrise Place employees pride themselves on making a daily difference in the lives of the residents that they serve. It’s comforting to know that the money raised is going to help those with Alzheimer’s in the Calgary healthcare community in which we work.”


Sadly explains 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.”


Millrise Place recognized its employees with a reception and cheque presentation ceremony with executives from the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.



 Millrise Place’s Linda Douglas raised the

most money for Alzheimer Society of Calgary.


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.


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.