July 13-16 marks the date for the next Give65 Event. Through our partnership with GIVE65, a Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada program, the Dementia Society could benefit from up to $5,000 in additional matching grants. Matching dollars are awarded on a first-come, first-matched basis, meaning the earlier you give, the more likely your gift is to be matched. Matching grants always go quickly, so we’re encouraging donors to give right when the event kicks off. This year, it starts on Tuesday, July 13th, at 9 a.m. EST.
This past year has been difficult for our community, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected people living with dementia. We’re hopeful that support from generous people like you can bring hope to our local community.
Throughout the past year, The Dementia Society has continued to help people in our communities impacted by launching:
- Make a Connection, Take a Break – a new program matching volunteers to persons living with dementia, for friendly virtual visits and some meaningful social connections
- Dementia613 – our new local online directory of dementia-inclusive businesses and services; and
- Project Lifesaver – a new electronic tracking service to safely bring home people who wander in this rural area of our region
- And provide hundreds of hours of quality virtual education and programming, free of charge, to people in our community during the pandemic.
People in our region need your continued support. You can learn more about our fundraising efforts and how your gift will make a difference in the lives of seniors living with dementia in our community on our GIVE65 giving page. We encourage you to bookmark this page for easy access on July 13.
Giving starts right at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (no earlier) on Tuesday, July 13, at the Dementia Society Give65 page, and it concludes Friday, July 16.
We thank you again for your continued support of The Dementia Society. Your generosity is helping to give people living with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County hope, and a needed hand.
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County